Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Endrah Q&A

Your name: 
Relentless.

Where are you from?
I am from California and the rest of the band is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The band is considered based in Sao Paulo Brazil. I fly in for tours.

Name of band: 
ENDRAH.

Who else is in your band?
Covero (guitar), Bruno Santin (drums) and Adriano Vivela (bass).

How would you describe yourselves?
Deathrashcore. It is a very aggressive sound and we are raw and not overproduced.
We utilize some unique patterns and there is powerful lyrics.

Who are your main influences musically?
Meshuggah, Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, Morbid Angel, Biohazard, Lamb of God, and more.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
World-wide domination wherever metal and hardcore is welcomed. We want our political and social messages to be heard, and we want continued growth of our fanbase. I personally want to tour some places I have yet to including Argentina, Chile, Japan, Australia, Ireland, and others.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
It's a difficult question to answer about the highlights, as I've been playing in bands for over 20 years and it's been it's been quite a journey.
It's a difficult form of music to be involved in. 
The business behind the scenes is difficult but that what we've done together with the band has been outstanding and the reception from our fans has been really good, especially in the beginning and now again that Endrah is back to business.
The reception has just been really overwhelming and the fans are a big big highlight within themselves.
My experience with the fans of Endrah has been a highlight. I had not experienced the love of the fans to that level before with my other projects.
As far as the Endrah shows go, probably the most memorable show was in Salvador last year during the Carnaval where Endrah headlined in front of around 5,000 people. We headlined the festival of 40 bands over four days that was quite amazing.
We got there early and went to the beach where the festival was and fans were out drinking pinga, which is a liquor made with sugarcane, at about noon and we played at 10 o'clock that night and all the same kids were there going crazy at the show.
The military police had to step into the mosh pit because it got so wild.
That was pretty awesome and it was also our first show with our drummer Bruno and that morning was his first flight he ever taken in his life.
He was going to his first big show and to be drummer in his favorite band; that was pretty awesome to be a part of that.
Other highlights include going to New York to meet Billy Graziadei and record with him when he was in the band. I also got to do some vocals for biohazard and they invited me to sing back ups on the biohazard song Set Me Free.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
There are many moments I want to forget about my career but the good ones outweigh the bad ones and I wouldn't be who I am or where I am today without the journey that I took.
It's difficult being in our generation where Napster came and then all the subsequent streaming services took over and just the change in the industry between where you used to be with record stores where people really saved up and spent money, read lyrics, wanted to be more involved with the bands and the bands were held at a higher esteem.
Along came bigger fame and just clout, and even maybe power as far being able to present a message to many people.
It's been a lot harder in that sense and some of that's difficult to process.
I'm looking back but other than that it's just mainly bad travel times and injuries to myself and my bandmates that stand out. 

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
It is a good question as I think the overall theme of Endrah was kind of a mix between revenge and common sense living.
So therefore I think our song, You're The Hunted Now might be a good example.
That song represents what happened to somebody who thinks they're untouchable and learns to find out that they are very touchable and they can be found.
There's always ways get anybody, so always watch what you do and who you burn. You should always make sure that you don't hurt the wrong people because there's always a way to get you.
If you mess with Endrah, we will find you. Let's join together instead.

Where can we listen to it?
We have a tab to our Spotify page.
It's also on YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, Pandora, and more.



Where can we find out more about your music?
We are on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
Endrah is a real band. Endrah is a band that is not about fantasy and dragons and dungeons.
We are not represented by a bunch of little skinny nerds that couldn't actually back up their words.
This band includes MMA fighters, black belt fighters and jujitsu and muay thai boxers. We have skills in wrestling, submission, and boxing there's a lot of that the guys do behind-the-scenes.
Training is just part of life but this is a band that can back their stuff and it's a little different than many of the heavy bands out there.
Almost all in that sense of the hard-core, death metal, deathcore, metalcore  sub-genres.
What we want most is for you guys to be a part of it and we want to build this up we want you to like us on our Endrah Facebook and follow us on the other social media pages. We are trying to open eyes, and we want you to be a part of it.
Share our page and posts, start to make a change today.
Thank you for the interview.

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