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I realized I often come across cool and even amazing releases by bands who generously give away their material for free. So I thought I’d make a thread dedicated to all sorts of musical goodies that are completely free to download. Some do require you to enter your email address, but they're all legit. If you contribute just make sure that what you’re posting is free and that you’re not openly pirating music.


 
Some of the amazing releases I’ve come across for free.
 

Revocation - Teratogenesis

 

 

In a sense you can consider them fusion metal. They mix technical, thrash and death all into one.
The drums are sick, the vocals are devastating and the guitar solos will melt your face off. If you like your metal extreme check them out.
 
Download: Here
 

 

Borderlands - Awaken Dreamers

 

 

These guys remind me of the current incarnation of the Devil Wears Prada, but a bit more technical and minus the clean vocals. A solid EP debut with a good quality sound production. 
 
Download: Here

 

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Intervals - In Time

 

 
 
This is a spectacular release. If you don’t know these guys, you probably will in the not so distant future. They play technical progressive metal with heavy Djenty rhythms. They’re instrumental only, but the musicianship is highly technical and the production is super clean. You can download this for free, or you can pay what you think the EP is worth and help the band out. 
 
Download: Here
 
The Cherry Wave - The Cherry Wave EP
 

 
An EP by a shoegaze band. It’s very lo fi and sticks to the conservative form of the genre.  
 
Download: Here
 

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Crosses - Crosses EP
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfrPfHEF_84


 
Side project of Chino Moreno. It's awesome. Just listen to the above sample.
 
Download: Here Scroll down and look at the right corner.
 
She - Various Albums
 


 
He's an electronic artist. He's got some good stuff with quality production. He has several albums for free on his website.
 
Download: Here
 
Edit:
Fudgecakes, none of the samples are appearing >.<

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^ Strange, usually it just works by pasting the video address without any type of code. Tried it using the media code and it didn't work that way either.

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hmmn, youtube-embedding seems to be fucked atm, will post anyways since this is a great idea!

 

Barrows

 

great(!!!) instrumental post-rock band. if you like russian circles and the likes this is for you

album here http://barrowstheband.bandcamp.com/

 

 

SiR PRYCE

sample https://soundcloud.com/sirpryce/funk-you

 

electro-funk/complextro/yourmum, not the stuff i normally listen to, but it's great dance stuff and or backgroud kitchen music aswell (if you're flatmates are annoyed by your knack for cheesy VK and/or satanic blackened deathcrust)

album (all individual tracks) here http://sirpryce.bandcamp.com/

 

Machinae Supremacy

 

chiptune powermetal (jup, that's right, blast dem chips)

they've done a few soundtracks for computergames now and are also known to play some of the "music from FinalFantasy" concerts when a band is needed, exceptional is the JetsNGuns OST, if you like Touhou this is for you

download http://machinaesupremacy.com/downloads/

 

AldoRaine

 

Post-Hardcore/Doom

some nice dudes with some nice Tracks, Mastering really smmears over it all unfortunately, but still okayish, i mean hey, it's free

albums here http://aldorainedoom.bandcamp.com/

 

The Melvins

 

well, it's the motherfuckin' melvins, whaddaya expect...

album here http://www.scionav.com/collection/917

 

Odjbox

 

bigbeat/Balkan-groove/funk

very nice chill and groove tracks, probably suitable for the same kitchen-pupose as sirpryce :P

here http://odjbox.com/

 

 

that's it for now...

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Beat Culture - Tokyo Dreamer

 


Beat Culture is manufactured by 17-year old Sunik Kim, who, simply put, creates experimental-dream-glitch-post-dubstep. The cohesive and cleverly produced "Goldenbacked Weaver" is Beat Culture's debut album filled with a swirl of sub-genres and samples; you can hear a slight influence of Gold Panda, Animal Collective, Star Slinger, Burial and others. From Hong Kong (but actually Korean) and attending boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, Beat Culture's tracks consists of catchy phrases and atmospheric beats that "push tracks past the limit with no regard for the rules"

 

Download: Here

 

 

No Anchor - Golden Bridge

 

 

They're sludge/stoner/crust. If you enjoy that type of thing or noisy droning, give them a try.

 

Download: Here

 

Videos seem to be working now and Barrows are awesome. Will go through the rest of the list later.

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Lee Mckinny, the guitarist from Born Of Osiris just put out a free EP of his electronic side project Mechanize and it's awesome. Proves he's just not sick at guitar shredding, but also great at making addictive dubstep beats.
 
Mechanize - Fanatsy


 


Download: HERE
 
 
Butter The Children - Lupus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-J9mnR0mA

 

A indie rock band with nice guitar work and pop melodies. There EP was a fun listen.
 
Download: HERE

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One of my favorite releases of 2012 was free on bandcamp!

Likes Lions - First The Head, Then The Tale

Really nice mellow math rock.  They say they are influenced by bands like Tubelord, American Football, This Town Needs Guns, Minus the Bear, etc.
Fantastic stuff imo, especially for such a young band.

Here's a sample:

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This might only be a single, but it's a really good one, even if it is a cover.

