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DROWNING POOL's unstoppable work ethic continues as the band gears up to jump straight from their successful two-month touring stint with SALIVA to their headlining "Know Your Enemy" tour, named for their hit single "Enemy", which is just about to break into the Top 20 at Active Rock Radio. The tour will hit cities all across the U.S. from April 5 to May 18 with EGYPT CENTRAL and NONPOINT.
When asked if the fast pace ever tries their patience, singer Ryan McCombs says, "We like to keep it rolling… we just feed off the energy the crowds give us. Your body gets tired from all the traveling, but once you hit the stage, that adrenaline kicks in and there’s nothing else like it."
DROWNING POOL's "Know Your Enemy Tour" dates:
April 05 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre**
April 06 - Shreveport, LA - The Warehouse**
April 08 - Texarkana, AR - Shooters Sports Bar**
April 09 - Jackson, MS - Fire*
April 10 - Ft. Walton Beach, FL - The Swamp*
April 11 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyd’s Music Store*
April 12 - Goose Creek, SC - The Dive**
April 16 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Hardware Bar**
April 17 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues/Club Harlem Ballroom*
April 18 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance*
April 19 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights*
April 20 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre*
April 22 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre*
April 24 - Chester, WV - Chuggers Pub**
April 25 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop**
April 26 - Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere's**
April 29 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep**
April 30 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre*
** With EGYPT CENTRAL
* With EGYPT CENTRAL and NONPOINT
DROWNING POOL has been on the road in support of its third album, "Full Circle", which marks the recording debut of Ryan McCombs.
DROWNING POOL, NONPOINT, BLOODSIMPLE, and EGYPT CENTRAL will team up for a tour beginning this April in San Antonio, Texas. The first batch of tour dates are as follows:
4 Apr 2008 17:00
Sunken Gardens Amphitheater San Antonio, Texas
5 Apr 2008 20:00
Ridglea Theater Ft. Worth, Texas
6 Apr 2008 20:00
The Warehouse Shreveport, Louisiana
8 Apr 2008 20:00
Shooters Sports Bar Texarkana, Texas
9 Apr 2008 20:00
The Fire Jackson, Mississippi
10 Apr 2008 20:00
The Swamp Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
11 Apr 2008 20:00
Floyd’s Music Store Tallahassee, Florida
12 Apr 2008 20:00
The Dive Goose Creek, South Carolina
26 Apr 2008 20:00
Piere’s Ft. Wayne, Indiana
18 May 2008 12:00
Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock On The Range Columbus, Ohio
South Florida's NONPOINT is currently on the road with MACHINE HEAD, HELLYEAH and BURY YOUR DEAD as part of the More Balls, More Volume, More Strength Tour.
NONPOINT drummer Robb Rivera has issued the following update:
"Man, are we exhausted. We are on our way to The Rock in Maplewood, MN to do show 16 of 20 shows in a row. Yes, I said 20 in a row! We are still going strong, though. Not even our rickety bones can stop us from playing these shows.
"The tour has been going amazing, All the bands are getting along and having a blast out here on the road.
"We have been friends with MACHINE HEAD and some of the HELLYEAH guys for a while. We just met the BURY YOUR DEAD crew on this tour and they have been really cool as well.
"As great as everything has been, a sad and tragic thing happened recently to our friend, MACHINE HEAD drummer, Dave McClain. Dave got unfortunate news that his mother had passed away and forced MACHINE HEAD to cancel their Green Bay show while Dave was on a flight to San Antonio to be with his family in such a tragic time. Please take a minute and visit MACHINE HEAD's MySpace and website and send your condolences to them. More...
HELLYEAH have announced the second leg of their national headlining Balls, Volume, Strength Tour with MACHINE HEAD, NONPOINT and ANKLA supporting. After wrapping the first leg of the successful tour December 16 in Amarillo, TX, the trek will re-launch January 25 in Clifton Park, NY, with dates running through March.
Featuring PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN double-kick maestro, drummer Vinnie Paul, singer Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett (both from MUDVAYNE), along with guitarist Tom Maxwell (from NOTHINGFACE) and bassist Bob Zilla (from Damageplan), Hellyeah have just released their third single 'Thank You'; it’s a shout-out to the band’s recently departed family members: Vinnie’s brother Dimebag Darrell, Tom’s mother, and Chad’s grandmother.
