Point of No Return (band)

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Point of No Return (PONR)
Background information
Origin São Paulo, Brazil
Genres hardcore punk, metalcore
Years active 1996–2006
Labels Liberation Records, Catalyst Records, Scorched Earth Police
Members Alexandre Fanuchi
Frederico Freitas
Marcos Suarez
Tarcísio Leite
Paulo Sangiorgio Jr.
Jefferson Queiróz
Luciano Juliatto
Past members Gilberto Gomes

Point of No Return was a vegan, straight edge metalcore band.[1] The band started in 1996 as a side project of Self-Conviction members, in São Paulo, Brazil. The band's lyrics were focused on "Third World struggles" and animal liberation issues. Point Of No Return first CD, "Centelha" (Sparks), was released by Liberation Records in Brazil and Catalyst Records in US. Their sound was describe as a mix of Earth Crisis metal mosh with death metal elements. The band had three singers, like their North American counterpart, Path of Resistance. The band toured Europe twice, in 2000 and 2002, and toured Argentina in 2001. After a seven months break and a supposed "last show" in Argentina, the band came back with a new album in 2002, "Liberdade Imposta, Liberdade Conquistada" (Imposed Freedom, Conquered Freedom). The songs were more deep and melancholic, but also with a strong influence from bands like Cro-Mags, Judge and Napalm Death. The lyrics, this time completely in Portuguese, dealt about political and social issues. Point of No Return played its last show in 2006.


  • Alexandre Fanuchi, aka Kalota - vocals
  • Frederico Freitas - vocals
  • Marcos Suarez - vocals
  • Tarcísio Leite - guitar
  • Paulo Júnior, aka Juninho - guitar
  • Jefferson Queiróz, aka Tigrilo - bass
  • Luciano Juliato, aka Lobinho- drums

Former members[edit]

  • Gilberto Gomes, aka China - Bass



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