Video premiere: FLESHKILLER

Video premiere: FLESHKILLER


Proudly presents the video premiere of





 From the album



Release Date

15th of September 2017

(Indie Recordings)





Pre-order AWAKEN album

Get it from PledgeMusic



The Statement

After Extol’s return to hiatus in early 2015, guitarist Ole Børud embarked on a new musical journey that would lead him to form Fleshkiller, a fresh breath in the death metal genre that in many ways picks up where Extol left and exhibits an amalgam of old school death metal and progressive beauty in one highly intense package.
Showcasing Ole’s signature songwriting skills Fleshkiller is sure to bring a unique voice to the scene of extreme music, a voice longed for by fans around the world.

During the writing process in 2016 the band saw its formation with the involvement of talented drummer Andreas Skorpe Sjøen (Umpfel) and later on vocalist/guitarist Elisha Mullins (The Burial, A hill to die upon) who both contributed to the tight and distinct sound of the band’s debut album ‘Awaken’. And with the addition of Ole Vistnes (Shining, Tristania) on bass the band’s line up was completed.

The music of Fleshkiller is a display of strong songwriting where high level tech death riffs and enchanting melodies posesses the ability to paint landscapes within the context of a strong rythmic fortress. Elisha’s massive death metal vocals mixed alongside Ole’s harmonic vocal palettes adds to the notion of complex musical diversity within the genre.

With their debut album ‘AwakenFleshkiller sets the bar high for the future of progressive death metal and establishes themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

The cover art on the album is created by the amazing Marcelo Vasco, who has done plenty of great covers, among other the latest Slayer cover.


"Fleshkiller invents the concept of "elegant slaughter". Between deepest darkness and blinding light, "Awaken" has got it all. This one’s gonna be hard to top!”
– Charlélie Arnaud / Rock Hard France

"A new monument is born. Dynamic, explosive riff, Fleshkiller is the Great Bludgeoning."
– Loïc Cormery / Metal Obs

"Ole Børud is back at it again! The Extol mastermind and his fellow bandmates have delivered an incredible debut record packed with unique riffs and killer songwriting. If you’re a fan of Extol’s classic albums this record will definitely bring you back to the glory days!" 
– David Davidson / Revocation


The Biography

Founded by Ole Børud, Fleshkiller saw the light of day as a result of Extol’s return to hiatus after their last album in 2013. The upcoming debut album entitled ‘Awaken’ was recorded and mixed between late 2015 and early 2017 at multiple locations around the world. Also written by Ole Børud, the style of music mixes old school death metal aesthetics with rich harmonic prog fusion elements. Compared to his previous efforts in the genre these new compositions spark a new level of intensity!

“With their jaw dropping mix of pure metal brutality and mesmerizing hooks, Fleshkiller make an astonishing entrance to the stage of metal. Their debut record stand short of none, and is a testament to the fantastic musicianship and songwriting capabilities embodied by the band.” – Erlend Gjerde, Managin Director at Indie Recordings

Photo by Jorn Veberg

FLESHKILLER band line up:

Ole Børud: guitar/vocals (Extol)
Elisha Mullins: guitar/vocals (The burial, A hill to die upon)
Ole Vistnes: bass (Shining, Tristania)
Andreas Skorpe Sjøen: drums (Umpfel)


AWAKEN Tracklist:

  • Parallel Kingdom
  • Salt of the Earth
  • Wisdom
  • Secret Chambers
  • Awaken
  • Inherit
  • Evil Eclipse
  • True Image
  • Warfare
  • Window of Time


Album credits:
Produced by Ole Børud
Mixed by Jack C Daniels
Mastered by Alan Douches
Recorded at Little Cave Studio, Jack D Recordings & Andy’s Flying Studio
All music written by Ole Børud
All lyrics written by Ole Børud except ‘True Image’ written by Ole Børud & Elisha Mullins, ‘Wisdom’ written by Elisha Mullins & Ole Børud, ‘Warfare’ written by Elisha Mullins & Ole Børud
Photo by Jørn Veberg
Cover art & art direction by Marcelo Vasco
Ole Børud is endorsed by Equilibrium Guitars & Slickbag


Artist Page | Facebook | Instagram