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DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW

LP / CD / DIGITAL

 

We are SIBIIR

 



Vocals / Jimmy Nymoen
Guitars / Tobias Gausemel Backe
Guitars / Steffen Grønneberg
Bass / Kent Nordli
Drums / Eivind Kjølstad

SIBIIR released their debut single in September 2015, a 7" with the tracks Swallow & Trap Them! and These Rats We Deny, on Norwegian underground label Disiplin Media. The tracks were mixed by Andreas R. Westhagen from Carnival Kids / Twin Pines Mall, and mastered by Brad Boatright at AUDIOSIEGE (Sleep, Obliterations, Converge, All Pigs Must Die, Wolves in the Throne Room, Deafeater, Obituary +++).

Swallow & Trap Them! was premiered exclusively on MetalSucks.net, who wrote: "This is one of those songs you pretty much have to be a crazy person not to dig ...".
These Rats We Deny premiered on NewNoiseMagazine.com, who had this to say about the release: "These two songs, the first ones ever recorded, already exude a remarkable confidence and cohesion and although the Norwegians aren’t exactly new to the game, this achievement truly deserve some plaudits".

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. SIBIIR eventually signed with norwegian label Fysisk Format, who amongst others have artists like Arabrot, Okkultokrati, Blood Command, Beachheads, NAGNils Bech, Kollwitz and Haust on their roster.

The first single from the debut album was premiered exclusively by Music&Riots Magazine, who wrote this about the track called Bekmörke (which means 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 ...".

The second single Guillotines premiered at Terrorizer, while the video for Beat Them to Death was presented by Metal Injection who thought "SIBIIR is fucking great".

SIBIIR's self-titled debut album is out now through Fysisk Format world wide.
 


ALBUM REVIEWS:

Evig Lyttar (NO) 4.5/5
The Metal Gods Meltdown (UK) 9/10
Metal Hammer (UK) 7/10
Metal Hammer (NO) 9/10
OxFanzine (DE) 8/10
Rock Tribune Magazine (BE) 7.5/10
Musikknyheter (NO) 8/10
GAFFA (NO) 5/6
iTromsö (NO) 5/6
Lords of Metal (NL) 85/100
Pildoras Musicales (ES)  8/10
Zephyr's Odem (DE) 8/10
World of Metal (PT) 8/10
The Independent Voice (UK) 4.5/5
Battle Helm Magazine (US) 4/5
New Noise Magazine (US) 3.5/5
Rock n Reel Reviews (UK) 4/5
Les Eternels (FR) 16/20

Terrorizer Magazine (UK) : a savage
ninehertz (UK) excellent
Noizze (UK) impressive
Punktastic (UK) : ...listen to them today
Echoes and Dust (UK): ...an absolute cracker.
The Revival Music (UK) f*****g wonderful
Cadaver Garden great
Albacore (FR) : a solid masterpiece

END OF YEAR LISTS FEATURING SIBIIR:
HISS!G (NO) : Best Norwegian Albums 2016 + Best Live 2016
Øya Festival (NO) : Best Norwegian Albums 2016
Evig Lyttar (NO) : Best Norwegian Albums 2016
P3Tete (NO) : Best Norwegian Albums 2016
Deichman (NO) : The best of 2016
The Revival Music (UK) : Top 10 Albums of 2016
Noizze (UK) : Top 10 Albums of 2016
ninehertz (UK) : Albums of the Year 2016


REVIEWS OF SWALLOW & TRAP THEM! 7"
The RingMaster Review : Nothing short of violently majestic.
Idioteq : A remarkable soundscape of dark melodies ...
Maximum Volume Music 9/10
RAMzine 4.5/5
Soundscape Magazine 8/10
Toxic Online 8/10
Exclaim 8/10
Metal Imperium 7.5/10
Aux Portes Du Metal 15/20
Salad Days Mag 7/10

Buy the 7" from Tiger or hhv.de or our bandcamp (all ship internationally).
Also available whereever you buy (or stream) your favourite music digitally.

