February 16, 2011 — Devin Townsend has released a free five song acoustic EP under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner featuring tracks “Supercrush,” “Kingdom,” “Truth,” “Om,” and “By Your Command.
January 21, 2011 — MetalSucks has released a free (as in beer) compilation called NYC Sucks, Volume 1 featuring 14 New York area extreme metal bands. Here’s the tracklist:
September 21, 2010 — Adult Swim, the home of DETHKLOK and Metalocalypse, and Scion A/V, who have been responsible for a wave of metal fests and free shows, have come together to bring you Metal Swim, a collection of 16 rare or unreleased metal.
July 2, 2010 — Hydra Head Records has launched their new online music store featuring music from the label’s roster, which includes OXBOW, CAVE IN, HARVEY MILK, PELICAN, TORCHE, and many more: http://www.
January 18, 2010 — It’s #musicmonday in the Twitterverse and in celebration of that, Los Angeles’s LADY SINATRA are giving away free downloads of their album, Hisses and Kisses, in exchange for a tweet.
January 17, 2010 — SKELETONWITCH and DOOMRIDERS will be sharing the stage for the next Scion Metal shows. The all ages shows are free with RSVP, though entry is not guaranteed so get there early.
December 16, 2009 — JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE’s New Album, The Audacity of Hype, is being offered as a free download from Amazon.com for one week and from eMusic today only!
October 16, 2009 — Fenriz of DARKTHRONE has compiled a second compilation for Vice Magazine called Trapped Under Vice Vol. II. In contrast to Vol. I’s thrash metal mix, Vol.
April 14, 2009 — MASTODON will be playing a free show this Wednesday, April 15th as a part of the MySpace Secret Shows series at The Launchpad in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
February 13, 2008 — Deactivated death/black metal band, SANCTUS, have made a pair of rare recordings available for free download on their new discography site at sanctusmusic.com. Fateshifter, the band’s swansong EP released in 2003, and their original demo from 1998 (when the band was called PANTHEON) have been posted for download.
January 3, 2008 — An ULVER tribute album entitled, My Own Wolf: A New Approach, has been released by Asphyrical Asphyxia to commemorate the Norwegian band’s 15 year anniversary. The 2 CD set has been posted as a free download, and will receive an physical release on May 8th.
June 20, 2007 — Tickets for this summer’s free Ozzfest have reportedly “sold out” through LiveNation.com. However, Monster Energy still has tickets which they are giving away via specially marked Monster Energy 4-packs and 8-packs via retail outlets throughout the U.
April 9, 2007 — Ticket codes for this summer’s free Ozzfest (a.k.a Freefest) will be distributed through sponsor websites beginning May 12. Details on these programs are available on ozzfest.
March 19, 2007 — GC Records, home of THE ANSWER LIES, ESL?!, NECKTIES MAKE ME NERVOUS, and more, has launched a brand new online store for digital downloads at gcdownloads.