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Nonpoint is a four-piece music group from Miami, Florida. The band consists of two Latin Americans (vocalist Elias Soriano and drummer Robb Rivera) and two Caucasians (guitarist Andrew Goldman and bassist KB). On almost every album they have recorded, Soriano (a native of New Jersey) sings and raps in Spanish, although the vast majority of Nonpoint's lyrics are in English.
Nonpoint formed in 1997 in Miami, Florida. The name "Nonpoint" is derived from "Nonpoint Factor", which was the name of the outfit that Robb Rivera fronted in Puerto Rico before moving to South Florida.
Nonpoint gained notoriety by becoming king of South Florida's then burgeoning metal scene. They often played with local bands Darwin's Waiting Room, Puya, Endo and Groovenics – all of which later signed with major labels.
Nonpoint's first album, Separate Yourself, was released independently in 1997 and was followed by 1999's Struggle and 2000's Statement. After several tours with artists such as Sevendust, Linkin Park and Staind, the band stepped back into the studio and returned in the summer of 2002 with Development. The...
|years active||1997 – Present|
|music genre||Nu Metal|
|current members|| Elias Soriano|