Grindcore at the Mermaid


Home of Metal are excited to be doing a brand new project – ‘Grindcore 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 .
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Home of Metal director calls for Black Sabbath and music museum in Birmingham


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 Sabbath


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 Sauce


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/Tote


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.




Queer Stories from The Home of Metal – with Andrew O’Neill


Join Andrew O’Neill and a diverse group of LGBTQ+ heavy metal fans as they recount some of the best queer stories from the Home of Metal on Sunday 14th Nov at Subside Bar in Digbeth. Tickets from HERE

Heavy metal, spawned in the West Midlands half .
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QUEER STORIES FROM THE HOME OF METAL


WE NEED YOU!

To take part please PLEASE FILL IN THIS FORM deadline 6 June 2021

We are looking for amazing individuals –  Metal fans from the LGBTQ+ community, to contribute to a new project ‘Queer Stories of Metal’ with us.

If you are a fan, identify as .
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A Love That Never Dies


Over the years Home
of Metal has met some
incredible Black Sabbath fans who have dedicated huge amounts of
time and money to their fandom; some have collected hundreds of t-shirts, rare
records or travelled thousands of miles to attend every show on a tour. All
very impressive! This blog .
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Black Sabbath playlist


We’ve created a Black Sabbath playlist for your listening pleasure to get you in the mood before visiting the exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. The exhibition is on until the 29 Sept so don’t delay in getting your tickets. https://homeofmetal.com/tickets/




Exclusive Gold Ticket Event


Gold Ticket Event – Black Sabbath 50 Years ExhibitionWednesday 26th June at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery7.00pm – 9.30pmJust 100 tickets available

An exclusive evening with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler in conversation with Phil Alexander talking specifically about the exhibition and their loans. This blockbuster .
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