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Origin Norway, Europe
Genres Progressive death metal, extreme metal, Christian metal
Years active 2015–present
Labels Facedown
Associated acts Schaliach, Extol
Website Fleshkiller on Facebook
Members Ole Børud
Elisha Mullins
Ole Vistnes
Andreas Skorpe Sjøen
Past members Peter Dalbakk

Fleshkiller is a death metal band from Norway, Europe[1] and Indiana, United States.[2]


Fleshkiller started in 2015[citation needed] in Norway as a side project of Ole Børud of the progressive metal band, Extol and Peter Dalbakk of the band Vardøger.[2] Børud and Dalbakk were former bandmates of the band Schaliach, a death metal band they formed together.[3] The two hired drummer Andreas Skorpe Sjøen from the band Umpfel.[4] The band added Ole Vistnes as the band's bass player, of the bands Shining and Tristania.[4]

Dalbakk would later quit the band due to spending more time with his family.[2] The band would replace Dalbakk with Elisha Mullins, vocalist of The Burial and former guitarist of A Hill to Die Upon.[2] Børud had gotten in contact with Mullins through both of their time on Facedown Records roster.[5] The band would later sign to Indie Recordings in Europe and Facedown Records in North America to release their debut album Awaken.[6][7][8][9]

On June 30, 2017, the band released their debut single, "Parallel Kingdom".[10][11] The band released their second single "Warfare" on August 18, 2017, via a music video.[12][13] On September 1, 2017, the band released "Salt of the Earth", their third and final single before the album released on September 15th.[14] The album came out on September 15, 2017, which received fantastic reception.[15]

Influences and Style[edit]

Much like Extol,[16] Fleshkiller draws influences from several different bands, including Death, Steely Dan, Yes, and Necrophagist.[5]

The band plays a style of thrash metal and death metal, which was influenced by Death, but with a sense of harmony of Progressive rock, which was primarily influenced by Yes.[5] The band remains close lyrically to what Extol had promoted through the Christian metal genre.[5] The band has been compared to Devin Townsend,[17][18] Textures,[17] and Animals As Leaders.[19][18]


Current members

Former members

  • Peter Dalbakk - vocals (2015–2017) (Schaliach, Vardøger)


Studio albums


  • "Parallel Kingdom" (June 30, 2017)[10]
  • "Warfare" (August 18, 2017)[12][13]
  • "Salt of the Earth" (September 1, 2017)[14]


  1. ^ "Awaken: Debut album by Sweden's Fleshkiller set for September release". Cross Rhythms. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Beard, Mason (January 20, 2017). "Fleshkiller Announces New Vocalist". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ thrashboy (February 12, 2016). "'Fleshkiller' a New Metal Project Feat. 'Ole Børud' of 'Extol' and 'Peter Dalbakk' of 'Vardøger'". The Metal Resource. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Fleshkiller". Facedown Records. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c d Aaron (August 31, 2017). "Q&A: Ole Børud (EXTOL) On The Awakening Of FLESHKILLER". Metal Injection. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ Jones, Brandon (June 24, 2017). "Fleshkiller (Extol, The Burial) Join Facedown Records for North American Release of New Album". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ Wookubus (June 21, 2017). "Fleshkiller (Extol) Sign With Facedown Records". Theprp. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ Voutiriadou, Maria (June 22, 2017). "FLESHKILLER Sign With Indie Recordings". Metal Koaz. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ "FLESHKILLER SIGN WITH INDIE RECORDINGS". Indie Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Jones, Brandon (June 30, 2017). "Fleskiller - Parallel Kingdom". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  11. ^ Neilstein, Vince (July 5, 2017). "This New Fleshkiller Track (Ex-Extol) is Off the Chain". MetalSucks. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Kennelty, Greg (August 19, 2017). "FLESHKILLER (EXTOL, SHINING) Brings Forth The Heavy, Aural "Warfare"". Metal Injection. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Beard, Mason (August 18, 2017). "Fleshkiller - Warfare". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Beard, Mason (September 1, 2017). "Fleshkiller - Salt of the Earth". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 
  15. ^ Beard, Mason (September 15, 2017). "Fleshkiller - Awaken". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  16. ^ Grave Angel (December 2003). "Extol interview". Metal-Rules.com. EvilG. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b c W., Ralf (September 11, 2017). "Awaken". White Room Reviews (in Dutch). Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  18. ^ a b c Beard, Mason (September 15, 2017). "Fleshkiller - Awaken". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  19. ^ a b DanielF. "Fleshkiller — Awaken". Whiskey Soda (in German). Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  20. ^ Matos, Márllon (September 15, 2017). "Fleshkiller — "Awaken" (2017)". Metal Nalata (in Portuguese). Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  21. ^ Diggi (September 13, 2010). "Fleshkiller - Awaken". Heavy-Metal.de (in German). Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  22. ^ Knudsend, Even (September 1, 2017). "FLESHKILLER Awaken". Arctic Metal. Retrieved September 15, 2017.