Preview: ‘Ranx: The Complete Collection’ — 208 Pages of Ranxerox!

Preview: ‘Ranx: The Complete Collection’ — 208 Pages of Ranxerox!

RanXerox, the post-apocalyptic android, gets an omnibus — a must-have 208-page compendium we’re calling Ranx: The Complete Collection. Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore’s bizarre antihero Ranxerox (Ranx for short), a mechanical cyborg made from discarded photocopier parts, has been a favorite of Heavy Metal readers since first appearing in the July 1983 issue. After an…

Full Album Stream: Black Vice – ‘The Alchemist’s Vision’

Full Album Stream: Black Vice – ‘The Alchemist’s Vision’

Black Vice formed 7 years ago in Austin. Across their splits and debut full-length you can hear their violent and accelerated evolution toward becoming the keen predatory black force that’s waiting for you on their sophomore album The Alchemist’s Vision, streaming below. On The Alchemist’s Vision Black Vice shed their raw, static-ridden tone and give…

Clutch – “Blast Tyrant”

Clutch – “Blast Tyrant”

Of Strange Beasts and Phantoms The Hall of Fame isn’t just a library of legendary first attempts or super influential second albums. Throughout, Decibel has unfurled the proverbial carpet to bands well into their now-vaunted careers. To wit, Corrosion of Conformity found the key to the Hall via their historic third record, Blind. Influential U.K.…

Full Album Stream: Castle Freak – “Savage Nights of the Castle Freak”

Full Album Stream: Castle Freak – “Savage Nights of the Castle Freak”

It has been exactly four years and two days since Castle Freak released their Human Hive EP, but who’s counting? The grinding death metal trio—featuring bassist Ben Anft (Noisem, No/Más), drummer Sebastian Phillips (Exhumed, Noisem) and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Gigan—have finally emerged from their crypt armed with a filthy, 15-song album, Savage Nights of the Castle Freak and it is well…

Mysterious Black Metal Trio Departure Chandelier Release ‘Dripping Papal Blood’ EP Stream

Mysterious Black Metal Trio Departure Chandelier Release ‘Dripping Papal Blood’ EP Stream

by Fred Pessaro There are bands that talk about the horned one, reaching into the abyss, how fucking sick weed is or just how much they truly rock out but for Departure Chandelier, the subject matter is considerably more pointed and unique – “Napoleonic war black metal.” Following up their underground favorite Antichrist Rise to…

Track Premiere: Tøronto – “Lights Out At Bedlam”

Track Premiere: Tøronto – “Lights Out At Bedlam”

Featuring two ex-members of Morbus Chron, Sweden’s Tøronto come ripping and chain-swinging out of the unknown with a filthy and thrashy heavy metal sound that can neither be placed nor denied. Part Discharge, part ‘80s-tallica, part Motörhead, but altogether a wild ride. We’re psyched for the privilege to bring the world this premier of “Lights…