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'Home of Metal' Exhibition at BMAG from 18 June 2011

Subscribe to RSS RSSThursday, 23rd June, 2011

When four working-class Aston lads known as Black Sabbath unleashed their debut album in 1970, it saw the birth of a new musical form, one unmistakably born in Birmingham and the Black Country. In the proceeding years, a myriad of bands from these locales took the lead from Sabbath and continued to evolve, innovate and break the barriers of this new genre.

The exhibition brings together unseen memorabilia sourced directly from the fans themselves and places it alongside iconic items such as Black Sabbath’s Mob Rules stage cross, Judas Priest costumes and handwritten Napalm Death lyrics. This show will also explore the ingredients that together made Heavy Metal, offering an insight into the region’s industrial history, the early blues-rock sound, the changing music industry, DIY politics as well as Heavy Metal’s global impact.

The exhibtion closes on 25 September 2011

Opening Times:

Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm

Friday: 10.30am-5pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm

Sunday: 12.30pm-5pm


Adults: £6.00

Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children): £14.00

Concessions: £4.00

Income support/unwaged: £3.00

Tickets: Book online or ring 0121 303 1966