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P.O.D. Singer Explains New Album Title

A two-minute video clip of P.O.D. (a.k.a. PAYABLE ON DEATH) vocalist Sonny Sandoval explaining the meaning behind the title of the group's upcoming album, "When Angels & Serpents Dance", can be viewed below.

P.O.D. will release "When Angels & Serpents Dance" on April 8 via INO/Columbia Records. The CD was helmed by Jay Baumgardner (EVANESCENCE, HELMET, ORGY, SEETHER, PAPA ROACH, ALIEN ANT FARM, GODSMACK) and features a guest appearance by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir.

"Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years", P.O.D.'s final release through Atlantic Records, arrived in stores in November 2006.

P.O.D. vocalist Sonny Sandoval recently launched a new label called Deadworld Records and is currently seeking submissions from artists. Sonny says, "Any genre is acceptable, as long as you're serious and dedicated musicians that love what you do. My crew and I will go over all the submissions personally."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. broken face writes:

im into POD its a guilty pleasure of mine wud b beta without all the bible preaching sh** tho

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

POD's Satellite was one of my favorite CDs the year it came out (1985), but I haven't liked an album before or after that one. I could care less that they're still around. The only aspect I like about the new album is that Marcos Curiel is playing again. I always hated the preachy Jah crap, but Marcos is pretty badass for a fat mythology worshipper.

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. qusta luqa writes:

Satellite came out in 1985??? are you kidding me??

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Hardcore Drummer 89 writes:

WOW dude are u kidding me??.....it came out in 2001 u dumb ass.
P.O.D Rocks...

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. broken face writes:

his bein sarcastic he means its been came out AGES ago - i hope

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. smoothjazz writes:

whats with all this hate for christian artists? i think we need more metal with a positive message in our world today thats so hopeless. you cant be dark and dreary all the time. there is light at the end of the tunnel.

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. MindFuck writes:

Living Sacrifice was probebly the best christian metal band ever. some of the heaviest stuff i've ever heard from a christian group (the 1992-1996 material). too bad they broke up. but yeah people shouldnt hate a group just cause of their religion. if you think it's too preachy, then dont listen to it. to each his own. not everything has to be dark and hopeless to be brutal and badass

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. broken face writes:

dont get me wrong i agree no one wants to listen to dark music all the time. Im not a christian an i respect that other people ave there beliefs but they cud change the message away from god but still be up beat

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

I dont hate P.O.D because I am a Satanist. I hate their music and the vocals give me a headace. Hell Exoudisa a christian folk metal band has christain lyrics, but damn good tunes that had me rocking out. P.O.D to me is mall rock.

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. pacifront83 writes:

1985 ahahah, lol thats funny. Okay im done laughing.

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. pursuit of vikings writes:

It's ok post 1, I can't help still liking some Limp Bizkit songs.

# Jan 22, 2008 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. kornman writes:

limp bizkit f***ing rules Nu-Metal rules just like vinnie paul said in 1994 i think when bizkit opend for em know this is the sh** people are gona go crazy for ....anybody now why sometimes p.o.d. and korn are accosiated together??

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

Because P.O.D and Korn f*** eachother every time they get together and both bands suck!

# Jan 26, 2008 @ 1:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Terminator writes:

^ lol...that's nu-metal for ya! and vinnie said that in '94 seeing all the braindead and apparently deaf nu-metal fags go ape sh**. he never said he liked it. face it, nu-metal's dead.

# Jan 26, 2008 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. EpicNeckbeard writes:

I liked POD back in the day... and maybe im just kinda nostalgic but i still kinda like them, and i won't buy the new album. however, i will probably illegally download it. = )

# Jan 26, 2008 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Kalis_wrath writes:

*LOL* just like the new sh**allica album Epic?

# Jan 26, 2008 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. saved by Jesus Christ`s Blood writes:

somebody tell me are POD really christian.why do they choose to preach in such a hidden manner that noone understands.i am a christian and glad to be.just lookn out for myself lest i fall into a trap i wont be able to get out of.

# Feb 16, 2008 @ 6:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. darenloster writes:

i think i can answer that one 'saved by Jesus Christ's Blood' ... i myself am a christian and am trying to figure out bands like 'as i lay dying' or 'POD' or even Dave Mustaine himself - why is the message so 'hidden' ? why not come strait out and say '' Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior'' - a DIRECT message instead of an ''INdirect'' message....the only reason why i can see this happening is for ''commercial'' reasons - today its not 'COOL' to be a christian so if a 'christian band' wants to hit the secular market they must have a 'diluted' (watered down) message - NOW the 'motive' for such a strategy ONLY GOD knows - if they are doing this to reach more people then fine....but if they are doing this for $$$ reasons or just plain afraid that being 'openly' christian will hurt their popularity GOD will judge - one thing forsure - JESUS said ''But whosoever shall deny ME before men, him will I also deny before my FATHER which is in heaven.'' matthew 10:33

# Feb 16, 2008 @ 9:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. pursuit of vikings writes:

darenloster, As I Lay Dying and Dave Mustaine and the like ARE openly Christian. Just because it isn't necessarily always reflected in their lyrics doesn't mean they're denying or hiding anything.

# Feb 16, 2008 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Diamond Oz writes:

I think they don't use the Christian message so directly because they know people don't wanna hear metal (rock, whatever you wanna call it) being used that way and they don't wanna hear strong religious messages of any kind in music. It's not so much about popularity as it is pissing people off... if that makes sense.

# Feb 16, 2008 @ 1:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Andrew writes:

To Post 18, if you read the lyrics for ANY AS I LAY DYING song, if you changed the musical arrangements ALL of them would be acceptable to be sang in church. No hidden messages with them, but P.O.D. I can understand, they really aren't a "christian" band anymore. I have met the memebers in AILD and they are positive christian dudes off stage as well. But seriously, AILD songs look like they should be in Hymn books, hahahahha!!!! (I love their music though, they are one of the best live acts out there)

# Feb 16, 2008 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. darenloster writes:

Hi Andrew - i have only one cd of as i lay dying (their latest) and no where in the lyrics does it mention the name of our Lord Jesus - remember that the Bible is very explicit on ''in the name of Jesus'' and ''there is no other name under heaven''....look, it's just my opinion but i really believe that christian bands should have at least some songs that name the name of Jesus and make mention of the gospel CLEARLY...i mean, let's face it, this is what makes a band Christian....if you take Jesus out of the christianity then there is NO christianity...if you take the Blood and Hell out of the gospel then you don't have a gospel...thats the way i see it.

# Feb 16, 2008 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. pursuit of vikings writes:

Dude, it's people like you (there's plenty of other types, though, that make it look even worse to be fair) that make Christianity look so bad. Take your elitist nonsense someplace else, you look like an ignorant ass.

# Feb 16, 2008 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. omar P.O.D writes:

P.O.D. is the best 4ever

# Feb 17, 2008 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. darenloster writes:

why thankyou Pursuit of vikings for such kind words and HAVE a nice day yourself likewise ;-)

# Feb 17, 2008 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. pursuit of vikings writes:

You're welcome. Trust me, it's no problem. Kind is my middle name. Pursuit of Kind Vikings.

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