Come and Take It Productions presents
NONPOINT plus special guests...
Redline Chemistry, Surrender The Fall, Critical Assembly, Course of Ruin, Cerebral Desecration
505 E. 6th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Nothing can stop Nonpoint.
The band continues to deliver unique, uncompromising, and undeniable hard rock on its self-titled ninth studio album and first for Razor & Tie. Weathering lineup changes, label shifts, and other trials and tribulations, founding members Elias Soriano [vocals] and Robb Rivera [drums] regrouped with fresh blood—Dave Lizzio [guitar], Adam Wolosyzn [bass], and Rasheed Thomas [guitar]—and captured pure fire this time around. Now, you might just get burned if you're in their way…
In the spring of 2011, Nonpoint experienced something of a rebirth. After touring heavily behind Miracle, they underwent a creative overhaul with the addition of Lizzio, Wolosyzn, and Thomas. At the same time, Rivera stresses that preserving the outfit's initial integrity proved paramount to songwriting.
"Basically, we wanted to go back to where we came from," he affirms. "Take our first four albums, throw them in a blender, and this is what you get. Elias wrote some of his deepest lyrics and spit rage in the booth. When it came to the guitars, Dave and Rasheed brought in genuine technical talent. It's old school with some new flavors."
Soriano adds, "We wanted this record to be a punch in the face. Dealing with lawyers and losing members, the last year was obviously very difficult. I also had just become a father around the same time. There was a lot of stuff I wanted to artistically vent about."
In order to transfer that energy to tape, they enlisted the talents of Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny K [Disturbed, Staind, Megadeth] for the first time. They holed up in his Groovemaster Recording Studios in February 2012 and emerged with 12 of the most raw and real songs of their 15-year career. Johnny pushed them to expand their patented sound, while simultaneously sticking to their guns.
"He challenged each of us instrumentally," Rivera elaborates. "He brought out anger and angst that we haven't felt in a long time. We're known as a live act, and he paid attention to that fact. We built this on the road. This record sounds like war coming out of the speakers."
The first single "Left For You" slides from an intense riff into a hypnotic verse punctuated by an infectious chorus. Produced and mixed by Brian Virtue [30 Seconds to Mars, Chevelle] in Nashville, it's immediately explosive. Lyrically, the singer doesn't hold anything back either.
"It's about that moment where being discreet or cordial gets thrown out the window," he reveals. "You realize you're fighting for a relationship—whether it's romantic, business, or social—that you don't really want anymore. You say fuck it and never revisit that friendship again."
Nonpoint opened up the floodgates to the album by unleashing one of its heaviest tracks, "I Said It," as a free download their Facebook page in the summer of 2012. The fans responded with overwhelming enthusiasm, welcoming the onslaught. Showcasing dynamic vocal delivery and a groove-driven stomp, it's perfect for the pit.
"We set the DNA of the record with that song," the vocalist smiles. "It's very aggressive and in-your-face. You can think of it as 'Bullet with a Name 2012'. It's a good old fashioned Nonpoint song you can bang in the gym." As a whole, the album feels like a declaration for the band. They've never given up, and it's not even an option. This is who they are, and they're making music which reflects their spirit.
"It's a fresh start for us," Soriano states. "We felt like having a self-titled record says it all. We hit the reset button, and there's life again. You can hear it musically. We're not going anywhere."
In addition, they remain one of the most consistent and incendiary live acts on the scene. Having shared the stage with everyone from Sevendust and Stone Sour to Papa Roach and Buckcherry as well as appearing at festivals such as OZZfest and the UK's Download, each performance stands out as an experience their fan base fervently follows.
The quintet also inked a deal with Razor & Tie in 2011, setting the stage for this next phase. "It was the most natural thing," says Rivera. "They have an incredible team, and they sought us out. We're experienced to begin this chapter together."
Over the course of their nine previous releases, Nonpoint sold over 750,000 albums in North America alone. In addition to fan favorites like "What a Day" and "Circles", their biggest radio hit to date "Bullet With a Name" reached #22 on the Mainstream Rock Charts and was featured in the hit video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 as well as the 2007 film The Condemned. Meanwhile, their cover of Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight" was the theme song for the film Miami Vice and hit the Mainstream Rock Charts.
At the end of the day, Rivera wants to give back via the music. "We try to help people through our art," he exclaims. "So many kids have connected to our songs over the years, and they've supported us unconditionally. We fought through so much, and we never gave up. I hope they get a positive message from this album."
Soriano concludes, "It doesn't feel like we have some kind of goal. It feels like we have a purpose, which is to put out hopeful music. When this process started, a fuse got lit. We're not stopping until it all burns." Their flame will only rise higher.
Elias Soriano - Vocals
Robb Rivera - Drums
Dave Lizzio - Guitar
Adam Wolosyzn - Bass
Rasheed Thomas - Guitar
Surrender The Fall
Savage, Straight-Forward, Dirty, Sexy, Intense, Rock & Roll Wreckage!!! The Debut STF Record, "BURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT!!!" - 13 Tracks about the LOVE, the HATE, the PAIN & EVERYTHING in between! From songs such as "LOVE/HATE MASQUERADE" & "DEEPER INSIDE" to "SOME KIND OF PERFECT" & "40 & 12", get ready to be polarized by LOUD, SAVAGE, GUITAR-DRIVEN riffs-HIGH ENERGY drums & FIST PUMPING Anthems abo
ut Never Giving Up to the Dirty, Sexy Soundtracks of those Intoxicated Nights of Debauchery: So, Get Your MIDDLE FINGERS UP & CRANK THE AMPS TO 11!!!! SURRENDER THE FALL IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT THEM TO BE!!
"We weren't playing around with this record or this band! We wanted to be straight up, honest & in your face with our lives, the record & the rest of the world...and I think we've done just that.", says Cole, the frontman for the 5 piece rock & roll band that's based out of Memphis, TN.
With the same struggles that every band faces; from grinding city to city & paying "the dues" to member changes and style adjustments...The guys in STF continued to "push the outside of the envelope", says Cole (a memorable concept from the old film, "The Right Stuff") in order to create a sound, stage show performance & an overall reputation all their own.
After years of playing shows, DIY touring and being a self-motivated machine, STF joined efforts with Luis Bacardi & the RUMBUM team to push the band to the next level. Soon after showcasing in front of the label for the Official Lollapalooza Afterparty in Chicago, IL,(@ Hard Rock Hotel Chicago) plans were being made for the long awaited, full length STF debut.
STF headed to SONIC RANCH STUDIOS for 5 1/2 weeks to immortalize the album material that would later be titled "BURN IN THE SPOTLIGHT", meaning "get to the place you've always wanted to be in life (your personal spotlight) and fight to stay there!" They teamed up with John Galt Entertainment's Jeffery Pringle (producer) artist/producer Lennon Murphy (of the bands Lennon & Devils Gift) Scotty Smith (producer) & Frank Shooflar (producer) & began production on the record. "Between the strong lyric & vocal melodies and the solid overall work ethic that these guys have, the chemistry was just what we needed to make this record what it has become," says Lennon Murphy, Co-Producer.
This record encompasses everything that we have lived and learned throughout the years. We wanted to capture the intensity of the live show and give you guys "our spin" on life and what it's like to win, lose, love, hate, fuck, fight and feel. It's only our interpretation so feel free to love it or hate it!! For those of you that love it, WE LOVE YOU!!! And those that hate it...plug your ears...we aren't going anywhere for a while!