Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Extol first got together in early 1994 with the intentions of starting a death metal band that showed more of a progressive side; rather than atypical run of the mill group of burnout's who focused more on their image. Adding to their influences of classical music, jazz, goth and acts such as Iron Maiden, Man-o-War, Napalm Death and Morbid Angel, Peter Espevoll (vocal), Christer Espevoll (guitar), Eystein Holm (bass), David Husvik (drums) and Ole Borud (guitar), had the chance to play all throughout their native Norway before releasing their full length debut Burial in 1998. An EP, Mesmerized, followed a year later, and in 2000 Extol returned with Undeceived featuring new members Tor Magne S. Glidje on guitar and John Robert Mjaland on bass.