About the Home of Metal Project


The Home of Metal digital archive is a collection of fans memorabilia & stories celebrating music from Birmingham & The Black Country. This is your opportunity to share your devotion by contributing to its legacy.

“I’m really proud to be a Brummie and to call Birmingham my home, that’s why I’m supporting the Home Of Metal events and message. Your surroundings and experiences influence your music  so it’s important for people to know where that music came from.”
Tony Iommi Black Sabbath

After over 5 years of dreaming, planning, championing and charming, Capsule managed something quite extraordinary in the summer of 2011.  Music fans as well as gifted curators and producers, Capsule threw down the gauntlet to the region.  Where were the shrines to Heavy Metal? Loved the world over, Heavy Metal in its many forms had its roots in Birmingham and the Black Country.  But you wouldn’t know to visit it.  Nary a plaque, tour or tea towel marked one of the region’s most prolific cultural exports.  But Capsule changed all that.

Home of Metal is a celebration of the music that was born in the Black Country and Birmingham, and is a project created and produced by Capsule.