Formed in Miami in 1997, Nonpoint is an alternative metal/rap-metal foursome whose members have included vocalist Elias Soriano, drummer Robb Rivera, guitarist Andrew Goldman and bassist Ken "KB" MacMillan. Occasionally, the bilingual Soriano sings and raps in Spanish, although the vast majority of Nonpoint's lyrics are in English. Nonpoint's first CD, Separate Yourself, was released independently in 1997 and was followed by 1999's Struggle on Jugular and 2000's Statement on MCA. After several tours with artists like Sevendust, Linkin Park, and Staind, the band stepped back into the studio and returned in the summer of 2002 with Development. They released Recoil in 2004, a 13-track collection of streamlined power that included a cover of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight."
Nonpoint eventually signed on with producer Jason Bieler's Bieler Bros. Records, where they released 2005's To the Pain, their 2006 live album Live and Kicking, and 2007's Vengeance. In 2008, Nonpoint announced they were parting ways with Andrew Goldman, with guitarist Zach Broderick filling in for him. Miracle arrived in 2010 and debuted at number 59 on the Billboard 200 chart, and 2012's Johnny K-produced Nonpoint, which was released through Razor & Tie, saw the band moving in a more post-grunge direction. Arriving in 2014, The Return would be the group's highest-charting LP to date, debuting at number 38 on the Top 200, and in early 2016 Nonpoint released the single "Generation Idiot" in anticipation of their eighth studio long-player, The Poison Red, which dropped later that summer. ~ Alex Henderson