Kenny had previously been a drummer in various Melbourne bands, including an early death metal group called Mystic Insight, but after suffering injuries in a motor vehicle accident which involved twenty wheeler trucks, was forced to give up playing. After disagreements and financial issues, Kenny returned to Australia and worked with friend Sam Bean, who recorded guitar parts, as well as backing vocals.
Also enlisted was another Sam contributing backing vocals, dubbed "Toby" due to Bean's seniority. Guitarists Jason and Ed Lacey from local metal band The Wolves were also recruited, and after a lengthy recording session, the band's first album, The Berzerker , was released. The album received wide praise in underground metal magazines, and the band was compared to Napalm Death and Strapping Young Lad.
Videos for the songs Reality and Forever were released, but were rarely aired on MTV and other mainstream outlets. MTV refused after they received threats for "heads to roll. The Berzerker had their first full U. Although the shows were well received, the band did not function through the rigors of touring as a unit and at the end of the tour the session musicians, drawn from Melbourne band Alarum , departed. For some months it seemed doubtful that The Berzerker would last for long.
There had been constant setbacks at every stage and any momentum gained was now lost with the departure of the live act.
However, the arrival of two replacement members injected new life into the band — drummer Gary Thomas from Perth band Plague and guitarist Matt Wilcock from Melbourne death metal band Abramelin , currently in Akercocke.
With the arrival of these new members The Berzerker set about recording their follow up album Dissimulate. The song 'No-one Wins' was also released as a video. It was claimed that Thomas' drumming on this song was considered for submission to the Guinness Book of Records as fastest drumming performance and while the band has since dismissed this as a fan-fueled rumour, it was included in official press releases at the time.
The band celebrated by playing live shows which resulted in onstage violence in Melbourne for months [ citation needed ] before heading off for a world tour lasting from to This culminated in an infamous Earache Christmas Party appearance, where the band terrorised both record label and the audience. Disaster struck in New York however when Thomas had an altercation with a bouncer that resulted in a broken foot and cracked vertebrae. The band could not pull out of the tour as there was still a week left, and each show had to be played to allow them to afford to make plane flights to the next tour because members of the band were poor.
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