Global following


“Heavy Metal was born in the West Midlands and has developed a global following matched only in Hip-Hop. Its time to stop sneering and celebrate this proud cultural heritage…”
Daniel Trilling – New Statesman 30th July 2007

Home Of Metal aims to show how these bands from Birmingham and the Black Country have had a worldwide impact as well as looking into their early roots and locating them within the region. The project is really beginning to become quite exciting as word starts to spread, with fans from all over the world getting involved an example is Andreas Christensson from Malmö in Sweden, who kindly took photos of his Black Sabbath collection and sent them to us yesterday for inclusion in the archive. Andreas was introduced to Sabbath when he was 12 years old by his uncle and has been obsessed ever since, dedicating his house as a shrine to the band, he hopes one day to be able to visit Birmingham.


Andreas surrounded by his Black Sabbath collection at his home in Sweden

His Black Sabbath picture discs


Black Sabbath record collection


Ozzy obsessed

“Heavy Metal was born in the West Midlands and has developed a global following matched only in Hip-Hop. Its time to stop sneering and celebrate this proud cultural heritage…”

Daniel Trilling – New Statesman 30th July 2007

Home Of Metal aims to show how these bands from Birmingham and the Black Country have had a worldwide impact as well as looking into their early roots and locating them within the region. The project is really beginning to become quite exciting as word starts to spread, with fans from all over the world getting involved an example is Andreas Christensson from Malmö in Sweden, who kindly took photos of his Black Sabbath collection and sent them to us yesterday for inclusion in the archive. Andreas was introduced to Sabbath when he was 12 years old by his uncle and has been obsessed ever since, dedicating his house as a shrine to the band, he hopes one day to be able to visit Birmingham.

Andreas surrounded by his Black Sabbath collection at his home in Sweden

His Black Sabbath picture discs

Black Sabbath record collection

Ozzy obsessed