The well-established Christian death metal band Extol can look back on a great career including Nor Grammy nomination, several US tours, top CD-sales and national recognition in press and music scene. In April they release the documentary "Extol: Of Light And Shade"; the story of a band split in paradox between two worlds, Christianity and death metal. The documentary was shown at various film festivals the past summer, and was broadcasted on Norwegian TV in December. Now it is finally ready to be released!Being strong believers in a music scene dominated by atheists and anti-religious practitioners creates some challenges. Extol, with its Christian content and death metal expression, has hence experienced its share of difficult situations and obstruction. Christians react with disgust on the aesthetics and effects the band uses, while the secular fraction of the music scene shows great dissatisfaction regarding the lyrical themes. On one side, local churches organized bonfire sessions of Extol products and held prayer meetings against the band, whilst on the other side they’ve experienced bomb threats from self-appointed Satanists before a gig, getting spat at and scorned.After 6 releases with success, 2007 was the start of a five year long break for Extol due to the vocalists strong tinnitus and anxiety. The documentary gives an insight on tinnitus and anxiety where the singer speaks openly about some of the challenges he experienced in 2007 and the years that followed. Questions about faith and freedom of speech set in a musical perspective are also important topics. The film does also illustrate the band's position in the Norwegian music scene and their international position. Eyvind Skeie, Hank von Helvete, now deceased Pater Arnfinn Haram and the charismatic American rock pastor Bob Beeman are some of the characters we meet in "Extol: Of Light And Shade.”
DISC 1:Full documentary
DISC 2:Extended and deleted scenes:- The Studio Diaries- Mixing the Album (extended scene)- Making of "A Gift Beyond Human Reach"- Metal Moms- Pastor Bob Beeman - the complete interview
Live clips from the archives:- Burial (live from Lutakko, Finland 2000)- Renewal (live from DP festival, Norway 2000)- Undeceived (live from Bobfest, Sweden 2002)- Jesus kom til jorden for å dø (live from bobfest, Sweden 2004)- Blood Red Cover (live from Motstøy, Norway 2004)- The Death Sedative (live from Hulen, Norway 2005)- Celestial Completion (live from Chain Reaction, USA 2005)
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