Shadebeast Records is a new record shop in Athens specializing in heavy metal and its myriad sub-genres. Originally started as an online store, owner Joe Eldridge realized there might be enough of a demand for a brick-and-mortar location after several months of allowing customers into his home to browse.
The new store – in a small portion of a warehouse facility at 160 Tracy Street, just off Chase Street – is currently only officially open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. If those posted hours don’t jive with your personal availability, you can also get the idea by checking out their Facebook page, facebook,com/shadebeastrecords. And they’ll still do mail orders.