“Generation Idiot”, a brand new song from NONPOINT, can be streamed at SiriusXM.com. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “The Poison Red”, due later in the year via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Uptown Recording Studio in Chicago with producer Rob Ruccia.
“The Poison Red” is the first NONPOINT album to feature lead guitarist BC Kochmit, whom frontman Elias Soriano has described as “Eddie Van Halen‘s illegitimate child.”
Soriano told SiriusXM.com the song was inspired by Internet culture, which breeds digital “zombies.”
“Over the past five years, I began to notice people, myself included, getting lost in a few of the simple things — life, art, passions,” he explained. “Everything became a reality TV blog with pictures and comments, likes and dislikes, online bullies and online tough guys. And no one is talking anymore. Everything is texts, e-mails, replies and denies. They’re all anchors. They all suck the life out of life. It creates zombies with unhinged appetites. It’s a real zombie apocalypse and, motherfucker, I’m grabbing a machete and a shotgun.”
Soriano previously said that “The Poison Red” would be “the product of pain, frustration, power and the environmental influence on this band.”
From their 2000 debut, “Statement”, through 2014’s “The Return”, NONPOINT have stayed the course, continuously crafting smart rock anthems with the kind of hooks that take up residence in your brain for days. The band is a staple performer at all the core U.S. festivals, such as Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, and Rocklahoma, and has enjoyed several Top 20 rock radio singles. NONPOINT‘s 2014 single, “Breaking Skin”, was the most played track of the year on SiriusXM’s Octane channel.