Norwegian rock legends RICOCHETS make a highly-anticipated comeback with a brand-new album “Closer to the Light” – the first album in seventeen years – now out.
Fans can expect an album that showcases the band’s signature raw and edgy sound, while also delving into the exploration of big emotions, examining both the light and the darkness, death and hope, and the constant fear of everything that can go wrong.
Listen to the album here.
In 2018, the band from Fredrikstad, Norway reunited and began rehearsing together again, leading to a successful return to festival stages across Norway. This sparked the road back to the studio where they recorded their fourth album.
About the album the band states;
“Earlier, we wrote songs that reflected our lives. We created a myth, a fantasy where we didn’t have a clear beginning or end.
We had no plan and didn’t truly understand what we were getting ourselves into.
Now, as we gather at the rehearsals, we have no aspirations to become rockstars, but rather a desire to create great music.”
“What truly matters to us now is the joy of creating together, the unity within the band, the ability to generate unexpected ideas and to be challenged by our bandmates.
The music itself holds more importance to us than living out the rockstar fantasy.”
The album is a testament to the unity and performances within the band, with a raw sound that is also warm and soft.
Fans who have witnessed a Ricochets show can expect to hear the new tracks on stage as the band heads out on a tour in Norway, with most shows already sold out. Catch both new and old Ricochets songs at a show near you this winter:
Confirmed remaining shows 2023:
09.02: Tromsø, Blårock – Extra concert!
10.02: Tromsø, Blårock – Sold out!
12.02: Steinkjær, Vinterfest – Sold out!
17.02: Fredrikstad, Gamlebyen Kulturhus – Sold out!
18.02: Oslo, Parkteatret – Sold out!
Ricochets started their career back in 1998, and quickly became a force to be reckoned with in the Norwegian rock scene. Their debut album Slo-Mo Suicide landed them a nomination to the Norwegian Grammy Awards, as newcomer of the year, and their next album was also nominated the the Norwegian Grammys, in the rock album of the year category.
In 2009 the band split up, and it wasn’t before 2019 the band announced that they were coming back. Ricochets return to festival stages have thrilled the crowds at festivals as Øya, Bukta, Pstereo, Månefestivalen and Tons of Rock since then, and they are now finally announcing that a new album is set to release in 2023.
“Their album trilogy is some of the most timeless and solid rock ever made in Scandinavia, and they will stand as long as people listens to rock. But we must not forget that this first and foremost var a live band. They were so good that it was almost unbelievable” – Egon Holstad
Trond Andreassen – Vocals
Knut Øyvind Olsen – Bass
Svenn Poppe JR – Piano
Fredrik Gretland – Guitars
Johan Edvardsson – Drums