Multi-platinum and Grammy nominated SoCal hard-rockers P.O.D. (Payable On Death) are set to release their ninth studio LP, The Awakening, on August 21st. Produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Kelly Clarkson), the ten-track record features guest vocals from Maria Brink (In This Moment) and Lou Koller (Sick Of It All).
“The Awakening is meant to be listened to in its entirety,” says P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval. “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.” Given the band’s many years of stage and studio experience, this record is without a doubt going to be something special. “The Awakening is definitely an evolution from where we’ve come from,” says bassist Traa Daniels. “It’s this amazing piece of art that we’ve been able to put together as four guys who are like brothers.”
From today, The Awakening is available worldwide for pre-order on CD, digital and vinyl. Pre-orders for the digital album via iTunes will also unlock the brand new lead single ‘This Goes Out To You’ for immediate download. It’s a three-minute, riff-heavy anthem, with memorable lyrics and one of the catchiest choruses from P.O.D. to date. Put simply, this track has everything you’d expect from P.O.D. and more.