Metal Blade Records has announced that NONPOINT will join its global roster of artists. Metal Blade will serve as the label home for the band outside North America, where NONPOINT remains signed to Razor & Tie.
Since its debut album, "Statement", NONPOINT has done nothing but prove, record after record, they can still dominate stages and radio airwaves everywhere. Their most recent, self-titled release was their most critically acclaimed and landed them their two highest-charting singles. Now, with their recent signing to Metal Blade, they are making the biggest statement of their careers. They now want world domination.
"This is a dream situation for us," says NONPOINT vocalist Elias Soriano. "Just getting an offer from Metal Blade. We've always needed a team behind us outside of the U.S. It's a great feeling knowing you now have the best team possible."
Adds NONPOINT drummer Robb Rivera: "We are excited to not only get THE worldwide label of labels to release our album outside of the U.S., but to be part of a family now that has pretty much set the bar for metal releases for 30-plus years. Needless to say, [we are] extremely excited to be able to get our music to the fans outside of the U.S. through the team that helped launch METALLICA."
Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records adds: "All of us at Metal Blade are happy to welcome NONPOINT to the Metal Blade family. We are excited to work with them and the bit of new material I heard sounds great!!"
NONPOINT's eighth full-length album is scheduled for release this fall. The CD is being recorded at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago with Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, STAIND, MEGADETH) and Daniel Salcidoto.
Commented Elias Soriano, "It's great to be back in the studio with Johnny K.
"After the last record turned out so awesome, the way we saw it, why fix what ain't broke?
"Pre-production has gone smoothly and the songs luckily didn't seem to need a lot of work. So we're gonna get some ridiculous tones, play and sing our hearts out. We are going to have as much fun as we can doing it so hopefully that translates to the music."
NONPOINT's latest, self-titled album sold 7,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 62 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Miracle" (2010), opened with around 8,000 units to land at No. 60.
"Nonpoint" was produced/mixed by Johnny K and featured additional production and mixing from Brian Virtue (30 SECONDS TO MARS, CHEVELLE).
NONPOINT's January 31 concert at Club Revolution in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was filmed for an upcoming DVD.