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Family Tree tea towel – back in stockWritten by Sarah Lafford on 11th December 2013

Back by very popular demand is the Home of Metal Family Tree tea towel. Illustrated by Bunny Bissoux, the map traces the tangled web of heavy metal history. A lovely Christmas present we reckon, but make sure you get your order in by Thursday 19th .
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Napalm Death perform on clay filled speakersWritten by Sarah Lafford on 9th October 2013

Music magazine The Wire report that Napalm Death will be teaming up with a sculptor to create an avant garde performance at the amazing De-La-Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.
“This month, Napalm Death will perform with ceramic sculptor Keith Harrison at Bexhill-On-Sea’s De La Warr Pavilion. Harrison .
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SXSW launch film with LemmyWritten by Sarah Lafford on 7th October 2013

This video documents the exciting Home of Metal digital archive launch at SXSW in Austin, Texas in 2010. We hosted a live Q & A with legendary Motorhead  front man Lemmy – interviewed by Johnny Doom of Kerrang! Radio.
The digital archive went .
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Call out to metal fansWritten by Sarah Lafford on 25th September 2013

Delegates at the Home of Metal conference – do you want to get involved in Heavy Metal studies?
Lindsay Bishop, an anthropologist based at University College London is looking for UK based music fans, approx. 25+ sought for a study in heavy metal.
“I’m an anthropologist, .
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Sabbath live DVD previewWritten by Sarah Lafford on 19th September 2013

Black Sabbath have released a teaser for their live DVD ‘Live…Gathered in Their Masses’, due for release in November. This will give all the ticket holders for their UK December tour a nice preview!

Bill Ward – fine art rhythmsWritten by Sarah Lafford on 23rd July 2013

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has created a unique exhibition merging fine art with the art of drumming.
Story from hennemusic.com
“Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward is preparing to unveil a groundbreaking collection of fine art created from rhythm.
On August 1, Ward will debut .
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Nazoranai + Nicholas Bullen / 9th July / BirminghamWritten by Sarah Lafford on 3rd July 2013

The powerhouse trio of Stephen O’Malley ( Sunn0))) ), Oren Ambarchi and Keiji Haino perform a very special show at CBSO Centre on Tuesday 9th July. This is going to be loud. Nazoranai are psychedelic avant doom from “three undisputed masters in their field”.
“…It was .
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Black Sabbath – No 1 and record breakers!Written by Sarah Lafford on 17th June 2013

Who says Heavy Metal is ‘niche’? Sabbath’s new album ’13’ is number one in the album charts, reaffirming their place as one of the most loved bands in the world. They’ve also smashed the world record for the longest gap between number ones in the .
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God is Dead? The videoWritten by Sarah Lafford on 13th June 2013

Check out the video for Black Sabbath’s new single ‘God is Dead?’

And don’t forget, there’s a tour in December!

Kerrang Radio -we salute you!Written by Sarah Lafford on 10th June 2013

DJ Johnny Doom in our recreation of Ozzy’s childhood home in Aston
We’re really sad to hear the news of Kerrang! Radio’s departure from Birmingham. Owned by Bauer Media, the station will cease its FM broadcast from the Birmingham studios and relocate to London as a .
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