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Endeavour Discusses New Material, Growing Popularity And What It's Like For Young Progressive Metal Bands

Progressive metal is something of an enigma. While some of the best in the genre have seen some of the most commercial success over the last twenty years such as Dream Theater and Anathema, others have been granted the status of favourites or cult legends like Opeth, Queensryche and Fates Warning. It's a sub genre which can reach areas of the soul other metal styles can't and provides a more uplifting stance than the likes of death or black metal.

But surely it must be very difficult to get such long songs and ambitious musicianship off the ground when most of us in rock and metal clubs are craving a bit of aggression and a chance to go mental? This past Saturday in London, I sat down with Endeavour vocalist Chris Hawkins and guitarist Iain "GT" Davies to discuss facing such an obstacle, as well as their own material and growing popularity. You can watch it in full below.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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