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Home of Metal

Home of Metal

For too long the Black Country and Birmingham has failed to celebrate one of the region’s greatest claims to fame, as being the home of heavy metal music.

The Home Of Metal project was established as a celebration of the music that has created a worldwide legacy, by bringing people together to share their passion for the music, creating a digital archive, heritage tours, exhibitions and ultimately a permanent collection dedicated to telling the story of metal and its birthplace

On Saturday 26th March they will be at The Public gallery in West Bromwich and fans of all ages are invited to bring along their memorabilia and stories to be recorded for the digital archive, prior to a series of exhibitions which will take place throughout the region during the summer. Home Of Metal is looking for everything from concert tickets to photographs, badges, album covers, t-shirts and flyers relating to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Diamond Head, Magnum and Napalm Death, as well as any other heavy metal bands from the area.

The event will be hosted by Kerrang! Radio DJ Johnny Doom, who will be talking to former Raw Power presenter, Ozzfest compere and all round metal expert Krusher. In addition Juneau Projects will be showing you how you can make your very own DIY guitar and there will be loads of fun family activities.

Home of Metal will take photos of items brought to the event and add them to an online archive on their website. The items themselves will not be added to the collection.

The day runs from 11am-3pm, admission is free and it’s aimed at all ages. For more information, visit