Bjørn Riis is one of the founding members, the lead guitarist, producer and main songwriter of the highly successful Norwegian band Airbag. The band’s four critically acclaimed albums has gained Airbag a strong following around the globe.
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Together with Airbag and as a solo artist, Bjørn has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the prog genre, including Marillion, Yes, Saga, Marillion and Neil Morse and he’s played at several festivals, including Night of the Prog and Cruise to the Edge.
Bjørn released his highly acclaimed and awarded debut solo album, Lullabies in a Car Crash, in November 2014, and the follow up, Forever Comes to an End, in May 2017. Both albums produced by Bjørn and released on Karisma Records, with guest appearances from Henrik Fossum (Airbag), Asle Tostrup (Airbag), Simen Valldal Johannessen (Oak), Vegard Sleipnes (Subsonic Society) and Norwegian singer, Sichelle.
Forever Comes to an End feature seven songs, with inspiration from classic rock, prog and movie scores. The album is very much a tribute to Bjørn’s musical influences, going back to his teenage years listening to Black Sabbath, Kiss and 70s rock to progressive bands like Pink Floyd, Marillion and Porcupine Tree.
Bjørn Riis is also a highly respected guitarist within the guitar community, hosting blogs and YouTube channels with an impressive following.
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