P.O.D. Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

It looks like P.O.D. are close to finishing their new album. Sonny Sandoval confirmed the news in an interview with audioinkradio.com and also said that they hope to release the effort later this year.

Sandoval said the following:

“I just finished a couple of days of vocals. I think right now it’s kind of just being all cleaned up and put together, and then once the label and everybody hears it, then it will go to mixing. And hopefully an album by the end of the year.”

He also added the following about the musical direction:

“We did something different this time. If you listen to [P.O.D.’s] early stuff from even early ’90s, we had a DJ; we were mixing in certain sounds — mixed reggae music and punk and hardcore and rock and even poppy stuff — so it’s not like a surprise. But on this record, we worked with the Heavy [the Los Angeles-based production/songwriting team consisting of Jason Bell and Jordan Miller]. And this is the first time that we really kind went in the studio vulnerable and open for more of a writing session, whereas we’ve always written our own music before. We still wrote our music, but it was more open to change, or at least them adding kind of their feel to it. These guys worked with a bunch of pop bands — they just did the DIRTY HEADS — and they just have more of a… I was gonna say ‘younger,’ but just more of a cleaner, poppier tone to it. So we went in really open-minded, and then, here we are at the end of the record, and we’re, like, ‘Man, we don’t even have that many heavy songs.’ [Laughs] Everything is fun — it’s fun, it’s experimental when it comes to programming and some drum loops and stuff like that. We’ve done that before, but it was always kind of hidden, whereas now it’s, like, a whole verse could be just an electronic bass or a drum kit. So it’s fun, it’s catchy, and I definitely think it’s just P.O.D. 2018.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Miramar, Florida Date Of Gen-X Summer Tour Feat. Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit, & Alien Ant Farm To Be Live Streamed As Part Of A Pay Per View Event

As previously reported, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit, and Alien Ant Farm will be hitting the road on the Gen-X Summer Tour. Now, it has been revealed that the trek has partnered with Anrgirl Powered by vVents Music Entertainment, to live stream the July 3 date in Miramar, Florida as part of an exclusive pay per view event. For $24.99 viewers will get an HD quality interactive experience, which will allow them to watch all four bands, enjoy backstage hangouts, and check out and vote in Buckcherry’s Crazy Bitch Contest. There will also be event games, online shopping opportunities etc. Head HERE for more info.

Tour Dates:

06/28 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
06/29 Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena
06/30 Novi, MI – Stars And Stripes Festival (free show)
07/03 Miramar, FL – Miramar Amphitheater
07/05 Savannah, GA – The Stage On The Bay (no P.O.D.)
07/06 Murrels Inlset, SC – The Beaver Bar
07/07 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavillion
07/26 Farmingville, NY – The Amphitheater at Bald Hill
07/27 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/28 Trenton, NJ – Cure Insurance Arena
07/30 Watertown, NY – Exhibition Hall
07/31 Barrie, ON Maverick’s Music Hall
08/03 Moorehead, MN – Bluestem Center For The Arts
08/06 Sturgis, SD – Iron Horse Saloon (free show)
08/09 Pocola, OK – Choctaw Casino & Resort (free show)
08/10 Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Casino
08/11 El Dorado, AR – Griffin Music Hall
08/12 Nixa, MO – Summers at the River
08/14 Aurora, CO – Stampede
08/17 Glen Fora, WI – The Northwoods Rock Rally
08/19 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center
08/21 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion
08/22 Cedar Park, TX – HEB Center
08/24 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music
08/25 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment (free show)
08/26 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
08/28 Abilene, TX – Abilene Civic Center
08/30 Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
08/31 DuQuoin, IL – DuQuoin State Fair
09/01 Naperville, IL – Naperville Last Fling
09/03 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Pointfest feat. 311, The Offspring, etc.)
09/06 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live
09/07 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live

P.O.D. In The Studio For New Album

It looks like P.O.D. are back in the studio working on their new album. The band shared the following post from recent drum sessions:

[via The PRP]

Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit, & Alien Ant Farm Announce Gen-X Summer Tour

Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit, and Alien Ant Farm will be hitting the road on the Gen-X Summer Tour, presented by Loudwire. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/28 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
06/29 Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena
06/30 Novi, MI – Stars And Stripes Festival (free show)
07/03 Miramar, FL – Miramar Amphitheater
07/05 Savannah, GA – The Stage On The Bay (no P.O.D.)
07/06 Murrels Inlset, SC – The Beaver Bar
07/07 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavillion
07/26 Farmingville, NY – The Amphitheater at Bald Hill
07/27 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/28 Trenton, NJ – Cure Insurance Arena
07/30 Watertown, NY – Exhibition Hall
07/31 Barrie, ON Maverick’s Music Hall
08/03 Moorehead, MN – Bluestem Center For The Arts
08/06 Sturgis, SD – Iron Horse Saloon (free show)
08/09 Pocola, OK – Choctaw Casino & Resort (free show)
08/10 Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Casino
08/11 El Dorado, AR – Griffin Music Hall
08/12 Nixa, MO – Summers at the River
08/14 Aurora, CO – Stampede
08/17 Glen Fora, WI – The Northwoods Rock Rally
08/19 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center
08/21 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion
08/22 Cedar Park, TX – HEB Center
08/24 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music
08/25 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment (free show)
08/26 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
08/28 Abilene, TX – Abilene Civic Center
08/30 Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
08/31 DuQuoin, IL – DuQuoin State Fair
09/01 Naperville, IL – Naperville Last Fling
09/03 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Pointfest feat. 311, The Offspring, etc.)
09/06 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live
09/07 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live

Rob Zombie, Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Etc. Set For 2018 Impact Music Festival

The 2018 Impact Music Festival is set to take place at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on July 27-29. The following artists have been booked for the event:

July 27: Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death.

July 28: Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets Of Rage, Three Days Grace, Black Label Society, Gojira, Trivium, Hollywood Undead, Corrosion Of Conformity, Powerman 5000, Emmure, and Bad Omens.

July 29: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Underoath, Of Mice & Men, P.O.D., Baroness, Attila, We Came As Romans, Pallbearer, and Miss May I.

Watch Footage Of P.O.D., Ex-Papa Roach, Etc. Members Paying Tribute To Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) On The Shiprocked Cruise

While performing with The Stowaways jam band on the recent Shiprocked cruise, Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), Dave Buckner (ex-Papa Roach), Lukas Rossi (Stereo Satellite), and more paid tribute to late Chester Bennington with some live Linkin Park covers. You can see footage of that below:

[via The PRP]

P.O.D. Sign With Mascot Label Group

P.O.D. have signed a new deal with Mascot Label Group. The following video was shared regarding that:

Sonny Sandoval said the following:

“We are very stoked to sign with Mascot Label Group and we are looking forward to a great run together. 25 years in this music game and we couldn’t be more excited!”

Mascot North American president Ron Burman added:

“We’re very excited to be working with P.O.D., who have been innovators in creating hugely impactful and inspirational rock songs over the years that have become the soundtrack to so many people’s lives. We look forward to being a part of the next chapter of their impressive career.”