The boom in metal’s popularity may have irritated some tr00ly tr00 fans, but by and large, I’ve embraced it, if only because it means I have easier access to the music. Listen up, children, there used to be a time where pop-punk was the most extreme music the record store would carry. Maybe, just maybe, there would be a Judas Priest greatest hits album, but only because “Breakin’ the Law” was on Beavis & Butt-head.
MyMetalClub.com will help you avoid metal-shunning music stores and guide you to the hallowed sanctuaries where heavy metal, black metal, grindcore, and all the other stuff your mother hopes you never ever start listening to is well stocked and ready for your enthusiastic little fingers. Better yet, the website only partners with independent record stores, not big box dumping grounds, so you can support businesses that haven’t lost site of the importance of the community of bands and fans. And the site has detailed news about album releases, so you can get tipped to Black Sabbath Live at Hammersmith Odeon, Slayer on vinyl, Monster Magnet’s special edition box set and the like. My favorite feature is the Metal Store Locator. Pop in your zip code to find the nearest place to blow all your cash on the good stuff.