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Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden | INDIE

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"Invisible Caine Review (SWE)"

Nifters
4/5 spårvagnar

Invisible Caine

NZW

Hårdrock

Norrköpingssönerna Nifters har snart tio år på nacken och debuterade redan 2001 med Zeke-doftande punkalbumet Riding Shotgun (finns åtminstone att inhandla på iTunes för intresserade).



2003 släppte bandet ep:n Cognitive Eclipse med bland annat hiten Phonecall to God. Året därpå släpptes endast en singel och sedan har det varit relativt stilla kring bandet, som under en ganska lång period jobbat med att skriva nytt material och göra många livespelningar. Förra året gjorde gruppen en Manowar-doftade hyllningslåt till IFK Norrköping (In For the Kill - IFK), som slår det mesta på fingrarna när det gäller fotbollshymner.


Bandet blev också nyligen hypat
i TV4 av Idoljuryns Daniel Breitholtz (dessvärre Djurgårdare).


Och visst finns det fog för den fina kritiken gruppen har fått. Nu skriver vi 2008, det är snart sommar och alla Norrköpingsbor som gnäller över Pekings tabellplacering kan i alla fall glädja sig åt en sak: Invisible Caine, Nifters rykande färska platta som släpps på fredag. Albumet är som ett riktigt delikat smörgåsbord i välspelad hårdrock. Det är lättsmält ibland, biffigt och svårtuggat emellanåt och materialet lämnar en ljuv, metallisk eftersmak.


Musiken har många nyanser. Det är hårt, det är melodiöst, men också mörkt, melankolisk och stundom ångestladdat. Vissa utsvävningar tarvar en del av lyssnaren medan andra partier sätter sig direkt då de består av ömsom fet och snabb metal med stänk av både amerikansk västkusthardcore och göteborgsthrash.


När det gäller det sistnämnda kan jag tänka mig att Jocke Göthberg (trummor), känd från bland andra Dimension Zero och Marduk, har satt en lite prägel.


Sången är ombytlig och Mats Larsson behärskar både att vråla, låta hysterisk och lite sådär lagom punksleazig.


Singelspåret med den korta titeln If this one becomes a hit I swear I am going to kill myself kommer förmodligen att få mycket radiotid, men är inte det bästa spåret på plattan.


Mina favoriter är Greyscale defender, avslutande Lumen och naturligtvis titelspåret, vilka representerar vad jag anser vara metal på allra högsta nivå. - Norrköpings tidningar


"Invisible Caine Review (SWE)"

Nifters
4/5 spårvagnar

Invisible Caine

NZW

Hårdrock

Norrköpingssönerna Nifters har snart tio år på nacken och debuterade redan 2001 med Zeke-doftande punkalbumet Riding Shotgun (finns åtminstone att inhandla på iTunes för intresserade).



2003 släppte bandet ep:n Cognitive Eclipse med bland annat hiten Phonecall to God. Året därpå släpptes endast en singel och sedan har det varit relativt stilla kring bandet, som under en ganska lång period jobbat med att skriva nytt material och göra många livespelningar. Förra året gjorde gruppen en Manowar-doftade hyllningslåt till IFK Norrköping (In For the Kill - IFK), som slår det mesta på fingrarna när det gäller fotbollshymner.


Bandet blev också nyligen hypat
i TV4 av Idoljuryns Daniel Breitholtz (dessvärre Djurgårdare).


Och visst finns det fog för den fina kritiken gruppen har fått. Nu skriver vi 2008, det är snart sommar och alla Norrköpingsbor som gnäller över Pekings tabellplacering kan i alla fall glädja sig åt en sak: Invisible Caine, Nifters rykande färska platta som släpps på fredag. Albumet är som ett riktigt delikat smörgåsbord i välspelad hårdrock. Det är lättsmält ibland, biffigt och svårtuggat emellanåt och materialet lämnar en ljuv, metallisk eftersmak.


