NONPOINT: We Didn't Sell Out!!

NONPOINT have issued a statement in an attempt to clarify the recent comments made by vocalist Elias Soriano in which he seemingly admitted 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. The statement reads as follows:

"As a band, we wanted to address what seems to be a misquote or misinterpretation in a recent news story. We have always and will always make music that we believe in, regardless of trends, fads or fashion. We don't and never will cater to radio in our writing process. We make music both melodic and brutal that represents the full spectrum of our experience. Our music is for us and our fans and how others perceive it has never and will never impact NONPOINT. The MTV discussion was a broad conversation regarding the state of radio and music in general and not NONPOINT specifically. What was intended to be said was that we wanted our music to be heard by the largest group of people possible and radio and MTV is a huge part of that exposure. When we made this record we were conscious of the growth of the band and the experimental arrangements and melodies and hoped it would expose us to more people.

"We never thought about NONPOINT having a HIT record or even brought that mindset into the creative process. We are considering releasing an EP of heavier material not to placate anyone, it's because NONPOINT makes music and wants to keep writing and releasing records. Heavy music is a huge part of who we are and where we come from."


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