Interviews: Endure The Affliction

We have had the opportunity to interview the Metalcore band Endure The Affliction from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

The band name came from Deion. I'm pretty sure he thought about it for a while. He wanted the name to be something meaningful; something powerful and persevering. When you think of someone going through tough shit and coming out the other side on top; they've endured it. Life is just a neverending battle against situations that are out of your control. Life itself is the ultimate affliction. And we're all enduring it every day.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

I've been listening to metal since I was born. My mom used to play Iron Maiden and Ozzy while I was in my car seat. Got a little older and was starting to branch off into my own music and style. Picked up a guitar when I was 10 then started making my own sounds and songs and it just kinda became my own thing. I love it.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed? 

I knew Deion from a while back. One of our old friends wanted us to get together and jam so we hung out a few times. Life got in the way to where we didn't talk for a while, then I get this random message from him asking if I still played. Went to try out for a project he had going on called Grywlf and we clicked back into making badass music. Shit didn't happen with that band so he started Endure, and we started looking for members and everyone else just fell into place.

4. Each band member favourite band? 

That's a hard one. I don't really have a favorite, but if I have to pick; probably Gorillaz. Even though it's not in our music genre, their music is the most calming thing to listen to. A perfect way to meditate.

Tim: Bullet For My Valentine

Byron: Rammstein

Deion: Periphery

Kyle: Mastodon

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I think we all inspire each other for the music. We all have our thoughts on what we're going to do. Even though we don't always agree on structure or sound, it always comes out fine in the end. We do all have other artists that influences us for sure. Music in general is some of the powerful, emotional stuff you can do or create.

6. Where was your last gig? 

We played at The Red Barn in Abbeville, Louisiana for a veterans' benefit. Our boy Byron put on an awesome benefit for wounded and homeless veterans that went pretty good. Tim hit a dog with his car and wasn't able to get there till late so that's the first time we got cut off stage, haha!

7. Where would you like to act?

Man, if we could get a show in Denver that would be cool. Cold weather and weed everywhere. Might even have a snowboard on my feet when we play.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Really anyone who's down to collaborate with us. It's a honor when people want to jam with us or create something. And featuring with someone is always a step forward in my book.

9. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that? 

Oh hell yeah. In the beginning it was nothing but butterflies. You get past it once you're on stage playing, for sure. There's always that fear of fucking up or people not getting into your music. I try to keep all that out of my mind and just get up there and play like I've been rehearsing. I've never had a show where people did not come up to me and say good job. Even though I messed up a thousand times, the love at the spots we go to is real.

10. What bands have inspired you the most?

Lamb of God, Tool, Gorillaz; shit, even Eminem back in the day. Tons of bands have a place in my heart. Taking me though my struggles and trials. Music saves lives every day and I wouldn't be here without it, for sure.

11. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Nothing that I remember really, haha. Most of our fans just tell us that our music is inspiring and uplifting. We had to sign stuff at our first ep release show and I wasn't used to that so it was kinda weird.

12. What do you think of your fans?

I love every single one of them. I'm glad they like what we're putting down and they make us want to push more for them and us. We want to see how far we can go, and they make that possible for sure. Respect to every single one.

13. What do you think of our site?

Very well put together. I especially like the "Behind The Artworks" section. That's something I rarely see and I think the meanings of artwork in music should definitely be discussed way more; it's usually very personal to the musicians, likes ours is to us.

14. Something to add?

Everyone be sure to check out our recently released single "Identity," it's a bange

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