Nonpoint

95X Presents

Nonpoint

Otherwise, Scare Don't Fear, Feeding Affliction, How To Disappear Completely, Jeremiah's Razor

Thu, May 7, 2015

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Lost Horizon

Syracuse, NY

$20.00

This event is all ages

May 07th, 2015

Nonpoint
With special guests:
Otherwise and Scare Don't Fear.
With local support from Feeding Affliction, How To Disappear Completely and Jeremiah's Razor.

The Lost Horizon
5863 Thompson Road, Syracuse, NY 13214

Doors at 6:30pm. All Ages/21+ To Drink.

Tickets are on sale now on www.ticketfly.com, The Soundgarden in Armory Square as well as from the locals on the show.

Nonpoint
Nonpoint
RAW PERSEVERANCE, DETERMINATION AND INSPIRATION ENSURE SURVIVAL. NONPOINT, AN EXPLOSIVE AND ANGST DRIVEN HARD ROCK QUARTET FROM FORT LAUDERDALE, FL., HAVE HONED AND PERFECTED THESE SURVIVAL SKILLS. WITH OVER 10 YEARS OF SUCCESSES AND DOWNFALLS, NONPOINT RECENTLY SEPARATED FROM THEIR FOUNDING GUITARIST AND DEPARTED FROM THEIR RECORD LABEL AND MANAGEMENT. SEAMLESSLY ADJUSTING TO MAJOR CHANGE, NONPOINT IS MOVING FORWARD WITH NEW MUSIC, AN ADJUSTED ATTITUDE, AN INNOVATIVE STATE OF MIND AND FRESH SURROUNDINGS.

ONE OF THE NOTABLE BANDS TO BREAK THROUGH THE SOUTH FLORIDA METAL SCENE OF THE LATE 1990'S, NONPOINT WAS FORMED IN JANUARY OF 1998. THE CURRENT LINEUP BOASTS VOCALIST ELIAS, DRUMMER ROBB, BASSIST BASTARD AND GUITARIST ZACH.

KNOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL, CHAOTIC AND BRUTAL BANDS TO DESTROY A ROCK STAGE, NONPOINT HAS AN EXTENSIVE TOUR HISTORY AND A SOLID REPUTATION. THEY HAVE TOURED WITH MAJOR MUSIC HEAVYWEIGHTS SUCH AS MUDVAYNE, SEVENDUST, SKINDRED, DISTURBED, DROWNING POOL AND BUCKCHERRY.

THE BAND'S ACOUSTIC EP, "CUT THE CORD" WILL BE RELEASED ON DECEMBER 8, 2009. THEY ARE ALSO IN THE STUDIO RECORDING A NEW FULL LENGTH ALBUM WITH YEP! PRODUCTIONS' CHAD GRAY & GREG TRIBBETT (ALSO OF MUDVAYNE/HELLYEAH) WITH AN EXPECTED RELEASE DATE IN 2010.

NONPOINT IS AN ADAPTABLE, DETERMINED HARD ROCK BAND WHO WILL ALWAYS WIN THE GAME WE CALL "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST." THEY ARE CURRENTLY MANAGED BY SPLIT MEDIA MANAGEMENT.
Otherwise
Otherwise
Peace comes through struggle. It's a reward that's earned rather than simply given. It's the product of tireless work and an unbreakable spirit against all odds and opposition. OTHERWISE are no strangers to that struggle, rising up to become rock 'n' roll contenders in the face of a tumultuous musical climate and a series of personal hardships.

The Las Vegas hard alternative rock quintet—Adrian Patrick [vocals], Ryan Patrick [guitar/vocals], Corky Gainsford [drums/vocals], Vassilios Metropoulos [bass], & Andrew Pugh [guitar/vocals]—catalog the next chapter of this journey on their second full-length album, Peace At All Costs [Century Media Records].

The ride starts with that very title. Adrian explains, "Our grandmother used to always say it. Peace At All Costs is a double entendre. We interpret the phrase as, 'Give us peace, or we'll take it from you.' The whole point of us being on this musical odyssey is our search for peace. We want to do something impactful in the world, and we're not going to stop. We're starting with ourselves first. It's about finding inner peace and restoring equilibrium within yourself. Music allows us to do that."

