A church is not a building, it's the congregation. Our shop in Athens isn't just a basement suite with records. It's a shelter for a community. Sound dramatic? Am I suggesting that people who listen to heavy metal are unique and require a special headquarters? No. I'm saying that people who identify strongly with extreme, outsider music so much that they consider it a part of who they are, appreciate a gathering place. A place to meet, discover and discuss.
New metalhead in town? We are your entry point to the Athens metal scene. Lived here for years, but never met anyone you can talk with about the new Death Angel album? We got you. Shadebeast is not a record store. It's a tribal longhouse where fan-to-fan, band-to-band and fan-to-band connections are made, and riffs are discussed at length.