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Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Metal Rock




"Concert Review - July 2013"

...The last band of the evening was the almighty Exegesis, the other band from Colombia. Much like the other band I had no clue what I was about to listen to. I just knew they were Christian, wore face paint and were good guys. All things that are awesome to this writer. So yeah this was going to be a solid set. Turns out I was correct. Exegesis blew the roof off of the Summit. At one point I thought they might, they were just that loud at times. The drummer from Again translated for the band between songs and most of what was said was about Christ which is always awesome to hear at a show. These guys are passionate about their beliefs and music, and both were at the forefront on this night. They were very in tune with each other throughout the set and the keyboardist was very animated which added another element to them. - Ray Cobra / I Am Tuned Up

"Exegesis in the Top 10 Best Spanish Christian Metal Bands"

Las 10 bandas de metal cristiano en español a continuación han sido seleccionadas por ser las más visibles en este género en el cual no muchas bandas han logrado ser famosas para la comunidad metalera cristiana en general. Aun asi, son bandas que por si solas han realizados buenos trabajos discograficos en este genero musical tan criticado en el cristianismo.

(Translation) The Top 10 Spanish Christian metal bands below have been selected as the most popular in this genre, in which not many Christian metal bands have managed to be famous in general. Still, they are bands that have made good music in this genre which is much criticized in today’s Christianity. - Zona J Radio

"Exegesis in Holy Metal Radio Venezuela"

Antes de comenzar su gira internacional, pudimos entrevistar a Juan Carlos Garzón líder de la agrupación Colombiana de Dark Metal Progresivo Exégesis.

(Translation) Before starting his international tour, we were able to interview Juan Carlos Garzón, Colombian leader of progressive dark metal band Exegesis. - Holy Metal Radio

"TV interview on Testigo Directo"

TV interview on Testigo Directo - Testigo Directo

"Exegesis Metaleros Biblicos (Christian Metalheads)"

Apesar de sus vestimentas agresivas y oscuras, de metaleros duros, no son lo que su imagen proyecta. La indumentaria corresponde a su escenografía surrealista para impactar en los escenarios. La gran diferencia de esta agrupación con otras de su estilo radica en que predican a través de su música fuerte mensajes de reflexión, fe y esperanza, para los amantes de este género musical e impactar positivamente sus vidas.

(Translation) In spite of their aggressive and dark clothing that belongs to hard metalheads, they are not what their image projects. The attire matches the surreal scenery to make more impact. The big difference between this group and others of its kind lies in the fact that they preach through their music strong messages of reflection, faith, and hope; this music positively impacts the lives of fans of this musical genre. - Newspaper El tiempo.com

"Exegesis in Venezuela"

Ya todo estaba listo, para que llegaran desde Colombia, Exegesis, una excelente banda de metal cristiano que hizo mover a todos los asistentes del local. Tocaron temas de sus dos discos de estudio, algunas canciones como “Lagrimas de Sangre”, “No me rendiré”, “Guerreros del rock” entre otros.

Estos bogotanos si saben como hacer rockear a la gente, sus letras tienen un excelente mensaje acompañados de un nivel musical de primera categoría. Siempre agradecidos con el publico, mucha energía había con ellos, se quedaron con ganas de volver a Venezuela en un futuro. Exegesis lo integran: Juan Carlos Garzón (Vocal/bajo) - Andrés Garzón (Guitarra líder) - John Roa (Guitarra) y Giovanny Rodríguez (Teclado).

(Translation) Everything was ready so that when they arrived from Colombia, Exegesis, an excellent Christian metal band, was able to rock out to all who attended the venue. They performed tracks from both their studio albums - songs like "Tears of Blood", "I Will Not Surrender", and "Warriors of Rock", among others. 

These Bogotanos (Columbians) know how to make you rock out, their lyrics have a great message accompanied by top-notch music. Always grateful to the public, they brought a lot of energy with them; they ended up wanting to return to Venezuela in the future. Exegesis is: Juan Carlos Garzón (Vocal / Bass) - Andrés Garzón (lead guitar) - John Roa (Guitar) and Giovanny Rodriguez (keyboard). - Hermanos del Rock

"TV Interview on Capital Chanel"

TV Interview on Capital Chanel from the program "History of the City" - Entrevista Canal Capital


Still working on that hot first release.



In 2003, Colombia was a land embroiled in major episodes of violence, drug-trafficking and corruption. This internal armed conflict terrorized the inhabitants of the entire nation, and each day the light of hope seemed further away. This set the stage for a group of friends who decided to get together and form a band that would become Exegesis.

While its line up has continuously evolved, the Bogota, Colombia-based band has consistently delivered sharp-edged music. After touring the summer of 2013 in the United States they have landed in Chicago and for the time being have joined forces with Grrr Records who is distributing their earlier releases worldwide.

This progressive metal band fronted by Juan Carlos Garzon (bass/lead vocals) along with his brother Andres Garzon (guitars), has found their voice in the metal genre and seek to express their peoples anguish while attempting to offer a message of hope and the possibility of change.

Their first album, Tears of Blood (2007), is a series of stories inspired by a friends diary entries that tries to express the anguish and despair of life growing up in Colombia and her search for meaning.

With Artificial Spirit (2009), the band creates another tone and expands their sound while lyrically going further into self-reflection and attempting to provoke the apathy so pervasive in Latin America.

Recent Concerts

Rock Warriors Tour
Lifest - 2013 Oshkosh WN USA
Sonshine Festival - 2013 - Wilmar MN USA
Audiofeed Festival 2013 - Urbana IL USA
Elisfest - 2013 Moline IL USA
The summit - 2013 - Columbus OH USA
Fredys Bar 2013 Broklyn NY USA
Goodbye Blue Monday 2013 Broklyn NY.USA
Concert 10 years of Metal. 2013 Bogota, Colombia.

Cornerstone Festival 2010 2011 - 2012 - Bushnell - Illinois USA

Awakening Tour
Cornerstone Festival - 2012 - Bushnell - Illinois USA
Trujillo Peru 2012
Lima, Peru 2012
Huancayo, Peru 2012
Caracas Venezuela 2012
Maracay, Venezuela 2012
Pantokrator Fest - 2012 Bogota, Colombia.
Debut Comic Book EXEGESIS 2012 Bogota, Colombia.
Pantokrator Fest 2011 - Bogota, Colombia.
Impartiendo Vida Fest- 2010 - Villavicencio, Colombia.
Frontera Extrema Fest 2010 Bogot, Colombia.
Cornerstone Festival 2010 - Bushnell - Illinois US.

Band Members