Candlelight Red, DIGITAL SUMMER, Deadvolt

Sun, February 10, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Pub Rock

Scottsdale, AZ

$12.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Nothing can stop Nonpoint.

The band continues to deliver unique, uncompromising, and undeniable hard rock on its self-titled ninth studio album and first for Razor & Tie. Weathering lineup changes, label shifts, and other trials and tribulations, founding members Elias Soriano [vocals] and Robb Rivera [drums] regrouped with fresh blood—Dave Lizzio [guitar], Adam Wolosyzn [bass], and Rasheed Thomas [guitar]—and captured pure fire this time around. Now, you might just get burned if you're in their way…

In the spring of 2011, Nonpoint experienced something of a rebirth. After touring heavily behind Miracle, they underwent a creative overhaul with the addition of Lizzio, Wolosyzn, and Thomas. At the same time, Rivera stresses that preserving the outfit's initial integrity proved paramount to songwriting.

"Basically, we wanted to go back to where we came from," he affirms. "Take our first four albums, throw them in a blender, and this is what you get. Elias wrote some of his deepest lyrics and spit rage in the booth. When it came to the guitars, Dave and Rasheed brought in genuine technical talent. It's old school with some new flavors."

Soriano adds, "We wanted this record to be a punch in the face. Dealing with lawyers and losing members, the last year was obviously very difficult. I also had just become a father around the same time. There was a lot of stuff I wanted to artistically vent about."

In order to transfer that energy to tape, they enlisted the talents of Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny K [Disturbed, Staind, Megadeth] for the first time. They holed up in his Groovemaster Recording Studios in February 2012 and emerged with 12 of the most raw and real songs of their 15-year career. Johnny pushed them to expand their patented sound, while simultaneously sticking to their guns.

"He challenged each of us instrumentally," Rivera elaborates. "He brought out anger and angst that we haven't felt in a long time. We're known as a live act, and he paid attention to that fact. We built this on the road. This record sounds like war coming out of the speakers."

The first single "Left For You" slides from an intense riff into a hypnotic verse punctuated by an infectious chorus. Produced and mixed by Brian Virtue [30 Seconds to Mars, Chevelle] in Nashville, it's immediately explosive. Lyrically, the singer doesn't hold anything back either.

"It's about that moment where being discreet or cordial gets thrown out the window," he reveals. "You realize you're fighting for a relationship—whether it's romantic, business, or social—that you don't really want anymore. You say fuck it and never revisit that friendship again."

Nonpoint opened up the floodgates to the album by unleashing one of its heaviest tracks, "I Said It," as a free download their Facebook page in the summer of 2012. The fans responded with overwhelming enthusiasm, welcoming the onslaught. Showcasing dynamic vocal delivery and a groove-driven stomp, it's perfect for the pit.

"We set the DNA of the record with that song," the vocalist smiles. "It's very aggressive and in-your-face. You can think of it as 'Bullet with a Name 2012'. It's a good old fashioned Nonpoint song you can bang in the gym." As a whole, the album feels like a declaration for the band. They've never given up, and it's not even an option. This is who they are, and they're making music which reflects their spirit.

"It's a fresh start for us," Soriano states. "We felt like having a self-titled record says it all. We hit the reset button, and there's life again. You can hear it musically. We're not going anywhere."

In addition, they remain one of the most consistent and incendiary live acts on the scene. Having shared the stage with everyone from Sevendust and Stone Sour to Papa Roach and Buckcherry as well as appearing at festivals such as OZZfest and the UK's Download, each performance stands out as an experience their fan base fervently follows.

The quintet also inked a deal with Razor & Tie in 2011, setting the stage for this next phase. "It was the most natural thing," says Rivera. "They have an incredible team, and they sought us out. We're experienced to begin this chapter together."

Over the course of their nine previous releases, Nonpoint sold over 750,000 albums in North America alone. In addition to fan favorites like "What a Day" and "Circles", their biggest radio hit to date "Bullet With a Name" reached #22 on the Mainstream Rock Charts and was featured in the hit video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 as well as the 2007 film The Condemned. Meanwhile, their cover of Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight" was the theme song for the film Miami Vice and hit the Mainstream Rock Charts.