 

TOUR

 

LIVE REVIEWS:
by:Larm (Pokalen) @ Oslo Mar 2 2017: 10/10 Musikknyheter.no
by:Larm (Pokalen) @ Oslo Mar 2 2017: 4.5/5 Evig Lyttar
by:Larm (Pokalen) @ Oslo Mar 2 2017: 95/100 HISS!G
by:Larm (Pokalen) @ Oslo Mar 2 2017: "perfect" Rubato.no
Bastard Bar @ Tromsö Nov 12 2016: 5/5 Evig Lyttar
Øya Aug 11 2016: "Thursday's highlight!" Musikkavdelingen
Øya Aug 11 2016: 8/10 MetalHammer.no
Trondheim Calling Feb 6 2016: "f*****g great" Dusken.no
Trondheim Calling Feb 6 2016: 5/6 Adressa.no

PREVIOUS SHOWS:
Jun 25 2017 @ Roskilde Festival
Jun 23 2017 @ Steinkjerfestivalen
Jun 21 2017 @ Universum, Stuttgart (DE) w/ Kvelertak
Jun 20 2017 @ De Helling, Utrecht (NL) w/ Kvelertak
Jun 19 2017 @ Matrix, Bochum (DE) w/ Kvelertak
Jun 17 2017 @ Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (DE) w/ Kvelertak
Jun 15 2017 @ Gaswerk, Winterthur (CH) w/ Kvelertak
Jun 14 2017 @ Grabenhalle, St.Gallen (CH) w/ Bronco
Jun 13 2017 @ ISC Club, Bern (CH) w/ Kvelertak
Jun 12 2017 @ Le grillen, Colmar (FR) w/ Kvelertak
May 26 2017 @ Seb's Hotel, Hamar w/ Pigeon Lake
May 20 2017 @ John Dee, Oslo w/ The Good The Bad and The Zugly + ieatheartattacks
Mar 4 2017 @ Tilt, Oslo @ Fysisk Format showcase
Mar 2 2017 @ Pokalen, Oslo @ by:Larm
Jan 28 2017 @ Papirhuset, Drammen w/ Kambodsja
Jan 21 2017 @ Krxsset, Oslo w/ Kambodsja
Nov 19 2016 @ Fru Lundgreen, Trondheim w/ Endogenic
Nov 18 2016 @ Ungdommens Hus, Røros w/ Åtsel
Nov 12 2016 @ Bastard Bar, Tromsø w/ ATTAN
Oct 29 2016 @ Revolver, Oslo w/ Ocean Dweller
Oct 28 2016 @ Checkpoint, Stavanger w/ Secterian Love + Panick Attack
Oct 20 2016 @ John Dee, Oslo w/ Arabrot + NAG
Aug 11 2016 @ Øya Festival
Aug 9 2016 @ Pokalen, Oslo @ Øya Festival Club Tuesday
July 23 2016 @ Furustokkfestivalen, Trysil
May 16 2016 @ Rockefeller, Oslo @ Øya Festival Camp Indie
May 13 2016 @ Lobbyen, Trondheim w/ ATTAN
May 07 2016 @ Folken, Stavanger w/ Livstid + Thrashers + Brekkjern
May 04 2016 @ Last Train, Oslo w/ ieatheartattacks
Feb 20 2016 @ Feelgood, Halden w/ Shevils
Feb 19 2016 @ Glenghuset, Sarpsborg w/ Shevils
Feb 18 2016 @ Buddy, Drammen w/ Shevils
Feb 6 2016 @ Blæst, Trondheim @ Trondheim Calling
Oct 17 2015 @ Samfundet, Trondheim @ UKA
Oct 15 2015 @ Crossroads, Oslo w/ ATTAN + Beaten To Death
Sep 24 2015 @ Blitz, Oslo w/ Higgs Boson + Nashgul (ES)
Jun 20 2015 @ Volumfestivalen, Elverum
Jun 13 2015 @ Crossroads, Oslo w/ Desperado
May 13 2015 @ Last Train, Oslo w/ Laarhöne
Apr 17 2015 @ Revolver, Oslo w/ Beaten To Death + MANIFEST

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THANKS ROSKILDE!