Musiken har många nyanser. Det är hårt, det är melodiöst, men också mörkt, melankolisk och stundom ångestladdat. Vissa utsvävningar tarvar en del av lyssnaren medan andra partier sätter sig direkt då de består av ömsom fet och snabb metal med stänk av både amerikansk västkusthardcore och göteborgsthrash.


När det gäller det sistnämnda kan jag tänka mig att Jocke Göthberg (trummor), känd från bland andra Dimension Zero och Marduk, har satt en lite prägel.


Sången är ombytlig och Mats Larsson behärskar både att vråla, låta hysterisk och lite sådär lagom punksleazig.


Singelspåret med den korta titeln If this one becomes a hit I swear I am going to kill myself kommer förmodligen att få mycket radiotid, men är inte det bästa spåret på plattan.


Mina favoriter är Greyscale defender, avslutande Lumen och naturligtvis titelspåret, vilka representerar vad jag anser vara metal på allra högsta nivå. - Norrköpings tidningar


"Invisible Caine Review (ENG)"

Evil Dr. Smith: Nifters from Norrköping (Sweden) plays some kind of punky hard rock, pimped with gothic metal and nu-metal. That's a rather surprising blend of genres, considering the fact the band is related with the melodic death-thrashers Dimension Zero (singer Jocke Göthberg is the drummer in Nifters). Jocke was the second singer of Marduk as well, way back in the early nineties. In Nifters we have another vocalist, which is the sore throat of one Mats Larsson, who also proves to sing quite melodic and also with a rebellious twisted angle.

His voice reminds me of a combination of Kory Clarke's bravery (Warrior Soul), Jonathan Davies' arrogance and Marilyn Manson's venomous bites. The music is however slightly more in the vein of the bands they've supported in the past: Backyard Babies, Hardcore Superstars (but without the glam and with a lot more metal) and especially Mustasch (but without their grooves). The band doesn't hold down, the songs are pretty diverse, but is accessible enough to gain airplay on the alternative radio. The reason why I'm not completely overwhelmed by this album might be because of those poppy arrangements, which cause a slight predictable effect in the songs. It made me think of Entombed trying to write a Top 40 hit. Considering their commercial potential it's rather dangerous to call the first single 'If This One Becomes A Hit I Swear I Am Going To Kill Myself', but no worries: they're still alive.

70/100 - Lords of Metal


"Invisible Caine Review (ENG)"

Evil Dr. Smith: Nifters from Norrköping (Sweden) plays some kind of punky hard rock, pimped with gothic metal and nu-metal. That's a rather surprising blend of genres, considering the fact the band is related with the melodic death-thrashers Dimension Zero (singer Jocke Göthberg is the drummer in Nifters). Jocke was the second singer of Marduk as well, way back in the early nineties. In Nifters we have another vocalist, which is the sore throat of one Mats Larsson, who also proves to sing quite melodic and also with a rebellious twisted angle.

His voice reminds me of a combination of Kory Clarke's bravery (Warrior Soul), Jonathan Davies' arrogance and Marilyn Manson's venomous bites. The music is however slightly more in the vein of the bands they've supported in the past: Backyard Babies, Hardcore Superstars (but without the glam and with a lot more metal) and especially Mustasch (but without their grooves). The band doesn't hold down, the songs are pretty diverse, but is accessible enough to gain airplay on the alternative radio. The reason why I'm not completely overwhelmed by this album might be because of those poppy arrangements, which cause a slight predictable effect in the songs. It made me think of Entombed trying to write a Top 40 hit. Considering their commercial potential it's rather dangerous to call the first single 'If This One Becomes A Hit I Swear I Am Going To Kill Myself', but no worries: they're still alive.

70/100 - Lords of Metal


"Invisible Caine Review (DE)"

Nicht überall, wo Rock draufsteht, ist auch ausschließlich Rock drin. Bei "Invisible Caine" von NIFTERS geben sich soviele Stilarten die Klinke in die Hand, dass man sie gar nicht alle aufzählen möchte.
Mir persönlich ist diese Vielseitigkeit ganz recht, denn bei Reviews von Alben aus dem klassischen Rock-Bereich überkommt mich desöfteren recht schnell ein Gähnen. NIFTERS bringen in ihrem Debutwerk aber soviel Abwechslung unter, dass dieses Phänomen diesmal ausbleibt.

