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 »

May 122015

POD_2014Hard rockers P.O.D. (Payable On Death) have set an August 21 release date for their new album, “The Awakening”. The CD’s first single will arrive later this month.

‘We’re excited about the new record,’ P.O.D. singer Sonny Sandoval told MikeJamesRockShow.com this past Saturday (May 10) in Plymouth, United Kingdom (see video below). ‘It’s a conceptual record, so it’s something different for us. It has a storyline to it. I mean, the songs… we love ’em. We had a chance to play a few new ones live.’

P.O.D is currently on the road with Hoobastank & Alien Ant Farm , remaining U.K. dates are listed below.

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Mar 012015

POD_2014P.O.D. (Payable On Death) have entered a Los Angeles-area studio with longtime producer Howard Benson to begin recording their new album for a tentative summer release. P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval told All Access Live during this year’s ShipRocked cruise (see video below) that he hopes to be done tracking the new CD in ‘four to six weeks.’

P.O.D. Hoobastank and Alien Ant Farm will head over for a joint tour this May. The three US rock bands will head to London, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Wrexham, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester and Southampton between May 7 and 17.

Speaking about the tour, POD‘s Marcos said: ‘We are so looking forward to crossing the Atlantic Ocean and rocking out for our fellow mates. In the legendary words of Grand Funk Railroad, ‘We’re an American band, We’re comin’ to your town, We’ll help you party it down, We’re an American band.” Continue reading »

Jul 062013

Flyleaf_Who_2013Platinum selling rock group Flyleaf has premiered the lyric video for their new single ‘Something Better’ on Metro Lyrics. The single, servicing to Rock Radio, features Sonny Sandoval from P.O.D. and is the band’s first original song with new front woman, Kristen May. The song can be streamed below.

The highly anticipated 5-track EP, “Who We Are”, features four live songs from their latest release, New Horizons, including: ‘Call You Out’,  ‘Fire Fire’,  ‘Broken Wings’ and ‘Sorrow’ along with the new track ‘Something Better’ produced by Howard Benson [Bon Jovi, My Chemical Romance, Etherisch]. The EP will be available July 9th.

Flyleaf hits the road with P.O.D. for a co-headlining nationwide tour beginning July 13th through August 10th. Dates & locations are also listed below.

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Apr 032013

podmurderedlovevideoJeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment conducted an interview with vocalist Sonny Sandoval of hard rockers P.O.D. [Payable On Death] before the band’s March 28 performance at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. You can now watch the chat below.

P.O.D. has announced earlier this year a series of European tour dates including performances at both Download Festival and Hellfest, as well a few dates co-headlining with Hellyeah. The band will makes stops in Russia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and England with more dates to be announced soon. [all tour dates below]. Continue reading »