Natasha Slater – from Oz to Oz

“he rolled his eyes and he said “why the **** would you want to get my name tattooed on you?!””
Hear the first part of our Black Sabbath oral history with Natasha Slater who grew up in a small town in Australia but upon her first .
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Home of Venues

Napalm Death 1986 at the Mermaid Pub in Birmingham – photo courtesy of Digby Pearson
(see this and other photos in our archive )
On hearing about the upcoming closure of one of Birmingham’s longstanding live rock and metal venues, ‘The Flapper’ in the City Centre, it got .
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Oral Histories continued – Ben Dallas

“I always go back to War Pigs as the reference point for how cool a song can possibly be.”
Listen in to the concluding part of our Home of Metal Oral History with Ben Dallas. You can check out Part 1 of Ben’s chat with us .
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Jaz Singh – a better Sabbath

“With me, when I left school, I was quite a lonely little child, for me Sabbath were that sound where…everything that was in my head just got released…all that anger, the depression, the frustration – Sabbath was my release point …Tony Iommi’s riffs, the power .
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Rosita Piergiorgi – a tribute to Tony

“I was in emotional shock…he was so great, so kind, it was like when you meet someone who is you’re dad or something…Tony is so magnetic…he has this fantastic aura around him”
Listen in to part 2 from lifelong Iommi fan – Rosita Piergiorgi – dedicated .
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Black Sabbath Night in São Paulo.

It was a cold rainy night on the 28th of September 2017, we chose the same date of the movie premiere to celebrate the life of our favourite band and one of the most influential artists of all time, the mighty Black Sabbath. The idea .
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Aitor Lopez – a Brummie welcome

Meet Aitor from Spain. In part 1 of his Black Sabbath oral history, he talks of a particularly strong memory he has of blasting Sabbath in his old vintage on route to a party in a village in Catalonia where he would spend his summers. 
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Chris Hopkins – a Black Sabbath anorak!

“I would class myself as a Black Sabbath anorak.”
Meet the man who’s seen Sabbath over 70 times, across the world – Chris Hopkins. Comparing following the band to the passion of a football club fan, he describes his obsession, his memories and his extensive .
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Shobha Lizaso – the remedy

“It’s complimented me since the time I was 15 til now, I’m 41 and there’s nothing else that’s really been so consistent in my life and been such a remedy for me.”
Meet Shobha Lizaso, an Attorney from America and deeply committed Sabbath fan. In Part .
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Jeremy Stewart – giving back to Brum

“I always thought it was important to go back to the start and find out where the new bands came from.”
Listen to Part 1 of the Oral History from local Brummie and Home of Metal volunteer,  Jeremy Stewart. Jeremy got into Sabbath to find the point .
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