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Nonpoint

Nonpoint performing at Summerfest 2010
Background information
OriginFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
GenresAlternative metal, groove metal, hard rock, nu metal
Years active1997–present
Labels954 Records Rocket Science/Red Sony Bieler, Lava, MCA,
WebsiteNonpoint.com
Members
Elias Soriano
Robb Rivera
Rasheed Thomas
Dave Lizzio
Adam Woloszyn
Past members
Andrew Goldman
Ken "KB" MacMillan
Zach Broadrick
 
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Nonpoint

Nonpoint performing at Summerfest 2010
Background information
OriginFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
GenresAlternative metal, groove metal, hard rock, nu metal
Years active1997–present
Labels954 Records Rocket Science/Red Sony Bieler, Lava, MCA,
WebsiteNonpoint.com
Members
Elias Soriano
Robb Rivera
Rasheed Thomas
Dave Lizzio
Adam Woloszyn
Past members
Andrew Goldman
Ken "KB" MacMillan
Zach Broadrick

Nonpoint is a heavy metal band formed in 1997. The band consists of Elias Soriano (lead vocals), Robb Rivera (drums), Rasheed Thomas (guitar), Dave Lizzio (guitar) and Adam Woloszyn (bass). Currently they are signed to Razor & Tie and working on new a record which is expected to be released in Spring 2012.

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History

The beginnings (1997-1999)

Nonpoint was formed in January 1997 by drummer Robb Rivera, vocalist Elias Soriano, guitarist Andrew Goldman and bassist Kenneth "KB" MacMillan, The band rose to popularity in the burgeoning South Florida metal scene of the mid-late '90s.

Nonpoint's first album Separate Yourself was released independently in 1998. The band's first commercially released album Struggle was released on May 18, 1999 on the now defunct Jugular Records.

Statement (2000-2002)

The band released their debut major label album Statement on October 10, 2000 via MCA Records. To promote the album, as well as the band on a nation-wide scale, Nonpoint toured with such artists as Hed PE, Mudvayne, Fuel, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Their main tour was appearing on the United States leg of the 2001 Ozzfest tour. A year after its release, the album entered the Billboard 200 charts, where it peaked at No. 166. The first single from the album, "What a Day", peaked at No. 24 on the Mainstream Rock charts.

Development (2002-2003)

Nonpoint's second album Development was released on June 25, 2002. The album entered the Billboard charts at No. 52, with the first single released from the album, "Your Signs", peaking at No. 36 on the Mainstream Rock charts. Nonpoint completed a successful second appearance at Ozzfest, during the Donington Park leg of the European tour. Other tours included Sevendust on the first Locobazooka tour, dates with Filter, Sunset Black, Papa Roach. A second single "Circles" was featured in NASCAR Thunder 2003, as well as the soundtrack for Hot Wheels AcceleRacers.

Recoil (2003-2004)

Two years after the release of Development, Nonpoint released their third major album Recoil on August 3, 2004 via their new label Lava Records. The album entered the Billboard charts at No. 115. The album's first single, "The Truth", peaked at No. 22 on the Mainstream Rock charts. Another single "Rabia" was later released. Tours included Sevendust, Skindred, Dry Kill Logic, Candiria

To the Pain, Live and Kicking (2005-2006)

After departing from Lava Records, Nonpoint signed with independent label Bieler Bros. Records. The label's co-owner, Jason Bieler, produced the band's previous three albums. Nonpoint re-emerged with their fourth major album To the Pain on November 8, 2005. The album entered the Billboard charts at No. 147, with approximately 9,000 copies sold during its first week of release.[1] The single, "Bullet With a Name", peaked at No. 22 on the Mainstream Rock charts and was featured on the game "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007" and 2007 film The Condemned, and the album's second single, "Alive and Kicking", peaked at No. 36. The song and was also featured on the game "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007", "In the Air Tonight", which previously featured on their Recoil album, was the theme song for the Miami Vice movie. It made a belated appearance on the Mainstream Rock charts, peaking at No. 34. Beginning in late 2005, Nonpoint toured extensively with Sevendust for three months, later concluding the tour in New Hampshire. Nonpoint toured on the third annual Music as a Weapon Tour with Disturbed, Stone Sour and Flyleaf. The band also did tours with Sevendust, Buckcherry.

