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Old 04-22-2004, 03:50 PM   #61
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Nerve damage

All the playing on the dvd is mind blowing -

I see that you guys were really hammering your bodies during the recording sessions.

Have any of you had any problems with tendonitis - nerve damage and all that shit?
.....any cures or excercises you'd recommend?


keep doing it -no compromise
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:53 PM   #62
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Re: Nerve damage

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Have any of you had any problems with tendonitis - nerve damage and all that shit?
.....any cures or excercises you'd recommend?
I used a chinese herbal supplement called Dong Qai when recording guitar for the first album. It's used to reduce the incidence of cramping - usually for women on their period, but recommended to me by guys who ride motorcross as their forearms tend to cramp up riding.

Drummer and Guitarist used a lotion called Tiger Balm. You rub it into the skin and it stops your muscles going sore after shows.

No tendonitis problems...so far.
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Old 04-23-2004, 03:53 AM   #63
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hey man

hey berzerker man i spoke to you via emal but you didnt give my any names of any techno/gabber/electronica djs so i could get some. i have some :
dj plague
tear box
some others not at home so i cant check but if you could tell me some names or an easir way of getting old your old stuff i would be very greatful!!!!!!

oh and berzerker basist your a speed god. im suprised your arm didnt fall off!!!!
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Old 04-23-2004, 03:58 AM   #64
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I'm surprised it didn't fall off, either.
Ta!
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Old 04-23-2004, 04:35 AM   #65
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i take it it takes a lot of practice to get that fast
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:52 PM   #66
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Correct me if i am wrong, but when I saw the Berzeker last, their bassist played with a pick. I know from experience that I can easily reach 32 notes at 240 by picking with 4 fingers. I would think it would put less of a strain on the bass player if he didn't play with a pick.
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Old 04-24-2004, 06:13 PM   #67
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where's the fun in that?
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Old 04-24-2004, 11:52 PM   #68
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to the drummer.what band inspired you?
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Old 04-25-2004, 12:14 AM   #69
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FAO Luke - are you related to the guy who designed the latest dragon?

odd question i know...but the whole kenney thing

oh and, what exactly did you do whilst using CuBase on the first album?
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Old 04-25-2004, 06:30 AM   #70
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another one for Luke

- You nailed the mix on dissimulate , i was wondering could you of done what you did on dissimulate to self titled to possibly nail that mix to, or would it of been impossible?
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Old 04-25-2004, 06:50 AM   #71
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tour?

I was watching the new dvd last nite like u do an i was wondering is there going to be anymore european tours? i don't mean like now but in the future? PS i take my hat off to people like you when u were making the self titled album U ROCK
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Old 04-25-2004, 07:49 AM   #72
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Is it possible to buy a shirt, that looks like the ones you wear on stage??
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Old 04-25-2004, 08:38 AM   #73
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how do you create your awesome sound?? because me and a few mates are starting up our death metal band and we want to know the best way to create a brutal, heavy sound.
i mean, do you create a guitar riff first and then revolve everything else around that or do you create a fast-arse dums beat and revolve your riffs and vocals around that?
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Old 04-25-2004, 08:39 AM   #74
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and also do you know where i can buy the dvd in perth?? i had a look at all the shops i know today and couldnt find it
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Old 04-25-2004, 10:52 AM   #75
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i mean, do you create a guitar riff first and then revolve everything else around that or do you create a fast-arse dums beat and revolve your riffs and vocals around that?

dunno about the berzerker, but i find the second way is best
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Old 04-25-2004, 10:55 AM   #76
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berzerker bass, do you play with your fingers? if you do, thats crazy. by this, I mean to compare you to Alex Webster. he is fuckin phenomenal with his fingers. insanity.
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Old 04-25-2004, 04:26 PM   #77
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how long have you been playing guys?
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Old 04-25-2004, 09:46 PM   #78
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i love how impressed people are by the simplest of things.
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Old 04-26-2004, 04:06 AM   #79
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What do you guys think about Michael Jackson?
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Old 04-26-2004, 08:56 PM   #80
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Originally posted by Nyarlathotep
Correct me if i am wrong, but when I saw the Berzeker last, their bassist played with a pick. I know from experience that I can easily reach 32 notes at 240 by picking with 4 fingers. I would think it would put less of a strain on the bass player if he didn't play with a pick.
I play with a pick for a few reasons. I play guitar a lot more than bass and am used to playing with a pick...the finger picking thing has never come easily to me, and respect to people who can do it.

