Extol – Extol

 Posted by on June 12, 2013 at 23:55  1 Response »
Jun 122013
 

Extol_artworkSo Extol are here with another release, and I know its hitting the streets with much expectation and excitement. I remember being introduced in the early 2000’s by a friend to the sounds of Extol, and even back then going wow this is something I can really get into.

So lets get you in on a few facts about these guys to get a greater picture to those who might not be as familiar as some about the band. They rose out of the heavy metal scene during the 90’s, a time when heavy metal was peaking commercially. This came parallel to Norwegian underground black metal scene. A time when hard music was characterized by nu-metal and post grunge. Extol’s persistence to pursue a dream whereby they brought death metal back to the alternative music scene in my books, seems to have been a long road but with their latest release by all counts they have arrived. I will always regard “Burial” (1998) as one of my all time favorite Christian metal releases, period. It probably because it still holds a lot of nostalgia of that era of my life at that time. So in a way it was part a measuring stick for this release. Also I favor bands that challange the traditional structures of a genre, and I love it when a band can give a genre some education. Continue reading »

Jun 112013
 

Extol_2013_aprilNorwegian metallers Extol have released a music video ‘A Gift Beyond Human Reach’. The song comes off their forthcoming selftitled album. The video can be seen below.

Their fifth album will be released 21st of June 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.

According to a press release, Extol‘s new CD “is a like a complex metallic alloy. The playfulness of the songs and the brutal bonding of genres are transformed into a fusion of atmospheric and harmonic prog rock, merged with the tempered thrash and death metal that Extol so uniquely master. This album leads us straight to the core of Extol.” Continue reading »

May 292013
 

Extol_2013_aprilA five-minute teaser for the self-titled fifth album from the reactivated Norwegian metal band Extol can be seen below. The CD will be released 21st of June 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.

According to a press release, Extol‘s new CD “is a like a complex metallic alloy. The playfulness of the songs and the brutal bonding of genres are transformed into a fusion of atmospheric and harmonic prog rock, merged with the tempered thrash and death metal that Extol so uniquely master. This album leads us straight to the core of Extol.” Continue reading »

Apr 232013
 

Extol_2013_aprilNorwegian legendary death metallers Extol are back with their first single “Open The Gates”. The song is taken from the upcoming self titled album “Extol”. The record will be released in June through Indie Recordings in Europe and through Facedown Records in North America. The new song can be streamed below.

According to a press release, Extol‘s new CD “is a like a complex metallic alloy. The playfulness of the songs and the brutal bonding of genres are transformed into a fusion of atmospheric and harmonic prog rock, merged with the tempered thrash and death metal that Extol so uniquely master. This album leads us straight to the core of Extol.” Continue reading »

Apr 102013
 

ExtolDVDNorwegian death metallers Extol issued the following message:

“Extol: of light and shade” is in active production as of april 2013, and we still have many months to go. The premiere will be in the fall of 2013 and by then we will have been working on this for two whole years. Even though the total production budget is 350.000$, we have only been able to fund 90.000$, so it is self evident that this is nothing less than a huge collective effort. Many of you contributed to our amazing crowd funding campaign* , that resulted in 27.212$ collected funds for the production. But we have a long way to go, and we could really use your help! This is how you can still contribute to this production: Continue reading »