2014
07.08

Open Metalcast Episode #99: Jury Duty

There’s a tradition in the United States of America that folks are called upon to serve as jury in court cases. Fortunately I wasn’t called this time around so I have some extra time to bring you the best in Creative Commons License Metal Music. This episode features brand new music from Colosso and Muldjord as well as music by In My Shiver, Black Monolith, Epitimia, Treitim, Aathma, Skein and Macabre Demise. But unlike trials in the USA we’ll let you judge for yourself which of these albums you’ll be downloading later on (You can download them all and share them with your friends as well. Don’t worry, it’s legal!)

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or offer to sit in for their Jury Duty. 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 #099 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #099 (OGG)

2014
06.23

Program note: Open Metalcast episode delayed

Hi all,

The next episode of Open Metalcast is going to be delayed a bit. Have been pretty busy lately and my will to put together a show has been sapped. I hope this will give everyone a chance to catch up and pick up the albums from the previous episodes.

We’ll be back shortly with more of the great Creative Commons metal music you’ve come to expect. Count on it!

2014
06.10

Open Metalcast Episode #98: Instrumetalcast #9

Dear Fans of Open Metalcast. I have a confession to make. It has been six long months since the last Instrumetalcast. Six months you’ve had to wait for arguably one of the more popular channels of Open Metalcast. I have failed you time and time again to bring you the best Creative Commons Licensed Instrumental Metal Music. No more. Your long wait is over, and as penance I have compiled almost an hour and thirty minute apology with such bands as Steamforged, Brunt, Alpha Male Tea Party, Town Portal, Dust Storm Warning, Cloudkicker, Black Market Serotonin, Another Destiny Project, Epitimia, T-Rex Quiet, Pervy Perkin, J.C.Vogt, SONNÖV, Cancer Killing Gemini, The L-Train, and Colosso. Hopefully this will tide you over until the next Instrumetalcast episode, which should hopefully arrive before the end of this year. Shownotes after the break.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or create a one hour and thirty minute podcast of their music. 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 #98 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #98 (OGG)

2014
05.26

Open Metalcast #97: Time immemorial

Time was in the early days of the Internet there weren’t many options for finding new music. However once better bandwidth came about the Internet became a wonderful and strange place indeed. Where else could one find a Symphonic Metal Opera album about My Little Pony (that’s actually really good)? And where else could you find more a seemingly endless source of metal music from talented bands like Napalm Strike, Obsidian Throne, Wildernessking, Old Wainds, Lycanthia, Maniac Butcher, and the inimitable deafheaven? Fortunately you don’t have to go searching for all of these bands on the Internet and can add a sampling of each to your collection with just a simple click or via your podcatcher. How times have changed indeed.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or set up a memorial for your favorite band. 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 #097 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #097 (OGG)

2014
05.12

Open Metalcast Episode #96: Proggy Weather

Many years ago when I was heavily into Dream Theater I stumbled upon a band that sounded interesting but was unable to hear their music (this was before Youtube made it insanely easy to hear most of mankind’s recorded output). The band was Spock’s Beard and I bought several of their albums sight-unseen from the Thoughts mailing list admin (Thanks, Lisa!). Fortunately in this day and age with sites like Jamendo and Bandcamp you don’t have to guess what an album sounds like and once I heard the band Anasazi’s “Drop Dead Silence” I was immediately reminded of Spock’s Beard and that moment when The Kindness of Strangers (and not just the album) set me on another musical rabbit-hole. Speaking of proggish rabbit holes, we also have a proggish track from Wall of the Eyeless, as well as crushing tracks from FLYING RENOS, Avolation, CABEZA DE CABALLO and Umor. And if you like your metal with a little King Crimson / Frank Zappa then the latest from Peculate will fit the bill quite nicely. And it thrills me no end when I see bands that I know release material under a Creative Commons License so I’m thrilled to welcome Arsis to the show. So if you like multiple time signatures, thoughtful music, and crushing riffs you’re ini for a treat. Cape and Mellotron not required.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or offer to send the band’s music to random folks on the Internet. 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 #096 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #096 (OGG)

2014
04.28

Open Metalcast Episode #95: Here I Stand

Things are starting to return to normal at the Open Metalcast compound. We return to our usual show schedule with 8 tracks of awesome Creative Commons Licensed Metal Music. Episode 95 features tracks from Pyrit, All Your Lies, Endtape, Cara Neir, The Conjuration, Thou, Zeugen der Leere, and the Hammond-Organ explosion of The Grave Dolls. Shownotes after the break:

