Open Metalcast Episode #127: No Limits

One of the best parts of doing a podcast about Creative Commons Metal Music is I’m only answerable to you, the fans. I don’t have to try to fit my show into pre-constrained time limits, and I don’t have to fit the songs around commercials. And because it isn’t over the air I don’t have to make ham-fisted attempts at bleeping things out that might offend sensitive ears. It’s just you and me sharing music the way music should be shared; among people who care about the music and the bands who make it. This episode features a brand-new EP from show-favorites Wildernessking, (who apparently don’t rest in South Africa 😉 ). We also have new music from Reliever, Reluctant Mortem, The Sad Bastard Book Club, Totem Skin, WendigoPsychosis, and Pyramidal. And the Open Metalcast Vaults found a neglected track from Dead in Montana. So do your part and download this episode to see how far you can push your limits. And do your friends a favor and share with them as well.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or set up a fan website dedicated to 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.

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Open Metalcast Episode #126: Good Looking Music

One of the things that I really enjoy about putting together Open Metalcast episodes is picking up music from around the globe. There’s a ton of bands putting out not only amazing music but also amazing physical musical artifacts to enjoy. One band in particular is Psygnosis with their latest album: “AAliens”. The artwork on this LP is amazing, and a lot of thought and care went into putting this together. I also picked up “Exist” by Cyranoi, which comes in a beautiful digipack CD case with great music and great artwork to boot. And even though not every band puts out physical media there’s still a lot of care that goes into producing artwork to catch the most jaded metal fan’s eye. Do yourself a favor and click on the links below. There’s a lot of work that goes into making these albums, and I’m sure Psygnosis, dOwnhill, Domestic Terror, Decaying Continuum, Cover of Night, Involución, Moron, and Cyranoi would appreciate it if you not only gave their albums a peek, but also a listen. Hopefully this show will give you a taste of what you can expect to not only hear but see as well.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, buy an album, head to the shows, or gaze longingly upon their artwork. 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.

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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.

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Open Metalcast Episode #124: Returning We Hear the Metal

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.

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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