Story of a Ghost, Quote The Raven, Super bob
324 South Ave
Springfield, MO, 65806
This event is all ages
It's one thing to be prolific. It's another thing to not only kick maximum ass with every album, but constantly challenge yourself and your audience in the process. In a modern rock landscape littered with lowest common denominator dreck, Nonpoint have risen above the pack with grace and thunder time and time again. And the seventh time's yet another charm for the Fort Lauderdale outfit, as latest full-length Miracle fuses searing hard rock brutality with disarming honesty and introspection.
Together since 1997, Nonpoint still boast three of their four original members: frontman Elias Soriano, bassist Ken 'BASTARD' MacMillan and drummer Robb Rivera. Axeman Zach Broderick makes an auspicious debut on Miracle, dropping ferocious leads at will to offset hammering rhythms and complement Soriano's distinctive narrative voice. (Quips the frontman, "We've been doing this for 10 years, so Zach joining the band was like that new pair of running shoes: they're nice and they're comfortable and they make you feel like you can run a mile longer than you used to be able to.") Most critically, the quartet enlisted longtime Mudvayne pals Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett to produce. Gray appears in the rollicking call-and-response showdown of the title track (the more-than-worthy first single), which recalls the intense propulsion of previous Nonpoint hits "Bullet With a Name" and "Rabia." Not only that, but he inspired Soriano to take album centerpiece "Frontlines"—an originally metaphoric slow-burner anchored by the refrain "on the frontlines, fighting for my life"—to an inspiring new level.
According to Soriano, "Chad said, 'You have family in the military—we all have friends and family in the military. I see these guys out there struggling and they don't get a lot of help when they come back home.' He painted this picture, then said 'Do you think you might wanna define it even more towards being an appreciative song for those soldiers who are dying for us every day?' and I thought, 'Absolutely.' It's the most evolved Nonpoint song we've ever written—some of the softest parts of my voice to the most aggressive parts, and some of the most intricate guitar lines to some of the simplest. And then the message puts the nail in the coffin."
From revelatory acoustic EP predecessor Cut the Cord to deluges of explosive new material and rousing covers of Pantera, Black Sabbath and Phil Collins—"In the Air Tonight" was a breakout hit from Michael Mann's Miami Vice—Nonpoint always seem to be a step ahead of the competition. The only bummer is that "Iron" Mike Tyson sorta reclaimed the latter with his memorable a cappella rendition in The Hangover. For his part, Soriano is magnanimous about the champ's version.
"I felt like 'Iron' was feeling it more than I was," he deadpans. "I never made anybody shut up for the drum fill part. Yeah… I'm gonna throw the baton over to Mike. I mean, come on—you know you feel it when you love it so much it causes you to perform acts of violence."
Quote The Raven
Quote the Raven was formed in 2011. 3 Members have been playing the Springfield,Mo Music curcuit for some time. Vocalist Raven, fronted a Band called "Nigel and the Ghost" While Bassist Ron Blair and Drummer Fred Wilkins were in a band together called "NuklDeep". The 3 met and decided that they wanted to go into a little different musical direction. It was then that they found a new guitar player Steven Sparks. And in no time, they had several songs completed and started playing the Downtown Spfd music curcuit. Their shows are full of amazing energy, and leave the crowd wanting more!! They will be in the studio in early 2013 working on a full album.
"Going to a SUPER bob show is like getting on a f'ing roller coaster,
they rock your ass off and you can't wait to get back on."
-Whitney (On Air personality) DC 101
... SUPER bob is a four-piece high energy rock band based in the
Washington DC area. Childhood friends Adam Smith (guitar) and Matt
Santoro (vocals) formed the band, under the name "bob" in '05 with
the vision of bringing something fresh to a rock scene that seemed to
have forgotten what rock n roll was really about. Soon after, they
added Drew Recny (bass) and Chris Faircloth (drums). This band
breathes rebellious authenticity back into music and reminds you that
rock music is supposed to make you get up and not give a damn about
When you see SUPER bob live your senses will be overwhelmed by a
borderline excess of stage presence and heart pounding sound. P.R.S
sponsored guitarist Adam Smith brings a package of uniqueness, flare,
and pure adrenaline that is rarely found in any one musician, while
classically trained Drew Recny packs a clean, punchy bass style that
is loaded with obvious talent and a technique that only comes with
full dedication and commitment to his craft. Christopher Faircloth, a
Spaun Drum Company sponsored drummer, brings an almost indescribable style
to the table, one with high flying stick tricks, and hard pounding,
ear deafening, strong beats. The proverbial icing on the SUPER bob
cake is provided by Matt Santoro's vocals which can only be described
as unabashedly his own. Full of ear catching melodies, unapologetic
and blatantly honest lyrics, and a flow that is uncommon yet
undeniably at home in rock, Santoro's songwriting couples with an
unrivaled stage presence that caps off one of the best live bands you
will ever get the chance to experience.
SUPER bob's buzz was established with their eye
catching live shows, non-stop hustle, and no excuses work ethic.
Tattoos, colored hair, dread locks, and plenty of good old fashioned
rock n roll grit distinguishes them from the undedicated and
identifies them as the real deal in an industry riddled with fakers.
After three years of hard work at gaining recognition, winning the
loyalty of fans in their local scene, and growing a fan-base across
the Mid-Atlantic, SUPER bob hooked up with Grammy nominated producer
Garth "GGGarth" Richardson. They went to Vancouver BC to record their
first full length record entitled "bbbob" and then hit the road for the
next three years playing an average of 130 shows annually over a span
of 19 states.
Having just released their second full length record (Rock N Roll) in
the spring of 2010, SUPER bob stands prepared to release a third full
length in the summer of 2011. Produced by Matt LaPlant at the Bieler
Brothers studios in Pompano Beach FL, the new SUPER bob album promises
to blow minds and take the rock game to whole new dimensions. This
band grows in exponential steps and has a collection of recorded songs
that they can proudly boast is only surpassed by the full-effect of
attending a live show. Keep your eyes and ears open for this uniquely
amazing band. You won't be sorry.
"I have seen over 7,500 bands in the last fifteen years, and SUPER bob
is one of the best. Never have I seen a band gain fans so quick and
rock it on stage with such energy. They will woo grandmas to teenies"
-Mick Minchow Owner/ Booking Agent/ Promoter - Ground Zero—Spartanburg SC
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