Athens record stores

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great_knuthulhu
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Athens record stores

Post#1 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:09 am

I'm going to Up the Hammers for the first time next week, so which are the best record shops in Athens? Have in mind, I prefer metal, but 70s hard rock, prog and psych are also of interest. There should be a lot of collectors with experience here, so I'm expecting a few answers here :wink:
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Re: Athens record stores

Post#2 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:33 am

When do you arrive mate?
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Priamos
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Re: Athens record stores

Post#3 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:44 pm

I thought a similar thread existed...
Anyway.

Most stores are located downtown.
These are the pure metal stores:
http://www.noremorse.gr/index.php?language=GR
http://www.metalera.gr/
http://www.bowelofnoise.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sirens-R ... 3428308585
https://www.facebook.com/shivarecords

The rest cover every music genre (rock/metal included), like the legendary "To Ypogeio"(=the basement), formerly known as "Solonos kai Massalias":
https://www.facebook.com/pages/%CE%A4%C ... 4902775398

There is also the Monastiraki flea market, with many interesting, hidden or not, places for a collector to do serious record hunting. This one probably stands out from the rest:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/%CE%96%C ... 4273168019

For a more thorough search and getting even deeper in Athens record hunting, you can also check these articles (use translator) which, more or less, cover the subject in a more detailed way:
http://www.ough.gr/index.php?mod=articl ... iew&id=937
http://www.ough.gr/index.php?mod=articl ... iew&id=970

I wish you good time at the UTH and fruitful record hunting.

PS. Sonic Age and Eat Metal are also located in Athens. They don't have stores currently, but these are their homepages, anyway, incase you want to arrange something with them:
http://www.eatmetalrecords.com/
http://sonicagerecords.com/_shop/
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Re: Athens record stores

Post#4 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:46 pm

All these but Shiva, it is no more.
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Re: Athens record stores

Post#5 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:48 pm

Trigger wrote:All these but Shiva, it is no more.
Hm...I suspected so...
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Re: Athens record stores

Post#6 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:16 pm

Thanks for the help, will see what we are able to visit from all these.

We're arriving on Wednesday next week
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Re: Athens record stores

Post#7 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:26 pm

Hello, any update to these lists?

I saw there is a media Mrkt around too, is it worth going to?

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Priamos
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Post#8 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:42 pm

Shimrod wrote:Hello, any update to these lists?

I saw there is a media Mrkt around too, is it worth going to?
Eat metal was relocated and made a reboot. You should definitely visit it along with No remorse, Bowel of noise (mainly for extreme metal ) and Monastiraki Flea market.
http://www.eatmetalrecords.com/shop/
https://www.facebook.com/EAT-METAL-RECO ... =page_info
The rest are valid too (apart from Shiva), but Media mrkt, hardly worths a visit. If you want expensive mainstream metal you could visit the "Public" stores.
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Post#9 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:21 pm

Hello, thank you for your reply.

I already planned to visit both No Remorse and Bowel.

I did not know Eat metal had a physical shop.

Sometimes Media Mrkt carry interresting titles at good prices like in Hungary for local bands or Germany.

What about these stores? Are they worth a visit?

http://www.greeceathensaegeaninfo.com/h ... stores.htm

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Priamos
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Post#10 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:44 pm

Shimrod wrote:Hello, thank you for your reply.

I already planned to visit both No Remorse and Bowel.

I did not know Eat metal had a physical shop.

Sometimes Media Mrkt carry interresting titles at good prices like in Hungary for local bands or Germany.
The Eat Metal store address-in latin letters-is :"Spiridonos Trikoupi 45, Exarhia, Athens". You could check their catalogue and make some reservations (as they have limited copies from each) after making a contact with them to arrange it.
Media Markt: I search all the times but the best thing found was a Krokus CD, for 6 Euros. However, a friend of mine in Salonika discovered (only) once a pretty underground and obscure local release sold for 8 euros. Nevertheless, I strongly believe that you can do much much much better, checking all the other shops in the list before you bother to pay a visit there.

PS. If you are in to vinyl, as well, you have a wider taste in music and rock, and pleeeenty of time, you could discover many gems in all these stores mentioned in the link. For stricktly metal, better stick to my original recommendations I made in my post almost a year and half ago.
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Re: Athens record stores

Post#11 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:01 pm

I agree that with so many independant stores around, there are better places to go than Media Mrkt. And I probably won't have time to check them all anyway.

I already reserved some cds in the other store but the pleasure is in browsing through piles of stuff isn't it?

Thanks again for your help.

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Post#12 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:20 am

Shimrod wrote: I already reserved some cds in the other store but the pleasure is in browsing through piles of stuff isn't it?
Indeed.

When are you coming? This Tuesday morning, I'm probably gonna be at Eat Metal too, spending plenty of time record-shopping the old way: drinking coffee, metal-chatting and listening stuff and recommendations by the crew. If you see a guy wearing this (the upper left T-Shirt):
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come say hello.
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Shimrod
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Re: Athens record stores

Post#13 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:13 pm

Hello,

I will be in Athens next week. I don't know yet when I will go to the shops (probably in the evening as they close late on some days).

I'll be quite busy during the day visiting the town.

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Priamos
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Post#14 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:17 pm

OK, enjoy your stay.
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Post#15 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:20 pm

Back from my trip. I had time to visit Metal Era, No Remorse, Bowels, Siren Records, Eat Metal and Zaharias.

I was great browsing all the stuff and the staff was kind and helpful. Thanks again for your advices.

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