2018-08-27T22:43:28Z 2018-08-27T22:43:28Z

P.O.D. performing at the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas

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P.O.D. performing at the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas on August 22, 2018, with Sonny Sandoval, Wuv Bernardo, Traa Daniels, and Marcos Curiel.
Payable on Death, otherwise known as P.O.D. has recently emerged from a brief hiatus with the much-anticipated release of a deluxe edition of hit album "Murdered Love." Included among the many remixed tracks are bonus singles such as "Burn It Down" and "Find A Way." The band does not plan to go on tour in the immediate future, as its members see maintaining their current levels of mental health as a major priority over selling tickets. However, should any of their hard-rocking, head-banging future concerts occur, the focus would likely be on a return to P.O.D.'s roots as a Christian nu-metal band.

P.O.D. has a long history as a force for shaking up the often complacent world of Christian music. The group first formed in the early 90s, when Wuv Bernardo and Marcos Curiel came together for frequent jam sessions. These original members were quickly joined by the equally talented Gabe Portillo and Sonny Sandoval. Given Sandoval's transition to Christianity in the aftermath of his mother's death, it came as little surprise when the band - previously dedicated to Metallica covers - began playing songs that were clearly religious in nature.

Their early Christian rock successes include such hit albums as "Snuff The Punk" and "Brown" in the mid 90s, which were later followed by "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown" and "Satellite." More recently, the band released "Murdered Love," a hit album that reached No. 17 on the Billboard 200 in 2012. "A Murdered Love" tour has yet to take place, but, based on the recent release of "Murdered Love Deluxe," it could be a definite possibility in the near future.
Setlist for the show at the HEB Center
  • Boom
  • Rock the Party (Off the Hook)
  • Southtown
  • Soundboy Killa
  • Southern Cali in My Head
  • Youth of the Nation
  • On Fire
  • Alive

P.O.D. shared the stage with Buckcherry, Lit, and Alien Ant Farm at the HEB Center. The band continues across the United States with the last stop at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 13, 2018.

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