Airbag “Disconnected” out now!

Airbag Disconnected

Finally! After nearly 18 months in the making, our new album is out!

Disconnected is available on limited edition digisleeve and standard jewel case CD, deluxe 180g double vinyl and digital download at all major stores (physical and online), iTunes and the official Airbag web shop.

See Airbagdisconnected.com and the official Airbag Facebook page for more news and details.

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New Airbag album Disconnected out June 10th!

Airbag Disconnected new album

Airbag’s new album, titled Disconnected, will be released June 10th on Karisma Records.

After nearly two and a half years since The Greatest Show on Earth, a trip around the planet, solo project and other collaborations, we’re back with a brand new album that undoubtedly is our best yet. We’ve spent nearly a year writing, recording and mixing and we really couldn’t be more proud of the result!

Disconnected feature six songs reflecting on the theme of alienation between the individual and society, what society expects from us as individuals, and our resultant failure to live up to those expectations. Each of the six compositions depicts the state of feeling on ‘the outside’ and out of touch with oneself and those around us.

Musically, we’ve explored new sounds and ventured deeper into creating soundscapes, textures and dramatic arrangements.

Disconnected will be available on limited edition CD, double vinyl and digital download.

Stay tuned for pre-order information, cover artwork and more details.

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Recording the 4th Airbag album!

New Airbag album

It’s exciting times! We’ve started recording our 4th album and the follow-up to Greatest Show on Earth. I’ve been writing new songs since last fall, starting in the middle of releasing my own album, and we’ve spent the winter and spring rehearsing and sorting out the arrangements.

Henrik, our drummer, tracking drums this weekend at Subsonic Society in Oslo, with engineer and long-time Airbag collaborator (and bass player in my live band) Vegard Sleipnes. We plan on wrapping up the sessions this week and the rest of us will be laying down bass, guitars, keys and vocals throughout the summer and early fall.

Be sure to follow the recording process on my Facebook page and on Instagram.

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The new album is finished!

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Lullabies in a Car Crash

I’m extremely proud and excited to announce that the new album, Lullabies in a Car Crash, is finished! At last! The final master sounds amazing and now it’s off to pressing the thing onto suitable formats. I can’t wait to get the finished product in my hands!

A year ago, almost to this day, I decided to go ahead with making a solo album. We hadn’t even released our latest album, The Greatest Show on Earth, but I had so much stuff lying around that either didn’t make it on the Airbag albums or I didn’t think the songs would suit the band. I had been considering it for some time but as our singer, Asle Tostrup, announced that he’d take a year off travelling the world, I knew that this was the right time to do it. There wouldn’t be a new Airbag album for some time.

That was last year and now Lullabies in a Car Crash is a reality. It’s been an incredibly rewarding experience and to be honest a bit frightening too! There’s no one to blame but me this time! The upside though is that I don’t have to argue with anyone to get my ideas through :) I’ve had great support from the band, my manager JT, my engineer and not least my family. Even you, my fans and friends, have given me your generous support! I’m truly grateful!

I’ll shortly be doing features on how the album was recorded and a gear break-down for each song. We’ll also have a pre-order up very soon!

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