Bjørn Riis is one of the founding members, the lead guitarist and main songwriter of the highly successful Norwegian band Airbag. Airbag’s three releases are all released on KARISMA RECORDS, and have all received great reviews worldwide and all become favourites among fans all over the globe.
In addition to playing with Airbag, Bjørn is a highly respected guitarist within the guitar community, where he has a huge fan base. His guitar page “Gilmourish.com” has more than 40 million hits in total and an average of 150000 hits every week.
Bjørn Riis released his second solo album, Forever Comes to an End on KARISMA RECORDS, in May 2017. The album is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed and awarded debut, Lullabies in a Car Crash.
Forever Comes to an End feature seven songs, with inspiration from classic rock, prog and movie scores. Bjørn?s unique guitar playing has a centre role, with soaring leads, heavy riffs and beautiful textures.
Lyrically, the album deals with broken relationships and loss and the emotional duality between resentment and forgiving.
The album is very much a tribute to all of Bjørn?s musical influences. From the dark and dirty riffs of Toni Iommi and Zakk Wylde, to the emotional playing of David Gilmour and Steven Rothery. The melodic and sombre voice of Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness and the cinematic landscapes of composers like Thomas Newman and John Barry.