Bio

Marc founded Endangered Reign around the year 2000 and has been an avid fan of heavy metal and hard rock since early youth. He started playing guitar during his senior year of high school and since then he has always had a passion for creating and writing songs. He has enjoyed collaborating with many top-notch musicians and even though there has been a revolving lineup of bashers, bruisers, and  bangers during the evolution of ER he has since found a stable and passionate lineup to aid him in directing and achieving his vision. His focus is to continually look forward toward creating Endangered Reign’s very best album and promoting the band.  Besides musical interests Marc’s hobbies include hockey, fishing, and investigating truth! 

Band Influences: 

Recent - Nevermore, Iced Earth, Angel Dust, Evergrey, Brainstorm, Symphony X, Blind Guardian, Tad Morose, Soilwork, Communic, Rage, etc… 

Classic – Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Savatage, Metal Church, Dio, Queensryche, Saxon, Testament, Flotsam and Jetsam, Rush, Deep Purple, Triumph, etc… 

Favorite Band:  Air Supply of course! 

Favorite Guitarists:  Jeff Loomis, George Lynch, Alex Skolnick, Criss Oliva (RIP), Warren DeMartini, Marty Friedman, Jake E. Lee 

Favorite Vocalists:  Matt Barlow, Dirk Thurisch, Zak Stevens, Urban Breed, Dio, Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Andy B. Frank, Russell Allen, Warrel Dane (RIP), Eric A.K., Chuck Billy 

Top 15 most impactful albums: Savatage - Edge of Thorns, Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World, Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes, Megadeth - Rust in Peace, Megadeth - Youthanasia, Evergrey - Recreation Day, Metallica - Master of Puppets, Metal Church - Hanging in the Balance , Dream Theater - Images and Words, Angel Dust - Border of Reality, Judas Priest - Painkiller, Armored Saint  - Symbol of Salvation, Tad Morose - Modus Vivendi, Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime, Saxon - Metalhead

Favorite Beer:  Bell’s Two Hearted Ale 

Marc Ridenour - Founder/Lead Vocals/Guitars

Marc Ridenour - Founder/Lead Vocals/Guitars

Keven Anstett joined Endangered Reign as the full-time bassist in 2010, immediately after the release of their 3rd album, Fractured Reality. His time behind the thumping strings began in 2005 when he switched from playing guitar to bass. He has been playing on and off in covers and original bands ever since the late 80's. Today, his focus is on building the Endangered Reign brand through fresh new music while keeping his live skills honed by playing out regularly with his local covers band Sudden Rage. If you don't find Keven onstage metal thrashing mad then you are likely to encounter him somewhere in the crowd at a concert. With literally hundreds of concerts attended, nearly 1000 autographs acquired, and approximately 2500 cds accumilated, his hard rock and metal acumen is bar-none. 

Band Influences: Opeth, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Nevermore, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Alice Cooper, Mercyful Fate, Paradise Lost, Trouble, Immortal, Emperor, Danzig/Samhain/Misfits and on and on and on...

Favorite band: Opeth

Favorite bassist: Geezer Butler

Top 10 all-time favorite albums: Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny, King Diamond - Abigail, Candlemass - Epicus, Doomicus, Metalicus, Candlemass - Nightfall, Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell, Dio - Holy Diver, Iron MaIden - The Number of the Beast, Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World, Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime, Slayer - South of Heaven

Bucket list band to see lIve: My Dying Bride

Favorite beer: Founders KBS

Keven Anstett- Bass Guitar/Back-up Vocals

Keven Anstett- Bass Guitar/Back-up Vocals

David Conrad joined Endangered Reign as the drummer in August 2013, adding his unique and flurried flair of heavy hitting bombast to the group. He began playing drums in 1988 at the age of 14, and has been playing in a variety of  bands since the mid 1990's. In addition to playing drums, he served in the US Navy and has had the opportunity to travel around the world whilst living in San Diego. There he had the opportunity to play in several bands, including covers, originals, and even a Van Halen/Sammy Hagar Tribute band. He also plays in an originals band called Inner Itch, which is a fusion of hard rock and funk. 

Band Influences: Queensryche, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Blind Guardian, The Police, Rush, Genesis, UFO, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, 

Favorite band: Queensryche 

Favorite Drummers: Mike Portnoy, John Bonham, Scott Rockenfield, Neil Peart, Bobby Jarzombek, Alex Van Halen, & Stewart Copeland. 

Top 10 all-time favorite albums: Queensryche - Rage For Order, Fates Warning - Parallels, Dream Theater - Awake, Stryper - To Hell with the Devil, Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II, Metallica - Master of Puppets, The Police - Ghost In The Machine, UFO - Lights Out, Van Halen - Balance, & Fates Warning - Theories of Flight. 

Favorite beer: Ballast Point IPA - San Diego 

David uses and endorses the following Musical equipment: Tama StarClassic Drums, Tama Road Pro Hardware, Tama Iron Cobra Pedals, Paiste Signature Series Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, & Vater Drumsticks. 

WEBSITES: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.j.conrad 

Inner Itch: www.inneritchradio.com

David Conrad/Drums

David Conrad/Drums

Kevin Asgaard is the most recent addition to Endangered Reign as the seething and seering lead guitarist, joining in 2016 as a full time member. Kevin started playing guitar at the age of 13, and soon after joined his first band. Prior to his relocation to West Michigan, Kevin enjoyed success on the east side of the state with his cover/original band Neverwell. They opened for several national acts all over the state including, Jackyl, Sponge, 7 Mary 3, Darren McCarty's Grinder, and others. He first met Keven Anstett (Endangered Reign's bassist) in 2008 and they soon formed local metal cover band Engine O' Chaos. The two Kevin (en)'s were also featured in a Fox 17 news piece entitled "Pharmacist by day, metal by night!" which focused on the perceived unusual dichotomy of career-oriented folk working by day and plying their head-banging histrionics by night. Kevin currently has his hand in other musical endeavors, one of which is with AO studios "Couch Covers." He is in charge of video and audio production with the Chen Flakes' company as well as involvement in the writing/creative process of the videos. He also heads up their HR department. 

Kevin's early influences included Gene Simmons, Warren Demartini, and George Lynch. As of recent, some of his favorite players are Alex Skolnick, Jeff Loomis, Dimebag, Dave Mustaine, and George Benson.

Favorite bands: Testament and Alice in Chains. 

Other interests: training for black belt at super-T Karate, kickboxing, Krav Maga, skiing, and golfing.

Kevin Asgaard/Guitars

Kevin Asgaard/Guitars