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Performing: 16th July 2005 / The Rocksound Cave Stage
Krusher first came to the publics’ attention in 1982 when he became Art Director of the then Bible of Heavy Metal magazine Kerrang!. Before that he was known as Steve Joule who had worked as a freelance designer in the music industry since 1976 producing work for the likes of Motorhead, Sammy Hagar, Uriah Heep, Gamma, Girlschool, Blondie and The Sex Pistols. He has designed album sleeves for Hawkwind ‘Live ’79’, Gary Moore ‘Dirty Fingers’ and ‘Live at the Marquee’, Iron Maiden ‘Live After Death’, Ozzy Osbourne ‘Diary of a Madman, ‘Speak of the Devil’ and ‘Bark at the Moon’, Japan and Black Sabbath ‘Born Again which apparently Ian Gillan, the then vocalist with the band was quoted as saying; “I took one look at the cover and puked!”, whilst both Deicide’s Glenn Benton and Soulfly’s Max Cavalera have claimed it to be their favourite album sleeve of all time. Also whilst still working for Kerrang! Krusher designed a series of official biography books including Iron Maiden’s ‘Running Free’, Motley Crue’s ‘The First Five Years’ and Twisted Sister’s ‘The First Official Book’ and not forgetting tour programmes for AC/DC, Deep Purple, Robert Plant, Anthrax, Accept and Europe. His work has also included designing and editing the official Donington ‘Monsters of Rock’ programmes since 1986 and he has also compered and DJ’d the festival in 1994, ’95 and ’96.
In 1989 Krusher was offered his own radio rock show, ‘Krusher’s Metal Mayhem’ by the BBC which he presented on Greater London Radio. He was also approached to host and DJ the rock night at the Hippodrome club in the heart of
In 1995 he formed a band with Motorhead guitar hero Wurzel and Johnny Violent, hardcore techno wizard and brains behind the brain disturbing Ultraviolence. Under the moniker WVKEAF, which stood for Wurzel, Violent, and Krusher Evil As Fuck they recorded and murdered a version of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’. It was released in 1996 and is now a most sought after 12 inch piece of vinyl not only by rock DJ’s but also by dance DJ’s as it seems to cross the boundaries of both decency and taste as far as both camps are concerned. The band split in 1997 due to horticultural differences.In 1998 Krusher compered and DJ’d the UK ‘Ozzfest’ which resulted in him being offered the whole ‘Ozzfest’ tour of the US in 1999 with Black Sabbath headlining as well as including bands such as Rob Zombie, Deftones, Slayer, Godsmack, System of a Down, Slipknot and many more. 2000 saw Krusher return to
Krusher currently presents Krusher’s Monday Metal Mayhem between 9 and midnight every Monday on Totalrock which can be heard on Sky Digital 938 or at www.totalrock.com and when he’s not doing that he resides on a smelly couch in South East London where he quaffs copious amounts of lager, plays hideous computer games, watches really crap television and makes his plans for world domination