Nonpoint released a CD/DVD combo, Live and Kicking, on November 7, 2006. The live album was recorded at the band's April 29, 2006 show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The album sold 3,475 copies during its first week of release.[2]

As of September 18, 2008, To the Pain has sold over 130,000 copies in the United States to date.

Vengeance, Cut the Cord (2007-2009)

On November 6, 2007 Nonpoint released their fifth major album, Vengeance, under Bieler Bros. Records. The album sold 8,400 copies in the first week.[3] Vengeance peaked at 129th on the Billboard charts The first single, "March of War" was released early on the band's Myspace page, as well as a sample of the lead track "Wake Up World". and for the second year in a row they featured a song in the franchise of "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008". the song was a remix of the eleventh track from the album, titled "Everybody Down".

They went on the first ever Great American Rampage Tour. On December 1, 2007 at a show in Florida, Elias broke his ankle during the first song. Despite this, he still sang the last four songs, finishing up their time on stage. On December 2, 2007 in Sayreville, New Jersey (Starland Ballroom) he was helped out on to the stage by band members and played most of the set with his leg propped up on a front speaker. During "Broken Bones" he pointed to his right leg and later explained what happened.

On September 3, 2008 the band announced via their Myspace page that guitar player Andrew Goldman was leaving the band to "pursue interests outside the world of music." This marked the first time since the band's inception that the original members would no longer play together. The band also announced they would begin touring again in October with a new guitar player, later named as Chicago-based guitarist Zach Broderick, formerly of the St. Louis based band Modern Day Zero.

Nonpoint headlined the What Does Not Kill You tour with 12 Stones and Anew Revolution.

The band announced that in February, 2009 they will embark on a tour with Mudvayne and In This Moment.

On January 20, 2009 drummer Robb Rivera announced that the band had parted ways with Bieler Bros. and were seeking a new label and management.

Nonpoint signs on with Split Media LLC for Management

Nonpoint records demos in Phoenix in May 2009

Nonpoint released a new acoustic EP digitally through their own 954 Records on December 8. Dubbed, Cut The Cord", the outing will feature acoustic renditions of the following songs: "What a Day" "Circles" "Rabia" "Victim" "Your Signs"

Nonpoint have streamed a cover of Pantera's "5 Minutes Alone" on their MySpace. The track is a bonus track for the upcoming Metal Hammer Magazine tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott which will be available on December 16.[4]

Miracle (2010)

Nonpoint released their next studio album on May 4, 2010. The first single and title track, Miracle, was made available on iTunes on March 30, 2010.

Miracle debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart and No. 11 on the Alternative Albums chart, marking the band’s highest Billboard debuts of their storied decade-plus long career. The album debuted No. 59 on the Billboard 200, marking the second-highest debut of the band's career on said chart. Miracle also landed at No. 12 on the Independent Albums chart. On the digital front, Miracle peaked at No. 1 on Amazon's hard rock chart and No. 4 on iTunes' rock chart.

Nonpoint will be heading over to the UK for three high profile performances – 2010 Download Festival, Metal Hammer Golden Gods Gig Boat and a show with HELLYEAH at King's College.

After completing a US co-headlining tour with Jacksonville, Florida's Cold, Nonpoint hit the road with Drowning Pool as well as performing at 2010's Ozzfest. Nonpoint will also be appeared at Rock on the Range and Summerfest.

Self-titled (2011-present)

During late February/early March The band performed at Soundwave in Australia. This marked the first time they had played there in their career.

Recently the band released a free download of their cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".

They got the ‘best of’ treatment with the forthcoming “Icon” release. The effort spanned the band's earlier major label years and included a number of rarities, including an acoustic version of their track “What A Day“, plus the rare songs “Across The Line” and “Pickle“. The set surfaced through UMG on April 5.

