If you are going to do anything in life, you might as well give it your all or not even bother. Sometimes it is best to just jump in with both feet. I mean if you are going to give yourself something to fall back on, then you are most likely going to fall back. Well for one vocalist, that ideal was instilled in him from an early age, and it still holds true today.
“You know we’re a band that prides ourselves on our imperfections as well as the things we do well…”
Elias Soriano takes great pride in his band NONPOINT and for good reason. The last twenty years are a testament to the passion that this band has. Through the changes in record labels, line-ups, personal lives, and the industry itself, Elias and his band have always come out swinging hard for the fence. That is not an easy task nowadays though. Sometimes to achieve success in life, one must take some failures along with it. Hell, with the changes in the public’s attitude toward motivation, some people are just looking to bring you down to their level of wallow, but not Nonpoint! This band is looking to lift you up another day, even at their own expense.
“We want to tour with bands that want to tour with us…”
-Elias Soriano on bands they would tour with.
Nonpoint does not seem to have had much of a break recently. Their last three releases ‘Nonpoint’ (2012), ‘The Return’ (2014), and ‘The Poison Red’ (2016), have come in a rapid-fire succession with busy supporting tour cycles. Regardless of Elias’ selfless downplaying, their relentless schedule can be straight up taxing to any member, of any group. The long roads, the lack of family time, and no more than a few days to rest and reboot in between is tough on even the most determined! A needed break eventually has to happen. Well Nonpoint is due one and seems to be taking that breather later on this year, but first they have something to do. That’s right… more touring! Recently they announced that they are going out with the bands Hinder, Nine Shrines, and a series of one-off shows with Puddle of Mudd, and (their most recent tour-mates) Alter Bridge. No rest for the wicked is what they say right?!
What are they going to do during that break, that they say will span from later this year until 2019? Are they going to hide out, spend time with family and friends, or go to Africa all Dave Chappell style? One thing I want to know, is there a new album in the works?! When I posed the question to Elias, he explained that the label has asked. Will they write new songs? Probably. Will there end up being another record? Only time will tell, but I bet they are up for it.
Take a listen to our chat about internet trolls, going big or going home, and what is in store for their long deserved rest. Remember though, it is not a sprint to the top, but rather a marathon.