Close to the Rain – Oslo edition 2018

I’m excited to announce that I will be performing live with my band at the Close to the Rain – Oslo edition festival, in Oslo Norway 31/8-1/9 this fall! We had a blast in Bergen last year and can’t wait for the first Oslo edition to happen!

Close to the Rain 2018

The first bands are already announced and there are more to come! This will also be the ONLY chance to see me and my band in Oslo this fall.

See the official Close to the Rain Facebook event for all the details.

See you there!

Coming Home out now!

Bjørn Riis - Coming Home

Wow! I’m so proud to finally have my new mini-album Coming Home out there! It’s been such a cool project involving super talented friends and musicians. The reviews has been overwhelming so far and I can’t wait for you all to hear it.

The pre-order and shop is closed but Coming Home is available on CD, LP and download from all major physical and online retailers including these…

Karisma Records
Big Dipper (Norway)
The Garden (Norway)
Burning Shed
Amazon
Rock Serwis (Poland)
Plastic Head (EU)

Itunes
Bandcamp
Spotify

Coming Home teaser clip

Here it is! The first taste of the new mini-album I’ve been working on for the past six months!

Exclusive SIGNED pre-orders are available in the official store from Monday January 22nd.

Coming Home feature 5 new tracks, including Drowning featuring Norwegain singer Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum, who also did the duet on Winter, and a brand new version of Lullaby in a Car Crash, featuring Ole Michael Bjørndal on lead guitar. Henrik Bergan Fossum (Airbag) provides drums on two of the songs.

The beautiful album cover is once again taken by Norwegian photographer Kjetil Karlsen. The image is from a series called Sorrow. Design and layout by Asle Tostrup.

Coming Home is produced by Bjorn Riis and mixed and mastered by long-time collaborator Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes at Subsonic Society and Reel To Reel Mastering.

Coming Home will be available on CD, LP and download February 23rd from KARISMA RECORDS

Live in The Netherlands 2018!

Netherlands - Bjorn Riis live 2018

I will be doing two exclusive shows in The Netherlands in February to celebrate the release of my upcoming album Coming Home. Helmond and Zoetermeer has always held a special place for both me and Airbag and it’s always a pleasure to come back and meet everyone.

Coming Home will be available at both venues and we’ll perform solo material along with a handful of Airbag classics. Don’t miss out!

February 23
Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
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February 24
De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Netherlands
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Coming Home – New mini-album out February 2018!

Bjørn Riis - Coming Home

I’m extremely excited to announce that I will release a new mini-album, Coming Home, in February next year on Karisma Records!

The album feature five new recordings, including Drowning, a beautiful duet with Norwegian singer Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum, who also did the vocals on Winter (Forever Comes to an End) and a brand new version of Lullabies in a Car Crash, featuring Airbag touring guitarist Ole Michael Bjørndal. Henrik Bergan Fossum (Airbag) is featured on drums on two tracks.

Coming Home will be available on limited edition digisleeve CD, 180g vinyl and digital download.

Pre-orders will be available early January here on the page.

The cover image is by Norwegian photographer Kjetil Karlsen, with layout and design by Asle Tostrup.

Coming Home is engineered and mastered by long-time collaborator Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes at Subsonic Society and produced by Bjørn Riis. All songs written and arranged by Bjørn Riis.

Tracklisting:
1. Daybreak
2. Coming Home
3. Drowning (featuring Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum)
4. Tonight’s the Night
5. Lullabies in a Car Crash (2017 version featuring Ole Michael Bjørndal)

Stay tuned for more updates!