Nonpoint and Butcher Babies are proud to announce their national co-headlining “Kings & Queens Tour” with support acts Cane Hill and Sumo Cyco. Continue reading
On tour with Escape The Fate for The Hate Poison tour, Nonpoint have dropped a new music video for their track ‘Divided… Conquer Them’. You can watch the clip below: Continue reading
One of the most exciting tours of fall kicked off last week in Denver as “The Hate Poison Tour” packed the house at The Summit Music Hall. Co-headlined by twin heavy hitters Escape The Fate and Nonpoint, the tour was a great showcase for established bands and young upstarts a like. Vincent Renn of Fiendish Memorieswas on hand to capture the action for Ghost Cult!Continue reading
Nonpoint kicked off the “Hate Poison Tour” last weekend with co-headliners Escape The Fate, Get Scared, Failure Anthem, and Through Fire. The band has been constant road warriors since their summertime release of their new album The Poison Red via Spinefarm Records. Covering the kick off show of the tour at Denver, CO’s Summit Music Hall,Vincent Renn of Ghost Cult caught up with Nonpoint front man Elias Soriano. In a candid, wide-ranging chat, Elias discussed his excitement for the tour, how hard the band have been pushing the new album, trusting their fan base, nearly 20 years of Nonpoint and how the band plans to celebrate in 2017!Continue reading
Rock veterans of nearly 20 years, Nonpoint is on tour behind their summertime release The Poison Red via Spinefarm Records. The band has continued to keep up a heavy road schedule, of headline tours and festivals. The band plays tonight in Denver at Summit Music Hall for the start of the “Hate Poison Tour” with co-headliners Escape The Fate, Get Scared, Failure Anthem, and Through Fire. Check out the full list of tour dates below:Continue reading
ShipRocked Day 3 got under way at picturesque Costa Maya, Mexico. The cruisers who left the ship for the beach and the sun were treated to a fun day of action hanging with artists and making new friends. At night more music poured out of the speakers and onto the stage with the all-star band The Stowaways, who performed the first of two sets. The Stowaways includes a who’s who of rock and metal royalty in their lineup such as David Ellefson of Megadeth, Marcos Curiel and Wuv Bernardo(P.O.D.); John Tempesta (The Cult, Motor Sister); Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Bumblefoot, Guns N’ Roses); Jonny Hetherington and Tavis Stanley (Art of Dying); Lukas Rossi, Josh Newell, and Miles McPherson (The Halo Method); Carly Smithson (We Are The Fallen); Dave Buckner (ex-Papa Roach); Oli Herbert (All That Remains); Joey Duenas (Anew Revolution, ex-Unloco); . They played songs like Temple of The Dog’s 90s classic ‘Hunger Strike’, Megadeath’s thrashterpiece ‘Peace Sells’, Metallica’s ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, and tributes to the recently passed on Scott Weiland (STP’s ‘Vasoline’) and Lemmy (‘Ace of Spades’). Halestom and Nonpoint figured prominently on Day three as well.
Day 4 was a full day at sea back to Miami which meant hijinks on the high seas the entire time. High winds canceled some of the outdoor activities, but the bands moved to the Sprinkler Lounge and the big theater too. In addition to FFDP playing an extra long set, Day 4 included Helmet, who was the band most talked about after the headliners by other bands on the cruise in terms of the “must see factor”. Up and comers like The Dead Deads and Red Storm Rising and another performance by the Stowaways. All in all ShipRocked #7 was and action packed, awesome time had by all. Once again special thanks to Rick Triana for RIPT Media Productions for throwing down behind the lens, and in front of it too; bringing Ghost Cult readers as close to the action as possible without being there. ShipRocked 2017 is already being booked, so we highly recommend this one-of- -kind, dream come true experience for music fans!
Despite a typical rainy evening in Manchester, the rock and roll spirit of tonight’s crowd cannot be dampened as a night of rousing heavy metal is to follow. Tonight’s headliners Fozzy have continually brought their high energy show to England, acquiring a credible reputation for their unforgettable performances. Still reveling in the success of their 2014 opus Do You Wanna Start A War (Century Media) they are back and ready to ignite the ardent crowd that awaits them.
Sumo Cyco, Canadian rocking punkers, kicked things off to a reasonable response, before Nonpoint take to the stage and despite my unfamiliarity with their material, they leave a lasting impression. Their upbeat, passionate delivery makes them an ideal support, front man Elias Soriano in particular shines with strong vocals and enthralling stage presence. A cover of Phil Collins ‘In The Air Tonight’ is unexpected but oddly works and provokes a big reaction from the crowd. Track ‘Bullet With A Name’ emerges as a fan favorite, bursting with nu-metal nostalgia, it’s undeniably catchy.
Much to the crowds delight, Fozzy burst on stage with vigor, kicking straight into ‘Do You Wanna Start A War’. Frontman Chris Jericho lights up the room (literally) with his signature glowing jacket. Energy is instilled from the get go, as Jericho electrifies the crowd with his dazzling stage presence, executed with ease and confidence. What is so commendable about Fozzy, is the passion in their performance, despite playing a small-ish venue in Manchester they bring their all as if they’re performing at Wembley Arena. The crowd is grateful, demonstrated by the chants of “Fozzy Fozzy Fozzy” between every song. Popular hits such as ‘God Pounds His Nails’ and ‘Enemy’ go down inevitably well, but it’s the sleazy anthem ‘She’s My Addiction’ that I personally favor. Clearly the night of bizarre cover versions as Fozzy put their own spin on ABBA’s ‘S.O.S’.
Concluding proceedings with M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold collaboration ‘Sandpaper’ and Krokus cover ‘Eat The Rich’, the crowd look disappointed that tonight’s festivities have come to a close. Aside from Chris Jericho’s individual prominence as a wrestler, Fozzy as a band once again prove why their live performances are immensely popular.
WORDS BY HEATHER BLEWETT
PHOTOS BY RICH PRICE
Swedish rockers Avatar have started recording their next album with producer Sylvia Massey (Tool, System of a Down). They will be splitting their time between three studios throughout Europe with all of the music being made in the aptly named Castle Studios in Röhrsdorf, Germany; Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland; and Spinroad Studios in Lindome, Sweden. The new effort will be released next year by Entertainment One Music in the U.S. and Canada and Century Media overseas.
Jan 09: Gothenburg Sound Festival – Gothenburg (SE)
Jan 18: Shiprocked Cruise – Miami, FL
Jan 23: Sunsplash Waterpark – Cape Coral, FL (w/Nonpoint)
Jan 24: Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill – St Petersburg, FL
Jan 26: Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
Jan 27: Brewsky’s – Hattiesburg, MS (w/September Mourning)
Jan 28: Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA (w/September Mourning)
Jan 29: Click’s – Tyler, TX (w/September Mourning)
Jan 30: Trees – Dallas, TX
Jan 31: Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX (w/September Mourning)
Feb 02: Sam’s Place – Crowley, LA (w/September Mourning)
Feb 03: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Feb 04: Club Patron – Odessa, TX (w/September Mourning)
Feb 05: Jake’s – Lubbock, TX (w/September Mourning)
Apr 30: Fort Rock – Fort Myers, FL
Jul 08: Norway Rock – Kvinesdal (NO)