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Nonpoint Factor

Speed/Thrash Metal
Puerto Rico

Robb Rivera started off in Sekel and then Order of Chaos before joining Nonpoint Factor. The band moved from Puerto Rico to Fort Lauderdale, Florida around 1992. In 1996, they shortened their name to Nonpoint and went in a more nu-metal/rapcore direction.

From Thrashback Records:

“NONPOINT FACTOR were originally formed in 1991 by former Sekel / Order of Chaos drummer/vocalist Robert Rivera in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. In 1992 the band would record their debut demo “Dementia…Into Reality” to much underground acclaim, selling over 800 copies.

Shortly thereafter the band would re-locate to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to help better establish themselves. In June of 1993 the band caught the attention of the locally based indie label A.R.T. Records who ended up signing the band and quickly got them into the studio to record some demos to aid in preparation for what was to be their debut album, “Anger Through An Art Form”. These sessions resulted in the “Depression '94” e.p.. It would also help the band build their base, garnering them shows with the likes of Overkill, Pro-Pain, Malevolent Creation, Monstrosity, Circle of Dust, Strongarm, Raped Ape, Amboog-A-Lard, and others.”

Coverage From Screams of Abel:

“Puerto Rican alternative thrash band Nonpoint Factor has their demo finally out, Dementia… Into Reality, 6 songs not well produced but excellently played out and a poster-worthy cover to boot. Get it I recommend it highly for $5 to: Nonpoint Factor, c/o Rob, C-F-6-21 Hnas Davila, Bayamon PR 00956. Not to mention the colorful last song, ‘Based On a True Story’ which talks about the L.A. Riots and prejudice in their own Puerto Rico. ‘..Another Rodney King!’”

Discography:

1992 Nonpoint Factor Dementia… Into Reality
1994 Nonpoint Factor Depression '94 A.R.T. Records
1995 Nonpoint Factor Promotional Cassette A.R.T. Records
1995 Nonpoint Factor A New Breed of Anger
1995 Nonpoint Factor Anger Through an Art Form Unreleased?
1996 Nonpoint Generate
2018 Nonpoint Factor Depression '94 (24th Anniversary Reissue) Thrashback Records

Dementia...Into Reality

1992 Independent

  1. Intro
  2. Dementia… Into Reality
  3. Falling Into Oblivion
  4. Futile Survival
  5. Greed
  6. Lost Deep Within My Mind
  7. Based on a True Story

Depression '94

1994 A.R.T. Records (ART 0004C)

Kermit - Vocals
Sam Mori - Lead guitar
Alexis Benitez – Bass
Robert Rivera - Drums, vocals

Edgar Torres - all lead vocals and rhythm guitars on “Depression,” “Common Weakness,” and “Take Me”

  1. Depression (*)
  2. Common Weakness (*)
  3. Take Me (*)
  4. You Hate Me (rough mix) (^)
  5. Me, Myself and I (live) (+)

(*) Listed as CD bonus tracks for Anger Through an Art Form
(^) Listed as a rough mix from the upcoming Anger Through an Art Form
(+) Recorded live at the Plus Five Lounge in Devie, Florida on 12-16-93. Studio version is on Dementia…Into Reality


A New Breed of Anger

1995 Independent

Kermit Rodriguez – Vocals
Sam Salinas – Guitars
Alexis Benitez – Bass
Robb Rivera – Drums

  1. Inside
  2. Energy
  3. Conflict
  4. God of Destiny
  5. Strive
  6. What's the Deal?

Promotional Cassette

1995 A.R.T. Records

  1. Breeding Thoughts (rough mix)
  2. Whispers (rough mix)

Anger Through an Art Form

1995 Unreleased

Possible songs would have included:

  • You Hate Me
  • Depression
  • Common Weakness
  • Take Me

Generate

1996 Independent

  1. Hurt in Vain
  2. Vast Fault
  3. Orgullo
  4. Yesterday
  5. Wake Up!!
  6. Stray

Depression '94 (24th Anniversary Reissue)

2018 Thrashback Records

Kermit - Vocals
Sam Mori - Lead guitar
Alexis Benitez – Bass
Robert Rivera - Drums, vocals

  1. Depression
  2. Common Weakness
  3. Take Me
  4. You Hate Me
  5. Me, Myself and I (live)
  6. Lost Deep Within My Mind (bonus track)