P.O.D. Release New Single ‘This Goes Out to You’, “The Awakening” Tracklist & Cover Art Revealed


PODHard rockers P.O.D. (Payable On Death) are back and making sure that you know that you’re appreciated. The band has just unleashed their new track ‘This Goes Out to You’ from the band’s upcoming album “The Awakening” which will be released on August 21.  In addition, they’ve given a little more insight on what to expect from that new disc.

Singer Sonny Sandoval tells Billboard, who premiered the single, that the idea originated with producer Howard Benson, who has overseen some of the band’s biggest hits. Howard said, ‘Let’s do this for the fans who have been there for 23 years, who are growing with you and love your band and get you and your bigger-picture ideas, but let’s also make it accessible for other listeners and fans.’

As you can hear, ‘This Goes Out to You’ sounds like a quintessential P.O.D. track, a high-energy rocker with enough melody and hooks to draw in the listener. As stated, the track will appear on “The Awakening” album, due Aug. 21. Those who pre-order the effort via iTunes will get “This Goes Out to You” instantly. You can pre-order the disc via Amazon and potentially end up with an autographed copy. There’s also the option to get the disc on vinyl.

Bassist Traa Daniel says of the album, “[It’s] definitely an evolution from where we’ve come from. It’s this amazing piece of art that we’ve been able to put together as four guys who are like brothers — this is really special.”

“The Awakening” is meant to be listened to in its entirety,” says Sandoval. “Every song ultimately explores a character dealing with life, making mistakes, fighting, trying. But we also live in a singles-type world, and it works on that level, too.”

Guitarist Marcos Curiel states, ‘I used to want to put as many tracks of guitar on the record as I could, because I thought that’s what you did. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that the more space you’re letting in with all the instruments, everything breathes and has an energy and a vibe.’

‘I feel this is like a pivotal moment for P.O.D., concludes drummer Wuv Bernardo. ‘It’s more than just `Man, we just went in the studio and did a record…’ The urgency of our band, as far as how serious we are putting this kind of material in there and the way that we did it, blows my mind. I am proud of these guys, of us.’

P.O.D. will be on the road later this month to kick off support of their forthcoming album. Dates and locations are listed below.


Track Listing
1. Am I Awake
2. This Goes Out to You
3. Rise of NWO
4. Criminal Conversations (feat. Maria Brink)
5. Somebody’s Trying to Kill Me
6. Get Down
7. Speed Demon
8. Want It All
9. Revolución” (feat. Lou Koller)
10. The Awakening

Upcoming Shows:
Jun 14 The Bear’s Big Growl 4 South Bend, IN
Jun 16 Shakas Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 17 Ziggy’s by the Sea Wilmington, VA
Jun 19 Blue Fox Winchester, VA
Jun 20 95X Fest Pennellville, NY
Jun 21 The Paramount Huntington, NY
Jun 22 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 24 Piere’s Entertainment Center Fort Wayne, IN
Jun 26 Tail Creek Mud Music Festival Alix, Canada
Jun 27 Stars & Stripes Festival Sterling Heights, MI
Jun 28 Q&Z Expo Center Ringle, WI
Jun 30 Majestic Theater Madison, WI
Jul 02 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Jul 03 Dream Makers Theater Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Jul 04 Carver County Fairgrounds Waconia, MN
Jul 07 The ‘O’riginal Minot, ND
Jul 09 District Bar & Grill Rockford, IL
Jul 10 Common Ground Music Festival Lansing, MI
Jul 11 The Watering Hole Green Bay, WI
Jul 12 Val Air Ballroom West Des Moines, IA
Jul 14 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
Jul 15 Festival of the Lakes Hammond, IN
Jul 16 Pop’s Sauget, IL
Jul 17 The Odeon Cleveland, OH
Jul 18 Mickey’s Bar & Grill Lancaster, OH
Aug 02 Grassroots Music Festival Council Bluffs, IA
Aug 07 Guitars Under The Stars Lebanon, OR
Oct 24 AfterShock 2015 Elverta, CA RS

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Video below: ‘This Goes Out to You’

 Related articles:
P.O.D – Murdered Love [Album Review]
‘P.O.D.’ Announce Brand New Acoustic Album, Crowdfunding Campaign Launched on ‘PledgeMusic’ [June 2014]
‘P.O.D’ Professional Filmed Footage of Belo Horizonte/Brazil Show Available [Aug. 2014]
P.O.D. Begins Recording New Album, U.K. Tour with ‘Hoobastank’ & ‘Alien Ant Farm’ Kicks off May 7th.  [March 2015]
P.O.D. to Release “The Awakening” Album In August, U.K. Tour with ‘Hoobastank’ & ‘Alien Ant Farm’ Kicks off May 7th. [April 2015]
P.O.D Mainman ‘Sonny Sandoval’ “The Awakening Is a ‘Conceptual’ Record”, Fan-Filmed Footage of New Songs Available [Mei 2015]

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