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Nothing More at The Rust Belt
May 27 @ 8:00 pm
Nothing Morewith Zero 9:36 & Catch Your Breath
The Rust Belt | East Moline, IL
Saturday, May 27
Employing a powerful blend of twisty progressive rock, explosive heavy metal, and soaring, radio-ready alt-rock, hard-hitting, forward-thinking San Antonio-based quartet Nothing More invokes names like System Of A Down, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Incubus, The Mars Volta, and Killswitch Engage. Formed around the talents of longtime friends Jonny Hawkins, Daniel Oliver, Mark Vollelunga, and Ben Anderson, the band spent years honing their sound and skills, and sharpening their worldview on the road, adopting a strict D.I.Y. ethic and issuing their music independently. In 2013 they inked a deal with the Eleven Seven Label Group, the home of acts like Five Finger Death Punch, Sixx: A.M., Papa Roach, and HELLYEAH, and released their eponymous debut for the label, along with the fiery first single “This Is the Time (Ballast),” the following year. It proved to be a breakout release for the veteran band, charting well and introducing them to a much wider audience. Led by the single “Go to War,” Nothing More returned with their follow-up, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, in September 2017. They released their sixth studio album, Spirits, on October 14, 2022.
Nothing More has been described as alternative rock, hard rock, progressive rock, progressive metal, and heavy metal. The band is known for its elaborate and energetic live performances. The band has set up two separate drum sets for their live show, one for the band’s primary drummer Ben Anderson, and one for Hawkins to join in on intermittently. The performances also include a number of contraptions created by the bands themselves.