But I find that with finger picking, you lose a lot of attack and there is a large difference in volume between notes when you finger pick. Also it is a style that works best with a clean bass tone, and the berzerker bass sound is always distorted.
Besides, a lot of the dissimulate material is played up around 300bpm. Even with 4 fingers, I think you'd find finger picking that a bit of a stretch.
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Old 04-26-2004, 10:37 PM   #81
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hm
when playing "corporal....."

do you play it on the 2nd fret(B..obviously) as opposed to open A?
if so....how the fuck does the guitarist do the 2nd fuckin' solo cos i can't figure out how to play it without cutting my fingers for some reason....
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Old 04-27-2004, 12:44 AM   #82
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we played that song in B as per carcass, just in 2nd position though. The solos are also just moved up in position, i dont have a trem bar as Michael ammot used in the 2nd solo so its varied a bit. Im struggling to figure out how you could cut your fingers though.
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Old 04-27-2004, 07:16 AM   #83
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Hey Berzerker's, you rock :D

Here in Germany it is not to easy to get you plates.
But i have it ;)

Can i Order the DVD over the internet to Germany?

Sorry for my baaaad englisch
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:21 AM   #84
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you can order the DVD from the Earache Euro webstore - they should ship to Germany ;)

on a random note... watching the studio footage with The Drummer... man, i know the drums were fast, but that fucking blew me away! the guy can't be human!


anyway... i remember one of the things i think one of them said about their worst gig being when they were on the Nile/ SYL/ Napalm Death tour and The Drummer had broke his foot....

on an almost connected vibe.... I know there's virtually no band out there doing what The Berzerker is doing in terms of sound, but in terms of 'classificiation' (ie "industrial death metal") what do you guys think of the other bands round that are trying to take extreme music to the next level, such as Red Harvest, Strapping Young Lad, Void etc?
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Old 04-27-2004, 12:06 PM   #85
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This ones for The guitarist.

What speed do you normally set your metronome at when doing a chromatic scale? I can get upto around 150-160bpm which isnt that fast comparitivly (The fastest I've ever seen done is 210 - which is pretty blurry).

Secondly, What sort of guitar exercises do you do to develope and maintain your speed and finger dextierity?

Lastly, Whats the best peice of guitar advice you can offer to an aspiring heavy metal guitarist?

Thanks for any response man - and thanks for the opportunity to probe your brain with these q's. You guys are a band like no other and this kind of fan interaction and appreciation proves that. Cheers blokes, Keep it brutal.
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Old 04-27-2004, 01:10 PM   #86
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Im struggling to figure out how you could cut your fingers though.
ditto
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Old 04-27-2004, 02:26 PM   #87
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Where can I buy a Bezerker Plectrum? Can you buy them at your shows?
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Ive been listening to this song for years and i cant figure out what the fuck you are saying Luke.Man its the best fucking berzerker song. Can you PLEASE send me the lyrics to this song via E-mail. undevoured666@yahoo.com
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Old 04-27-2004, 11:44 PM   #89
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Questions For The Band

for berzerkerguitar.

how long do you practice during a day?

if you can tell all of us The Berzerker fans the answer it would be very much appreciated.
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:35 AM   #90
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was that sam or luke mumbling in the beginnig of feburary.what was sam or luke saying it is so low and plus the keyboards almost cover it up

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