The band has stated that they have been writing new music and that the band plans to start recording a new album at the end of the year through Razor & Tie. They released a free advanced mix of a new track titled "I Said It". Another track was also released called Left for You.

It was confirmed through Nonpoint's Facebook page that they would be recording a DVD when they have their show May 8 in their home town.

Nonpoint have completed the recording process for their self-titled new studio album with producer Johnny K (3 Doors Down, Staind, Sevendust). A late 2012 release is expected. The band recently unveiled the new song "I Said It" from their upcoming album. And also they are planning to tour with Call Me No One.[5]

The band set the release date for the new album on September 18, 2012.[6] It was pushed to October 9, 2012.

Band members

Current members

Former members

  • Andrew Goldman – guitar, backing vocals (1997–2008)
  • Ken MacMillan – bass guitar, backing vocals(1997–2011)
  • Zach Broderick – guitar (2008–2011)
Timeline

Discography

Studio albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
[7]
US
Ind.

[7]
US
Rock

[7]
1998Separate Yourself
  • Released: December 8, 1998
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: CD
1999Struggle
  • Released: May 18, 1999
  • Label: Jugular
  • Formats: CD
2000Statement
  • Released: October 10, 2000
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: CD, CS
166
2002Development
  • Released: June 25, 2002
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: CD, CS
52
2004Recoil
  • Released: August 3, 2004
  • Label: Lava
  • Formats: CD
115
2005To the Pain1478
2007Vengeance
  • Released: November 6, 2007
  • Label: Bieler Bros.
  • Formats: CD
12915
2010Miracle
  • Released: May 4, 2010
  • Label: Rocket Science Ventures
  • Formats: CD
601216
2012Nonpoint
  • Released: October 9, 2012
  • Label: Razor and Tie
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
Ind.

[7]
2006Live and Kicking
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Label: Bieler Bros.
  • Formats: CD
23

Singles

YearSongPeak chart positionsAlbum
USUS
Main.

[7]
UK
[8]
2000"Mindtrip"Statement
2001"What a Day"24
"Endure"
2002"Your Signs"36Development
2003"Circles"
2004"The Truth"22Recoil
"In the Air Tonight"[A]10334181
"Rabia"
2005"Bullet with a Name"22To the Pain
2006"Alive and Kicking"25
"Explain Yourself."
2007"March of War"28Vengeance
"Wake Up World"
2008"Hands Off"
2010"Miracle"19Miracle
"Frontlines"
2011"Crazy"
2012"Left for You"28Nonpoint
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Music videos

YearSongDirector(s)
2000"Mindtrip"Nonpoint
2001"What a Day"David Palmer
"Endure"Matt Bass
2002"Your Signs"Jeff Renfroe
2004"The Truth"Matt Bass
2005"Bullet with a Name"Darren Doane
"Alive and Kicking"
2006"In the Air Tonight"
2007"March of War"Nonpoint
2009"Hands Off"Anthony Filipic
2010"Miracle"Dale "Rage" Resteghini
"Frontlines"

Notes

  • A ^ "In the Air Tonight" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song extension to the Hot 100.

References

  1. ^ Blabbermouth.net, "SOUNDSCAN Report: NONPOINT, HELLOWEEN, SEPULTURA, ANNIHILATOR, UFO", Posted November 16, 2005.
  2. ^ IndieHQ, "Independent Sales Chart 11-15-06", Posted November 15, 2006.
  3. ^ Blabbermouth.net,Sales Revealed - Nov. 14, 2007
  4. ^ "Nonpoint Stream Pantera Cover" Tunelab.com. Retrieved on December 10, 2009.
  5. ^ http://loudwire.com/nonpoint-new-single-i-said-it-2012-tour-dates-with-call-me-no-one/
  6. ^ http://rockaccess.net/2012/07/26/nonpoint-set-date-for-new-album/
  7. ^ a b c d e Peak chart positions for Nonpoint in the United States:
  8. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: Nadanuf – Michael Nyman". Zobbel. http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_N.HTM. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 

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