At the end of the day, Rivera wants to give back via the music. "We try to help people through our art," he exclaims. "So many kids have connected to our songs over the years, and they've supported us unconditionally. We fought through so much, and we never gave up. I hope they get a positive message from this album."

Soriano concludes, "It doesn't feel like we have some kind of goal. It feels like we have a purpose, which is to put out hopeful music. When this process started, a fuse got lit. We're not stopping until it all burns." Their flame will only rise higher.

Elias Soriano - Vocals
Robb Rivera - Drums
Dave Lizzio - Guitar
Adam Wolosyzn - Bass
Rasheed Thomas - Guitar
Candlelight Red
Candlelight Red
* Ryan Hoke – Vocals
* Jeremy Edge – Guitar, Vocals
* Jamie Morral – Bass, Vocals
* Josh Hetrick – Drums

"Candlelight Red" deliver hard edged yet melodic, powerful
and emotion driven music. Hailing from central PA, the band has
completed their first full length cd with Grammy Nominated
Producer "David Ivory" and will soon be hitting the road on a
spring/summer tour (dates to be announced).

CLR beat out over 10,000 other bands to win the 2010 national
Guitar Center "Onstage" contest which landed them an opening
slot for "KISS". The band was chosen from among twenty two
regional contest winners by none other than Gene Simmons and Paul
Stanley of KISS. CLR had the honor of opening a show for KISS in
Pittsburgh later in 2010.

Candlelight Red followed up the Guitar Center contest victory
and their exploding regional buzz by inking a record deal with
Imagen Records in late 2010. The band had also recently opened up
for Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Hellyeah, The Damned
Things, Tantric and others. They just finished up a 30 day tour with Egypt Central and are slated to tour with Saving Abel into October.Their upcoming cd is scheduled
to be released in July.
Digital Summer is a unmistakable five piece rock band originating from Phoenix, Arizona. Made up of heavy/melodic guitars and raw emotional vocals, Digital Summer creates an edgy, powerful, yet soothing tone for a radio friendly world. Influenced by multiple music genres, Digital Summer is a rock band to the core, not a "trend" by any means. In less than two years Digital Summer has made an impressive impact on the music scene with their professional songwriting ability, aggressively entertaining live show and seemingly endless promotional antics.

Unlike most unsigned bands, Digital Summer has had 4 singles in rotational play on major market radio (SiriusXM Octane 20, 98Kupd AZ, Rock1061 GA, Banana1015 MI…just to name a few), "Whatever it takes", "Disconnect", "Just Run" and the current single "Hostage" have been among the top requested songs on each station. "Just Run" was #1 in rotation per research on 98Kupd for over seven weeks straight.

Aside from sharing the stage with bands like Alice in Chains, Godsmack, Deftones, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Theory of a Dead Man, Tantric, 10 Years and many more, Digital Summer has also toured nationally with Sevendust and Drowning Pool. While touring they received an overwhelming response and even out sold the headliner in merchandise on several occasions (Dates listed below). Digital Summer has been featured in multiple publications and gained an enormous amount of press, including making the cover of the Phoenix New Times for not only their live show, but their noticeably insane work ethic.

Digital Summer is not your "typical" rock band by a long shot. Along with pushing the band 24/7, front man Kyle Winterstein is currently a Firefighter/Paramedic/Technical Rescue Specialist. His brother, Ian Winterstein (Guitar) is also a Paramedic. Guitarist "Fish" Cenfield is a teacher and bassist "Guido" Hernandez (Sponsored by Spector) is finishing his business degree in marketing. Ben Anderson on drums is a studio engineer and is currently sponsored by Pearl and Vic Firth.

All the members share the same passion for music and performing that drives their business sense guiding Digital Summer to new heights at an ever-increasing speed. Keep an eye out, the seasons are changing and Digital Summer is here to stay.

Digital Summer's debut album "Cause and Effect", acoustic EP/DVD "Hollow" and new release "Counting the Hours" are all available on iTunes and at select Bestbuy, Hot Topic and Zia Records.
Venue Information:
Pub Rock
8005 East Roosevelt Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85257