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Summary: MetalCast is a weekly audio show ran by metal heads, for metal heads. Since 2006 we have been bringing our listeners regular and themed episodes of qualitative metal from established acts and upcoming bands of all possible genres, as well as interviews with such great bands as Gamma Ray, Helloween, Threshold and many more! Enjoy and leave us some feedback on our website or forum!

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 Episode 272 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:05:45

And we’re back with more metal. This time the power metal of the Spaniards Dark Moor sets us on our journey, and the power is also present for PelleK from Norway later on in the show. Norway will also provide us with some progressive metal from Ishahn and some good old style black metal from Djevel. Courtesy of the Russian label Solitude Productions, doom rears its ugly head again in the form of Mental Torment from Ukraine and Evoke Thy Lords from Siberia. Japan shows its special talents with Gotsu Totsu Kotsu, and the Czech Republic launches out with a track from Umbrtka. Finally round this off with some Austrian epic black metal from Summoning and some psychedelic sludge from Kylesa in the USA. All in all an epic trip around the world for your benefit dear listeners! We hope you enjoy it! Host: Si Songs: Si, Marcus, Kobe, Judit Tracklist Dark Moor – The Road Again Ihsahn – Introspection Umbrtka – Pracovna Mental Torment – Tragedy Gotsu Totsu Kotsu – The Last Setting Sun Summoning – Of Pale White Morns and Darkened Eves Kylesa – We’re Taking This Djevel – Besatt av Maane og Natt PelleK – Sea of Okhotskt Evoke Thy Lords – Down the Drain

 Episode 271 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:28:17

And away we go again! Back to haunt your nightmares, the Metalcast returns with more metal than you can handle. Thanks to all our devoted listeners for messages of support and positive energies sent our way, all is now back on an even keel and the metal just keeps coming. From the sprightly punk of Kvelertak through the full-on blackness of The Meads of Asphodel, this show will take you to the progressive metal of Ne Obliviscaris, via the filthy black morass of Poland’s Cultes des Ghoules. French sludge/post black metal (Regarde Les Hommes Tomber) and American stoner (Elder) then weaves the merry trail to the bleakness of An Autumn For Crippled Children. Some jovial tunes from Pensees Nocturnes bring us back on track for more proggy rock with Anciients. The glory of Panopticon then leaves us with a blackened smile as we drift off into the sunset. Tune in, drink up and enjoy the Metalcast!!! Host: Si Songs: Si, Marcus, Kobe Tracklist Kvelertak – Spring Fra Livet The Meads of Asphodel – Hourglass of Ash Ne Obliviscaris – Xenoflux Cultes des Ghoules – Vintage Black Magic Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Wanderer of Eternity Elder – Dead Roots Stirring An Autumn for Crippled Children – Hearts of Light Pensees Nocturnes – Le Marionnetiste Anciients – Overthrone Panopticon – Bodies under the Falls

 Episode 270 – Tim Special | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:23:18

Hi, my name’s Tim. You may remember me from such episodes like…. most of them. Back in the day (anni 2006-2007), we used to have Crew Specials, where each MetalCast member presented his/her list of favourite bands (of that time, of their lives or otherwise). While I’ve contributed with a whole truckload of bands, be them big or small, well-known or upcoming, I never made a sort of “Me-episode”. Also because I’ve got so much material I could make several tens of ’em, since I like many bands and many bands have influenced my taste in Metal and music in general and this since more than 20 years. Metalwise I’m open for many genres: Power, Heavy, Thrash, Progressive, Death, Doom and a bit of Black (never been my cup of tea, except in combination with Folk, like Moonsorrow, Månegarm, Black Messiah, Falkenbach, etc.). I had to select ten bands and it could have been an entire focus on my first years in Metal, but I chose a mix of old and new. You can make connections with other bands or check my list – http://rateyourmusic.com/~TechThing – to know what I like. Since the past months I’m more in a melodic or Progressive mood, this is reflected in the selection, of course. Either way, as always, enjoy and keep it heavy! m/ We recommend Demenagement adt when you have heavy equipment to move. Check them out now. Host: Si Songs: Tim Tracklist Candlemass – Mirror Mirror Benediction – Subconscious Terror Metallica – My Friend of Misery Savatage – Tonight He Grins Again / Strange Reality Dream Theater – Awake Rhapsody – Riding the Wings of Eternity Mournful Congregation – The Monad of Creation Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects – Gift of Life Psychothermia – Warbly Dyscordia – From Sight to Black

