Sunday 12th June 2016
Home of Metal is a fantastic project that was born in 2007, and has been spending time examining the origins of heavy metal and its birthplace in the West Midlands. With a fantastic exhibit from bands such as Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Napalm Death, and Black Sabbath, set within the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, visitors are treated to many unseen artefacts, relics, memorabilia and personal stories from both the fans and bands themselves.
After receiving funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and inspired by Black Sabbaths final world tour, Home of Metal are looking to work with fans to exhibit the history of the band, their relationship and success as they embark on their final tour in 2016.
“An artist or band’s success can be measured by their relationship with the fans, and the success of the ‘Home of Metal’ exhibition brought home just how dedicated and loyal ours are. It’s always humbling to realise how you’ve touched people’s lives with your music, a project where fans are actively involved would be great.” (Tony Iommi, Guitarist and Founder of Black Sabbath)
So, if you were lucky enough to catch the godfathers of rock, Black Sabbath, at Download Festival this weekend then you could be part of rock history. If you took a photograph of yourself during their set, then share your picture on Twitter or Instagram with the tag #homeofmetal to contribute to a photo archive which aims to document one of the most passionate and dedicated fan bases in the world.
If you would like to find out more about the project, contribute or become a volunteer head to www.homeofmetal.com for more information.