Gleich beim Opener "The Dandelion" hat ein dezenter Hardcore-Einfluss Pate gestanden. Eine ordentliche Punk-Attitüde bringt dagegen "Salieri", während das auch als Single ausgekoppelte "If This One Becomes A Hit I Swear I Am Going To Kill Myself" wohl dem melancholischen Rock zuzuordnen ist. Da das Teil durchaus ein Hit werden könnte, wollen wir hoffen, dass sie ihre Lyrics nicht zu ernst nehmen.

"A Favour In Vain" verbindet dann gleich mehrere Spielarten in einem Song. Mal klingen metallische Riffs durch, dann gibt´s eine ruhigere Phase, die alsbald von Noisecore-Screams abgelöst wird.
Diese vielfältige Marschroute zieht sich durch das gesamte Album. Dazu verstehen die fünf Schweden ihr Handwerk auch noch. Mir fiel kein musikalischer Patzer auf und Sänger Mats Larsson kann sein Organ unheimlich variabel einsetzen. Den melodischen und melancholischen Aspekten ihres Werks drückt er mit seinem emotionalen Ausdruck sogar einen recht eigenständigen Stempel auf. Aber auch die harscheren Gesangsarten beherrscht er.

8/10 - Metal.de


"Invisible Caine Review (DE)"

Nicht überall, wo Rock draufsteht, ist auch ausschließlich Rock drin. Bei "Invisible Caine" von NIFTERS geben sich soviele Stilarten die Klinke in die Hand, dass man sie gar nicht alle aufzählen möchte.
Mir persönlich ist diese Vielseitigkeit ganz recht, denn bei Reviews von Alben aus dem klassischen Rock-Bereich überkommt mich desöfteren recht schnell ein Gähnen. NIFTERS bringen in ihrem Debutwerk aber soviel Abwechslung unter, dass dieses Phänomen diesmal ausbleibt.

Gleich beim Opener "The Dandelion" hat ein dezenter Hardcore-Einfluss Pate gestanden. Eine ordentliche Punk-Attitüde bringt dagegen "Salieri", während das auch als Single ausgekoppelte "If This One Becomes A Hit I Swear I Am Going To Kill Myself" wohl dem melancholischen Rock zuzuordnen ist. Da das Teil durchaus ein Hit werden könnte, wollen wir hoffen, dass sie ihre Lyrics nicht zu ernst nehmen.

"A Favour In Vain" verbindet dann gleich mehrere Spielarten in einem Song. Mal klingen metallische Riffs durch, dann gibt´s eine ruhigere Phase, die alsbald von Noisecore-Screams abgelöst wird.
Diese vielfältige Marschroute zieht sich durch das gesamte Album. Dazu verstehen die fünf Schweden ihr Handwerk auch noch. Mir fiel kein musikalischer Patzer auf und Sänger Mats Larsson kann sein Organ unheimlich variabel einsetzen. Den melodischen und melancholischen Aspekten ihres Werks drückt er mit seinem emotionalen Ausdruck sogar einen recht eigenständigen Stempel auf. Aber auch die harscheren Gesangsarten beherrscht er.

8/10 - Metal.de


"If this one... Review (SWE)"

”Galet hookigt, ordentligt tryck, fantastiskt sjungen och spelad. Dessutom sitter mixen som en smäck. Plus i kanten för text som sticker ut. "If This One" är en mycket rolig upptäkt på eftermiddagen. Detta är en superhit, inte bara på AllEars.se eller i Sverige. Riktigt, riktigt bra!”

Daniel Breitholtz
8/10 - allears.se


"If this one... Review (SWE)"

”Galet hookigt, ordentligt tryck, fantastiskt sjungen och spelad. Dessutom sitter mixen som en smäck. Plus i kanten för text som sticker ut. "If This One" är en mycket rolig upptäkt på eftermiddagen. Detta är en superhit, inte bara på AllEars.se eller i Sverige. Riktigt, riktigt bra!”

