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24th July 2017

krusher after forever

Legendary compere, presenter, artist and broadcaster and more Stephen 'Krusher' Joule's new book, 'After Forever: The Inside Story Of Black Sabbath's Greatest Tour', is available now at Amazon on Kindle.

'After Forever...' is a monument in Metal. When the founding fathers, Black Sabbath, went on their greatest tour, Krusher Joule went with them. He was the DJ, MC, photographer and bands confidante as Sabbath, Slayer, Slipknot, Rob Zombie and other giants of rock blazed loud across the United States.

It was Sabbath's finest hour, documented here in words and over a thousand pictures from on stage, back stage, and inside the dressing rooms.

'After Forever' records what Sabbath were in the most insightful, intimate story of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll ever written.

These are the stories that have never been told. These are the pictures that have never been seen. This is what live rock music will be known for after forever.

'After Forever: The Inside Story Of Black Sabbath's Greatest Tour' Kindle Edition has been receiving rave customer reviews, including five out of five appraisals including:

"Honest, charming, hilarious and an absolute page turner and best read on a device with a colour screen to get the full benefit of the hundreds of photos."
S Black

"The Legendary Krusher Joule was a fixture of the 90s Metal scene in the UK. As former presenter of Noisy Mothers and much more, he was always going to have a catalogue of priceless stories from the 80s and 90s heydays of the Metal explosion. We've been saying for years he should write some down, and fortunately, in this instance, a diary was kept at the time, which finally has seen the light of day. I'm assuming it took eighteen years for all the legal clearance on some of these stories to be obtained. Nobody checked the photos I suspect, of which there are many. Oh my word."
T Willmer

"A bloody funny journal from a legend... Rock hard, rock heavy... ROCK ANIMAL!"
Jodie F

"Once I started the book, I couldn't put it down. A full record of an English rockhead's experiences as a fish somewhat out of water on the legendary Ozzfest tour. Krusher has a way with words that makes you feel like you were there, and read it in your head in his voice! One of the best music-related books I've read in ages, and possibly the funniest ever."
J Sheridan

"WOW, what an absolutely amazing read. An honest and open account of a journey with a fantastic band, I couldn't put it down, it had me gripped throughout."
Bod O 'Brien

"I really, really enjoyed this book; I know a fair few of the people mentioned and I thought it captured the essence of being on tour really well, especially the repetitive nature of bus/show/bus/drive or hotel.

"I also like the fact he captured the whole tour 'family' vibe and the sadness of having to leave it, all done in Krush's inimitable language and attitude. You forget what a career he's had sometimes, as the man is such a big character. What also comes through is his warmth and humility."

Daren Philips

You can get your copy of 'After Forever: The Inside Story Of Black Sabbath's Greatest Tour' at Amazon right here.




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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