Fleshkiller – “Awaken”

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Feb 122018
 

For a lot many fans of Extol, Fleshkiller’s first album has served a long wait. These Norwegian djent tech death metal folks are out with their debut album “Awaken” which was released under the record banner of Facedown records (NA) / Indie Recording (Europe) on the 15th Of September 2017. What started as a side project by Ole Børud (of the progressive metal band Extol) and Peter Dalbakk (of the Vardøger fame) completed their line up when they pulled in Andreas Skorpe Sjøen (of the Umpfel fame) to fill in drums and Ole Vistnes (of the Shining,Tristania fame) to rumble in the bass. Peter Dalbakk eventually called it quits (for familial reasons) and the band saw Elisha Mullins filling in his shoes.

We’ve had a great deal of talented bands from the Scandinavian belt and one thing that’s omnipresent in all their music is strong melody, engaging riffs and catchy chorus, well Fleshkiller’s hasn’t fallen far from the tree and their lyrics suggest Christian preaching. I’ve given multiple listens to this album before writing my review, and that’s not because I was trying to figure out what I must speak of them but because I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of their music. Continue reading »

Aug 132017
 

Norwegian death metal band Fleshkiller (feat. Extol mastermind Ole Børud) will play an exclusive show at the tenth edition of Brainstorm Festival. The cultural rock and metal festival will be held this year on 3 and 4 November as usual in the Gigant in Apeldoorn (NL).

Other performing bands will be: Living Sacrifice (Metal from the USA), Xandria (Symphonic Metal from Germany), Project 86 (Heavy rock from USA), Sea + Air (Ghost Pop from D/GR). Dark Sarah (Gothic Metal from FIN), Death Therapy (Industrial groove metal from the USA), Wind Rose (Dwarven Metal from ITA), Sleeping Romance (Symphonic Metal from ITA), Undawn (Metalcore from Holland), The Memory Remains (80/90’s metal/rock from Holland).

Fleshkiller will release its debut album “Awaken” in September via Indie Recordings & Facedown Records (US & CAN). The first single ‘Parallel Kingdom’ was released on June 30. The lyric video can be watched below. Continue reading »

Feb 122016
 

fleshkillerNorwegian death metallers Extol have checked in with the following update:

“Hi everyone!  It´s been awfully quiet from the Extol camp lately. We know many of you are eager to know what´s going on and when to expect something new from Extol. Due to other projects and obligations it´s gonna take a good while before we can start working on new material. That said, we are very happy to announce that there are two very exciting Extol related projects in the works! Ole Børud continues his journey exploring the progressive sides of death metal with his brand new project Fleshkiller. Reuniting with his former band mate Peter Dalbakk from their early 90´s melodic death metal act Schaliach, this project will definitely be one to check out! Head over to facebook.com/fleshkillerofficial and follow the action from there!”

“The other project will be revealed very soon so stay tuned… We´d like to take the opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your support over that last years! We truly appreciate it!” Continue reading »

Mar 102015
 

Peter_Espevoll_II_by_KienBaoBadChristian recently conducted an interview with Peter Espevoll of the Norwegian metal band Extol. Peter talks with Matt, Toby and Joey about his metal band Extol, spending time in a Norwegian mental care facility with his family and why Extol took an unexplained hiatus, as well as mental health and its life changing effects on his world. “We live in this world and it’s full of shit. Rather than always praying for health or the perfect things, my focus has been more on asking God to be with me in the tough things.” The interview can be heard on BC‘s latest podcast.

Extol‘s long-awaited fifth album has been released on 21st of June 2013 in Norway, Germany and Austria and on 24th of June in Europe via Indie Recordings and on June 25 in North America via Facedown Records. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »