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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Hard rock outfit P.O.D. is apparently still trucking along, and joins the slew of '90s bands that are releasing new material this year.
Guitarist Marcos Curiel announced to Texas radio station KFMX that the band's new album will be titled "The Awakening," with an August release date to be preceded by a single dropping in May. Hear all about it in the interview below.
New album "The Awakening" follows "Murdered Love" from 2012 and the "SoCal Sessions" from 2014.
The second annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival has expanded to a full weekend in 2013. The fest will take place September 14th and 15th at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA.
The Aftershock Festival will feature two main stages, with headlining appearances from Avenged Sevenfold and Korn, as well as a special additional headliner to be announced on July 1st.
The lineup also includes Shinedown, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Volbeat, A Day To Remember, HIM, Skillet, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, In This Moment, All That Remains, Falling In Reverse, Device, Steel Panther, P.O.D., Pop Evil, Otherwise, Airbourne, SOiL, Heaven's Basement, Nothing More, and many others.
The daily band lineup has been announced for Rock Vegas - powered by Rockstar Energy Drink - which is being billed as "Sin City's Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival" and takes place Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
The two-day rock extravaganza will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, and Godsmack, plus Staind, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Adelitas Way, All That Remains, P.O.D., Art of Dying, Redlight King, New Medicine, Deuce, Otherwise and more.
Rob Zombie provides some insight into what fans can expect from his theatrical live performance, noting: "I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City's loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain't seen nothing like this."
The daily performance lineup for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is as follows:
Friday, September 28
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Deuce, Redlight King
Saturday, September 29
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Otherwise
Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time and are priced as low as $39 each, plus fees. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Discounted hotel rates at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are exclusively available for Rock Vegas attendees. To buy tickets, make hotel reservations, visit this location.
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar festival returns this August and September for more than 30 shows throughout North America. The main stage features multi-platinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way.
In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multi-platinum headliners P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Fozzy, Deuce, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 Best Buy Music Gear Battle Of The Bands Powered By Ernie Ball), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red, and a local battle of the bands winner.
Fozzy will be touring in support of a new studio album, set to be released this summer via Century Media Records. A video clip announcing the tour can be viewed below. More...
The full lineup has now been announced for Rocklahoma, which takes place May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries. More...
Band performance times have been announced for Epicenter — Southern California’s Rock Festival. The day-long rock festival set for Saturday, September 24th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA, will feature 12 hours of rock music with performances from 15 bands on two stages.
The lineup includes: Limp Bizkit, Staind, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Buckcherry, Puddle Of Mudd, Skillet, Everlast, RED, P.O.D., Asking Alexandria, Redlight King, Middle Class Rut, Crossfade and Drive A. Epicenter marks the first Southern California show for headliners Limp Bizkit in over a decade and their first American live performance of 2011. Band performance times are as follows (set times subject to change):
EPICENTER Main Stage
9:50 PM Limp Bizkit
8:50 PM Staind
8:00 PM Papa Roach
7:10 PM Five Finger Death Punch
6:20 PM Buckcherry
5:40 PM Puddle Of Mudd
5:05 PM Skillet
4:30 PM Everlast
4:00 PM RED
The Monster Energy Stage
3:15 PM P.O.D.
2:25 PM Asking Alexandria
1:40 PM Redlight King
12:55 PM Middle Class Rut
12:10 PM Crossfade
11:30 AM Drive A
The official lineup for the 2011 edition of Southern California's "Epicenter" festival has been announced. The day long hard rock event is to take place on Saturday, September 24 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California and is set to be headlined by reunited rap-metal act Limp Bizkit. The currently announced lineup is listed below, with more bands to be added in the coming weeks.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
PUDDLE OF MUDD
MIDDLE CLASS RUT
New live footage has made its way online featuring California nu-metal act P.O.D. performing a brand a new track. The song, titled "On Fire," can be streamed in the player below.
American nu-metal act P.O.D. has announced that it will be postponing its upcoming European/U.K. headline tour for a later date. The band offered a short statement on the matter by saying;
"P.O.D. is being forced to postpone their May and June European touring plans due a contractual breach by the organizing tour promoter. More disappointed than [the] fans, [we] will be working with different promoters to return to Europe in the Fall with specific announcements coming soon."
The dates in question can be found in the list below. More...
Alternative hard rock outfit P.O.D. (Payable On Death) has announced that the group is planning to sue record label INO Records. The band members claim they should have been paid $400,000 when ready to record a new album last November. P.O.D says INO is in breach of contract. More information on this story will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.
Stillwell, the band featuring Korn bassist Fieldy, P.O.D. drummer Wuv, and underground rapper Q Unique, has posted the band's first music video online. You can check out the clip for the song, "On And Poppin'" below. The song will appear on the band's forthcoming debut album, "Dirtbag," which will be released sometime later this year.
