Now we’ve always had a soft spot for the Black Country – anywhere that has given the world heavy metal and pork scratchings deserves an almighty pat on the back.

And while we’re still waiting for someone to set up an archive chronicling our favourite fatty pub snack, a new website charting the influence of Black Country rock has been born.

Home Of Metal brings together anything and everything relating to five decades of heavy music featuring West Midlands stalwarts Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Napalm Death and Godflesh. And founders Capsule are keen for fans to contribute to the biggest specialised archive of its kind by sending in tickets, demos, pics, patches et al.

And to inspire the masses we’ve picked up a video clip featuring Sabbath legends Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi plus Justin Broadrick from Godflesh. Check it out and go to for more!