2016
03.15

Open Metalcast Episode #125: One, Two, Five

One thing that I didn’t miss while Open Metalcast was on hiatus was writing the short blurb that precedes the listing of tracks in the show notes. Part of that is because sometimes I don’t have much to add to an already great set of music. And this show is no exception, with tracks from Rain On Their Parade, Goliath, Muldjord, Broken God, Icarus Crash and Separate Sun. Plus we have one more track from the Apierogon album by Polygons. But the main reason I don’t like writing these is because I have to come up with superlatives for songs like Apocalyptic Witchcraft by show-favorite Petrychor. And really, how much more can you say about a band that can craft 26 minutes of black metal and still keep your attention? You’d be overdrawn from the superlative bank and have to see a teller to take a loan out. So rather than read me try to sell you on listening to this episode I think we’d both be happier if you just download episode 125 of Open Metalcast and we’ll call it even. No charge; just the finest Creative Commons Metal Music this here Internet has to offer.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or have them play a show in your home country. Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

Also check out the other great podcasts at Metal Injection, as well as news, videos, interviews, reviews and more.

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast #125 (MP3)

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2016
03.01

Eight months ago Open Metalcast went on hiatus. The short of it was because my father-in-law was needing more elder care and we needed to shore up resources for his care. Unfortunately he passed away last year. This show is dedicated to him, even though he likely never heard it or knew it existed. We miss you, Dad.

So I have eight months to catch up on of sharing Creative Commons Metal Music with you. Let’s get started with music from Phylogeny, The Afterthought Ecstasty, Sonus Mortis, Wildernessking, Negative Voice, Akaitsuki, two tracks from EWÏG FROST, and Lèpoka.

It’s good to be back, though I wish it were under better circumstances.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or give them a hug. Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

Also check out the other great podcasts at Metal Injection, as well as news, videos, interviews, reviews and more.

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast #124 (MP3)

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2015
09.05

Open Metalcast: Hiatus Announcement

Hey all,

After some deliberation I’m putting the show on temporary hiatus. Reason being life is getting in the way of making the show you deserve to hear.

We’ve had a good five year run and I fully intend to bring you many many more years of the best in Creative Commons Music. But now is not that time, and the show will suffer in the interim.

That doesn’t mean we won’t have some special episodes when the mood arises; far from it. But the regular every-other-week transmissions are not happening until further notice.

Nobody is more bummed about this than I am, and I’m looking forward to when I’m able to share music with you. That’s important to me, but other things need to take precedence.

Take care and stay metal!

— Craig

2015
08.18

Open Metalcast Episode #123: Five Years Young

Open Metalcast was released five years ago on August 17th, 2010 and we thought it would be a great idea to do something special for you our faithful listeners and aficionados of Creative Commons Metal Music. So we got thinking: what could we do to show you how much we love you, the audience, and do something special to celebrate this momentous occasion. Five hours of music? A track from all of the bands we’ve played on this show? Severed Fifth’s Jono Bacon parachuting into each and every one of your homes? While we chucked around these amazing (and somewhat scary) ideas we decided to do the one thing that keeps you coming back for mote: keep bringing you great Creative Commons licensed metal music. We’ve got tracks from Kekal, Panchita la Pistolera, A Grave On Mars, Death of a Poet, Othismos
Another Destiny Project, Throne of Malediction, Let It Flow, Did You Just Hex Me?, Betrayal, and BlackStar. So rather than serve us restraining orders or testing your intestinal fortitude we’ll serve up 50 minutes of crushing metal to tantalize and appease your craving for Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. Here’s to five years and many more to come!

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or make a five-years-running podcast featuring them. Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

Also check out the other great podcasts at Metal Injection, and be sure to listen to all of the great shows (including Open Metalcast) streaming 24/7 at Metalinjection.FM.

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast #123 (MP3)

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2015
08.04

Open Metalcast Episode #122: Don’t know when to stop

Ever have one of those days where you just want to keep the music going and don’t want it to stop? That’s what happened with this episode. It’s understandable when you have such great bands as deafheaven, Eschatos, Seal Of Beleth, Beastmaker, Fodastic Brenfers, KDC, Rebel Wizard, Envig, Azgard, and Vinnum Sabbathi in your playlist. Heck, you just forget to stop the music and announce all of the great songs until the very end of the episode. Well, maybe you might. Not that I’m speaking from experience here, but sometimes the music just flows so perfectly you don’t want it to stop and you can’t figure out where to stop. So sit back and enjoy the episode and relax: I couldn’t figure out where to stop either.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or package their track with nine other songs. Whatever you can do to help these bands keep making music, please do it!

Also check out the other great podcasts at Metal Injection, and be sure to listen to all of the great shows (including Open Metalcast) streaming 24/7 at Metalinjection.FM.

If you have any suggestions for Creative Commons licensed metal, send me a link at craig@openmetalcast.com.

Open Metalcast #122 (MP3)

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