May 022014

Extol_of Light ... posterExtol: of Light and Shade is a documentary about the Norwegian death metal band Extol. A new teaser can be seen below.

A documentary about the Norwegian Christian death metal band Extol. In 2007, after 6 studio-releases, Norwegian Grammy award nomination, world wide touring with bands such as Mastodon and Opeth, the band went off the radar without any explanation. More than 5 years later, Extol reunites to embark on the production of new material. But life looks truly different for the trio Peter, David and Ole. With family duties and health issues to consider the challenges are lining up for the group that is determined to make “the best death metal album in ages!”.

The band that have been faced with attacks from two main oppositions; both Christians and forces within the Norwegian metal scene, known for their brutality and dark history. How does Extol combine their faith with this expression, in a genre that is built upon the aggressive, morbid and occult? Whilst some Christians react to the bands aesthetic and effects with fear and loathing, parts of the metal scene reacts to the evangelical content of their songs.

The film is directed by Åsmund Janøy and produced by Peter Espevoll and Åsmund Janøy. Edited by the fabolous Torkel Gjørv (‘Tears of Gaza’ and ‘When Bubbes Burst’) with soundmix from Lyder Janøy and featuring amazing music from Aslak Hartberg, Jon Henning Orten and Extol.

Extol have also announced that they will be playing some live shows for the first time in seven years:

It is now 20 years since Extol played the very first concert – in Sandvika, Norway May 17th 1994 to be precise. We want to celebrate this anniversary with some very few exclusive live shows later on this year! The last concert Extol did was in 2006, so it´s been a while. We are really looking forward to getting on a stage again, playing both new and old songs, and of course meeting our fans and friends! Waiting more than 7 years is just way too long! The first shows are listed below.

In October of 2012, we had the opportunity to do an interview with Ole Børud, the mastermind behind reactivated Extol.

To read our review for the new Extol album, click here.


Upcoming Shows:
1-6 July 2014 Skjærgårds Music and Mission Festival, Norway
3 -6 July Gullbrannafestivalen, Sweden
23 – 27 July  SÅ2014 , Norway

Band members:
Peter Espevoll – vocals
David Husvik – drums, vocals
Ole Børud – guitars, bass, vocals

Weblinks: Facebook / Twitter / Website / Myspace

Related Articles:
Possible ‘Extol’ Documentary In The Works; Three Teasers Available [Sept. 2012]
‘Extol’ Teaser #4 Available & Crowdfunding Project Started [Sept. 2012]
 ‘Extol’ Have Reached Its Goal, Message & New Video Update Available [Oct.2012]
Interview With ‘Ole Børud’ Of ‘Extol’ [Oct. 2012]
‘Extol’ Another Video Update Posted [Nov. 2012]
‘Extol’ ‘Contribution In Many Forms’, News About The Upcoming DVD [April 2013]
‘Extol’ To Release New Album In June, Pre-Order Bundles Available Now [April 2013]
‘Extol’ Album Teaser Posted Online, Pre-Order Bundles Available Now [May 2013]
‘Extol’ Music Video Released For ‘A Gift Beyond Human Reach’, Pre-Order Bundles Still Available [June 2013]
Extol – “Extol” [Album Review]
‘Extol’ Lyric Video Released For ‘Betrayal’ + Benefit Shirt Available [Oct. 2013]
‘Extol’ Announce Exclusive Live Shows In 2014 ! [Feb. 2014]
‘Extol’ New Update Posted, First Show Announced ‘Skjærgårds Music and Mission Festival’ July 2014 [Feb. 2014
‘Extol’ Release Digital Deluxe Edition, Lyric Video For ‘Sting of Death’ Available For Streaming [Feb. 2014]

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