P.O.D., Nonpoint

P.O.D.

Nonpoint

Islander

Sun, December 9, 2018

7:00 pm

Chameleon Club

$21.00 - $23.00

This event is 18 and over

P.O.D.
P.O.D.
P.O.D., or Payable on Death, is an American Christian Metal band formed in 1992. The band’s line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels.

P.O.D. has released seven studio albums and have sold over 10 million records worldwide. Over the course of their career, the band have also received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks and toured the world over many times.

With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success; the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band’s success with the hit singles, “Alive” and “Youth of the Nation”, pushing it to go triple platinum.

P.O.D. has sold-out international concert tours and supported the likes of Green Day, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Kid Rock, and Cypress Hill.

With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D. has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, a series of chart topping radio hits, and an unprecedented FOUR #1 MTV videos. The band has contributed to countless film soundtracks including: “Little Nicky”, “Lara Croft – Tomb Raider”, “A Man Apart”, “Any Given Sunday”, “Blue Crush”, “Biker Boyz” to name a few.

“P.O.D. is an exciting and an important band with an expansive musical vision and a powerful message for our times.” – Columbia Records Chairman (and former AC/DC manager), Steve Barnett.
Nonpoint
Nonpoint
It’s one thing to be prolific. It’s another thing to not only kick maximum ass with every album, but constantly challenge yourself and your audience in the process. In a modern rock landscape littered with lowest common denominator dreck, Nonpoint have risen above the pack with grace and thunder time and time again. And the seventh time’s yet another charm for the Fort Lauderdale outfit, as latest full-length Miracle fuses searing hard rock brutality with disarming honesty and introspection.

Together since 1997, Nonpoint still boast three of their four original members: frontman Elias Soriano, bassist Ken ‘BASTARD’ MacMillan and drummer Robb Rivera. Axeman Zach Broderick makes an auspicious debut on Miracle, dropping ferocious leads at will to offset hammering rhythms and complement Soriano’s distinctive narrative voice. (Quips the frontman, “We’ve been doing this for 10 years, so Zach joining the band was like that new pair of running shoes: they’re nice and they’re comfortable and they make you feel like you can run a mile longer than you used to be able to.”) Most critically, the quartet enlisted longtime Mudvayne pals Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett to produce. Gray appears in the rollicking call-and-response showdown of the title track (the more-than-worthy first single), which recalls the intense propulsion of previous Nonpoint hits “Bullet With a Name” and “Rabia.” Not only that, but he inspired Soriano to take album centerpiece “Frontlines”—an originally metaphoric slow-burner anchored by the refrain “on the frontlines, fighting for my life”—to an inspiring new level.

According to Soriano, “Chad said, ‘You have family in the military—we all have friends and family in the military. I see these guys out there struggling and they don’t get a lot of help when they come back home.’ He painted this picture, then said ‘Do you think you might wanna define it even more towards being an appreciative song for those soldiers who are dying for us every day?’ and I thought, ‘Absolutely.’ It’s the most evolved Nonpoint song we’ve ever written—some of the softest parts of my voice to the most aggressive parts, and some of the most intricate guitar lines to some of the simplest. And then the message puts the nail in the coffin.”

From revelatory acoustic EP predecessor Cut the Cord to deluges of explosive new material and rousing covers of Pantera, Black Sabbath and Phil Collins—“In the Air Tonight” was a breakout hit from Michael Mann’s Miami Vice—Nonpoint always seem to be a step ahead of the competition. The only bummer is that “Iron” Mike Tyson sorta reclaimed the latter with his memorable a cappella rendition in The Hangover. For his part, Soriano is magnanimous about the champ’s version.

“I felt like ‘Iron’ was feeling it more than I was,” he deadpans. “I never made anybody shut up for the drum fill part. Yeah… I’m gonna throw the baton over to Mike. I mean, come on—you know you feel it when you love it so much it causes you to perform acts of violence.”
Islander
Islander is made up of four individuals that have fallen in love with being a band. The guys have been hard at work playing with bands such as Flyleaf, The Chariot, As I Lay Dying, Stretch Arm Strong and many more. Catch them on tour!
Venue Information:
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster, PA, 17603
http://www.chameleonclub.net/