"Extol" is a Christian metal band from Bærum in Norway. They are known as a technical metal band in the Christian metal scene. They started out playing black metal, moved to death metal later on, and more recently have been playing thrash metal.
Extol was formed in 1993 by drummer David Husvik and guitarist Christer Espevoll, who had been playing together and wanted to start a band. Peter Espevoll became their vocalist. In 1994, bassist Eystein Holm joined the band just before their first gig. Emil Nikolaisen joined as a second guitarist in 1995.
In 1996, they recorded for Norwegian metal compilation, ''Northern Lights''. Later that year they recorded "Embraced", a short demo. Ole Børud soon replaced Nikolaisen, who wanted to give more attention to his other band, Royal, on guitar. Nikolaisen currently plays guitar and lead vocals for indie rock band Serena Maneesh. In 1997, Extol recorded ''Burial'', the band's first full album. They signed with Endtime Productions in 1998.