Their music has given countless fans worldwide the same outlet. By 2014, the band's debut True Love Never Dies moved nearly 60,000 copies and spawned close to 300,000 single sales of the hits "Soldiers," "I Don't Apologize (1000 Pictures)," and "Die For You." The group toured alongside heavy hitters such as Stone Sour, Papa Roach and Three Days Grace, and gave rousing performances at high-profile festivals including Rock On The Range, Aftershock, Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, and Welcome To Rockville. However, Peace At All Costs raises the stakes across the board for the Vegas outfit.

In order to convey their message palpably and potently, OTHERWISE teamed up with iconic producer David Bottrill [Tool, Muse, Staind, Stone Sour]. Holing up in Vegas View Studios, the boys pushed themselves immensely with Bottrill's wisdom and encouragement.

"He really did contribute to the vibe of the album," Adrian goes on. "Whether it was changing the tempo from section to section or altering the key, David brought these new ideas to the fold, and you can hear them in each and every song. From top to bottom, the album has a lot of personality because of his contributions."

The musicians also had the chance to experience the other side of their hometown while recording. Vegas View Studios sits on the edge of the Las Vegas Valley, offering a stunning panorama of the wilderness surrounding the city. "It was the most beautiful view," affirms the singer. "Most recording studios are like casinos. There are no windows. You go in, and you have no idea what time it is. We had a beautiful vista of our hometown, and it lent to inspiration every night we were working."

That lush expanse carries over into the first single "Darker Side of the Moon." Building from a thick distorted guitar into a robust melody, the song blasts off on a hypnotic and hard-hitting hook, opening up the doorway into Peace At All Costs.

"I've always been fascinated with the moon ever since I was a kid," affirms Adrian. "I'm still drawn to it as a grown-up. I find myself lost in it without even knowing what I'm doing sometimes. We've faced a lot of tragedies and dark times, and that song represents us. We're always going to try and look for the light in the darkness. We'll thrive there if we have to. There's a whole dark side of the moon we don't know about, and we're going to explore it. That's what's happening musically on this album."

That experimentation hits a high note during "Never Say." With its massive stadium-size refrain and rapturous instrumentation, the track brandishes undeniable universality. "It's one of two songs blatantly about romantic relationships on the album," says the vocalist. "My parents have been together for over thirty years. No matter what they go through, they refuse to walk away from each other. We completely admire our mom and dad and that loyalty. My brother and I have brought that into our own relationships. I have someone in my life who has helped pull me out of the emotional abyss I was in. She's shown me what it's like to be happy again. I don't want to be the one to say goodbye."

At the same time, the album still delivers a distinct wallop on the pummeling, riff-driven opener "Love & War," co-written with songwriters Julien Jorgensen and Matty McCloskey. Seesawing between a guillotine-sharp guitar and a distinct groove, it explodes on impact. "The guitar was just nasty," smiles Adrian. "The melody came right out. I was arguing with my girlfriend at the time, and it shaped the lyrics and subject matter of the song."

Ultimately, OTHERWISE do achieve Peace At All Costs, and they hope you will too. He concludes, "Our main goal is for people to feel hope. We attempted to do that on True Love Never Dies. We want to continue that fight on this and subsequent albums. There are so many emotions in life. You're not just always angry, happy, or sad. When the dark moments come, you just have to stay strong within yourself and you can make it through. We need to stay hopeful together. That's the point."
Scare Don't Fear
Scare Don't Fear
CHRIS JUNGLES vocals
FRANKIE SCREAMZ vocals
JOE AUGER guitars
LARRY OHH drums / beats
RYAN GRANDMAISON bass / backing vocals

SCARE DON'T FEAR know that the world is a hard place - so they make sure they are harder. "Don't be scared to be different," says Frankie Screamz, half of the fronting force that propels the Providence, RI, hip-hop/metal powerhouse. "Don't be afraid to shock people, don't hold back..."

No one can ever accuse SCARE DON'T FEAR of holding back. They deliver a maelstrom of vocal blast beats and metallic pinings atop an onslaught of kinetic riffs and a penetrating bottom end. It's a rush of energy so intense and compact, it takes only a split second to understand why they became the first band signed to KBB RECORDS, the new label founded by ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce and his co-manager, Kyle Borman.

"When I look at SCARE DON'T FEAR, I see ASKING ALEXANDRIA when we first started," says Bruce, whose first release on KBB RECORDS is SCARE DON'T FEAR's debut album 'FROM THE GROUND UP' (June 17, 2014). "I see fresh-faced, hard-working, talented and enthusiastic kids. They are hungry and will stop at nothing in order to succeed. It's refreshing. They don't expect everything to be handed to them, they are willing to go the extra mile."