“It’s a very emotional track for anyone who’s been through a crazy loss,” Chad said in a March 2007 feature in Revolver. “Dime was brutally murdered. I watched my grandmother, who was this thriving, full-of-life soul, get whittled down to nothing because of cancer. I just felt we owed a big thank you to all of them.” “It was very powerful,” says VINNIE of the first time he heard the completed song. “It made me think of how much my brother had done for me, and how much we had done together, and how much I miss him and how important it is for me and everyone to know we love him and appreciate him.”
In other news, Hellyeah recently released their Below The Belt DVD which offers fans an inside look at the band’s life on the road with clips dating back to the day the band was formed. Below The Belt debuted at #21 and features footage from multiple live performances and music videos, as well as personal interviews with all band members. Other highlights include snippets of the band’s first recording sessions at Dimebag Darrell’s legendary Chasin’ Jason studio in Dallas, TX, as well as backstage footage from the band’s world tour.
Hellyeah’s self-titled debut CD entered Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #9 earlier this year, with current sales of over 250,000.
Catch Hellyeah, Machine Head, Nonpoint and Ankla on the following dates:
25 - Clinfton Park, NY - Northern Lights
26 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
27 - Richmond, VA - Toad’s Place
29 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
30 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
1 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
2 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
5 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
6 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s
8 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
9 - Traverse City, MI - Streeters (no Machine Head)
10 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop (no Machine Head)
15 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
More dates announced soon.
A fan-cam captured performance of Skindred performing their hit track "Nobody" with Nonpoint drummer Robb Rivera can be found online below. Also featured in the video is Skindred briefly covering The Luniz "I Got Five On It".
NONPOINT's fifth studio album, "Vengeance", will be released in the UK on February 18. The CD, which sold 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release, was recorded at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, FL with producer Matt LaPlant (SIKTH).
"Vengeance" is the follow-up to the acclaimed "To The Pain" CD, which featured the breakout single "Bullet With A Name".
NONPOINT is currently out on the road co-headlining "The Great American Rampage" tour alongside Bieler Bros. Records labelmates and ragga-punk-metal kings SKINDRED. Rounding out the bill are the Ozzfest breakout band ANKLA and Australian act KARNIVOOL.
Soundtrack tracklisting for the Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 album has been released, featuring two newly added A.M. CONSPIRACY tracks:
Nonpoint - Everybody down
Puddle of Mudd - Famous
8Ball&MJG - Stand Up
AM Conspiracy - Welt
AM Conspiracy - Right on Time
Project 86 - Evil (A Chorus of Resistance)
Project 86 - Put your lips to the TV
Sevendust - Driven
Sevendust - Feed
Chevelle - Well Enough Alone
Nobody Famous - Go Hard
Hellyeah - You Wouldn’t Know
Tuesday November 6th, 2007 I had the opportunity to photograph The Great American Rampage Tour which included Karnivool, Ankla, Skindred and Nonpoint. The show took place at the Wedge Nightclub in Austintown, Ohio, where fans can not only experience an awesome show but if you're up front, you can order your drinks right there without having to loose your spot in the front row. All of the bands put on an amazing performance and were some of the nicest guys to talk to. It was definally one of the best tours I've seen this year.
Another new NONPOINT track, entitled "Wake Up World", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the Florida-based band's fifth studio album, "Vengeance", which is due on November 6 via Bieler Bros. Records. An e-card for the CD — which was recorded at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, FL with producer Matt LaPlant (SIKTH) —can be accessed at this location.
"Vengeance" is the follow-up to the acclaimed "To The Pain" CD, which featured the breakout single "Bullet With A Name".
An e-card for NONPOINT's fifth studio album, "Vengeance", can be accessed at this location. Due on November 6 via Bieler Bros. Records, the CD was recorded at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, FL with producer Matt LaPlant (SIKTH).
"Vengeance" will be the follow-up to the acclaimed "To The Pain" CD, which featured the breakout single "Bullet With A Name".
NONPOINT will spend this fall co-headlining "The Great American Rampage" tour alongside Bieler Bros. Records labelmates and ragga-punk-metal kings SKINDRED. Rounding out the amazing bill will be Ozzfest breakout band ANKLA and Aussie award-winners KARNIVOOL.
NONPOINT recently uploaded the second installment of its "Vengeance" video diary series. This installment contains behind-the-scenes and performance footage of NONPOINT at the NHL's Florida Panthers home opener. Watch the clip here. More...
South Florida’s NONPOINT have posted a new song entitled “March of War” online over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming new album, Vengeance, which is set to be released on November 6th through Bieler Bros. Records.
