These Rats We Deny
For the Few
Oslo-based SIBIIR saw first light in 2014, and have been polishing their special brand of metal ever since.
Taking their name from Siberia in Russia definitely suits their style: Cold metal with hints of hardcore, thrash, black gaze, and a tasteful, fearless joy of pushing genre boundaries.
Their debut album Sibiir was released in December 2016, through Oslo-based cred-label Fysisk Format, making many of the year's top lists, and was hailed by Terrorizer as "a savage". From Bekmörke's second wave of black metal and hardcore fusion, via the relentless tempo of Beat Them to Death, to the catchiness of These Rats We Deny and White Noise, SIBIIR’s full length debut reeks of creativity and headbangable riffs.
Their critically acclaimed live shows both at clubs and festivals like Wacken, Roskilde, Summer Breeze, Öya and Eurosonic surely have given them quite a reputation so far - even earning them two tours in Europe with Kvelertak and shows with Enslaved.
SIBIIR's sophomore album Ropes came out this October, and was nominated for Spellemann («Norwegian Grammy») 2019 in the category Metal.