Bjorn Riis premieres new song Icarus with Prog

Bjorn Riis
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Bjorn Riis, the guitarist, producer and main songwriter with Norwegian prog rockers Airbag, has premiered a brand new song, Icarus with Prog. You can hear the new song below. it is taken from Riis' forthcoming new solo album A Storm Is Coming.

"Icarus is based on this chord progression that I had laying around that seemed to fit the more stripped down rock production that I had in mind for the new album," Riis tell's Prog. "The title refer to the old Greek tale about Icarus flying too close to the sun and getting burned. This hybris 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 feature Henrik Bergan Fossum (Airbag) on drums and Kristian Hultgren (Wobbler) on bass."

A Storm Is Coming will be released through Karisma record on May 3.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.