 Episode 269 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:05:12

Several strange names this time, or, lots of new stuff. Where people get those albums, I haven’t got a clue, but Kobe, Si and Marcus certainly have an “alternative” view on the market. What’s on offer? We’ve got the more melodic tunes from Saxon, Civilization One and Voodoo Circle. Next to those, you’ll hear the experimental and Progressive tunes from Ørkenkjøtt, Leprous and The Flight Of Sleipnir. Completing the list are the more aggressive tunes by Advent Sorrow, Blood Tsunami and Agrypnie. Last but not least, there ‘s a chilled out song by October Falls. Enjoy! Host: Si Songs: Tim, Kobe, Si, Marcus Tracklist Civilisation One – The Supernatural Virtue Saxon – Guardians of the Tomb Blood Tsunami – In the Dungeon of the Rats The Flight of Sleipnir – Beneath Red Skies Advent Sorrow – A Porcelain Mistress Ørkenkjøtt – Profeten Leprous – Forced Entry Agrypnie – Trümmer / Aetas Cineris Voodoo Circle – Tears in the Rain October Falls – Boiling Heart of the North

 Episode 268 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 0:00:01

More Power Metal, less extreme Metal. Please welcome: Vandroya, Holy Grail, Inner Siege and Borislav Mitic. The Swiss band Shakra also brings a lighter, yet very rocking touch to the whole. The extreme(r) side is reserved for the Black Metal of Sonic Reign, the Doom Metal of Egypt, the semi-instrumental tunes of Long Distance Callin, the Death Metal of Porteon and for a more Progressive influence we’ve got Grayceon to flip the coin another time. All in all, a bit more melodic music this time, but of course balance is needed to make it all the more worthwhile. Enjoy! Host: Si Songs: Judit, Kobinho, Si, Marcus Tracklist Holy Grail – Bestial Triumphans Inner Siege – Dragon Rider Sonic Reign – Daily Nightmare Injected Vandroya – No Oblivion for Eternity Portal – Curtain Egypt – World eater Borislav Mitic – Hidden Shakra – The Mask Long Distance Calling – The Man Within Grayceon – Pearl

 Episode 267 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:12:37

So, 2012 is behind us and we’re ready to commence 2013. Yes, it’s already two months far, but even in accounting the year doesn’t always take off in January. For this first proper episode of 2013 we’ve got lots of extreme Metal, so to speak. You’ve got to blame Marcus and Si for that, though. Anyway, starting with Fleshgod Apocalypse, the bombastic and thunderous tone is set. Timor et Tremor are next with their Black Metal, followed by Viikate melodic music, to allow for a smoother digestion. Fen’s happy tunes are contrasted by Kremated’s Thrash/Punk style. This brings us the Belgian Symphonic Black Metallers from Saille and the devastating sounds of Deathspell Omega. Lashblood from Russia, Eibon La Furies! from the UK and the Doomsters Edenian from Ukraine (for fans of e;g. Draconian) complete the list. As always, enjoy and fear not, there will be more Power and Heavy next time. Host: Si Songs: Si, Marcus Tracklist Fleshgod Apocalypse – The Hypocrisy Timor et Tremor – Funeral Dawn Viikate – Tahdet Varjelkoon Fen – Hands of dust Kremated – Bastards! Saille – Sati Deathspell Omega – Fiery serpents Lashblood – Notes on water Eibon La Furies – Conjure me! Edenian – Fall the dusk

 Episode 266 – Best of 2012 vol. 2 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:43:23

It’s this time of the year again, for the second time, as it’s part two of our view on the great stuff the previous year, in this case 2012, has brought us. As before, we’re dividing it over two episodes, as there was simply too much material and choices were hard to make. For this second episode we’ve got for you: Be’Lakor, Doro, Alcest, Enslaved, Eye Of Solitude, Tenacious D, A Forest Of Stars, Dordeduh, Threshold, Wintersun, Slash and Ahab. Or, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Metal, Folk Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Black Metal, … another broad scala of styles. As before, we love feedback and thus like to know which albums stood out for you last year. Enjoy and cheers! Host: Si Songs: Si, Kobe, Marcus, Polina, Judit, Tim Tracklist Be’lakor – Remnants Doro – Cold hearted lover Alcest – Les voyages de l’ame Enslaved – Roots of the mountain Eye of Solitude – Totem of a pagan thought Tenacious D – The ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Cage A Forest of Stars – A prophet for a pound of flesh Dordeduh – Calea Rotilor de Foc Threshold – That’s why we came Wintersun – Land of snow and sorrow Slash – Anastasia Ahab – Aeons Elapse

 Episode 265 – Best of 2012 vol. 1 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:25:43

