Aug 192017

P.O.D. has released a brand new song called ‘Soundboy Killa’. The track, which can be streamed below, is the first fresh music from the Southern California outfit since the arrival of its ninth studio album, “The Awakening”. That disc came out in August 2015 via T-Boy/UMC and was produced by the band’s longtime collaborator and friend Howard Benson, who has previously worked with In Flames and All That Remains, among others.

P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval stated about ‘Soundboy Killa’: “Rock and roll has become entertainment that just says what the consumer wants to hear. There’s no more edge or rebellion that sets it apart from the norm. ‘Soundboy Killa’ is classic P.O.D. guitar-riff power, headbanging groove with the lyrical attitude and edge missing in today’s rock and roll.” Continue reading »

Jun 292017

According to Jesusfreakhideout, Lead singer of the multi-platinum selling rock band P.O.D. Sonny Sandoval was awarded the 2017 Briner Impact Award at a ceremony at the Biola Media Conference held on the 21st Century Fox lot. The award is given annually to recognize those who have made significant contributions in the world of media. Sandoval is the second rock musician to be honored with the award which since its inception in 2001.

Sandoval joins a group of well-known past recipients including former Disney Films President Mark Zoradi, Star Wars producer Howard Kazanjian, VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer, Lou Carlozo, former Chicago Tribune Editor, X-Men producer Ralph Winter and others.

The award was created in honor of author and Emmy award winning television producer Bob Briner, best known for his book, “Roaring Lambs,” which encouraged greater participation among people of faith in the arts and media. Continue reading »

Jan 072016

War_Of_Ages_2015_a9eThe classic War of Ages album “Pride of the Wicked” turns 10 this year.  It is the second War of Ages full-length album. The album was released on September 5, 2006 on Facedown Records. It was the first album to feature T.J. Alford, formerly of Mortal Treason. We’re celebrating with limited editions of gold and clear/red color-mix vinyl, and a special edition ten-year anniversary shirt. Pre-order now! (Scheduled to ship Feb. 19)

War Of Ages will be touring with P.O.D., 10 Years and Dead Letter Circus! Check out all of the dates below.

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P.O.D. – “The Awakening”

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Nov 182015

podawakeningcd1P.O.D. has been around now for about 24 years. They have had some awards (American Music Awards 2003 – Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist (nomination), Echo Awards 2003 – International Alternative Group of the Year, San Diego Music Awards 1999 – Best Hard Rock Artist, 2000 – Best Hard Rock Artist), and have had some notable iconic guests on the albums ( Maria Brink of In This Moment and Lou Koller of Sick Of It All and Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies), and with that they are still a band that deserves loads of respect in the music scene.

With “The Awakening’ their latest and 9th release we see a band still growing into its boots.

Trying to keep it fresh as always this innovative hard rock band brings us an album that is more concept in nature. For me it keeps things interesting and shows a band that does not fear thinking outside of the box.

Sometimes changing up and evolving ones sound can be a tricky affair and can come up with criticism from the fans. But P.O.D. has kept their core sound or approach throughout their career within that evolution. “The Awakening” as a album keeps it fresh, continuing their stride of offering their fans something unique, yet commercially viable, but by no means dumbed down. Continue reading »

Oct 152015

Katy_Perry_POD_322Background singers don’t always stay in the back. This ended up being the case for a little-known recording artist named Katy Hudson, who had a small part singing on P.O.D.‘s 2006 hit ‘Goodbye for Now.’ That singer has since sold 11 million albums and has achieved three Guinness World Records under the name Katy Perry.

The connection between P.O.D. and Katy Perry flew under the radar despite the singer becoming a breakout superstar in 2008. More than seven years after Perry turned into a pop phenom with ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ the video of P.O.D.’s ‘Goodbye for Now’ started making the rounds on the internet this week. Perry even performed with the band on The Tonight Show.

P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval spoke about working with Katy Perry in a 2012 interview with Songfacts. Continue reading »