180g white vinyl reissues and t-shirts out now!

180g white reissues of Lullabies in a Car Crash and Forever Comes to an End is now available. Both albums are delivered with original artwork and white vinyl with the original masters.

The signed pre-orders are out of stock but the albums are available from all major retailers and your local record shop. Also available from the official Bjørn Riis Bandcamp page and my record label Karisma Records.

There are two new t-shirts available to commemorate the releases, with new designs based on original album artwork. Order from Karisma Records.

Airbag – A Day in the Studio, Unplugged in Oslo

Airbag has released a 23mins video of the band performing four tracks in an acoustic session filmed and recorded in December 2020. Three tracks are taken from the bands latest album, A Day at the Beach, while the fourth is a previously unreleased song, Come on In, dating back to 2004.

Two more songs were recorded for a release on DVD, vinyl and CD later this year.

Airbag – A Day in the Studio was recorded and mixed at Subsonic Society in Oslo, Norway by Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and filmed and edited by Eirik Stordrange.

Watch the video on Airbag’s official YouTube channel.

New single, Desolate Place, out now!

My new single, Desolate Place, is out now on stream and digital download. Inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic, the lyrics deals with the emotions we’re all going through, with social distancing, worry and not being able to live our lives the way we’re used to.

The song was written and recorded in my home recording studio a over a short weekend in September. It was a rewarding experience to be able to create something new and I wanted to release the track as a stand-alone single. Something I’ve never done before.

Together with long-time collaboartor Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes we came up with a dark and haunting atmosphere that was fitting for the theme of the song. The track is mixed by Vegard and mastered by Henning Bortne at Oslo Mastering.

Inspired by the lyrics, I shot the cover photo at a train station just minutes from where I live.

Stream or download Desolate Place here on your preferred platform.

New album from Marco Ragni featuring me on guitar out now!

Marco Ragni If

I’ve had the pleasure of contributing guitar on If, the new album from Italian singer/songwriter Marco Ragni. I’m featured on five of the songs – Tales of Ordinary Madness, Engulfed, If I Could Tell You, Carnival of Ghosts and The Kingdom Fails.

This is the second time I’ve played with Ragni. The first being on his 2019 release Oceans of Thought.

CD version available for order at Marco Ragni’s offical Bandcamp page.

New album in 2021!

I’m super excited to announce that I’ve signed a new two-album record deal with Karisma Records! We’ve had some very positive and productive years together and I’m looking forward to further developing that relationship.

I’m also happy to announce that I’m starting the recording sessions for my fourth full-length solo album, and the follow-up to last years A Storm is Coming, this weekend! Follow the process this autumn and winter here and on all my social media channels.

Next year will also see the re-release of Lullabies in a Car Crash and Forever Comes to an End. Both on white 180g vinyl and with original artwork. More details to follow.

AND, there’s yet another surprise that I’ll reveal very soon!

A Day at the Beach out now!

Airbag A Day at the Beach

At last! Our new album, A Day at the Beach, is out now on CD, vinyl and digital!

A Day at the Beach is released on Norwegian prog label KARISMA RECORDS, recorded at Subsonic Society and Airbag Studio in Oslo, Norway, featuring contributions by Kristian Hultgren (Wobbler) and Ole Michael Bjørndal (Oak).

The album is mixed by long-time collaborator Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and produced by Asle Tostrup and Bjørn Riis. Front cover photo by Forker Fotos – Anne-Marie Forker Photography, with graphic design by Asle Tostrup.

Be sure to stop by Airbag’s Facebook page for stories from the recording sessions, insights on the songs and other news in the next coming weeks!

New album by The Opium Cartel featuring me on guitar out now!

I’m very proud to be featured on Valor, the brand new album by The Opium Cartel and multi instrumentalist Jacob Holm-Lupo. I’m playing guitar on two tracks, A Maelstrom of Stars and A Question of Re-Entry.

The album is available on CD, vinyl and digital download. Visit web shop here.

Jacob Holm-Lupo is a founding member of Norwegian prog band White Willow and has been mastering albums for both me and Airbag.

Preorder signed A Day at the Beach and new single out now!

Airbag A Day at the Beach

Signed copies of A Day at the Beach is now available exclusively from the official Airbag web shop airbagsound.com. The album is available on CD and limited edition 180g colour vinyl and standard 180g black vinyl.

We also have two new two new t-shirts for A Day at the Beach available in the shop!

The second single off the album, Sunsets, is now available on stream. Check it out here.

Machines an Men, the first single off the album, is still available on stream here.

A Day at the Beach will be out June 19.

New Airbag single, Machines and Men, out now!

Airbag A Day at the Beach

Airbag’s new single, Machines and Men, is out now on stream! Click here and choose your platform.

The track is taken from the upcoming album, A Day at the Beach, which will be out on Karisma Records June 19. The album will be available on CD, two LP editions and download.

Machines and Men is mixed by long-time collaborator Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and feature Kristian Hultgren from Wobbler on bass.