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NOTHING MORE – THIS IS THE TIME (BALLAST)

I thought I was gonna learn this song in a day but then got to the bridge and realized how wrong I was.. that tiny thing took me days to learn, and nothing can mess with your head more than listening to the same tiny part over and over again. haha. I think I got it tho, so yay.



Album: Nothing More

Released: March 11, 2014
Label: Eleven Seven

Album cover – Nothing More (2014)

Nothing More is an American rock/metal band formed in 2003 from San Antonio, Texas. Formed around the talents of longtime friends Jonny Hawkins, Daniel Oliver, Mark Vollelunga, and Paul O’Brien, the band spent years honing their sound and skills and sharpening their worldview on the road.

In 2013, the band inked a deal with the Eleven Seven Music Group, the home of acts like Drowning Pool, 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. The ensemble has released six studio albums to date, including their self-titled album released in 2014.

Nothing More


Fun Fact

Singer Jonny Hawkins explained the song’s meaning to Artist Direct: “Ballast is stuff they use in submarines to make you sink to the bottom,” he said. “It plays along with our metaphor for a lot of the songs at the album’s beginning—which deal with struggles of learning how to let go. The more we were holding on to some of those things, the more they were causing us to sink emotionally like in ‘This Is the Time (Ballast).’ You’re holding on to grudges and whatnot.”

Nothing More Live In Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1/14/2015


Video Credits

Filmed & Edited by Marc Liscio @ 1st Degree Entertainment
Drums Mixed by Charles Kallaghan Massabo