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Bjorn Riis 2019 PR1

Photo by Anne-Marie Forker

Fans of Atmospheric Prog Rock will have something to look forward to on the 3rd of May, because that’s the date that Karisma Records will release “A Storm is Coming”, the latest album from BJORN RIIS,  also known as the co-founder, songwriter and lead guitarist of Norwegian Prog Rockers AIRBAG.

And, as a taster of what’s to come, Karisma have today released “Icarus”,  a single of a track from the album, and about which Riis had this to say:

Icarus” is based on a chord progression that I had lying around, and which seemed to fit the more stripped down, rock production that I had in mind for the new album. The title refers to the old Greek tale about Icarus flying too close to the sun and getting burned. This hubris is translated to a relationship between two people where one is constantly being burned for trying too much.

I’m very proud of the vocals on this one and I think we managed to create a sound that’s, at least for me, a bit different to what I’ve done on previous albums. “Icarus” features Henrik Bergan Fossum (AIRBAG) on drums and Kristian Hultgren (WOBBLER) on bass.”

“Icarus” can be streamed or downloaded at the following:

https://orcd.co/icarus

A follow up to 2017’s critically acclaimed “Coming Home” MLP, “A Storm is Coming” will be the third full-length album from Riis, and promises to be heavier, but at the same time more tender, than his previous releases. It is formed of six epic songs, clocking in at 51 minutes, and is built around the central themes of human relations and loss, written as a dialogue between two people.

Recorded at the Subsonic Society in Oslo, and majestically combining the art of rock, prog and atmospheric pop, “A Storm is Coming” was mixed by long-time collaborator Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes, and mastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo (WHITE WILLOW, THE OPIUM CARTEL).

In addition to Bjørn Riis on vocals, guitars and a wide variety of instruments, the album features performances by Henrik Bergan Fossum (AIRBAG) on drums, Simen Valldal Johannessen (OAK) on keys, Ole Michael Bjørndal on guitar, and Mimmi Tamba on guest vocals.

With artwork by Asle Tostrup,  tracklisting on “A Storm is Coming” is as follows:

1 When Rain Falls
2. Icarus
3. You And Me
4. Stormwatch
5. This House
6. Epilogue

Bjorn Riis A Storm Album Art PR

“A Storm is Coming” will be available in Digisleeve CD, Digital, and two different vinyl formats, which include a limited edition, one-time-only pressing on marble vinyl with an alternative portrait album cover, and a standard black vinyl version.  All formats are now available to pre-order from the following:

All formats: https://bjornriis.bandcamp.com
CD & Vinyl: https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/bjorn-riis/
US Webshop: https://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

BJORN RIIS’ next live appearance will be on the 17 May at the three-day Terra Incognita Festival in Quebec, Canada, where fellow Karisma Records label-mates AIRBAG and OAK are also scheduled to perform.

Bjorn Riis 2019 PR2

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More information about BJØRN RIIS can be found on the guitarist’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisMusician/   and on his website at http://www.bjornriis.com.

Those interested in guitar tutorials and equipment related matters may like to check out Bjorn’s  YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JRXuFfSeZ1AzenPh_krpA

Bjorn Riis 2019 PR3

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A video by Kjetil Karlsen for the track “Where Are You Now” from Bjørn Riis’s album ‘Forever Comes to an End’ can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/cuGTuNKKgso


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Band contact:  bjorn@airbag.no
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisMusician/
Website:  http://www.bjornriis.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/bjornriis/
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JRXuFfSeZ1AzenPh_krpA
Bandcamp: https://bjornriis.bandcamp.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
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YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0bdyvIoOnl9swUeOCi1Afw
Bandcamp:  https://lucyinblue.bandcamp.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lucyinblueofficial/
Band contact and booking: lucyinblueband@gmail.com
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma Records on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

 

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With just over two weeks to go to  the 22nd February release of “October After All”,  the third full-length album from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer RHYS MARSH, Karisma Records have today released a track from the album.

The track, “Golden Lullabies”, can be streamed or downloaded at the following:

https://orcd.co/goldenlullabies

Rhys Marsh Golden Lullabies Single PR

“October After All” once again sees  RHYS handling most of the instrumental  and vocal duties, but the album also features contributions from Anders Bjermeland, Tale Vang Ellefsen, Kåre Kolve, Roar Øien and Arve Henriksen, as well as vocals from the likes of, Silje Leirvik, Anders Bjermeland, Rohey Taalah, Ole Kristian Malmedal, Vilde Aakre Lie, Tale Vang Ellefsen, Arve Henriksen and Tim Bowness.

The end result is a beautiful, atmospheric, prog album that features both alternative rock and jazz elements and about which Rhys recently had this to say:

I try to approach every album from a different angle, to give it its own identity. When I was writing this album, I was very inspired by music from the mid- to late-seventies, especially songs that had string synthesizers in place of Mellotrons. And of course, the drum sounds from that era, which I absolutely love. These songs were all written after I got married and our son was born, so for the first time, on any album really, I let the songs be reflections of specific events.

“October After All” was produced by Rhys Marsh and recorded & mixed by Marsh at the Autumnsongs Recording Studio in Trondheim, with additional recording by Roar Øien at Tyrirot Studio, Tim Bowness at the Hidden Art Studios, and  Arve Henriksen at the Arve Music Studio.

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Tracklisting for “October After All” is as follows:

  1. River
  2. Long Way Back
  3. Golden Lullabies
  4. Ride The New Wave
  5. The Butterflies
  6. Let It Be Known!
  7. One Hundred Memories
  8. The Summer Days
  9. ‘22’
  10. (It Will Be) October After All

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“October After All” will be available in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats.  The CD and Vinyl formats will include a link to 12 downloadable bonus tracks and can now be pre-ordered from the following:

Bandcamp: https://rhysmarsh.bandcamp.com/album/october-after-all
Webshop: https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/rhys-marsh/

A video, by RHYS MARSH  for the track “Let It Be Known” from the album “October After All” can be seen at https://youtu.be/AuI1DITGwII


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More information about RHYS MARSH can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rhysmarshmusic or on the website at http://rhysMARSH.com/

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://rhysMARSH.com/
Website: http://rhysMARSH.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhysmarsh/
Contact: Rhys@rhysMARSH.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma Records on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/