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Hessian Shopping Guide

Hessian Shopping Guide
September 27, 2011, 10:11:02 PM
Since we have discussed the merits of maintaining a physical music collection, I think it would be helpful to identifying the best venues of purchasing said products. Though amazon.com is quite convenient, it is essentially the internet's Walmart and detracts sales from a preferential source: the local record shop.

This thread can be used as a reference for travelling Hessians who wish seek out music stores in the lands they wander, particularly those with a considerable metal / classical / ambient collection.

I will do some searching to find those that have already been referenced and update this post with what I find.

Posting the name and general location of the store is sufficient. Web address would be helpful too, if available.

Canada
 - Black Raven Records (Victoria, BC)

England
 - Resurrection Records (London)

Norway
 - Neseblod Records (Oslo)

USA
 - Aquarius (San Francisco, CA)
 - Aron's Records (Los Angeles, CA)
 - Bionic (Huntington Beach, CA)
 - Bleecker Bob's (Melrose, CA)
 - Dark Realm (Downey, CA)
 - Generation Records (NYC, NY)
 - The Great Escape (Nashville, TN)
 - Green Hell (Sherman Oaks, CA)
 - Hog Wild (San Antonio, TX)
 - Hospital Productions (New York, NY)
 - Impulse Music (Chicago, IL)
 - Nuclear War Now (Redwood City, CA)
 - Reckless Records (Chicago, IL)
 - Rhino Records (Claremont, CA)
 - Rock Fantasy (Middletown, NY)
 - Sound Exchange (Houston, TX)
 - Soundwaves (Houston, TX)
 - Vinal Edge (Houston, TX)
 - Vintage Vinyl (Fords, NJ)

Worldwide Mailorder
 - Transcendental Creations (Canada)
 - Hell's Headbangers (USA)

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 27, 2011, 10:18:59 PM
Resurrection Records in Camden (London) often has a good selection of CDs, and occasionally some good vinyl.  Google is your friend, if you want the address.

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 28, 2011, 01:56:55 PM
Resurrection Records in Camden (London) often has a good selection of CDs, and occasionally some good vinyl.  Google is your friend, if you want the address.

YES. Never forget the first time I visited that place back in a time when I thought Darkthrone and Burzum were bands that only a handful of people worldwide had heard of. Although it's not perfect and expensive, I still buy from there when I can (I live in Leeds now) because it remains the best record shop for extreme metal I have come across in the UK.
In a state of permanent Abyss

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 28, 2011, 04:46:18 PM
Funnily enough, I've bought Burzum, Darkthrone, Emperor, and - LOLOLOL - Manowar from Res Records.  I also sold them a shitload of old CDs of mine, which was cool.

If you go to Oslo, go to Neseblod Records - again, check them out online to get an idea of how fucking awesome that shop is.

There are a couple of ok stores in Edinburgh, which occasionally stock Metal (I've seen Sabbath, Anthrax, and Slayer on vinyl).  I'll check the names when I next go past them.

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 28, 2011, 05:56:19 PM
Go ahead and add hells headbangers to the US.
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Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 29, 2011, 11:52:41 AM
Transcendental Creations is ok if it's Ildjarn merch you're after.
In a state of permanent Abyss

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 29, 2011, 12:13:39 PM
I am looking to work on my physical collection. I am looking for a Malevolent Creation Retribution t-shirt.

I just check Neseblod Records, and what a fucking awesome store. These are the stores to end all stores!

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 29, 2011, 04:22:01 PM
Apparently the DLA already has a simliar list here, but it's limited to the US and doesn't appear to be evolving. For the sake of consolidation, I added all of the stores mentioned on it to the OP.

After browsing the Neseblod site for a bit, my first thought was "Helvete* under a different name?" Their rareties collection has enough for it to be a sort of black metal museum.

* Come to find out, Helvete is now a coffee shop. Rather disappointing.

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 29, 2011, 05:51:47 PM
Not that there is nothing wrong with coffee shops, but that piece of shit hipster behind the counter needs a rude awakening!

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 29, 2011, 10:38:26 PM
Nuclear War Now, somewhere in CA, USA

http://www.nwnprod.com/

Great distro, the label put out the latest Prosanctus Inferi.

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 29, 2011, 11:15:17 PM
http://hospitalproductions.net/store/

Never actually been, but it's a store run by the mainman of  Ash Pool, so I'm guessing there's some good records here.
No.

Having reviewed the thread, baby Jesus is most definitely weeping at this point.

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
October 02, 2011, 03:27:10 AM
The Great Escape
Nashville, TN

http://www.thegreatescapeonline.com/charlotte.php

Probably half of my CD collection over the years has come from their store.

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
October 03, 2011, 02:35:12 AM
If you find yourself on the west coast of Canada visiting the Ross Bay Cemetery, check out Black Raven Records.

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
October 03, 2011, 06:18:46 AM
Vintage Vinyl - NJ 
http://www.vvinyl.com/

Rock Fantasy - NY(upstate)
http://www.rockfantasy.com/wp/

Generation Records - NYC
http://www.generationrecords.com/