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‘At The Mermaid’ podcast series launchedWritten by lisa meyer on 1st June 2023

Home of Metal presents ‘At The Mermaid, a four part podcast series and limited edition publication. The Mermaid was a large, dilapidated pub in Sparkhill, a working-class neighbourhood three miles south of Birmingham city centre. The laid-back landlords welcomed teenage punks, hippies and rockers to .
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‘At The Mermaid’ project – behind the scenesWritten by lisa meyer on 31st May 2023

Photo courtesy of Steve McGreedy

Home of Metal’s first major exhibition in 2011 showcased important touchstones in local metal history, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Diamond Head were some of bands who, in their own different ways, carved out what has come to typify the .
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Jazz Sabbath to return to BirminghamWritten by lisa meyer on 12th May 2023

Home of Metal are delighted to be partnering with Jazz Sabbath. After last year’s sold out XL show, Jazz Sabbath will now return to Birmingham for 2 intimate shows at the Midlands Arts Centre on Friday December 1st.

The jazz trio helmed by Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band) explores .
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At the MermaidWritten by lisa meyer on 26th September 2022

Home of Metal are excited to be doing a brand new project – ‘At the Mermaid’. The Mermaid pub on the Stratford Road in Sparkhill, Birmingham was a hub of punk, metal, rock and noise gigs in the 1980s. It was steeped in DIY ethics, .
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Home of Metal director calls for Black Sabbath and music museum in BirminghamWritten by lisa meyer on 22nd August 2022

Home of Metal’s co-founder and director Lisa Meyer was recently interviewed by Birmingham World about the renewed interest from the city about Black Sabbath post Ozzy and Tony’s performance at the Common Wealth Games closing ceremony.

“For the exhibition at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery we had 24,000 visitors. So there is no doubt we have proven that there is an audience for this. People will flock to come and pay homage to the band. And it’s ever evolving, it’s not something that happened 50 years ago,” Lisa said.

“What’s come from Sabbath; you think about the heavy metal scenes in places like Indonesia, India and Brazil – metal is massive and it’s constantly evolving, so this is something which we should really lay claim to and we haven’t still. That’s my aim – to look at how we can do that and create something permanent for fans to come and visit.”

Read the full article HERE

Home of Metal x Jazz SabbathWritten by lisa meyer on 13th May 2022

Home of Metal are thrilled to be partnering with Jazz Sabbath, who will embark on a EU/UK tour; closing the tour with an extra special show at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham on Nov 26th.Jazz Sabbath explore the boundaries between jazz and the songs that defined heavy metal with their .
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Home of Metal x Pips Hot SauceWritten by lisa meyer on 26th November 2021

We are so excited to launch this new collaboration today – ‘Black Mass’ sauce.  Birmingham bastions, Pips Hot Sauce and Home of Metal have come together to concoct an almighty new condiment 

This is hot sauce as you’ve never tasted before; forged with black garlic, the finest chillies and roasted onions for .
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New Home of Metal – T/ToteWritten by lisa meyer on 27th October 2021

To launch the re-design of our Home of Metal website, we’ve commissioned Black Lodge Press, to forge a brand-new T-shirt and tote design for our shop. Available in two colours; silver & white – these T’s and tote will only be on pre-order until Thursday 28 October – so get them while you can!

By buying our merch you are supporting our ongoing work, celebrating the Home of Metal, have a read about what we have achieved to date and our future plans and dreams!

Black Lodge Press is an ongoing print and micropublishing project by CJ Reay. Coming from a background of zines, diy punk and radical politics, CJ creates images and graphics using a combination of bold text, found images and abstract textures.