It's been 14 years since drummer Robb Rivera slowly fired each member of his ex-pat Puerto Rican thrash band Nonpoint Factor, dropped the "Factor" from the name and replaced the players with nu metal musicians more conducive to breaking out of South Florida's metal scene.
To put it mildly, Rivera's method worked. With the help of ex-manager/label owner/Saigon Kick guitarist Jason Bieler, Nonpoint became a mainstay of the global nu metal scene via constant touring and occasional pop culture crossovers, most notably, getting their cover of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" placed as the theme song for the Miami Vice movie.
This spring marked both Nonpoint's first appearance at the massive Australian touring festival "Soundwave," and the release of a greatest hits album entitled "Icon." Tonight, Nonpoint will be shooting their show at Revolution for a live DVD. So if you'd like to be a part of local metal history, put on your best black t shirt, stretch out your neck and get ready to bang your head until it falls off.
Nonpoint play Revolution as part of the SW 3rd Ave Music Festival on Friday, May 6th at 11pm. Admission is $11.