An Update from Courtney

Hello, everyone!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful 2017 so far. May you be surrounded with good people, good music, and good food!

2016 was an amazing year for Exalt the Throne. We released our debut album, played 8 solid shows, wrote lots of new music, and developed a social media presence to connect with music lovers around the world. Thank you all for your support and encouragement, especially with the surprising line-up change last December. 😉 We’ll try to repay you by doubling our efforts this year. What would you like to see from us in 2017?

In other news, we’re running a Facebook contest right now to win a free CD. All you have to do is make a video impression of an Exalt the Throne member. Charles is definitely the easiest–just rub your belly and say “but nah” a few times, haha. If this contest goes well, we’ll start doing them monthly with various prizes. What sort of contests would you like us to have?

Also, tons of new music is in the works! You’ve heard Into the Tomb of Mirrors and War in the Heavens, but there are many more on the way. Two songs are ready to be performed: the first is a sequel to Into the Tomb of Mirrors, and the second is definitely our most dynamic, versatile song yet. Can’t wait for you to hear them–one or both will probably be played at our next show in February! While I’ve really enjoyed spending time with my family in Alabama, I also can’t wait to get back to Texas to continue working on all this awesome, new material.

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Here’s to 2017,

Courtney

 

 

 

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Losing my mind at Wit’s End

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In the city of Dallas there lies a haven for the creative and adventurous: Deep Ellum. Lining the streets are bars and restaurants that beckon the weary traveler into their safe confines where they can escape the late day heat and enjoy shade and cold beer. With the length of the day long behind me I watched the sun descend as the earsplitting roars of car engines filled the air.

Metal Fest had begun.

Dallas Metal Fest was a large gathering of fans in the Metroplex and from other areas. Four bars were opening their doors for the Dallas metal lovers to gather and enjoy a night full of headbanging, massive drum beats and killer guitar riffs. Reno’s Chopshop, the Curtain Club, the Liquid Lounge and Wit’s End were all turning themselves into havens for the masses that loved to mosh.

Men and women, young and old, walked the sidewalks…

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[Metal] Exalt The Throne – Long Live The King (80%)

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After months of waiting, I finally got my hand on Exalt The Throne first full-release “Long Live The King”. Exalt the Throne (Dallas/Fort Worth-TX) was one of the biggest surprise as a opening band for Epica during their concert in Dallas at the beginning of the year.
It was a last-minute change in the line-up and completely unexpected, so you can imagine the surprise to see a band opening for Epica and have absolutely no clue who they are and what style of metal you will listen to.
Well you would expect something symphonic since it is opening for Epica right? Wrong. It was even better than that. It was a blend of melodic death (with some great guitar riffs of Charles Benson, also a member of Astyanax) with the clean mezzo-soprano female voice of Courtney. That was a blast, despite audio technical difficulties.
After months in waiting, they finally…

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[Symphonic Metal] Epica concert @ Gas Monkey Grill & Bar, Dallas TX

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Last week, I was finally lucky to attend Epica live performance in the Lone Star State after a series of cancellation in the last two years for various reasons.
The band performed this year at the Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas, TX with the warmup by local bands including Exalt The Throne (Melodic Metal), Divine Retribution (Melodic Christian Metal) and Infidel Rising (Progressive Metal). Man, what I can say it was a blast and an eye opening for different reasons.
I purchased the VIP package and what I can say the tour organizer was fairly generous: a poster of the tour, a meet & greet with autograph session with poster and single photo session with the band and a T-shirt to mark the event.
The meet and greet was great with really having the band down to Earth and very friendly. After the VIP session, we were welcomed…

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An Update from Charles

Hey, Exalt fans! How are y’all doing?

This past Sunday, Courtney started her vocal recordings, and let me say, she’s doing an awesome job. I could not be more proud and more excited about the upcoming album. We originally started recording this back in July, and little did we know that Courtney even existed up until October. This whole thing has been a huge surprise for us! As you all know, we were a melodic death metal band for years, so it feels really good to branch out and do something different. We also made a video blog, and it’s hilarious as we tease each other, lol. But it’s all in good fun. I could not be more proud of this team; they are my extended family. Courtney has maybe one more song left. So that’s it for now.

See y’all later! Peace and God bless!

Charles

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