 

Eskimo Callboy - Cinema

 

Download: HERE

 

Rings of Saturn - Dingir album stream

 

Download: HERE

 

These guys are my new favorite metal band I've recently come across. They're technical deathmetal/deathcore with topics dealing all about aliens. They released they're album for free and upload guitar tabs for all their songs which is awesome. As for the album itself, it's a mash of brutality, technicality and a few melodic passages. It's sick. There are a ton of  alien sounding guitar sweeps and the double bass drumming and blast beats are the fastest I have ever heard from any drummer.

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ermagerd! so much stuff to check out :o

 

i've recently stumbled over mike-divas soundcloud and he apparently made his tracks downloadable, so this is kind of a 5-track EP of sorts

its basically distorted electronic dance music (think mindless self indulgence) with some dubstep elements...

 

EDIT: gaddammit, forgot link... https://soundcloud.com/mikediva

 

sample

 

very cool listen this

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If I can make a quick suggestion: can everyone from here on out put YouTube videos in spoilers? It would really help with loading this thread faster and we could always just click the spoiler and listen to all the good music anyway.

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Even though his work has been posted before... ventla. He currently has 22 albums out, all of which you can snag on his tumblr.

http://ventla.tumblr.com/

Samples: https://soundcloud.com/ventla

 

Also Webbed Hand Records has many albums for free. They focus on electroambient and drone type music.

http://webbedhandrecords.com/

Samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/webbedhand

 

And archive.org has a whole section of free music distributed by netlabels. Various genres. There's a TON of stuff and if you're looking for free music, this is a good jump off point, I feel.

http://archive.org/details/netlabels

 

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If we must post specific artists, I'll edit my post with some specifics.

 

EDIT: Oops! I can't believe I forgot dep.
dep is a guy that produces experimental electronica, with elements of ambient and acoustic work. He's a self described 'bedroom producer', making most of his work at home.

All of his albums are free on his website, and there is a radio on the site that has everything streaming. (But you can also buy them/donate as well if you really like.)

http://dep.fm/

You can sign up for a mailing list to know when new releases are out, but it's 100% optional. (Thanks to that, it's how I remembered that I forgot to mention him... he just released a new album!)

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If I can make a quick suggestion: can everyone from here on out put YouTube videos in spoilers? It would really help with loading this thread faster and we could always just click the spoiler and listen to all the good music anyway.

 

Done.

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Red Seas Fire Just released a new EP for free. They play modern prog metal. I hadn't heard of them before till I checked out their EP. It's awesome. They're worth checking out.

 

 

Download: HERE

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The new EP of Our Existence Is Punishment ("industrial doom" side-project of "doomcore"/death metal band Nadir members) is available for free download at their Bandcamp:

 

http://oeip.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

Also, recently discovered the band Kess'khtak who play a pretty killer combo of death, grind and hardcore elements. All the stuff's free too!

 

http://kesskhtak.bandcamp.com/

 

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haven't listened to it yet, but i'm pretty sure this needs to be posted here,

the beatles / Beastie boys Mashup of the day

presenting: THE BEASTLES

illfront.jpg

http://www.thebeastles.com/

sample

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3gSawgIa5O0

Ill Submarine all the way...

btw.: is there a thumbnail-function for the new forum?

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I'm slightly intimidated by you guys giving descriptions/genres of the music you post >_< I just listen, if I like then I like, and i'm not very good with genres so, i'll just stick to what the band have tagged their music as, and you can listen for yourself (seeing as all of them are on bandcamp) well that could have gone better, they just tag them with everything or 'alternative' -sigh- 
Take the tags with a pinch of salt I guess

 

My Iron Lung: indie, punk. post-hardcore

 -HERE-

 

Anthony and the Second Verse: indie-rock, emo, memory map??? (anyone know what this is?)
-HERE-

 

Cat City: rock, alt-country, experimental pop, indie pop, indie rock

 -HERE-

 

Circle Takes The Square: hardcore, punk, apocalyptic, grindcore, indie rock, prog metal, punk, screamo, skramz

 -HERE-

 

Per Aspera: hardcore, metal, punk

 -HERE-

 

Also Robotic Empire seem to have quite a lot of free music, I've only tried PG.99 which is skramz I guess (pssst I really like 'The Lonesome Waltz of Leonard Cohen') and YOUNG WIDOWS LIVE @ WMUC which is kind punky???//.S>?D/s?Z?D
-HERE-

 

 

Soft Roars: shoegaze, depressive surf pop, ambient

 -HERE-

 

yeah, I recently went on a free music hunt, new and not sure if you guys will like it but HEY FREE MUSIC IS ALWAYS GOOD

OH and before I forget -THIS- tumblr has quite a lot of more mainstream hardcore/metalcore bands (according to them) although they've not updated it for a while, if you've wanted to get into a few of these bands then....GO FOR IT! :3

 

it's my first post uwaaah.....hope you enjoy and find something you like and all that shizz, ok i'll stop now >_<

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Ah, I forgot about this place, it's one of the first free music sites I went to, and learned about she and anamanaguchi:

8bitpeoples [OHP]

As the name implies, it's chiptune-based music. It has early works from she, anamanaguchi, KPLECRAFT, USK, and more. (I mention those cause they're sorta-recognizable? Espically anamanaguchi as of late.)

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