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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.

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.

Re: Hessian Shopping Guide
September 29, 2011, 11:52:41 AM
Transcendental Creations is ok if it's Ildjarn merch you're after.

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.

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/