On the heels of Metal Blade losing one of its oldest and most beloved (and sometimes hated) members, GWAR’s Dave Brockie a.k.a Oderus Urungus, Metal Blade Records is bringing a new baby home to the roost: Nonpoint. The Florida originated five piece has signed on to Metal Blade worldwide and will therefore be calling the label home across the globe. The band’s last self-titled release received widespread praise and acclaim as well as earned them two chart- topping singles and the attention of heavy metal giants Megadeth, thus earning Nonpoint a spot on the “Super Collider Tour” last Fall.
In a press release distributed earlier today Nonpoint had this to say about the move:
“This is a dream situation for us. 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.” says Elias Soriano, the band's vocalist.
Drummer Robb Rivera comments:
“We are excited to not only get THE worldwide label of labels to release our album outside of the US, 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, extremely excited to be able to get our music to the fans outside of the US through the team that helped launch Metallica.”
Brian Slagel (CEO) 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 studio album is set for release in the Fall of 2014 and from an interview with Soriano on the “Super Collider Tour” apparently it’s going to be unlike anything the world has ever seen from them. It’s a new dawn and a new day for Nonpoint and Metal Blade, and the world better prepare for the Nonpoint Nation to expand it’s empire one ear at a time!
”We’re going heavier. We’re going heavier musically. Lyrically and vocally I would say that we’re probably going to go…I don’t want to say 'shock value,' but a lot more upfront honesty.”- Soriano on upping the ante on the new album (interview December 2013)