Nonpoint announce studio and live plans

Nonpoint have revealed they’ll soon return to the studio to record the follow-up to 2014’s The Return.

Frontman Elias Soriano says they have more than a dozen songs ready and will hit the Uptown Recording Studio, in Chicago, with producer Rob Ruccia.

The singer says: “We’ve got 16 songs ready to record, and three still in the works. We will be choosing the record from a list of what we feel are all monster songs.

“If you thought the last record made your head bang, this record will make it roll off your shoulders and jump into the pit and start doing the Morning Star – old hardcore fans will translate that for you.”

They’ll head out on then road with Disturbed for their run of North American shows next year – and Soriano says he’s taken inspiration from their frontman David Draiman.

He continues: “After gaining advice, inspiration and insight from our some of friends in the industry like Brian Virtue and David Draiman, we have attacked the writing process in a way we feel we have missed since the early days of us jamming in a room together.”

The band parted ways with guitarist David Dave Lizzio in 2014 and replaced him with BC Kochmit. And Soriano reveals his contribution has been instrumental in the direction of their as-yet-untitled ninth album.

The singer adds: “This record is the product of pain, frustration, power and the environmental influence on this band. That mounted with the introduction of BC on guitars. Imagine feeling like Eddie Van Halen’s illegitimate child just joined your band. That’s how I feel with him on my right. So this record will no doubt be a beast for our fans.”

Nonpoint, Disturbed 2016 North American tour dates

Mar 11: Vancouver Commodore Ballroom, BC
Mar 12: Seattle The Showbox, WA
Mar 14: Portland Roseland Theater, OR
Mar 16: San Francisco The Fillmore, CA
Mar 17: Santa Ana The Observatory, CA
Mar 20: San Diego House of Blues, CA
Mar 23: Dallas House of Blues, TX
Mar 24: Houston House of Blues, TX
Mar 25: New Orleans House of Blues, LA
Mar 27: Birmingham Iron City, AL
Mar 29: Myrtle Beach House of Blues, SC
Mar 30: Richmond The National, VA
Apr 01: Baltimore Baltimore Sound Stage, MD
Apr 02: Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts, PA
Apr 04: New York Irving Plaza, NY
Apr 05: Niagara Falls Rapids Theater, NY
Apr 07: Detroit St Andrews Hall, MI
Apr 08: Grand Rapids Orbit Room, MI
Apr 10: Memphis New Daisy Theatre, TN

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