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or send them fresh cut flowers. 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 #095 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #095 (OGG)

2014
04.21

Open Metalcast Episode #94: Post Pycon Ham Hangover

Regular listeners of the show may notice this episode posting later than normal. That’s because the normal posting date was during Pycon and I was hanging out in beautiful Montréal Canada enjoying the largest gathering of Python developers in the world. And I’m recovering from Easter weekend and a ham hangover. But lest this devolve into your typical blog post we’ve compiled 8 tracks of some amazing metal music, starting off with Sam Whitaker (feat. Jake Barnes of the Final Chapter), as well as brand-new music by EWÏG FROST. We also have the amazing new album by electronic black-metalers Psygnosis, and the jazz-influenced black metal of Schattenbrandung. There’s also post-metal sludge from Wovka, the groove-djent stylings of Pursuance, and the groove metal of Azoah. Capping off the show is the catchy prog-metal of Pervy Perkin. So feel free to move about this episode freely, and be sure to make copies of the music for your friends. Just don’t get too spooked at the gremlin ripping off the wings. I think I need a drink to calm my nerves.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or take them to a week-long programming conference. 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 #094 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #094 (OGG)

2014
03.31

Open Metalcast Episode #93: Headless Chicken

It’s been one of those weeks here at the Open Metalcast Headquarters where you have to wonder “what next?”. It’s enough to make you feel like a chicken with your head cut off. Though with the amazing Creative Commons metal music in this episode it’s more like the chicken had its head ripped clean off; especially with the likes of power-metalers Noble Beast and Twilight Messenger leading the way. Not far behind though is a new track from Headwires, and the long-awaited new album from Galactic Pegasus. Then the darker tones of Fenris, the crushing heaviness of Victim of Depravity, and the brutal Cementerio wrap up the episode before a long-awaited and very overdue return of the prog-metal master Lascaille’s Shroud with an opus that was successfully funded on Indiegogo (why didn’t anyone tell us about this? Argh!) It’s an episode more loaded with metal than last Thanksgiving’s turkey. Shownotes after the break:

Special thanks to Metal Bandcamp for the recommendation to pick up Noble Beast. Be sure to check out their series on Metal Injection for the best metal music that Bandcamp has to offer.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or have them move in with you. 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 #093 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #093 (OGG)

2014
03.17

Open Metalcast Episode #92: Melt

We’re starting to see a thaw at the Open Metalcast headquarters and with it is the realization that maybe we’ll make it through this winter after all. Fortunately the Internet connection has stayed strong (knock on fake-wood) so we’ve been able to scurry through the net to find the finest in Creative Commons Metal to help keep your ears nice and toasty warm. Joining us this episode are trakcs from Trocotombix, We Are Idols, Recursion, Skein, Larion, Oblivion’s Garden, Oblivion, Cara Neir, Poison (thankfully not the hair-metal band) and a return by Captain Three Leg. Ten tracks of metal waiting for you to download and headbang (or more likely shovel) to while we wait patiently for spring to arrive.

Huge thanks to Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff for the amazing spot on their show. Check out the handiwork of two of my favorite game designers / writers and their always informative podcast delve into game design, history, food, Canadian politics and more. Check it out and be sure to tell them Open Metalcast sent you!

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, or start a new metal genre in their honor. 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 #092 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #092 (OGG)

2014
03.03

Open Metalcast Episode #91: Spring Forward

My least favorite “holiday” of the year is when Daylight Savings Time happens. For no apparent reason most of the known world decides to arbitrarily shift their clocks one hour ahead. This results in me losing an hour of sleep which makes me rather angry. And when I get angry there’s nothing I want more than a bunch of metal music blaring in my ears. Which, coincidentally this episode delivers with artists like Colosso, Carnivora, Muldjord, Allochiria, Iskra, and Sun Worship. It also welcomes the return of favorites Galactic Pegasus and PLATZDARM. But lest we stay angry there’s Оргия Праведников to pull us back. And while I will reluctantly spring forward with the rest of the world don’t expect me to be all happy about it.

Please support the bands in this show! Buy a T-Shirt, head to the shows, buy some physical media from the bands, or name a 30,000 Siberian Virus after 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 #91 (MP3)

Open Metalcast #91 (OGG)