Editor’s Note:  Elias Soriano, frontman of the amazing metal band Nonpoint, sat down with the Madness To Creation Podcast to get some things off his chest in a “Ruthless” fashion.  Nah, he was chill as the North Pole(for now given climate change).  Nonpoint has had one of the most productive “offseasons” aka Covid Season in the music industry.  First of all, they started their own record label called 361 Degrees.  Elias and his camp are taken their knowledge on what they learned in the music industry and applying it to the label and to bands and recording artists.  Secondly, they’ve had a song be the main theme song for the superior wrestling company AEW entitled “Ruthless.”.  “Ruthless” is creating unprecedented success for this band.  If you don’t believe me, check out their viral video from Rockfest in Cadott, Wisconsin yesterday.  They got the entire audience jumping up and down, and they hit it harder than ever live.  That’s Nonpoint.  Whether it’s 50 or 50,000 people, they deliver just as hard.  I argue that Nonpoint is one of the most underrated bands in the history of modern rock/metal history.  They tear the house down each and every night live, they get songs in pay-per-views, video games and viral videos and this success had given them their own record label. 

In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation Podcast, Elias Soriano of Nonpoint discusses lessons he’s learned from the music industry, “Ruthless”, his brother serving in the military and the trials he’s enduring, and the most challenging aspects of running his record label.  Fans can find Nonpoint on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Fans can find this podcast on Spotify, Spreaker, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, JioSaavn, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, YouTube and Google Podcasts.  Check out the time stamps below if there’s a particular part you want to listen to in this podcast:

1:00- Elias creating the 361 Degrees record label

1:59- How hard work and timing creates success in life

2:50- Elias Soriano’s lessons from the music industry

4:22- How Elias developed his work ethic

5:50- Challenging aspects of the behind the scenes of the music industry

6:55- What Elias wants to learn about the industry and his passions about the music industry

8:50- Will Elias branch out into other genres in his label and his music influences growing up

11:05- Coldplay and their amazing talent

12:00- Elias’ playlist

14:00- Anderson Paak and his awesomeness

14:55- What Elias advocates for, mindfulness, and picking his battles in life and in moments

19:14- Elias’s brother serving in the military and his mental health concerns

23:50- What Elias learned about himself through the Covid pandemic

27:01- What Elias’ daughter does that makes him proud?

32:12- “Ruthless”- AEW and lead track to the EP

33:50- Bit of new EP insight

34:42- The pressures of performing for a livestream event

Fans can check out this podcast featuring Elias Soriano of Nonpoint via SoundCloud below:

NONPOINT Tour Dates:

Friday, July 16th- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City, Iowa (supporting Staind)

Saturday, July 17th- Upheaval Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Friday, September 3rd- EPIC Event Center in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin (supporting Atreyu)

Saturday, September 4th- WEBN Fireworks Kick-Off Party in Newport, Kentucky

Sunday, September 5th- The Sylvee in Madison, Wisconsin (supporting Atreyu)

Tuesday, September 7th- Temple Live in Wichita, Kansas (supporting Atreyu)

Wednesday, September 8th- Temple Live in Fort Smith, Arkansas (supporting Atreyu)

Friday, September 10th- Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia

Saturday, September 25th- Orlando Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida

Thursday. September 30th- House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (supporting Seether)

Friday. October 1st- Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia (supporting Seether)

Sunday, October 10th- Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona (supporting Seether)

For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here

  • Photo Credit:  Ian Storck at 3 Count Photography

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