EXTOL Releases Lyric Video For “Betrayal”

Wednesday, 16th October 2013

Recently-reactivated Norwegian metallers EXTOL have released the lyric video for the song “Betrayal,” a song from their new self-titled fifth album, which was released on June 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Indie Recordings.

Vocalist Peter Espevoll talks about the meaning behind the song: “It was one o’clock at night and I didn’t have any lyrics for ‘Betrayal’. I sat down in a chair and just closed my eyes. I see this image of a small girl that we met in Kenya at a garbage dump searching for scraps of food. I knew that I wanted to write a song about this.”

According to a press release, EXTOL’s new album “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.”

Comments EXTOL drummer David Husvik: “‘Extol’ is the album that was planned all the way, but never materialized. Partly due to changes in the lineup, but also because of the band´s urge to always reach for something new. The album is the recap of 20 years of Extolhistory, both musically and lyrically.”

With a long-awaited creative collaboration with Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, ENSLAVED) and some truly magnificent artwork by Travis Smith (KATATONIA, OPETH, DEATH), EXTOL has managed to create a timeless masterpiece and the vision of the band seems clearer than ever.