UNIVERSUM / STUTTGART

Our last evening on tour with Kvelertak was crazy. Hope to see you all again soon!


SWITZERLAND YO

A great start to the tour with Kvelertak. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at ISC Club Bern and Gaswerk w/ Kvelertak, and at Grabenhalle w/ Bronco! It was a blast. Colos-Saal AschaffenburgMatrix BochumDe Helling and Universum w/ Kvelertak up next, let's do this!


EUROPE WITH KVELERTAK

Europe, double Northern trouble is coming your way! We're joining our friends in the mighty Kvelertak now in June.

12/06 Le Grillen, Colmar, France
13/06 ISC, Bern, Switzerland
15/06 Gaswerk, Winterthur, Switzerland
17/06 Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
19/06 Matrix, Bochum, Germany
20/06 De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands
21/06 Universum, Stuttgart, Germany

Tickets: www.kvelertak.com/tour


ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2017

We're playing at the Roskilde Festival in June! Read more about it here.


STEINKJERFESTIVALEN 2017

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Confirmed! We're playing at Steinkjerfestivalen in June. Read more about it here.


BY:LARM REVIEWS

Photo: Jens Andreas Storaker

Photo: Jens Andreas Storaker

Thanks to everyone coming out to see us at by:Larm! Here are some reviews (in norwegian) of our show at Pokalen.

10/10 Musikknyheter.no
4.5/5 Evig Lyttar
95/100 HISS!G
"perfect" Rubato.no


OYA FESTIVAL 2017

Confirmed! We're extremely proud to be invited back to the Oya Festival in August. Read more about it here.


DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW

LP / CD / DIGITAL WORLD WIDE

ARTWORK BY OLE NYMOEN

ARTWORK BY OLE NYMOEN

SELECTED LINKS:
Spotify / TIDAL / iTunes / Bandcamp / Tiger / Amazon

REVIEWS:
Evig Lyttar (NO) 4.5/5 : SIBIIR sets a new standard for dark and brutal hardcore with their debut album.

The Metal Gods Meltdown (UK) 9/10 : These Norwegians have something special here ...

Metal Hammer (UK) 7/10 : It's an explosive, eclectic and often exciting listen [...] a strong opening statement from a band with plenty to say.

Metal Hammer (NO) 9/10 : What a debut! [...] This album is the very manifestation of the quality of the Norwegian underground.

Punktastic (UK) : There are plenty of bands out there peddling 'blackened' variations of each of these sub-genres, but I struggle to recall any who have married all of them together so convincingly as SIBIIR.

Echoes and Dust (UK): ...an absolute cracker.

Terrorizer Magazine (UK) : ...a savage 10-track effort that sees the group merging the aggresion and fury of hardcore with a dash of black metal vitriol.

OxFanzine (DE) 8/10 : something something german

Rock Tribune Magazine (BE) 7.5/10 : A genre crossing sledgehammer from a new and creative band with heaps of potensial which will appear more than once on your radar in the future.

New Noise Magazine (US) 3.5/5 : ...the group know how to craft blackened metalcore of the highest order ...

ninehertz (UK) ...this is an excellent release, one which should elevate them alongside their European peers within the darker realms of hardcore.

Noizze (UK) This impressive, surprising album is a strong contender for for a late entry on this reviewer's end of year list.

Musikknyheter (NO) 8/10 : SIBIIR is Kvelertak with a heavy dose of testosterone and plenty of hair on their balls!

GAFFA (NO) 5/6 : It's not easy to be charming while singing you want to bash people's faces in with a baseball bat, but SIBIIR pulls it off.

iTromsö (NO) 5/6 : Cold as f**k! The Spiral and White Noise are two of the best songs I've heard this year.

