NONPOINT vocalist Elias Soriano has admitted to MTV.com that the melodic vocals and musical hooks of the band's third record, Development, were partially influenced by the group's desire to get played on the radio."A lot of our fans were expecting something a little bit more on the edgier, heavier side," Soriano explained. "But unfortunately, this is our livelihood and we have to be smart about the way we write music. But we have a Pro Tools rig in the back of the bus, so we've been writing a couple songs and we're gonna put together a five-song EP to satisfy the small group of our fans that need the crazy, heavy music that radio won't play." "I'm 27 years old, and when we wrote [our 1999 self-released debut, Struggle] I was 21 and I was just starting to listen to metal music," Soriano continued. "My exposure was KORN and RAGE [AGAINST THE MACHINE] — heavy, screaming kind of stuff. But I grew up singing choir and Broadway music onstage, so we wanted to take advantage of my voice this time, and that's why the more melodic stuff came out this time." On September 10th, NONPOINT released the DVD The Story So Far, which features their video for the Development track "Your Signs", along with "Endure", "What a Day" and "Mindtrip" from their 2000 disc, Statement. The DVD also includes behind-the-scenes clips and concert footage shot in Europe.
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