P.O.D. Post New Footage from the Studio [Video]

2011-11-19

Story by Anne Erickson

Watch P.O.D. bass player Traa Daniels tape, ‘On Fire’

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) are hard at work in the studio with mega-producer Howard Benson (3 Doors Down, Daughtry, Creed), tracking songs for their upcoming album on Razor & Tie. The set is due to hit store shelves and online outlets in spring of 2012, and fans couldn’t be more stoked for the new songs.

To give fans a hint of what’s to come, P.O.D. have posted a 29 second clip of studio footage of bass player Traa Daniels tracking the song, “On Fire.” The rap-rock ditty was released as a free download earlier this year and, from the looks of it, it will find new life on the forthcoming release. Watch the raging video, below.

P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval recently told Audio Ink Radio he’s hoping to have the album out in March. “We’re tentatively saying the beginning of the year– maybe March. It’d be cool to get a single out there by the end of the year,” he said. “If the album comes out in March-ish, we could have another single out by the summertime and hit the summer fests and get back in the touring loop.”

He added that he thinks the band’s Christianity has given young followers of Christ a rock band “to believe in.” “It’s funny, when we started the band, I didn’t know there was Christian music and that there was a Christian scene. I don’t even know if there was,” he explained. “We played a lot of bars, because we knew the kind of people we were, and we were really tattooed, and we didn’t play church music.

“Christianity is something we all believe in, but I think when people start to categorize you, that’s when it becomes a problem. I think as far as the Christian community, we’re not ashamed of who we were, and I think there were a lot of young people really took to that and said, ‘I’m not ashamed, either.” You’d have this weak Christian kid going to school, rocking his DC Talk shirt and getting made fun of, and one day, he goes to school and he’s like, ‘What’s up. I’m rocking a P.O.D. shirt!’ It gave young Christians a backbone. It was no longer, ‘Oh, that music is uncool.’ It gave some of these young people something to believe in.” (Photo: P.O.D.’s Traa Daniels at the Rock Allegiance Tour 2011 / Audio Ink Radio.)

Watch P.O.D.’s Traa Daniels Record, ‘On Fire’:

 




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