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The Berzerker

By: Anders
Posted: Feb 8, 2006

Who isn't intrigued by noisy, fast, brutal death metal with elements from grindcore, industrial and pure noise? The more extreme the better at times, for me at least, and when I have as that I need a dose of The Berzerker, the Australian band knows how to fulfil my urge for noise and brutality. If you haven't checked out the band yet, it is about time, you'll either regret it till the day you die or enjoy the mental torture and mayhem you'll be served!


The band is the mind-child of mainman and vocalist Luke Kenny. The band was formed in 1995 and has had quite some line-up changes throughout the years. The band has 3 full length releases behind it, all being received very mixed, half of the press has critically acclaimed them, the rest loathed the band and their music. The same goes for most people who hear the music of The Berzerker, the either love or hate it. Luckily it is that exact reaction the band is after, they want people to either love or hate them, there shouldn't be any compromises, and there certainly isn't any in the band's music. The music is a fierce mix of grindcore, death metal and industrial, more brutal, fast, relentless and noisy than often heard, a nerve wrecking experience which crushes all within miles!

The band did in many years wear masks on press-pictures and when they performed live, though it got old and the band apparently didn't reach the public with the message they wanted with the mask and dropped them. The band has also been dubbed as the fastest band in the world, I don't if it ever has been proved, but the track 'No-One Wins' should be the fastest track ever made.

Today the band consists of Luke, bassist/vocalist Sam and the 2 guitarists Ed and Jay. For live purposes in UK/Europe at least the band uses guitarist Matt Wilcock and drummer Dave Gray, both from Akercocke, though Matt used to be a part of The Berzerker before he moved from Australia to England.

Check out the review of The Berzerker's new album World Of Lies

… And this interview with Sam.

Band members:

Luke Kenny – Vocals
Sam Bean – Bassist/vocalist
Ed Lacey– Guitars
Jay – Guitars (studio)
Matt Wilcock – Guitars (live)
Dave Gray – Drums (live)

Releases:

Full Of Hate - EP 1996
Inextricable Zenith - EP 1998
Broken - EP 2000
Demo's 1998 – Demo 2000
The Berzerker – 2000
Dissimulate - 2002
The Principles And Practices Of The Berzerker - DVD, 2004
World Of Lies - 2006

Upcoming live dates:

Fri 17 NOTTINGHAM - JUNKTION 7
Sat 18 WIGAN - CLUB NIRVANA
Sun 19 BOURNEMOUTH - OPERA HOUSE
Mon 20 EXETER - THE CAVERN
Tue 21 LEEDS - THE COCKPIT
Weds 22 TBAThurs 23 GLASGOW - THE BARFLY
Fri 24 TBA
Sat 25 NEWPORT - TJs
Sun 26 BIRMINGHAM - EDWARDS No.8
Mon 27 LONDON - THE GARAGE

The Berzerker website

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