New Home of Metal exhibition – Fear No Evil

Home of Metal are thrilled to be collaborating with our friends The Framers and Ideal Skate store to present a Supersonic Festival exhibition by Artist, Illustrator and skateboarder French .The opening night is on Thursday 24th August at The Framers, The Custard Factory from 18:00 – 20:00, lots of original artwork for sale and .
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The Mermaid feature in The Guardian

We were absolutely thrilled that The Guardian did a feature on The Mermaid and our Home of Metal project. “The Brummie Pub that birthed Grindcore”.

“Lisa Meyer, the director of Home of Metal as well as Birmingham’s Supersonic festival, was initially inspired to document the story .
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Episode 4 – At The Mermaid – Punk’s Not Dead

In the last episode of our ‘At The Mermaid’ podcast we explore the impact the venue had on those that attended and performed there.For reasons that seem unclear, Daz Russell stopped promoting shows at the Mermaid, some thought this was due to licensing, health and .
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Episode 3 ‘At The Mermaid – Louder, Faster, Noisier’

Home of Metal’s entry point to the Mermaid was the punk/metal crossover, which came to be known as grindcore, that emerged from the Mermaid scene in the 1980s. Spending time talking with regular gig goers, it’s clear there was an impressive range of underground music .
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At The Mermaid Episode 2 – ‘Punks, Politics, Performance’

“This was the magic, this was literally kids doing it for themselves. This was the real DIY. This was the real punk rock.” Justin Broadrick

Today we release the 2nd episode in our podcast series ‘At The Mermaid’.

The Mermaid was a large, dilapidated pub .
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Geezer Butler book competition

Home of Metal are delighted to be partnering with Harper Collins to give away 2 signed copies of Geezer Butlers book ‘Into The Void’.

The much-anticipated first book from Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler

With over 70 million records sold, heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath are one .
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‘At The Mermaid’ podcast series launched

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 scenes

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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Home of Metal’s artistic director appointed as ‘Metal Curator’ by Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) on the new commission Black Sabbath – The Ballet.

Home of Metal are delighted to announce that we have been appointed as ‘Metal Curator’ by Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) on the new commission Black Sabbath – The Ballet.

BRB and Home of Metal, as bastions of Birmingham, whose work is acclaimed internationally, come together to celebrate .
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Jazz Sabbath to return to Birmingham

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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