A Metal Haven : Heavy Ritual Records
8th May 2017, 10:40
Posted by Tristan
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It’s no secret that the resurgence of vinyl is taking names, this is all well and good but what about the more niche online market? For the fans who aren’t content with just bog standard black LP’s, the fans hunting for that elusive colour, for the band you might not have seen anywhere else. Well let me introduce to Heavy Ritual Records! 

The indipendent record store is an online only affair but has more selection than you would find in your local HMV! Specialising in the more niche bands the choice here is everything from the bloodsoaked depth of Death Metal, the hazey hues of Doom the mind expanding Prog and and all sorts of other goodness in between. 

Specialising in vinyl Heavy Ritual Records has an extensive collection of bands that come in all shapes and sizes. For the studious Death Metal come Black Metal fan you’ll find : 

  • Anaal Nathrakh 
  • Bathory
  • Black Anvil
  • Black Breath
  • Bolt Thrower 
  • Cannabis Corpse
  • Deafheaven 
  • Death
  • Dying Fetus
  • Emperor
  • Enslaved
  • Evile 
  • Gojira
  • Gorguts
  • Immolation
  • Inquisition
  • Iron Reagan
  • Krisiun
  • Midnight 
  • Mantar
  • Morbid Angel
  • Myrkur
  • Necrophagist
  • Obituary
  • Power Trip
  • Skeletonwitch
  • Suffocation
  • Tribulation
  • Vektor
  • Vader 

Or for the more Weed loving Stoner and Doom you can find all sorts from the likes of classic bands like 

  • Sleep
  • Pallbearer
  • Electric Wizard 
  • Amenra
  • Acid Bath 
  • Avatarium 
  • Black Breath
  • Bison 
  • Cathedral
  • BlackSabbath 
  • Cough 
  • Corrosion of Conformity
  • Church of Misery
  • Cult of Luna
  • Crowbar
  • Goatsnake
  • Eyehategod
  • High on Fire
  • Inter Arma
  • King Woman
  • Khemmis 
  • Lord Dying
  • Kylesa
  • Melvins
  • Mastodon
  • Neurosis
  • Om 
  • Red Fang
  • Sumac

This is merely the tip of the iceberg however, once you dive into the world of Heavy Ritual Records you’ll likely not come back. Having access to all sorts of records under countless genre umbrellas; the site also has those more hidden gems of coloured vinyl, hard to get editions and all sorts. In short much more than you would find in your high street chain. The site also offers shipping to the US so for those who might be finding it harder to pick up their favourite records, have no fear, your answer could well be here.

The recent opening of everyone’s favourite wizarding wonder that is Crypt of The Wizard perhaps might cover the more physical side of things in London but here you’ll be able to check all sorts of the collection all throughout the world. What’s not to love! 

 With the world getting continually more and more used to having whatever their want might be at their fingertips, here you still have the potential to pick up a record whilst you’re on the move but instead of pumping into the vampire squid that is Amazon, you’ll instead be able to put it towards a business that will hopefully well and truly profit and keeping the Metal scene alive and kicking. 

Check out Heavy Ritual Records here!