Daniel Breitholtz
8/10 - allears.se


"Sellingpoints"

Selling points

Nifters have released the fullength album Invisible Caine the 15th of April 2008

Nifters have online distribution with I-tunes, cdon.com

Nifters have recorded videos for the following songs;
*074-830622 Phonecall to god,
*If this one becomes a hit
I swear I am going to kill myself,
*Genesis/Apocalypse,
*Invisible Caine.
These are to be viewed on www.youtube.com or www.myspace.com/nifters.

Nifters have attended swedish national tv 4

Nifters have played one of swedens biggest festivals in Gothenburg called; way out west

Nifters have been played on swedish national radio p 3 with the song 074-830622 Phonecall to god.

Nifters have been promoted in England by promotioncompany Manilla. In Japan by Gone Fishing for Blue Skies and in Germany by Rock this town promotion. With the single If this one becomes a hit I swear I am going to kill myself promotats i

Nifters have done over 200 shows and toured germany and The Czech Republic

Nifters have played in five big capitals; Prague, London, Berlin, Copenhagen and of course
Stockholm.

Nifters are a trustworthy liveact.

Nifters have Opened for bands like Backyard Babies, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar and Neverstore,

Nifters have over 45000 plays on music community www.myspace.com/nifters.

Nifters work with booking agency Rock this town booking agency.

Nifters are planning an European tour this fall covering;germany, Austria, Schwitzerland and The Netherlands.

Nifters have already begun recording the next fullength album wich will be finnished summer 08.

Nifters members are known from other constellations such as; Mats Larssson and Johan Söderhielm from Rawhypnols, Jocke Göthberg from Dimension Zero and ex-Marduk, Zwedda from Devils whorehouse and ex-Acursed.

Nifters are already working on the next album that will be released spring 2009

- Nifters


"Sellingpoints"

Selling points

Nifters have released the fullength album Invisible Caine the 15th of April 2008

Nifters have online distribution with I-tunes, cdon.com

Nifters have recorded videos for the following songs;
*074-830622 Phonecall to god,
*If this one becomes a hit
I swear I am going to kill myself,
*Genesis/Apocalypse,
*Invisible Caine.
These are to be viewed on www.youtube.com or www.myspace.com/nifters.

Nifters have attended swedish national tv 4

Nifters have played one of swedens biggest festivals in Gothenburg called; way out west

Nifters have been played on swedish national radio p 3 with the song 074-830622 Phonecall to god.

Nifters have been promoted in England by promotioncompany Manilla. In Japan by Gone Fishing for Blue Skies and in Germany by Rock this town promotion. With the single If this one becomes a hit I swear I am going to kill myself promotats i

Nifters have done over 200 shows and toured germany and The Czech Republic

Nifters have played in five big capitals; Prague, London, Berlin, Copenhagen and of course
Stockholm.

Nifters are a trustworthy liveact.

Nifters have Opened for bands like Backyard Babies, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar and Neverstore,

Nifters have over 45000 plays on music community www.myspace.com/nifters.

Nifters work with booking agency Rock this town booking agency.

Nifters are planning an European tour this fall covering;germany, Austria, Schwitzerland and The Netherlands.

Nifters have already begun recording the next fullength album wich will be finnished summer 08.

Nifters members are known from other constellations such as; Mats Larssson and Johan Söderhielm from Rawhypnols, Jocke Göthberg from Dimension Zero and ex-Marduk, Zwedda from Devils whorehouse and ex-Acursed.

