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Below is our complete P.O.D. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
On Tuesday, P.O.D. entered the studio with 5-time Grammy award winner Glen Ballard. For the past five months P.O.D. have been writing and demo-ing material. It's been a powerful creative journey that started in San Diego, and then to Palm Springs, San Francisco, back to San Diego and now to LA.
P.O.D. have been in the studio writing new material as of late. They have also put up new material for people to get an "inside look" as to what direction they're going with the music on the new album. To watch a video of them writing new material click here.
HM Magazine have tallied votes by readers who chose their favorite musical acts from 2004.
HM Magazine Readers' Poll 2004 winners (look for the list of runner-ups in the March/April issue of HM Magazine, sometime in late February):
Favorite Band: Demon Hunter
Favorite Live Show: Blindside
Favorite Album: "Summer of Darkness," Demon Hunter
Favorite Song: "Not Ready To Die," Demon Hunter
Favorite New Band: The Chariot
Favorite Indie Band: Disciple
Favorite Singer: Christian Lindskog, Blindside
Favorite Guitarist: Jason Truby, P.O.D.
Favorite Bassist: Traa Daniels, P.O.D.
Favorite Drummer: Jordan Mancino, As I Lay Dying
Favorite Lyricist: Andrew Schwab, Project 86
Favorite Album Cover: Summer of Darkness, Demon Hunter
Favorite Article: "Underoath Tour Journal," David Allen
Former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel has told MTV.com that he is currently involved in a legal dispute with his former bandmates over songwriting royalties.
"[They're saying,] 'These songs don't belong to you anymore, they belong to P.O.D.,' " Curiel said. "I'm like, 'No, dude, I wrote those songs.' And you can tell by their sound — it's not the same anymore."
When Marcos Curiel formed his new band, The Accident Experiment, it was meant to be a P.O.D. side project. Two years and one ugly breakup later, the band could more accurately be described as the antithesis of P.O.D.
"I had some great times in [P.O.D.], but the thing that really irked me was that every day we would talk about, 'Yeah, we're real. We're positive,' " said the guitarist. "But if every song is positive, that's not real. 'Cause no one in life walks around with a smile on their face nonstop. There's ups and downs, and I just wanted to be, 'Let's write about the moment.' "
P.O.D. have announced the initial dates for their forthcoming tour with Blindside, Lacuna Coil and Hazen Street, they are as follows: More...
LACUNA COIL have cancelled the following European tour dates:
April 16 - Orzinuovi (BS) @ Buddha
April 17 - Este (PD) @ Sottosopra
April 24 - Cesena (IT) @ Vidia
May 01 - Milano (IT) @ Rolling Stone
May 28-31- Leipzig, Germany @ Wave Gotik Treffen Festival
May 29-30- Gelsenkirchen, Germany @ Gelsenkirchen Amphitheater (Rock Hard Festival)
July 16-18- St. Goarshausen, Germany @ Zillo Festival
No reason was given for the cancellations on the band's official site, Lacunacoil.it. The band will be heading out on the road with P.O.D. and BLINDSIDE in North America come May. The tour will kick off on May 1st in Denver, CO. Here are the first batch of confirmed dates: More...
Jim Farber of the New York Daily News is profiling how the hard rock sales for the past few months have been dampened while faux-grunge group Nickelback, '70s-style acts, Jet and The Darkness, and arty act Incubus have enjoyed success. Farber cites P.O.D., who saw their last release, 'Satellite,' move 2.7 million copies in 2002 while its latest 'Payable on Death' CD has fallen to No. 186 on the Billboard charts after just 13 weeks, selling just over 400,000 copies. Meanwhile, Limp Bizkit's 'Results May Vary', is lumbering in the low 80s on the chart after 20 weeks, selling only as many as first week sales of their previous effort, 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water', moved in its first week. Korn's dropoff also is cited.
The article title "Metal bands rocked by slump" surely is incorrect as these bands hardly qualify as metal, with Korn being the closest of them, and their sales probably hurt by the lackluster Untouchables anyway.
Read the full article at New York Daily News.