Home of Metal: open days


Home of Metal is a project aimed at creating the first digital archive  http://www.homeofmetal.com, of metal music memorabilia and fans stories, to tell the story of this unique moment of Midlands’ musical heritage. It focuses on the innovators of the genre and those that continued to develop it – Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Napalm Death and Godflesh.


From Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 June 2010, 10am to 6pm, Home Of Metal will be taking up residence in a disused shop located at City 10, 18 Queen Square in Wolverhampton city centre, inviting fans to bring along their memorabilia & stories to be photographed & recorded to contribute to the digital archive or drop in to look at some of the Heavy Metal related wares we have already discovered!


Home Of Metal are looking for everything from concert tickets to photographs, badges, album covers, t-shirts, demo tapes, fan letters, fanzines, flyers, lyrics, posters, press articles, set lists and promotional materials to build the collection online, which will inform a series of major exhibitions which are being developed for 2011.


On Saturday 19 June, from 2pm to 6pm, renowned rock photographer Steve Gerrard will be in residence, fans are invited to have their portraits taken by him in their prized band T-shirts to feature in the Home Of Metal Exhibition.