The mighty P.O.D are set to release their ninth studio album 'The Awakening' via T-Boy/UMC, worldwide on 21st August. Boasting a massive back catalogue since their 1991 inception, P.O.D. have gained a reputation for bringing quality music to along with an attitude that rocks just as hard.
The Awakening was produced by friend of the band, Howard Benson, and also guest stars Maria Brink from In This Moment and Lou Koller from Sick Of It All. The 10 track album travels on a journey based on the good and bad choices of a central character, exploring the consequences of his decisions.
“The Awakening is meant to be listened to in its entirety,” says P.O.D. singer and lyricist 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.”
“I feel this is like a pivotal moment for P.O.D.,” says drummer Wuv Bernardo. “It’s more than just `Man, we just went in the studio and did a record…’ The urgency of our band, as far as how serious we are putting this kind of material in there and the way that we did it, blows my mind. I am proud of these guys, of us.”
'The Awakening' is available worldwide right now for preorder on CD, digital, and vinyl LP. Preorders for the digital album on iTunes unlock the rousing lead single, “This Goes Out To You,” for immediate download.