P.O.D. to Release “The Awakening” Album In August, U.K. Tour with ‘Hoobastank’ & ‘Alien Ant Farm’ Kicks off May 7th.


POD_2014Guitarist Marcus Curiel of hard rockers P.O.D. (Payable On Death) has revealed to Rooster of the Lubbock, Texas radio station 94.5 KFMX (see video below) that the band has set “The Awakening” as the title of its new album, tentatively due in August. The CD’s first single is expected to arrive in May.

“The Awakening” was recorded at a Los Angeles-area studio with longtime producer Howard Benson.

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. Dates & locations are listed below.

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.”

In a recent interview with Loudwire, P.O.D. singer Sonny Sandoval stated about the material for the band’s forthcoming album: ‘I’m digging it. We have a little something different. I can’t really say now, but we’re trying a different approach.’

He continued: ‘I think what we’ve done, it’s such a collection of songs that not everybody gets. Some bands sound like one song the whole album through. We’ve been all over the place, because we are punk, hardcore, rock ‘n’ roll, metal, reggae, and I think sometimes it might be too much diversity and kids are lost. It’s too big of a buffet for them to go for and they want three chords sometimes. We’re never going to do that.’

Sandoval added: ‘We’re putting something together that tells a story. Maybe it’s just for us, maybe it’s not for your average listener, but it’s something we’re having a lot of fun doing. We’re excited.’

P.O.D.’s last release was “SoCal Sessions”, a collection of acoustic versions of some of the band’s most popular songs. The CD came out last November.

A digital re-release of a special deluxe edition of P.O.D.‘s latest studio album, “Murdered Love”, was made available in October 2013. Highlights included two previously unreleased studio tracks, ‘Burn It Down’ and ‘Find A Way’ (recorded with Benson) and an acoustic version of the band’s Top 5 hit ‘Beautiful’. Additional tracks include an acoustic version of ‘West Coast Rock Steady’, an alternate version of ‘On Fire’ and ‘Lost In Forever (Scream)’, plus various music videos and behind-the-scenes footage from the “Murdered Love” album cycle.

“Murdered Love” sees the band reunited with long-time producer Howard Benson who also produced the band’s massive “Satellite” album alongside hit albums for Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, and My Chemical Romance.

“Murdered Love” is P.O.D‘s first new album in four years, “Murdered Love”, was released on July 10th 2012 on Razor & Tie. 

Our review of “Murdered Love” can be found here.


Upcoming Shows:
Apr 21 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Apr 22 WILD WEST Waco, TX
Apr 23 The Bomb Factory Dallas, TX
Apr 23 Bomb Factory Dallas, TX
Apr 24 Pulse El Paso El Paso, TX

May 07 KOKO London, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
May 08 Wulfrun Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
May 09 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
May 10 University Plymouth, United Kingdom
May 12 Sub 89 Reading, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
May 13 William Aston Hall. Wrexham, United Kingdom
May 14 Motions Bristol, United Kingdom
May 15 Y PLAS Cardiff, United Kingdom
May 16 Academy 2 Manchester, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
May 17 Engine Rooms South Ockendon, United Kingdom SOLD OUT

May 19 ГлавClub Санкт-Петербург Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Jun 13 Sycuan Casino El Cajon, CA
Jun 14 Morris Performing Arts Center South Bend, IN
Aug 07 Guitars Under The Stars Lebanon, OR

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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]

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