DJ Devious, Kenny Gee, Luke Kenny
“The Berzerker is about musically fulfilling the statement ‘he who makes a beast of himself, is free from the pain of being a man’ The Berzerker is the most natural form of extremity known on this planet.”
The Berzerker is an Industrial Death Metal artist from Melbourne, Australia. Specializing in Speed, Intensity and aggression. The wall of noise produced by the band encompasses very untraditional drums sound supplied in the form of distorted 909 kick drums, and industrial sound scapes with general destructive elements used to enhance sonic assault. With twin vocal attacks and machine gun vocals rhythms the band stop at nothing to express their hatred on humanity.
The Berzerker was created as a solo studio project in 1995 and went on to release various EP’s on labels such as Industrial Strength (USA), Speedcore (GERMANY)and Widerstand (AUSTRIA). 1998 saw the initial contact with Earache Records (UK) with the re-mixes of the Morbid Angel tracks Day of Suffering, Abominations and The Ancient Ones.
The Berzerker was offered a contract with Earache Records for a number of full-length albums shortly afterwards, and in 2000 the Self-Titled album was released and the live act was born.
The bands first film clip for the track “Reality” was banned by the ITC (independent television commission) and MTV due to excessive strobe lighting and horrific images, including the appearance of the band.
In early 2001 the band headed off on a successful 27 show tour of the USA and Canada.
And in 2002/03 the band embarked on a World Tour to support their album Dissimulate this saw over 100 shows played across Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, and many more. They did full month long tours with bands such as toured with such bands as Nile, Napalm Death, Strapping Young Lad, Vader, Immolation and many more…
The Berzerker 2004 AD
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