P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval Talks Jamey Jasta Collaboration


Story by Cat Badra

P.O.D. frontman says Twitter helped hook up collaboration with Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta

Christian rap-rockers P.O.D. are back with year with a new album, “Murdered Love,” and a cozy spot on the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. One of the biggest tracks on the band’s latest album is “Eyez,” a rousing anthem featuring Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta.

As P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval describes, working with Jasta on the track was a natural fit. “He’s just an old friend, you know?!” Sandoval told Zoiks! Online. “[There is] mutual respect [between us]. To do collaborations is always just fun for us. We wanted a heavy vocal [so] we thought of him. [We wanted something] more street, then we thought maybe more grimy like Dave Mustaine [Megadeth].”

Sandoval added that he and Jasta actually made plans for the track via Twitter. “By Twitter, Jamey and I happened to be going back and forth and I was like, ‘Hey, dude, I got a song if you’re interested,’” he explained. “He was like, ‘Dude, send it over.’ That’s one of the benefits of technology. I think within a couple of days we had it done. He was a complete professional. [He] didn’t want nothing. It was just for the love of music and he killed it.”

The Uproar Festival — which also features Staind, Shinedown, Thousand Foot Krutch and more — runs through Sept. 30 in Albuquerque, N.M. Find a complete list of tour dates here.




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