Black Sabbath and Judas Priest donate “money-can't-buy” memorabilia to the largest-ever metal charity prize draw

[L-R] Tony Iommi and Richie Faulkner
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A massive selection of rare metal memorabilia is up for grabs as part of #ILoveMetal, the world's largest-ever metal music charity prize draw.

Collated by the UK Metal Merger In Solitude supergroup in partnership with Music For Nations, the draw includes items – organized into bundles – donated by Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, My Dying Bride, Nuclear Blast, Sony/BMG, Earache Records, Laney, Epiphone, Live Nation/Download and more.

Highlights include an Epiphone Limited-Edition Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom and rare Black Sabbath book – both of which are signed by Iommi – a “once-in-a-lifetime collection of My Dying Bride rarities”, a Jackson electric guitar, two VIP passes for Download Festival 2022 and a limited-edition Motörhead Ace of Spades box set.

Black Sabbath

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The draw is raising money for Stagehand, a UK-based charity which helps music stage and road crews, providing mental health support and funding for those experiencing severe hardship.

“The #ILoveMetal campaign is critical to supporting the behind-the-scenes workers in the live music industry that, right now, are in crisis,” say the organizers of the event.

“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, giving back to the people who make these life-affirming events happen.”

There are nine bundles up for grabs – Black Sabbath, Nuclear Blast, Live Nation/Download, My Dying Bride, Motörhead, Earache Records, UK Metal Merger, Judas Priest and 5B Artists and Media – with entry tickets for each available for £5. 

For more information, head to #ILoveMetal's Crowdfunder page.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.