Black Raven Records--New record store in Victoria!!! Specializing in Punk/Metal/Grind/and Crust!
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anarchoblitz
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Hello everyone! Letting you all know that we've officially opened the doors to our new store in Fernwood Square! 1294 Gladstone is the address. We are specializing in underground/extreme music. genres include: anarcho-punk, grindcore, black metal, death metal, crust-punk and more!!!

We also carry Military Surplus at VERY reasonable rates! this includes combat boots, jackets, shirts, backpacks, rain gear etc. we have a lot of things by donation as well!

In addition to all of that, we are also a new/used bookstore! we specialize in radical literature but also carry classic fiction, punk zines, fantasy etc.

We will be putting a "wish-list" on the wall for people looking for specific things, so keep that in mind.

So far as we know this is the first store of its kind in Victoria and will need your support to survive as it is rather "specialized." We are not doing it for money; you will find that our stuff is the CHEAPEST in town.


We will be getting new records/books/clothing in every week!

Please feel free to contact us for distribution at shows or more information.

email: anok4u_2000@yahoo.ca
chronic_clubfoot@hotmail.com - Wed, 20 Feb 2008 7:58pm
Nicholas Antoni Marek Gibas
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what hours are you guys open?? - Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:52am
Bryan
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I believe they're open 11-5, although that may be incorrect. Check this store out, it's one of the best possible things to happen for Victoria punks and metalheads. - Thu, 21 Feb 2008 2:15am
anarchoblitz
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Our hours are: 11-5 tuesday-saturday. we may be open slightly later on either end(anarchy time?)but we'll try hard to keep it on schedule for your convenience.

Oh yeah--bands who wish to bring demos in may do so and we buy and put stuff on consignment. We are currently stocking pretty much only metal/anarcho-punk/crust/ and grind but are also interested in folk music(early dylan, guthrie, St. Marie, Jack Elliot etc, ska/reggae is also going to be stocked at some point.

thanks!

Pass on the word! - Thu, 21 Feb 2008 8:49am
Ty Stranglehold
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does the punk have to be crust/anarcho? - Thu, 21 Feb 2008 7:46pm
anarchoblitz
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Doesn't "have to be." its just the focus. Of course we have other types of punk as well including Hardcore(the 80s westcoast style as well as the DC thread,i.e. straightedge and such). WE also have ska/punk and such. - Fri, 22 Feb 2008 8:29am
Ty Stranglehold
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Cool. I'll bring some discs down. - Sat, 23 Feb 2008 7:24pm
Troy
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so for hardcore is it going to be only the 80s wescoast style and DC.

Just curious as Victoria still doesn't have a good store to buy modern hardcore bands stuff (ie Bridge 9, Rivalry, Deathwish Inc / Malfunction, Youngblood, etc) Have to go to Vancouver or Seattle for that. or order online. as Ditch only gets in 80s Dischord and Revelation records.


BUT Enough of my complaining still stoked on what you are doing and going to check out what you do have since in another thread you said you had Ebullition releases. and probably a lot of other suprises - Tue, 26 Feb 2008 1:28pm
anarchoblitz
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have you actually checked out the selection? I think you will find that about 80 percent of the store is "modern hardcore"!



see you soon! - Tue, 26 Feb 2008 9:04pm
Troy
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haha no i haven't been in yet.. as i was out of town last weekend and all over the place during the week / work during the week on those hours its open..

but as i said at the end i am still really excited to go in and check out the stuff and spend money as i get paid this friday too..
also a lot of that is just assumptions about what you have obviously - Tue, 26 Feb 2008 10:36pm
Cordell
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wicked store, props to wolf. - Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:36pm
anarchoblitz
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hey! we're going to try new hours due to people having to work. we're going to try 12-6pm tues-sat. let us know if this sounds better than 11-4:30.
cheers! - Fri, 29 Feb 2008 7:41pm
Troy
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those new hours are sweet.
Well makes it easier for me to get there on weekdays.

I love the space you are in, since i got to come in on Saturday. - Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:02pm
anarchoblitz
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thanks for everyone who's been coming in! the store is going well, which means Danielle(my partner who also runs this store, in fact she does over half the work) and I can order more stuff(we are volunteers at this point, i.e not paying ourselves so we can get more music and such). So far as styles go, we hope to cater to everyone we can. We certainly will track down things people are looking for(hardcore, crust, noise, metal etc.).

any bands looking to get buttons done get in touch as well, since we are doing a lot of that now!

also, bands bring demos down. eventually we'll have a "local" section(yes, a new arrivals as well!).

all for now. - Fri, 7 Mar 2008 9:13pm
jeff
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Black Raven Records is now open on sundays!!!!!!

PS - check out the show there putting on, on Saturday April 19th(at the Bayanihan Cultural Center 1709 Blanshard) with Mudlark(Sludge Grind), Haggatha(Bone Crushing Sludge), Griefer(Harsh Bastard Noise Attack!!!) and Colombian Necktie(Grinding Cyber-disnoise thrash). - Wed, 9 Apr 2008 7:32pm
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