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Extol - Streaming New Song, New Digital Release

Extol are currently streaming a new song called "Sting Of Death". This is an exclusive track taken off the digital deluxe edition of their 2013 comeback album Extol. The new edition contains the exclusive new track "Sting Of Death" as well as a new digital booklet containing never-before-seen artwork. Check out the lyric video for the new song below.


Band profile: Extol
Posted: 13.02.2014 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

Extol - Present New Video

Progressive metallers Extol have been away from studio releases since their last The Blueprint Dives album from 2005. But they return this year with a new offering, the self-titled Extol. Their new music video for "A Gift Beyond Human Reach" was released today so don't waste this opportunity to listen to new material from the Norwegian band. It was directed by Åsmund Janøy.


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Posted: 11.06.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

Extol - New Album Details Revealed, New Song Online

Extol have announced that they have signed a record deal with Norwegian label Indie Recordings. Their new self-titled album Extol will be released through Indie Recordings in Europe and through Facedown Records in North America. The release dates are June 21st in Norway/Germany/Austria, June 24th in Europe/rest of the world and June 25th in North America. The other good news is that you can already listen to the new single "Open The Gates" right here.


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Posted: 23.04.2013 by carlitozik | Comments (2)

Extol - New Album In The Works

After a five-year hiatus, Norwegian metallers Extol are working on a follow-up to 2005's The Blueprint Dives. The rejuvenated band currently features the return of guitarist Ole Børud, who departed the band in 2004, along with drummer David Husvik and vocalist Peter Espevoll.


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Posted: 18.09.2012 by BlueMobius | Comments (3)

Extol - Recorded Video

We're finished shooting the "pearl" video! It took us two days to get things right,- and it was just like the "24" series! The guys in Helmet Productions didn't sleep for like 48 hours, only working and working to get what they wanted! The locations were awesome,- really dark and spooky... But, it's probably the coldest experiences we've ever had!! It was snowing, and we were only wearing t-shirts... We are used to snow here in Norway, but this was like the Northpole! We had a an actress who stayed in ice-cold water for like 3 hours straight! We hope she didn't get sick!! The video is supposed to be finished in the beginning of January. We'll keep you updated!

Thanks to all the people involved;- Helmet Productions and crew, Silence the foe for letting us sleep on their floor, and all the actors,- especially Beate and Anne!

Have a blessed Christmas and a great new year everyone! This year has been really hectic in the Extol-camp, but we can't wait to see you guys on tour next year! We're so excited..


Band profile: Extol
Posted: 27.12.2004 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)

Absurd2 - New Band With Former Extol Members

"Featuring DAVID HUSVIK (Extol), CHRISTER ESPEVOLL (ex-Extol),
MAGNUS WESTGAARD (Vardoger) and IVAR NIKOLAISEN (Silver), this psycho-thrash
release packed with punk energy and great musicianship will be highly treasured by
fans to bands like Believer, Extol, Death and Cynic.

Recorded & Mixed at Top Room Studios Norway by Borge Finstad
(Mayhem, Borknagar, Exol, Antestor) - expect nothing but killer quality here!
The ABSURD2 CDEP is released in a special packaged Copper Paper
Gatefold Cover w/ 5 inserts. And yeah, don't forget to turn the CD itself..."

Track listing:
1. Point Of Insanity
2. In Hypnosis
3. Wisdom
Posted: 02.12.2004 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)

Extol Announce New Members

The new guitarists for Extol are Tor Glidje (Lengsel, Ganglión) and Ole Halvard Sveen (Lengsel, Ganglión).
Also the band is currently in Denmark, mixing the album.

Band profile: Extol
Posted: 11.09.2004 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)

Extol entering in the studio

News taken from the extol website:

"On Monday the 2nd of August we enter Toproom Studio to record our fourth full-length album, bearing the working-title GLORIANA. As many of you may know, this is the same studio we used for SYNERGY and so we´re once again looking forward to work with Herr Børge Finstad. The new material demands a different sound approach than the detailed SYNERGY concept. In order to create a heavier and more atmospheric Extol sound, we will bring the recorded material from Toproom to Antfarm Studio (the Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn, Hatesphere) in Aarhus, Denmark to mix it there. We will do our best to keep you updated on the recording-process the next couple of weeks, posting pictures and news on the Extol website.

We are aware that many of you have been dying to know who the new guitarists have not been waiting in vain, but we ask you to have just a little more patience with us. Complete line-up and BRAND NEW band-pictures will be revealed shortly after the New York photo-shoot....we promise!!!

-peter, david and john-"

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Posted: 02.08.2004 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)

Extol confirmed for Bobfest 2004

EXTOL (progressive thrash/death masters from Norway), HARMONY (melodic metal from Sweden), ORATORIO (melodic metal wonder from Finland), KEKAL (black metal from Indonesia) and SHADOWS OF PARAGON (fresh black metal from Sweden) are the first five bands confirmed for Bobfest 2004 (Europe's biggest Christian metal festival), which is scheduled to take place held March 5-7, 2004 at Ryttargårdskyrkan in Linköping, Sweden.

Seminar speakers will be metal Pastor Bob Beeman from Sanctuary, USA and Ole Halvard Sveen from Subchurch, Norway. The concerts will be held Friday and Saturday evenings at Cupolen, Folkets Park, Linköping. There will also be a gallery where people will show their artistic talents.

Festival tickets cost 270 SEK for Swedish visitors (if paid before February 15) or 300 SEK if paid later or at the door. For non-Swedish visitors, the price is only 200 SEK (approx. 22 EUR) for the whole weekend. Accomodation is also available nearby for an additional fee of 50 SEK (approx. 5.50 EUR) per night.

For those that want to attend the gigs only, the tickets cost 100 SEK for Friday and 120 SEK for Saturday or 200 SEK for both days.

For more information about this festival, visit or mail or

Band profile: Extol
Posted: 29.12.2003 by Deadsoulman | Comments (0)