ENDAST, translated from an Icelandic word meaning enduring, has become more than just a name for the Montreal based metal band. ENDAST has more accurately become a name synonymous with good people with a strong sense of community, bringing wicked, heavy music to people in as many places as possible.
With over 350,000 km on the road, ENDAST has toured heavily since their inception in 2004. Playing nearly 1100 shows in support of three independently released albums. 'The Promise' EP  and 'Odds Against Tomorrow'  helped make the band a staple in the Canadian metal scene. The latest full length album 'Black Cloud'  topped the iTunes (CA) 200 Top Metal Albums at #6, remaining charted for over 15 consecutive weeks.
2011 was a successful year for ENDAST as an independent band. The only unsigned act to perform on the main stage at both of Canada's elite music festivals: HEAVY MTL & HEAVY TO, sharing the stage with metal heavyweights; KISS, Motorhead, Megadeth, Opeth, Anthrax, Children of Bodom, As I Lay Dying, DevilDriver, Lazarus A.D. & tons more.
When asked what sub-genre of metal ENDAST fits into, guitarist and band founder Chris Arsenian is quick to set critics straight. "We're a metal band, straight up. We play metal. End of story." In a scene that is quick to pigeonhole a band with career ruining suffixes like 'core', ENDAST is looking to break free of sub-genres and incorporate elements from all walks of metal into their own unique blend. Every band is the sum of their influences, and ENDAST's influences are vast in range.
ENDAST is poised to deliver their most brutal offering to date, working with producers Jon Howard of Threat Signal and Bjorn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork. The forthcoming album 'THRIVE' promises to propel the band to new levels of success and growth. An upcoming DVD of the band's misadventures on the road will be released as well, giving fans an insight into what it's like to be in one of Canada's hardest working metal bands.
Keep your ear to the ground, and you'll be sure to hear the rumblings of ENDAST.
"Black Cloud" 
"Odds Against Tomorrow" 
“The Promise” EP 
“Where I Belong” [Summer 2012]