Take hardcore Punk, Alt. Metal, Hip-Hop, a dash of Reggae and blend it with Christian oriented lyrics - that's P.O.D. (Payable On Death). Led by singer Sonny Sandoval, P.O.D. formed in San Diego in '92 with guitarist Marcos Curiel, bassist Traa Daniels and drummer Noah "Wuv" Bernardo.
They spent a big chunk of the '90s recording for Rescue Records. The albums "Brown," "Snuff The Punk," "Live" and the "Warriors" EP rolled out.
"Fundamental Elements of Southtown" marked the group's '99 Atlantic Records debut.
Next out was "Satellite" in '01 which featured the Alt. Rock hit "Alive." With guitarist Jason Truby in tow, P.O.D. released "Payable On Death" in late '03. The group spent a large part of the next year touring before returning to the studio. The Glen Ballard produced "Testify" was an early '06 release.
P.O.D. completed their seventh studio album, "When Angels & Serpents Dance," in late '07 and it was released the following spring ('08). "(Our label) is excited about the release and has big ideas for us," reported Sandoval, prior to the album's arrival. The disc marked the return of Curiel who left in '03 (last heard on "Satellite").
But following a brief '08 South American tour P.O.D. went on hiatus canceling a planned European trek with Filter.
The group resumed touring in '10. The next year, P.O.D. announced a multi-album deal with Razor & Tie. "Murdered Love" was their first album for the imprint. "(It's) a little bit of Hip Hop, a little bit of Punk Rock, or Reggae," said Curiel. He added that the set returned the group back to their roots.
"SoCal Sessions," crowd-funded through PledgeMusic, was an acoustic effort containing two "Satellite" tracks; "Alive" and "Youth Of The Nation" (the original version was the band's first #1 hit on the Modern Rock chart).
'15 saw P.O.D. unfurl "The Awakening." "Every song ultimately explores a character dealing with life, making mistakes, fighting, trying. But we also live in a singles-type world, and it works on that level, too," said Sandoval in a statement. He added that the set "must be listened to in its entirety."
1994 Snuff The Punk
1999 The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown
2003 Payable On Death
2008 When Angels & Serpents Dance
2012 Murdered Love
2014 SoCal Sessions
2015 The Awakening