Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The band is from Link�ping Sweden and was founded by guitarist Linus Marron together with
drummer Daniel Ekl�w. Vocalist Gus Ring later joined the band together with bass player Marcus Sk�n. We released our first EP in 2010 through german label 'Moment of Collapse' under the band name 'Shrine'. Due to too many bands named Shrine we changed our name to 'Siberian' and signed with local label 'Gaphals' before releasing our debut album 'Modern Age Mausoleum' in 2014. Marcus later left the band and we continued as a trio with session bass players.
We released our second album in early 2017 on a local label named The Sign Records.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We usually say we play some kind of Post-/sludge metal, but that can sometimes be misleading. We all like different things and we try to incorporate our differences in our music. I think Siberian is a forum for us to express our feelings and when our feelings change, the music change. One thing that we all have in common in the band is that we want to make challenging music that have it's own voice and we are therefore rarely influenced by other bands.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Siberian is for those who likes versatile bands that makes challenging music and experiment with heaviness in different ways. Siberian can be loud and angry but also
artsy and beautiful.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
As Siberian we have released two albums: 'Modern Age Mausoleum' released in September 2014 and 'Through Ages of Sleep' released in February 2017. On both records we got pretty good reviews and people seemed to like it.
We try to not think too much of what other people think about our music.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Yes we have toured Europe several times. During the first years as a band we played only in Sweden but we got bored with that and started to explore the rest of Europe.
One of our goals is to become a great live experience and we're still working very hard on trying out different ideas every tour.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We are a hardworking group of people who breathe music. We take our band very seriously and aim to become a great experience artistically, sonically and visually. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel but we try to make something appealing and challenging for the people who listen to us.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We just came home from our promotion tour for the new album. Right now we're working together with our booking agency on more future tours and also writing new material for the third album.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to our latest release through Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon. We post shows and occasional live videos on facebook too.
Facebook: https://www. facebook.com/thebandsiberian