Oral Histories continued – Ben Dallas

Proud Brummie and massive Sabbath fan Ben Dallas speaks of his homegrown love for our Brummie heroes and the joy he takes in having such an influential band to champion. 
Having previously worked at the O2 Academy Birmingham and now Marketing manager at the SSE arena in London (formerly Wembley), .
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Asya Draganova – Part 1

“You recognise my fandom and you value it in the way that I recognise you as people who have personally influenced me”
Asya Draganova is a Bulgarian Lecturer working in Birmingham. As a life long Sabbath fan who gained her music taste from her Father and .
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Home of Metal at Bandung Cassette Festival, Indonesia

This weekend Home of Metal will be at the Festival Kaset Bandung, Indonesia capturing portraits of Black Sabbath fans as part of our ongoing project to document the global fan base.
Bandung is widely known for its DIY music scene in the 90’s. It was also .
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Oral Histories continued – Dez Zonked

Dez Zonked, Black Sabbath mega fan, travelled all the way down from Workington, Cumbria to talk to us in Brum about his story and love for Sabbath.
Today also marks the anniversary of Sabbath’s first ever show. They played in Dez’s home town – Workington – .
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Memory number 2 – Daniel Bogarín Granados

Be sure to check back on the Home of Metal blog each week as we continue to bring you our collated memories from Black Sabbath fans around the world; speaking of their love for the band, the genre, Birmingham as the Home of Metal and .
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Black Sabbath – Memories from the Fans

The Home of Metal project has been hearing the stories from Black Sabbath fans around the world about their love for the band, the genre, happy memories of live shows, Birmingham as the Home of Metal and what it truly means to be a Metal .
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Competition time!!!!

Competition time folks – we’ve joined forces with BMG who are offering 2 invites to come along to the launch party for Black Sabbath ‘The Ten Year War’ box set – on Wednesday 26th July in London – with some very special guests.

Photo by Katja Ogrin
Fresh .
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Top 10 covers from Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath


It’s Friday 13th, 1970. You’ve decided to take a visit to your local record shop. You walk over to the new releases section and spot an album with a slightly creepy looking house and a woman in black on the cover. Unbeknownst to you, you’ve .
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Hell Bent For Leather Art Exhibition

Bill Sneyd our longest serving Home of Metal volunteer with Rob Halford at Parliament Tattoo hosts of the Hell Bent For Leather exhibition
As the Metal God would’ve announced himself: It’s a rainy Thursday night in North London – and The Priest is back!
And indeed Rob .
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Battle jackets: rebellion, creativity and devotion

One of my fondest memories from my first music festival was the sight of a big burly metalhead sat outside his tent, needle and thread in hand, carefully sewing a newly purchased patch on to his denim battle jacket. There was something amusing about the .
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