American alternative metal act P.O.D. has revealed the dates for its forthcoming World Tour. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
04/14 La Paz, BOL – Aire Libre
04/15 Buenos, Aries, ARG – THE
04/16 Brasilia, BRA – Arena
04/17 Sao Paulo, BRA – Virada Cultural Paulista
04/19 Vitoria, BRA – Ilhacustico
04/20 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Cirque Voador
04/21 Riberao Preta, BRA – Centro Tai Wan
05/25 Warszawa, POL – Proxima Club
05/27 St. Petersburg, RUS – Orlandina
05/28 Moscow, RUS – Milk Club
05/29 Tallinn, EST – Rockcafe
05/30 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia Club
06/01 Kiev, UKR – Bingo Club
06/02 Limburg, NET – Nieuwe Nor
06/03 Purmerend, NET – 3P
06/04 Faroe Island, DEN – Fjarda Festival
06/06 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club
06/07 Praha, CZE – Retro Music Hall
06/08 Budapest HUN – A38 Boat
06/10 Milan, ITA – Carroponte Rock Fest
06/11 Pinaerlla di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
06/13 Rome, ITA – TBA
06/16 Birmingham, UK – HMV Institute
06/17 London, UK – HMV Forum
06/18 Moira, IRE – Water 4 Life
07/15 Cape Town, SAF – Cape Town International Convention Centre
07/16 Johannesburg, SAF – Pavilion
07/17 Durban, SAF – ICC Arena
P.O.D has been announced as the headlining act for the upcoming benefit concert for hospitalized Deftones bassist Chi Cheng. The event is taking place on August 14th, 2010 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. The event starts at 3 P.M.
Other acts scheduled to appear include:
HEAD (formerly of Korn)
Secret and Whisper
Christian Extreme metal band The Crimson Armada has covered "Alive," which was the biggest hit that fellow Christian rockers P.O.D. ever recorded. The cover is available for download, along with Crimson Armada original "Composed of Stone." The links for both downloads are available off The Crimson Armada's MySpace Blog.
This week's additions to the Rock Band Network feature songs from the Cancer Bats, while new tracks from Demon Hunter and In This Moment will be coming the PS3 edition on June 8th. The complete list of new tracks, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:
Clandestine - "Disappear in You"
HourCast - "Freakshow"
Ron Wasserman - "American Hero"
Gentlemen At Arms - "When We Fall"
a t o m - "Shake"
Cancer Bats - "Sorceress"
Cancer Bats - "Hail Destroyer"
Sullivan DeMott - "Live For Today"
Drive-By Truckers - "This F***ing Job"
P.O.D. - "Alive" More...
The Deftones has issued the following update about the benefit shows held for bassit Chi Cheng:
"Deftones would like to thank all of the incredible artists, sponsors, crew, supporters, fans and friends who made last Thursday and Friday an overwhelming success. The two night event commenced with special sets by POD, Far and Cypress Hill on night one. Deftones opened their Thursday night set with a brand new song 'Rocket Skates' and continued through a show that included 'Elite,' 'Be Quiet and Drive,' and 'My Own Summer.'
"Each night the band was joined by some of Deftones' and Chi's close friends for some special collaborations exclusive to the nights. Night one included Ben Kenney from Incubus on 'Street Carp,' Mike Shinoda and Tommy Lee on 'Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event,' Xzibit on 'Back to School,' Jonah and Shawn from Far on the Jawbox cover 'Savory,' and Cypress Hill joining Deftones for a full band version of Cypress' 'Rock Superstar.'
"Friday night opened with longtime Chi Cheng favorites Fungo Mungo and Will Haven. Special guests on night two included Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Daron Malakian (System of A Down) and Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) on a punishing cover of Metallica's 'Battery,' an ensemble performance of Suicidal Tendencies' 'War Inside My Head' with members of Suicidal, and Daron, John Dolmayan, and Shavo Odadjian of System performing 'Aerials' and 'Toxicity' with Chino on vocals.
"Coupled with the online auction, Deftones will likely reach their goal of raising six figures for Chi..."
Read the full article at Deftones MySpace Blog.
As you may know, Chi Cheng, bass player for the Deftones, is currently in a semi-conscious state following an automobile accident in Santa Clara, CA on November 4th, 2008. Chi is slowly making progress but he needs your help.
Fieldy has organized an amazing cast of musicians from Machine Head, Metallica, Korn, Hatebreed, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Sevendust and more to record an epic song for Chi.
You can help support Chi and his family by heading over to the A Song For Chi site where you can download your free copy of the song, watch the music video and make a donation. 100% of your donation will go to Chi and his family to help cover his ongoing medical expenses.
"A Song For Chi" featuring Jim Root (Slipknot), Sid (Slipknot), Ray Luzier (Korn), Fieldy (Korn), Dave Mc Clain (Machine Head), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Brian "Head" Welch (formerly of Korn), Munky (Korn), Wayne Lozinak (Hatebreed), Wuv (POD), Mike Wengren (Disturbed) and Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage). The song was produced by Fieldy (Korn) and Q (Stillwell), engineered by Q (Stillwell) and Ralph Patlan, and mixed by Jim "Bud" Monti. The video, which can be seen below, was directed by Sébastien Paquet.
"A Song For Chi" Music Video
Stillwell, the new band featuring Korn bass player Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, underground rap artist Q Unique and P.O.D. drummer Noah "Wuv" Bernardo Jr, has posted a new video message from the studio. You can check it out below. The band will be releasing their debut album, "Surrounded By Liars" later this year. More...
Stillwell, the side project of Korn bassist Fieldy and rapper Q Unique, has revealed to the world their new drummer, P.O.D.'s Wuv. They have also posted a video of them working on their first album in the studio online. You can check it out below. Their album, "Surrounded By Liars" should be released in the first half of next year. More...
P.O.D. has responded to claims that the band is to go on an indefinite hiatus, following the cancellation of their co-headline tour with Filter. Frontman Sonny Sandoval has uploaded the following statement:
"There are a lot of rumors flying around right now but please pay no attention to all of that.
"Just know that the P.O.D. boys are all good and are looking forward to doing what we do best in South America and wherever opportunities may present themselves in the future.
"Thank you for all your love and encouragement as we head out for the next couple weeks. Please keep us, our travels and our families back home in your prayers as we'll be gone through the holiday.
"With Thanksgiving around the corner, remember to be thankful for your many blessings and know that we are thankful for you."