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Home Of Metal

Birmingham's Capsule art and music production agency (organisers of the forthcoming Supersonic Festival, supported by The Wire) have recently launched the Home Of Metal digital archive. Home Of Metal aims to collect all types of memorabilia relating to Heavy Metal music from Birmingham and the Black Country, areas which they claim to be the birthplace of Metal.

They're inviting all Metallers around the world to share their passion for the music of West Midlands Metal groups such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Napalm Death and Godflesh and contribute stories and memorabilia by uploading images, sound files and film footage to their site. They're 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 their online collection, which will be used for a series of exhibitions being developed for 2011.