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Nonpoint is a four-piece alternative metal group originating from Fort Lauderdalemarker, Floridamarker.

History

The beginnings (1997-1999)

Nonpoint was formed in January 1997 by drummer Robb Rivera, vocalist Elias Soriano andbassist Kenneth "KB" Mcmillan,The band rose to popularity in the burgeoning South Floridamarker metal scene of the mid-late '90s. Other notable bands to emerge included Puya, Endo, Darwin's Waiting Room, Lost and The Groovenics.

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 Statesmarker leg of the 2001 Ozzfest tour. A year after its release, the album entered the Billboard 200 charts, where it peaked at #166. The first single from the album, "What a Day", peaked at #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 #52, with the first single released from the album, "Your Signs", peaking at #36 on the Mainstream Rock charts. Nonpoint completed a successful second appearance at Ozzfest, during the Donington Parkmarker leg of the European tour. Other tours included Sevendust on the first Locobazooka tour, Did dates with Filter, Sunset Black, Papa Roach. Second single "Circle" featured in NASCAR Thunder 2003.

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 #115. The album's first single, "The Truth", peaked at #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 #147, with approximately 9,000 copies sold during its first week of release. The single, "Bullet with a Name", peaked at #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 #36. The song and was also featured on the game "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007", "In the Air Tonight" (Phil Collins cover), 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 #34. Beginning in late 2005, band toured extensively with Sevendust for three months, later concluding the tour in New Hampshiremarker. Nonpoint toured on the third annual Music as a Weapon Tour with Disturbed, Stone Sour and Flyleaf. 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 Lauderdalemarker, Floridamarker. The album sold 3,475 copies during its first week of release.

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

Vengeance (2007)

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. 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."

They went on the first ever Great American Rampage Tour. On December 1, 2007 at a show in Floridamarker, 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 Sayrevillemarker, New Jerseymarker (Starland Ballroommarker) 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.

In support of Vengeance the band has also toured with HellYeah, Machine Head, Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Egypt Central, A New Revolution, 12 Stones,

Future & New Album

Nonpoint just finished headlining the What Does Not Kill You tour with 12 Stones, A New Revolution

Nonpoint is now working on a new album, projected to be released February 2010. A new song, entitled "Miracle", has been performed on the new '09 tour.

The band has 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

Nonpoint started recording their new record in Phoenix in May 2009

Nonpoint is currently writing their new record which through their twitter page it states that 22 songs have been written.

They recently released a new demo on their myspace.com page titled Shadow.

Nonpoint will release a new acoustic EP digitally through their own 954 Records on December 8. Dubbed, Cut The Chord", the outing will feature acoustic renditions of the following songs:"What A Day""Circles""Rabia""Victim""Your Signs"Currently the band are at Racine, WI's Belle City Sound studio recording their next full-length album with Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett of Mudvayne/HELLYEAH handling the production duties. The effort is expected to see a spring 2010 release date.

Members



Discography

Albums



Singles

Year Song US Digital Songs U.S. Modern Rock U.S. Mainstream Rock Album
2001 "What a Day" - - 24 Statement
2001 "Endure" - - 23 Statement
2002 "Mindtrip" - - 26 Statement
2002 "Your Signs" - - 36 Development
2003 "Circles" - - - Development
2004 "The Truth" - - 22 Recoil
2004 "In the Air Tonight" 70 - 34 Recoil
2004 "Rabia" - - - Recoil
2005 "Bullet with a Name" - - 22 To the Pain
2006 "Alive and Kicking" - - 36 To the Pain
2006 "Explain Yourself" - - - To the Pain
2007 "March of War" - - 28 Vengeance
2007 "Wake Up World" - - 24 Vengeance


Music video

Year Title Director(s)
2000 "What a Day"
"Endure" "Matt Bass"
"Mindtrip" "Nonpoint"
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"
2009 "Hands off" "Anthony Filipic"


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