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PROG ROCKERS AIRBAG RELEASE THIRD VIDEO TEASER FOR UPCOMING ALBUM

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Now that the release date of the 10th June for “Disconnected” is very close, Norwegian Prog Rockers AIRBAG have released a third video teaser for their fourth full-length album, which will be out on Karisma Records. The short, and very tantalising teaser, can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/ajfgbro-mAE

With a lineup consisting 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), AIRBAG was Formed in 2004. Since then the band’s reputation has gained a solid, and ever increasing, following amongst prog fans the world-over, whilst their three previous full-length releases, “Identity” (2009), “All Right Removed” (2011) and “The Greatest Show on Earth” (2013), have received much critical acclaim.

Produced by Asle Tostrup and Bjørn Riis, and with long-time collaborator and engineer Vegard Sleipnes once again on board, “Disconnected” sees AIRBAG continuing to develop the sound that blends different musical styles with soaring guitars and soulful vocals to create lush soundscapes . AIRBAG’s music has been described as “scenic, epic rock”, and it is that, and more.
“Disconnected” takes as its theme the sense of alienation that exists 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. Artwork for the album is designed by vocalist Tostrup

TRACKLIST
1. Killer
2. Broken
3. Slave
4. Sleepwalker
5. Disconnected
6. Returned

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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

More information about AIRBAG can be found on the band’s website at http://www.airbagsound.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/airbagsound

“Killer” the opening track from “Disconnected” can be heard below and at http://airbagsound.bandcamp.com/track/killer

AIRBAG’s “Disconnected” is available in CD, double 12″ vinyl and digital download formats on Karisma Records and can be pre-order in both CD and 12″ vinyl format from http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/artist/airbag as well as in both formats or digital download from https://airbagsound.bandcamp.com

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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PIONEERING EXPERIMENTAL ROCKERS VIRUS DEBUT “ROGUE FOSSIL” VIDEO

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When renowned Romanian multi-media artist Costin Chioreanu says of his new video for pioneering experimental rockers VIRUS “I went beyond all my boundaries and I have a feeling I touched a bit of insanity” you know that it’s going to be something unique. Having made his mark not only as a graphic artist, but also as a stage artist, musician, animator and movie maker at a relatively young age, Chioreanu’s new animated video, for the track “Rogue Fossil” from VIRUS’ upcoming album “Memento Collider”, is the latest in a series of collaborations with artists from Karisma Records, and its sister label Dark Essence Records. The video is making its exclusive debut on the following:

Sterogum at http://www.stereogum.com/1878654/virus-rogue-fossil-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/

Team Rock at http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-05-23/virus-and-costin-chioreanu-combine-for-a-mind-melting-new-video

Set for release on Karisma Records on the 3rd of June, “Memento Collider” was recorded at the Amper Tone Studios in Oslo and includes a guest performance from VOIVOD’s Dan Mongrain. It is, without a doubt, an album that demonstrates the true essence of progressive rock.

Artwork for “Memento Collider” is by the Trine + Kim Design Studio (http://www.trineogkim.no). Tracklisting on the six-track album as follows:

1. Afield
2. Rogue Fossil
3. Dripping Into Orbit
4. Steamer
5. Gravity Seeker
6. Phantom Oil Slick

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For over a decade now VIRUS have maintained their status as one of the most unique bands to have emerged from Norway’s burgeoning progressive music scene, and “Memento Collider” sees the band returning to their original three-piece lineup of Carl-Michael “Czral” Eide on guitars and vocals, Petter “Plenum” Berntsen on bass and Einar “Einz” Sjursø on drums. Their otherworldly sound, replete with flowing bass lines, experimental riffs and groovy rhythms, is still the epitome of all that is contained in the definition of “progressive” and “experimental”, and with this, their fourth full-length release, VIRUS have come storming back with an album that is also catchy and melodic.

A pre-listening session for VIRUS’ “Memento Collider” will be held at Kniven in Oslo on the 26th May, whilst the release concert will take place at Pokalen in Oslo on the 24th June. Tickets available from http://www.ticketmaster.no/event/500013

Karisma Records recently debuted the track “Steamer” from VIRUS’ “Memento Collider” and it can be heard at http://virus.bandcamp.com/album/memento-collider

More information about VIRUS can be found on their website at http://virusnorway.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/virusnorwayofficial

“Memento Collider” is available to pre-order in both CD and 12″ vinyl format from http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/ as well as in both formats or digital download from https://virus.bandcamp.com/

Fan-filmed footage of VIRUS performing the track “Rogue Fossil” from “Memento Collider” live in New York can be seen velow and at https://youtu.be/VccXpd5Y3Nw

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PROG ROCKERS AIRBAG DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

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With “Disconnected”, the fourth full-length album from Norwegian Prog Rockers AIRBAG, set to hit the streets on the 10th June, Karisma Records have today debuted the album’s opening track, “Killer”, which can be heard exclusively on the following:

Team Rock at http://teamrock.com/news/2016-05-03/airbag-premiere-new-track-killer

Rock Hard at https://www.rockhard.de/news/newsarchiv/newsansicht/43717-airbag-feiern-killer-songpremiere.html

“Disconnected” takes AIRBAG’s trademark blending of musical styles, combined with lush soundscapes, soaring guitars and soulful vocals, a step further along the band’s musical journey, whilst lyrically each of the six tracks explore the sense of alienation that exists between the individual and society

As guitarist Bjorn Riis explains: “Killer was one of the first songs written for “Disconnected”. I had this idea of this ruthless corporate guy who uses everyone to gain success. Sort of Bateman from American Psycho meets Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko. He’s outside, or disconnected from, the rules of our society”.

“Musically, Killer is slightly different from what we’ve done before. There’s more emphasis on the drums, different rhythm patterns and electronic elements, and it really was a band effort, where everyone was contributing ideas and trying out new stuff”.

“Disconnected”, sees Airbag once again team 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.

TRACKLIST
1. Killer
2. Broken
3. Slave
4. Sleepwalker
5. Disconnected
6. Returned

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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

More information about AIRBAG can be found on the band’s website at http://www.airbagsound.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/airbagsound

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

Three tracks from AIRBAG ican be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/sets/airbag-on-karisma-records