SIBIIR saw first light in 2014, and has been polishing their own special brand of hardcore-infused metal ever since. Their debut 7” gathered superb feedback and manifested from day one the signature of SIBIIR.
Taking their name from Siberia in Russia, which has the coldest populated town on earth, definitely suits their style, cold and technical metal with hints of Hardcore, Thrash, Black gaze metal, and a tasteful, fearless joy of pushing genre boundaries. From Bekmörke’s second wave of black metal and hardcore fusion, via the relentless tempo of Beat Them To Death, to the early Mastodon-esque Erase & Adapt, SIBIIR’s debut album reeks of creativity and headbangable riffs. This is an album of sublime earth-shattering proportions.
In June 2016 SIBIIR went into legendary Caliban Studios in Oslo with producer Andreas R. Westhagen to record their debut album. After seven days ten tracks were done. The album was mixed by Andreas R. Westhagen and mastered by Brad Boatright at AUDIOSIEGE.
With background from various bands on the norwegian scene (Sigh & Explode, Jack Dalton), ranging from indiepop to hardcore, the band came together to make the hardest and darkest music they had ever made.
The first single from the upcoming debut album was premiered exclusively by Music&Riots Magazine, who wrote this about the single Bekmörke (Translated to Pitch Black):
“Rhythmically energizing and revitalizing, Bekmörke is also an authentic parade of riffs that combines a memorable nature with an overall bleak and piercing approach. ...yet another horrifically pleasant surprise coming out of Norway….”
In Fysisk Format’s view, SIBIIR stands alone in their sound, blending genres so flawlessly that it seems like second nature to them. Their S/T debut’s sonic output is so heavy and full of energy that one will crave seeing them live before the opening track Bekmörke is even finished. SIBIIR’s hook-laden riffs and confronting vocals amass to an empowering record that can pump you full of energy. But, it might also scare the living daylight out of you. At the end of the album you will find yourself, empty and uplifted, a carnal proof that SIBIIR is one of the very few metal albums that really makes a difference in 2016.
SIBIIR comes highly recommended for people that are pissed off and want to stay that way.
Vocals / Jimmy Nymoen
Guitars / Tobias Gausemel Backe
Guitars / Steffen Grønneberg
Bass / Kent Nordli
Drums / Eivind Kjølstad
released December 9, 2016
Recorded at Caliban Studios in Oslo, Norway.
Produced by SIBIIR & Andreas R. Westhagen.
Engineered and mixed by Andreas R. Westhagen.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Cover by Ole Nymoen.
Logo by Vertebrae33.