We are both absolutely delighted to welcome Krusher Joule to the Mearfest family.
A very well known Celebrity in the Rock and Metal World. Krusher is a brilliant art designer, DJ, MC and all round hellraiser.
He was Kerrang main art designer for their Glory years, he worked with numerous bands, including Hawkwind, Black sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and many more.
He has sent us beautiful shirts, a sweatshirt and art prints including one of his more well known album sleeve Black Sabbath's Born Again, for our raffle.
The hundreds of welcoming comments on our facebook page says it all.
Krusher is a very loved legend.
Such an iconic album sleeve
Black Sabbaths Born Again album
The one album with Ian Gillan as the singer.
Designed by Krusher Joule
One of a limited number of prints
To see this amongst the beautiful art prints and shirts sent to us yesterday bought back so many memories.
I bought this on the day it was released in 1983
What were you doing then?
I was 18
Heavy Metal was absolutely Massive at the time. You couldn't turn on the radio and not hear tracks from Ozzy, Dio, Saxon and Iron Maiden.
I'd just got my first car an old MK 3 Cortina
I was an apprentice Electrician going to College one day a week and night school for extra maths.
I worked at Eton College the public School during the week learning my trade
I was still in the Boys Brigade who were celebrating their Centenary with huge events being held all over the country, especially Glasgow the city of its birth.
I was enjoying going to gigs, so many gigs.
Playing as a drummer in my first band.
Going to pubs, playing darts and pool
Life was opening up for me
And in the background the sound of Heavy Metal a constant reassuring, exciting and inspiring sound that has stayed with me throughout my life.
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