It’s this time of the year again: our view on the great stuff the previous year, in this case 2012, has brought us. As before, we’re dividing it over two episodes, as there was simply too much material and choices were hard to make. For this first episode we’ve got for you: Sabaton, Gojira, Xandria, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Borknagar, H.E.A.T., Sigh, Kreator, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, Wodensthrone, Arjen Anthony Lucassen and Ufomammut. Or in short, lots of known names (for obvious reasons) and a few less known ones (as usual). From Power Metal over Progressive Metal into Black and Avantgarde Metal. With a bit of lighter material to make this first course easier to digest. As usual, we love feedback and thus like to know which albums stood out for you last year. Enjoy and cheers! Host: Si Songs: Si, Kobe, Marcus, Polina, Judit, Tim Tracklist Sabaton – The Lion from the North Gojira – L’enfant sauvage Xandria – Soulcrusher Diablo Swing Orchestra – Voodoo Mon Amour Borknagar – The Earthling H.E.A.T. – Downtown Sigh – Equale: I) Prelude II) Fugato III) Coda Kreator – Civilization Collapse Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody – Excalibur Wodensthrone – The Great Darkness Arjen Anthony Lucassen – Pink Beatles in a Purple Zeppelin Ufomammut – Sulphurdew

 Episode 264 – Folk Metal Vol. III | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:06:22

“Nancy, stay off the mulled wine and announce the new episode!! No? Oh well, I suppose I’d better do it. Greetings, mortals. Lord of Time here. At this time of year I like to gather up my loins and dance a merry folk jig around the fire. To accompany me I summon forth the Folk Metal Special Part THREE (the last part was Episode 116 back in 2009). This time we raid the sunny (?) shores of Russia, the Ukraine, Hungary, Italy, Brazil and Germany to bring you the best in folk/pagan metal we can find. Prepare your fiddles and oil yer clogs to party along with Adorned Brood, Folk Stone, Kerecsen Solyom, Dalriada, Munruthel, Butterfly Temple, Svartby, Land of Fog, Izmoroz and Finsterforst! Now you’d better enjoy it – or the Lord of Time will be after yer walnuts!!!” Nancy: **hic** Hosting: Si Tracklist: Polina, Judit, Tim, Si, Marcus, Kobe 01. Adorned Brood – Men! 02. Folk Stone – Nebbie 03. Kerecsen Solyom – Feasting field of heroes 04. Dalriada – Napom Fenyes Napom 05. Munruthel – The eyes of abyss 06. Butterfly Temple – Светлая 07. Svartby – Morning Wood 08. Land of Fog – Scream for the gods 09. Izmoroz – Ved’ma 10. Finsterforst – Fremd

 Episode 263 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:21:53

It’s been a few weeks, indeed, since our last episode. This due to our lives becoming a bit fuller, hence having to re-arrange our time schedules. But fear not, we have not forgotten you. In this new regular episode we offer another mix of various styles from the world of metallic sounds. Starting with the German band Paragon, who seem to have found their second youth. From the North, Enslaved walks in, joined by their Swedish comrades Beardfish. Already we have a musical contrast with these first three bands and their songs. Carying on then with Dordeduh from Romania. Speaking of which, maybe we could do a Romanian Special one day, for which we of course need to find enough candidates (at least 10). Going more westwards, we’ve got Blut Aus Nord greeting us, while even farther away are the Brazilians from Soulspell, adding their touch of Progressive Power Metal. This links well with the Hard Rockers from Heaven’s Basement, who are countered in style by Beautality. Ufomammut adds the psychedelic touch and last, but not least, there’s Forgotten Silence to close off with their experimental tunes. Enjoy! Hosting: Si Tracklist: Polina, Judit, Tim, Si, Marcus, Kobe 01. Paragon – Bulletstorm 02. Enslaved – Veilburner 03. Beardfish – Voluntary Slavery 04. Dordeduh – Pandarul 05. Blut Aus Nord – Epitome XIV 06. Soulspell – Hollow’s Gathering 07. Heaven’s Basement – Fire, fire 08. Beautality – Dark Horizon 09. Ufomammut – Oroborus 10. Forgotten Silence – Fermeture de la Bouche

 Episode 262 – Si Special | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:14:03

As Polina would say: it’s been ages since we last had a Crew Special, where a crew member presents his/her 10 most preferred songs of the moment or of all time. This time our Lord Of Time aka Si eagerly wanted to present you his shortlist. No worries, it’s not all Black Metal. For the older episodes, look in the list for “Special (name)”. Enjoy! Tracklist & hosting: Si 01. Winterstorm – Return to Glory 02. Winterfylleth – A thousand Winters 03. Khors – Only time will take it away 04. Ensiferum – In my sword I trust 05. Eye of Solitude – Suffocating Silence 06. Krallice – IIIIIII 07. Evoken – Grim Eloquence 08. Ex Deo – I, Caligvla 09. Heaven Rain – Dreamless 10. Saturnian – Eternal Eclipse

