Donated by international metal-music industry heavyweights such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Nuclear Blast, My Dying Bride, Laney, Epiphone, Earache, Sony/BMG, Razamataz, PRS Guitars, Live Nation/Download, 5BAM, Bravado, and UK Metal Merger resulting in nine incredible bundles, with over 1,000 items of ‘money-can’t-buy’ metal memorabilia, merchandise and rarities – #ILoveMetal is the world’s biggest ever metal-music charity prize draw.
In partnership with Julie Weir/Music For Nations – the #ILoveMetal collection was collated by the UK Metal Merger ‘In Solitude’ single supergroup collaboration, again with the motivation of raising funds for the Stagehand Charity. Stagehand is the only UK charity that specifically helps music stage and road crew, and is dedicated to providing severe-hardship funding and mental health support for live events industry workers.
The #ILoveMetal campaign is critical to supporting the ‘behind the scenes’ workers in the live music industry that, right now, are in crisis. Without them there won’t be a live events industry, even when covid restrictions are lifted. Whilst providing the opportunity to win money-can’t-buy prizes, #ILoveMetal is a way for the metal community to come together to support live music (a cause very dear to our hearts and ears!) giving back to the people who make these life-affirming events happen.
This is not an auction! It is a series of prize draws for each available bundle. With an auction, only fans with the deepest pockets get involved, whereas with a prize draw the whole international metal community can participate through £5 entries via the #ILoveMetal Crowdfunder page. If a fan enters multiple times, they stand a better chance of winning. The prize draw ends June 11th and the winners will be contacted June 18th.
The limited edition, unique items up for grabs are listed below, but include a Limited Edition Tony Iommi Epiphone Signature SG Custom, and rare/exclusive Black Sabbath book, both of which personally signed by Tony Iommi, two VIP passes for Download 2022; a framed Judas Priest Epitaph Presentation, personally signed by Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis; a Black PRS SE Standard Tremonti Guitar signed by Richard Shaw of Cradle of Filth, and a once-in-a-lifetime collection of My Dying Bride rarities.