Thrash Hits

October 10th, 2011

Future Hits 098: Endless Dark

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Endless Dark
From: Ólafsvík, Iceland
Lazy Equation: (Bring Me The Horizon + Enter Shikari) x #ICELANDICM0SH
URL: Facebook // Twitter

Thrash Hits Verdict:
You might think that all Icelandic music “sounds like a glacier” or that it’s kooky and weird à la Björk and Sigur Rós but they also do crabcore pretty well as well. Endless Dark are young but they’ve already played Sonisphere Festival in 2010 so they might even play the UK again. Who knows, but we saw them at Iceland Airwaves 2010 and thought they were one of the most polished Icelandic rock bands we’ve seen for a while. We’re about to see them again at the same event and they’ll more than likely bring the flat-brimmed New Era mosh all over again.

Describe your sound in 3 words
Heavy, melodic and rock.

How did you meet?
We all lived in a small town in the west of Iceland and had nothing to do, so we started a band!

What made you want to start a band?
Watching videos of the rock n roll lifestyle.

Where did the name come from?
It’s a song by a band called HIM.

Are you massive HIM fans?
Yeah they’re one of the bands that made us want to start a band.

What are your musical influences?
We Came As Romans, Emarosa, Coheed & Cambria, The Devil Wears Prada and Bring Me The Horizon.

How about living in Iceland? A lot of bands have told me that they’re in a band because it’s the easiest way to get of the island.
Iceland is cool but easily boring, plus it’s not big enough if you want to make music as your living.

So far, what has been the best thing about being in a band?
Touring, recording, writing and especially the friendship.

Tell us about the tattoos.
They’re necessary

With which band would your dream tour be?
Bring Me The Horizon

What bands do you consider as part of your scene or as your peers?
We Came As Romans, Woe Is Me, Of Mice And Men and Sleeping With Sirens

What’s the most memorable show you’ve played?
The funniest moment was when we were playing in Iceland and our bassist asked everyone in the venue to come on stage. The security guards went apeshit and started beating up people and we got kicked out

What other band should everyone find out about?
No one we want the spotlight

Tell us a joke.
So this irish guy walked out of a pub.


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