South Florida's NONPOINT has set a November 6 release date for its fifth studio album, "Vengeance". Currently hunkered-down at Bieler Bros. Studios in Pompano Beach, FL, NONPOINT will co-produce "Vengeance" alongside Matt LaPlant (SIKTH). "Vengeance" will be the follow-up to the acclaimed "To The Pain" CD, which featured the breakout single "Bullet With A Name".
NONPOINT will spend this fall co-headlining "The Great American Rampage" tour alongside Bieler Bros. Records labelmates and ragga-punk-metal kings SKINDRED. Rounding out the amazing bill will be Ozzfest breakout band ANKLA and Aussie award-winners KARNIVOOL. Dates for the tour and more details will be announced soon.
The following press release has been announced:
"BIELER BROS. RECORDS are proud to announce the launch of “THE GREAT AMERICAN RAMPAGE” Tour. Created to be an annual touring event, this year’s inaugural jaunt will take place in the United States and will run from October through December, and is set to feature a power-packed lineup of bands.
Co-headlining “THE GREAT AMERICAN RAMPAGE” this year will be metal fan favorites, NONPOINT, and the kings of Ragga-Punk-Metal, SKINDRED. Supporting the “Rampage” headliners will be none other than Latin-Metal Monsters, ANKLA, who are currently dominating OZZFEST’s second stage and making a name for themselves as the festivals breakthrough act this year. With three powerhouse bands already on tap, opening acts for the journey are expected to be announced soon.
“THE GREAT AMERICAN RAMPAGE” will also feature a series of prize giveaways and opportunities to interact with the bands. Dates for the tour and more details will be announced soon."
Nonpoint recorded a new song dubbed "Everybody Down" this past week for an upcoming wrestling video game due out later this year. Currently the band are still writing new material for their next album which they plan to begin recording next month. More on that can be found here.
Nonpoint have been added to the Real Rock 101's "Earthday Birthday" in Orlando. Also slated to appear on the bill are rock favorites Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Daughtry, Papa Roach and many more. Full details on the event can be found here.
In related Nonpoint news, the band's "Bullet With A Name" was recently selected to be featured in a series of promotional vignettes for the new "Stone Cold" Steve Austin movie "The Condemned". The vignette began airing earlier this week and is scheduled to run during all WWE programming over the next several weeks. Fans can get more information, as well view the vignette at this location.
Killswitch Engage's "My Curse" and Nonpoint's "Bullet With A Name" have both been featured in trailers for the new Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature "Grindhouse." You can view some of those tv spots at The Movie Box or on the Grindhouse website
"Bullet With A Name" initially appeared as the first single to Nonpoint's highly acclaimed 2005 release, "To The Pain." Nonpoint are currently at home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida writing the untitled follow up to "To The Pain".
Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's "Grindhouse" hits theatres everywhere on April 6th.
Nonpoint have announced plans to play a special one-off show in San Juan Puerto Rico on May 5th at the Anfiteatro Tito Puente. Also slated to be on the bill is fellow spanish metal hereos Ankla and Ill Nino.
On Thursday, March 29th Nonpoint will be taking a break from writing the follow up to their highly acclaimed "To The Pain" album. The band will be part of the WWE's pre-Wrestlemania festivities with a closing performance at THQ's "Superstar Challenge" at the Gem Theatre in Detroit, MI. Below is an excerpt from the official press release.
"See 16 of your favorite WWE Superstars, Extremists and Divas battle it out in the virtual arena as they compete in a single-elimination tournament playing WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 on Xbox 360. There will be opportunities for autographs, prizes, and much more! You'll never see this many Superstars up close in the same room at the same time. The event will be capped with a live performance by Nonpoint. Get your tickets now!"
Fans can get tickets to this event here.
Nonpoint has posted a quick update on the progress of the writing process for the bands newest album:
"well another week has gone by at combat zone studios and more songs have been written. so far the writing has been going amazing. the new spot that we found has been an inspiration in the song writing. we are pushing each other really hard in there. the results have been really encouraging."
"so as of now, 5 songs have been written. really cool vibe in the music and taking all the best elements of nonpoint and taking it it even further."
"we cannot wait to debut some of this stuff to you. i will be taking pictures this week so you can see the place and since 300 pics are allowed on myspace it is time to add new pictures up. i am hoping to get some video as well and we will be starting a you tube channel as well. stay tuned here for all things nonpoint."
"p.s. i would spill some titles but i want to make sure that all the titles are the final ones. maybe next week."
Following the success of their run on the Music As A Weapon tour, Nonpoint have begun writing songs for their next album. You can keep tabs on the process by reading the band's blog here.
Nonpoint's previous (fourth) album, "To the Pain", was released on November 8, 2006 via Bieler Bros./Lava.