Norwegian Prog Rockers AIRBAG have released a second video teaser for their upcoming album “Disconnected”, which is set for release on Karisma Records on the 10th June. The teaser can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/yNSHHd5xOx0
With its lush soundscapes underlined by soaring guitars and soulful vocals “Disconnected” further expands the blending of musical styles and sounds that make AIRBAG a unique listening experience. The album itself is a reflection on the theme of alienation between the individual and society and each of the six compositions depicts the state of feeling on ‘the outside’ and out of touch with oneself and those around us.
For the production of “Disconnected“, Airbag has once again teamed up with long-time collaborator and engineer Vegard Sleipnes. The album is produced by Asle Tostrup and Bjørn Riis, and, as always, the artwork is designed by vocalist Tostrup.
Formed in 2004 AIRBAG’s lineup consists of Bjørn Riis (guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, bass, co-producer), Asle Tostrup (vocals, keyboards, programming, producer, graphic design), Henrik Fossum (drums), Jørgen Hagen (programming, keyboards) and Anders Hovdan (bass). The band’s music is best described as scenic, epic rock, and with three hugely successful album releases, “Identity” (2009), “All Right Removed” (2011) and “The Greatest Show on Earth” (2013), AIRBAG has gained a solid following and reputation among both fans and the press.
AIRBAG will be performing a release show at the John Dee in Oslo, Norway, on the 10th June. Tickets available from http://www.ticketmaster.no/event/airbag-oak-billetter/495325
The first video teaser from “Disconnected” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/gG8vNaWnm1g
Three tracks from AIRBAG can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/sets/airbag-on-karisma-records
A video of AIRBAG playing “All Rights Removed” live in Oslo when the band supported Marillion on the Scandinavian leg of their world tour can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/iwK_hpJAPPA
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