Lords of Metal (NL) 85/100 : Holy f**king shit, this band is cool!

UNpure (IT) 8.5/10 : An explosive debut [...] we recommend everyone a trip in this dark, cold and violent universe.

Pildoras Musicales (ES)  8/10 : something something spanish

Zephyr's Odem (DE) 8/10 : something something german

World of Metal (PT) 8/10 : something something portuguese

Les Eternels (FR) 16/20: something something french

The Independent Voice (UK) 4.5/5 : ...what an album, I love it on all levels!

Battle Helm Magazine (US) 4/5 : ...this stunning debut may stand apart from the commoner styles associated with Norway, but more importantly it sets a new standard. Ignore at your peril.

Rock n Reel Reviews (UK) 4/5 : It's good, there's no point in denying that ...

The Revival Music (UK) This record is seriously good [...] it's f**king wonderful. It really is.

Cadaver Garden This is violent, head caving music, and man what a great debut this record is.

Albacore (FR) : ...a solid masterpiece every fan of extreme music as a whole should possess.

END OF YEAR LISTS FEATURING SIBIIR:
HISS!G : Best Norwegian Albums 2016 + Best Live 2016
Øya Festival : Best Norwegian Albums 2016
Evig Lyttar (NO) : Best Norwegian Albums 2016
P3Tete (NO) : Best Norwegian Albums 2016
Deichman (NO) : The best of 2016
The Revival Music (UK) : Top 10 Albums of 2016
Noizze (UK) : Top 10 Albums of 2016
ninehertz (UK) : Albums of the Year 2016


BY:LARM BLACK

Confirmed! We're doing by:Larm in Oslo next year. Read more about it here.


LTD WHITE VINYL

Get yours from Fysisk Format.


TONS OF ROCK 2017

Confirmed! We're playing at Tons of Rock next summer! Pretty sick to see our name on the same poster as all of these legends.


ALBUM TEASER #2

Pre-orders!
LP / CD: Fysisk Format
Digital: Bandcamp / iTunes


BEAT THEM TO DEATH

ARTWORK BY OLE NYMOEN

ARTWORK BY OLE NYMOEN

Beat Them to Death, the third and final single from our upcoming album is out now! Check it out on BandcampSpotify or wherever you stream or buy your music. You can visit Metal Injection to read what they have to say about it. An oh, we've made a video for it. Enjoy!


GUILLOTINES

ARTWORK BY TOBIAS GAUSEMEL BACKE

ARTWORK BY TOBIAS GAUSEMEL BACKE

Guillotines, the second single from our upcoming album, is out now! Check it out on Bandcamp, Spotify or wherever you stream or buy music. Visit Terrorizer to read what they have to say about it. Pre-orders (CD/LP) are available over at Fysisk Format.


NORWAY FALL 2016


ALBUM TEASER #1

Pre-orders!
LP / CD: Fysisk Format
Digital: Bandcamp / iTunes


BEKMÖRKE

ARTWORK BY OLE NYMOEN

ARTWORK BY OLE NYMOEN

Bekmörke, first single from our upcoming debut album, is out today! Check it out on Bandcamp, Spotify or wherever you stream or buy your favourite music. Visit Music & Riots Magazine to read what they have to say about it. Pre-orders for LP and CD are available at Fysisk Format, while digital pre-orders are up on our Bandcamp and iTunes. Enjoy!


SIBIIR + Fysisk format

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We are very happy to announce that Fysisk Format will release our debut album later this year! Read more about it here.


IT'S A WRAP!

7 days, 10 tracks, done!


ØYA FESTIVAL 2016

Confirmed! We're playing at the Øya Festival in Oslo in August, alongside Okkultokrati and Mastodon. See you there!


STUDIO DAY #1

We just finished our first day in Caliban Studios with Andreas Westhagen. Six days left.