Musical upbringing is a process that is very personal and can go in every direction. Some stay in the same path throughout most of their lives, while others navigate from one side of the musical world to the other. In the case of Nonpoint‘s singer Elias Soriano, having grown up in South Florida exposed him to all kind of music besides metal.
In a recent interview by Radioactive with Mike Z, during the mandatory Metallica album section, Soriano revealed: “So when it came to what would be considered, I guess, newer rock and Metallica was coming up, was really getting into Metallica on the tail end of …And Justice For All and into the Black Album because it wasn’t on my radar. I really was more of a hip-hop kid coming up in South Florida. So there wasn’t a lot of rock music that I was listening to. It was a lot of classic rock, growing up with a lot of classic rock in the house with my parents, you know, listening to things like Journey and Kansas and Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin and bands like that where it was, you know, just that era of big brands and big bands that just used to own their lanes like no others.”
He continued: “For some reason, during the whole MTV era, when ‘The Unforgiven’ dropped and I just remember that video ringing so hard with me, just watching and going, ‘What the hell’s going on here, man? This is a creepy-ass video.’ And then I went backwards. And that’s how I kind of discovered Metallica. So, if I was paying honor the way I should be paying honor, I would have to say “The Unforgiven” is the song that really put me in the direction of going, ‘Hey, man, you need to do some homework here.'”
Earlier this month, Nonpoint released their newest single and video “A Million Watts”, through its independent label 361 Degrees Records. Produced by Chris Collier (Korn, Whitesnake), the song is the third single from Nonpoint‘s forthcoming Heartless EP, due out on November 17. The EP will be available digitally, as a limited-edition cassette with a tape player bearing the band’s logo. You can pre-order it here.
Nonpoint is currently on a tour with Mudvayne, Coal Chamber, Gwar, and Butcher Babies. You can check the dates below and get your tickets here.
8/19 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavillion
8/20 Reno,NV @ Grand Theatre
8/22 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
8/23 Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resort Amphitheater
8/25 Salt Lake City, UT @USANA Amphitheatre
8/26 Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
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