SCARE DON'T FEAR are willing to go the extra mile, because they aren't afraid to put themselves out there. They know that to succeed in life you need to take chances, and they know that you need to be stronger than the people that will want to hold you down. Hence, the band's name, a message that is as strong as their music - don't fear the unknown, let the unknown fear you. "Breaking it down, our name is very simple," says Chris Jungles, the counterpunch to Screamz' more manic side. "Yeah, things are going to scare you, but never fear what's coming in your direction."

Just one listen to 'FROM THE GROUND UP' and you're gripped by an album that defies categorization - this isn't suburban hip-hop, and it's not mall metal. This is raw emotion delivered with brute force and no compromise. There's an electronic pulse that careens through opening track "Shut It Down," enough to remind us that as long as the heart can beat, we can bleed. The results are unyielding, and the effects are profound - this isn't about being fashionable, it's about being real, pure, and unfiltered.

"City Of Skeletons" is the band's epic, haunting take on being stuck in a bad situation, a rough patch, and doing what you can to overcome it - are you going to run, or fight? Clench your fists, because SCARE DON'T FEAR don't run. "Someone To Talk To" offers one of the album's deeper moments, a hip-hop track that focuses on the lyrics, born in a dark place and held onto for the band's full-length debut. On the flipside, closing track "Problems" is heavy as hell, offering a crazy bounce and a tempo that makes you move, lifting the spirit to confident heights.

While most of the guys have been friends since middle school, SCARE DON'T FEAR took their sound to the next level at a house party, where Screamz, guitarist Joe Auger and drummer/beat master Larry Ohh were jamming and joined onstage by Jungles. Bassist Ryan Grandmaison joined the fold soon after and, while the rest isn't history - at least not yet - art and passion have since converged in a fiery wash of metal, old-school hip hop, dance and d-gent. What happens when deathcore meets System Of A Down and Linkin Park? "It doesn't matter the genre, a good song is a good song," decrees Screamz.

"We worked on 'FROM THE GROUND UP' for seven months," says Screamz. "The album tells the story of how we came up - from how we started, to where we are now, to where we want to go. It's about the struggles, and it's about the good times." Continues Jungles: "It all comes together now, because everything we do is making us happy - we want people to feel what we feel. We are fans writing music."

"We are students of the game," sums Screamz, "now we just get to play in the game".
Feeding Affliction
Feeding Affliction
There's so much more to come. A bit of the "business" with a side of gravy...

Eric J - The Voice
Matt - Guitar Awesomeness
Oscar - Banging on the Drums
Jay- Layin Down the Bass
How To Disappear Completely
How To Disappear Completely
The daughters of Eve will bring ruin to the sons of Adam.

At the end of the day, melodic music is what gets first rotation on our iPods. It was time to stop fooling ourselves.

We live in a very different world than most of you, once you understand this, you can understand. There is no future, there is no plan. We live hour by hour, and day by day. You won't miss us.

We're the ones who are "too nice", we are the ones who you "would never forgive yourself" if you hurt, we are the quiet ones who float between the tribes, we are the kids with our heads down who truly know where are hearts are, we're the ones who get kicked around, left, used and abused and this is all we have left.

Music as escapism.
Jeremiah's Razor
Jeremiah's Razor
JEREMIAH'S RAZOR is an alternative metal band featuring vocalist Andrew Bond, guitarist/backing vocalist Will Kehoe (formerly of Crows Cage), bassist Jeff Marotta and drummer Joe Yarman (formerly of Kill the Maestro). In September of 2013 they recorded their debut EP at Moresound studios in the band's hometown of Syracuse, NY. The band's sound is a no-nonsense power groove with Kehoe's chainsaw guitar attack setting the tone and Bond's soaring vocals bursting with energy. Yarman's ferocious beats are complimented by Marotta's unique bass style, forming a rock-solid foundation for the band's heavy sound. JEREMIAH'S RAZOR has shared the stage with many great recording artists including: TANTRIC, FUEL, YOUNG GUNS, ADELITAS WAY, SMILE EMPTY SOUL, NOTHING MORE...
Venue Information:
The Lost Horizon
5863 Thompson Rd.
Syracuse, NY, 13214
http://www.thelosthorizon.com