 Episode 261 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:12:19

Suggestions… we had a bunch of ’em on our list and since they were kinda piling up, we decided to bring them together into one specific episode. This means seven songs that have been waiting to get played, completed with three more tracks of very recent requests. Those requests come from listeners aka you guys and gals, and members of the respective bands who wanted to be aired on the show. So you get new stuff from – and there are some weird names among them – Diztord, Grenouer, Nightosaur, Sanity Burns, Vortex Of Clutter, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Conspiranoia, Satellite Beaver, Norska and for those not in a Progressive mood… Sunn O))). Enjoy! And of course, feel free to send your requests. We’ll do what we can to play them. Cheers! Hosting: Si 01. Diztord – Unrepentant 02. Grenouer – Blood on the face 03. Nightosaur – Warrior Bride 04. Sanity Burns – Eternity 05. Vortex of Clutter – Abdal 06. The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – Margate Fhtagn 07. Conspiranoia – Momentum built on fear 08. Satellite Beaver – Roadtrip 09. Norska – They mostly come at night 10. Sunn O))) – Hunting and Gathering (Cydonia)

 Episode 260 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 0:58:06

Alrighty, time to come back to the present times. We’ve got new material from Prog masters Threshold, Russian Pagan Metallers Butterfly Temple and the Canadian Heavy Metal formation Striker. Also featured are NWOBHM/Doom Metal veterans Pagan Altar with the re-release of their The Time Lord EP. More Pagan Metal is provided by the Swedish King Of Asgard, while the Norwegian Kråke brings a slab of Black Metal, together with Alda (USA) and the Austrian Tirin Kôr. New bands emerge all the time and Inset from Poland makes sure that the legacy of Vader, Decapitated and Behemoth in terms of extreme Metal, will be kept alive. Last but not least, the German Feuerschwanz takes care of the lighter note. May this new episode enlighten you, as the others have done. Enjoy! Hosting: Si Tracklist: Polina, Judit, Tim, Si, Marcus, Kobe 01. Threshold – Ashes 02. Butterfly Temple – Степная Кобылица 03. Pagan Altar – Highway Cavalier 04. Krake – And a Colder Breed 05. Feuerschwanz – Schlammschlacht 06. Tirin Kor – Deep beneath the world 07. King of Asgard – The nine worlds burn 08. Striker – Land of the lost 09. Inset – Sunday hordes 10. Alda – Tearing of the weave

 Episode 259 – 80´s | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 0:49:46

Several weeks ago Marcus had the idea of playing some old stuff again, from the 80s, but focussing on true/epic Metal (Heavy and Power mainly). Then again, so did Jared Parks, who suggested a generation special about the 80s and/or 90s. This request of course can span several genres, thus also Thrash, Progressive, Death, Doom, Black, … So we looked into our collections, going just for the Heavy/Power/Hard Rock approach and found names like Alice Cooper, Guns ‘n’ Rose, David Lee Roth, Vicious Rumors, Twisted Sister and several more. So tune in, get your old school medicine to get through the day and don’t hesitate to let us know your findings. Rest assured, we will have one and more diverse episode(s) of the 80s or 90s with the bands we personally liked from those periods. Enjoy! Hosting: Si Tracklist: Polina, Judit, Tim, Si, Marcus, Kobe 01. Alice Cooper – Why trust you? 02. Tarantula – Sons of the flame 03. Twisted Sister – Stay hungry 04. Nasty Savage – Gladiator 05. Guns N’ Roses – My Michelle 06. David Lee Roth – Just like paradise 07. Sortilege – D’ailleurs 08. Vicious Rumours – Soldiers of the night 09. Deathrow – Dragon’s blood 10. Virtue – Fool’s gold

 Episode 258 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1:10:11

A new delivery of metallic goods has arrived, thanks to the delivery system from https://www.shiply.com/large-item-delivery/, whichi uses the best shipping labels. We’ve got the latest and last from the Swedish Doom veterans Candlemass, who are calling it quits in terms of studio albums. They’re currently playing gigs in support of their latest and last output “Psalms For The Dead”. There’s also some Black Metal from Italy by the name of Deadly Carnage. also from Italy we’ve got Rhapsody, Luca’s version, and they’ll go on tour later this year. The Space Rockers from Hawkwind also found a spot on the list. Norway sent us the Black/Thrash band Aura Noir, while the Avantgarde band Iblis took off in Poland. Going north again, you’ll find Last Kingdom. Gojira and A Forest Of Stars, resp. from France and the UK, complete the package. Oh yes, we’ve also got Benevolent from Kuwait. These guys play an extreme form of Prog Metal. Enjoy! Hosting: Si Tracklist: Polina, Judit, Tim, Si, Marcus, Kobe 01. Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody – Dante’s Inferno 02. Aura Noir – Trenches 03. Gojira – The Gift of Guilt 04. Deadly Carnage – Parallels 05. Last Kingdom – Silver Moon 06. Hawkwind – The Hills Have Ears 07. Iblis – 12 Sycamores 08. A Forest of Stars – Gatherer of the Pure 09. Candlemass – Psalms for the Dead 10. Benevolent – The Quantum Paradox

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