Endeavour are a collective of nerds with a knack for making epic, skull crushing prog metal. They channel the aggression of bands like Machine Head and Pantera into the progressive form of bands such as Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree. Endeavour combines dual vocal harmonies, mammoth riffs and versatile songwriting to forge modern metal with old-school ethos. Progressive metal, unlike other sub-genres of heavy metal, borrows heavily from hard rock, classical rock and early heavy metal influences. Progressive metal (prog metal for short) is less about brutality and speed, as is the case with extreme metal or thrash. And the focus is not so much on evil. Instead, listeners can hear everything from classical music, symphonic metal, speed metal, power metal and traditional heavy metal in many “prog metal” bands.
Dave on the DC Radio Podcast had the privilege of working with bassist Ben Hands. He was a band member while on the Norwegian Star ship in 2012. We did a Skype interview with the entire Endeavour band, and that excitement and momentum kept up with also interviewing Sean Burns, who’s show we featured 2 weeks ago. The new album, Cult of Conflict is due to arrive in 2020. The Endeavour band hails from Bristol, UK where famous rock bands like Portishead, and Onslaught hail from. Endeavour Band Members are- Chris Hawkins, on lead vocals. Iain ‘GT’ Davies is guitars and backing vocals. Ben Hands is on bass, and Jake Stone is the drums. Jake is on Instagram – jakestonedrummer.
Endeavour was featured in some deserving press- “They are awesome! Awesome playing, great songs, they deserve to get signed”.(Sy Keeler – Onslaught) “I really enjoyed the tracks, it’s nice to hear proper riffs!” (Paul Gough – Zilla Cabs)