P.O.D. have a new single featuring Randy Blythe from LAMB OF GOD on the way as well as a new album dropping early next year
During an interview at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma, Topeka’s rock radio station KDVV/V100 recently caught up with Marcos Curiel, the guitarist of P.O.D. In this conversation, Curiel was inquired about the band’s current endeavors in terms of creating new music.
He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Yes, sir. Actually, we started our set with a new song. The song’s called ‘Drop’ and we shot the video for it recently. And it features Randy Blythe from LAMB OF GOD. And it’s the first song on our record that comes out — the record actually comes out spring of 2024. That song drops September 21st, and the video worldwide.”
He added: “The new record’s called ‘Veritas’. It’s the old Latin dialect. You know, the old one that the priests are laying down when people are demonly possessed. It stands for truth. It’s our truth because we wrote this record during the pandemic. Individually and collectively, it’s our truth as a band, what we’ve been through, what we’ve all been through during that time, dude.
“I can’t wait for you guys to hear it, man,” the guitarist added. “It’s pretty cool. We also got Tatiana [Shmailyuk] from JINJER on a track. And we have Cove Reber. He sang for SCARY KIDS [SCARING KIDS] and SAOSIN. And he also sings in a new band called DEAD AMERICAN. He’s on a track.”
You can check out a fan-filmed video of a recent performance of “Drop” below.
P.O.D.’s most recent album, “Circles,” made its debut in November 2018 through the Mascot Label Group. This release marked a significant collaboration between the band and the Los Angeles-based production duo known as the Heavy, consisting of Jason Bell and Jordan Miller. Together, they managed to infuse the album with a contemporary sound while preserving the core elements that define P.O.D.‘s unique sonic identity.
In September 2021, P.O.D. treated their fans to a special treat with the unveiling of the “Satellite: 20th Anniversary Edition.” This expansive collection was presented as a double-CD and digital release. Arriving just before the official anniversary of the album, this 27-track compilation featured a freshly remastered version of the original record. Additionally, it included a selection of rare tracks, remixes, and four previously unreleased demos, one of which was the “Alive (Semi-Acoustic Version).” Shortly thereafter, as part of Rhino‘s Rocktober campaign, the “Satellite: 20th Anniversary Edition” was made available on vinyl as a double-LP.
Back when it first graced the music scene, “Satellite” made an impressive debut by securing the No. 6 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Over time, it went on to achieve remarkable global sales, exceeding seven million copies sold worldwide, with three million of those sales in the United States alone. The album’s success was further amplified by the release of four hit singles: the eponymous “Satellite,” “Alive,” “Youth Of The Nation,” and “Boom.”
Beyond its commercial triumph, “Satellite” earned P.O.D. recognition in the form of three Grammy nominations. These nominations were for “Alive” in the “Best Hard Rock Performance” category in 2002, “Portrait” in the “Best Metal Performance” category in 2003, and “Youth Of The Nation” in the “Best Hard Rock Performance” category in 2003.