Nifters are already working on the next album that will be released spring 2009

- Nifters


"Allein Review (ENG)"

Nifters - Allein CD-EP (Black Juju Records UJUJ 13)
This is a very short 2 track (7 minutes) EP from this Swedish 4 piece outfit. The band were formed as a punk rock band in 1999 and these roots are still there in these recordings which are much more like an aggressive early Nirvana like vocals (rough yet melodic at times) but a melodic guitar (even some guest keyboards) meets the poppy Soundtracks of our lives. Clearly the band is going for a radio friendly sound. Allein even reminds me of Metallica a little at times. Reality will Kill Me, is a more aggressive song with a sing along like backing vocal, like the old punk anthems, but this is much more metallic sounding in nature, yet melodic. They keyboard line in this track gives the track a sort of gothic flavour (Cult of Luna??). This was pretty cool and interesting. I look forward to hearing the new full length CD!
http://www.nifters.com

Low cut ”Danish webzine” ”Denmark”
- Low Cut zine


"Allein Review (ENG)"

Nifters - Allein CD-EP (Black Juju Records UJUJ 13)
This is a very short 2 track (7 minutes) EP from this Swedish 4 piece outfit. The band were formed as a punk rock band in 1999 and these roots are still there in these recordings which are much more like an aggressive early Nirvana like vocals (rough yet melodic at times) but a melodic guitar (even some guest keyboards) meets the poppy Soundtracks of our lives. Clearly the band is going for a radio friendly sound. Allein even reminds me of Metallica a little at times. Reality will Kill Me, is a more aggressive song with a sing along like backing vocal, like the old punk anthems, but this is much more metallic sounding in nature, yet melodic. They keyboard line in this track gives the track a sort of gothic flavour (Cult of Luna??). This was pretty cool and interesting. I look forward to hearing the new full length CD!
http://www.nifters.com

Low cut ”Danish webzine” ”Denmark”
- Low Cut zine


"Allein Review (ENG)"

Nifters are from Sweden and I think I already heard them on a split 7". If I remember good they had more 70s sound. On this CD that sound is disappeared. It's a bit hard to compare them with some other band. There is a bit of grungy (Nirvana) sound, but not so heavy and metalish, also some gothic and psychedelic moments, noise, loud guitars, fuzz. In few words - Nifters are schizophrenic and chaotic gothic grunge punk. As always, great stuff from Black Juju.

No brain zine “webzine” “The Netherlands”
- No brain zine


"Allein Review (ENG)"

Nifters are from Sweden and I think I already heard them on a split 7". If I remember good they had more 70s sound. On this CD that sound is disappeared. It's a bit hard to compare them with some other band. There is a bit of grungy (Nirvana) sound, but not so heavy and metalish, also some gothic and psychedelic moments, noise, loud guitars, fuzz. In few words - Nifters are schizophrenic and chaotic gothic grunge punk. As always, great stuff from Black Juju.

No brain zine “webzine” “The Netherlands”
- No brain zine


Discography

Cognitive Eclipse - EP 2004
Allein - Single 2005
If this one... - Single 2007
Genesis / Apocalypse - Single 2008
Invisible Caine - CD 2008
Zalvatorer Caine Inc - 2010

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Bio

For your convenience there are conventions to be followed, and in some ways Nifters adapt to them. They use Guitars, drums, bass, vocals, and the songs contains verse and chorus and bridge. Because of this they have no reason to call the music anything but; Rock.

The members of Nifters are wellreputed hardworking men and therefore you might recognize them from other constellations such as; Rawhypnols, where vocalist Mats Larsson also plays the Bass and Guitarist Johan Söderhielm also is to be found. Drummer Jocke Göthberg appears on vocals in Dimension Zero and have a past as singer in the famous black metalband Marduk. Guitarist Zwedda is also the singer in Devils whorehouse and have a past in wellknown crustact Acursed. Martin Thornell on bass is also guitarist in the most excellent rockband General Wu.

Since the boarding in 99 Nifters have released several records and recorded three videos. Fullength album Invisible Caine (NZW-records) and the album Zalvatore Caine Inc (Killer Cobra records) are to be found everywhere (iTunes, Spotify etc).
The new album is recorded and will be released 2013 at Killer Cobra Records

Rumors are true, Nifters have already toured Germany, and played in five big capitals; Prague, London, Berlin, Copenhagen and of course Stockholm. Opening for bands like Backyard Babies, Hardcore Superstar, Entombed, Jorn and Mustasch Nifters are a trustworthy liveact.