Bands & Artists : BerserkerfoX
beserkerfox writes"Metal just isn’t metal
without pummelling riffs, intricate guitar duelling, point-locked
harmonies and screamin’ solos. To top it all off, add growling vocals,
trunk-rattling bass and double-kick drumming and you have all the
makings of some very powerful, very addictive music.
began in 2005 as a simple jam session in a studio apartment in the
heart of Melbourne, thrashing out ol’ Metallica classics like Puppetz
and One, soon turned into an all out race for metal greatness. Resident
guitarists Ashish Kumar and Anannd Thambirajah, whilst keeping hydrated
with copious amounts of ‘concentration juice’, went on to hammer out
random riffs and record everything that resulted from the day. After
many weeks, and a collection of fragmented riffs and excerpts, they
began to stitch together what would become the head-bang inducing riffs
you hear today, a.k.a. the MySpace 6.
two years of writing, jamming and much procrastinating, the guitarists
decided that the home recordings of guitars and machine drums needed a
voice to complete the saga.
early 2007, Daniel Mozumder, a.k.a. “Muzzi” joined the two-man project
and finally gave BerserkerfoX the voice it needed. Laying down layer
after layer of seething, growling vocals, the songs began to take on
its final form. With lyrics touching on subjects like war, family
dysfunction, inner turmoil and teenage angst, the songs reflect the
band, the individual and the times.
McRae, introduced to the band by Muzzi, brought with him a bass guitar,
a ‘sponge-like’ talent to learn and an uncanny ability of creating
aural backdrops of bass and subsonic rumble. Having the highest level
of musical theory training in the band, he quickly found his niche in
the group as the critical ear, pointing out what rocked and what
flopped. His carefully crafted bass lines not only complemented the
guitar tracks, but added more dimension and depth to the songs’ sonic
O’Donnell, the working man, answered an advertisement placed on the
MELBAND website. His ability to proficiently play a multitude of
instruments makes him one of the most dynamic and musically involved
members of the band. Such experience allowed him to masterfully forge
crushing beats that completed the bottom end of the audible spectrum.
their lineup completion in June 2007, BerserkerfoX has had the
privilege of playing at a number of venues in and around Melbourne; The
Arthouse, Sectionate, Casey's Nightclub, The Barleycorn Hotel,
Musicland, DV8 Reborn and Switch alongside industry veterans the likes
of Nothing, Augur, Frankenbok, Orchid Ablaze and Be'lakor.
has also officially begun on a new EP and an LP at BerserkerfoX's home
studio, aptly titled FoXStudios (Kings Park). The EP is scheduled for
release at the end of September/early October, with the LP tentatively
ready for distribution at the end of November. More details, concrete
release dates, track listings and artwork to come as they surface.
visceral twin guitar attack, rumbling precision bass playing, technical
double-kick drumming and seething vocals, BerserkerfoX is set to keep
the metal flame burning! Writing is already underway to pump out
another 4 songs which aim to push the boundaries of what distinct forms
music in this genre can take.
The Official BerserkerfoX MySpace