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P.O.D. Releases New Studio Album Murdered Love
Posted: Tuesday July 10th, 2012
P.O.D. has released their first new album in four years, Murdered Love (Razor & Tie) today. The album is already no. 1 on the iTunes Rock Chart and Top 10 overall.
"Beautiful", a powerful new ballad from the Murdered Love will be featured on Comedy Central's Workaholics this evening, airing at 10:30 PM ET /9:30 PM CT.
The band recently released a new video for the song "Murdered Love". You can watch it on the album's YMZ page.
Murdered Love is P.O.D.'s long-awaited follow-up to When Angels & Serpents Dance. The album sees the band reunited with long-time producer Howard Benson who also produced the band's massive Satellite album alongside hit albums for Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, and My Chemical Romance.
Here are what some critics are saying about Murdered Love:
"Still building big-chorus riff bombs designed to set off the youth of the nation... Murdered Love is best when all the anthemic stuff comes equipped with the sort of infectious grooves that the band's SoCal stomping ground is known for."
"SoCal rap-metal band brings back the boom after a four-year absence, sounding like the hook-laden harbinger of a spiritual apocalypse. The mix of metal, dub and hip-hop recalls 1999's The Fundamental Elements of Southtown and 2001's Satellite."
"The songs all bear the band's trademark heavy groove that is nicely accentuated by Sonny Sandoval's unique rap-influenced delivery... the ultra-melodic tunes "Higher" and "Lost In Forever", for me they have the perfect blend of heaviness and melody. Murdered Love is the band's best effort in many years."
"Murdered Love is purportedly a back to basics affair that finds the band re-investigating their initial influences of rap, punk rock, and reggae."
"P.O.D. comes out swinging like the four riders of the apocalypse... Murdered Love is a return to the bare-knuckled, breakdown-laced fusion of hip-hop, hardcore and ska-rock found on the multi-platinum Satellite."
P.O.D. will join the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival this summer alongside Multi-Platinum™ rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach. The tour kicks off on August 18th in Kansas City, MO and wraps on September 30th in Albuquerque, NM (full tour dates below).
P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in 1992 has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million and a series of chart topping radio hits. With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D. has released seven studio albums, received three Grammy® Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks, and toured the world over many times. With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success - the album was certified Platinum® by the RIAA® in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the hit singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation", pushing it to go Triple Platinum®. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel and bassist Traa Daniels.
P.O.D. U.S. Tour Dates [*Festival Dates]
06.30: Charlotte, NC @ Memorial Stadium (Free Show)
07.10: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy @ KROQ Presents: P.O.D. Record Release Party
07.29: Syracuse, NY @ NY State Fair - Infield - Krockathon*
08.02: Midland, TX @ Rock The Desert*
08.10: Gulfport, MS @ Jones Park, CPR Fest16*
11.27-12.01: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, ShipRocked 2012
Third Annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival
08.17: Kansas City, MO @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
08.18: Little Rock, AR @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show)
08.19: St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08.22: Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08.24: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08.26: Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
08.28: Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08.29: Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
08.31: Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
09.01: Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
09.02: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
09.05: Simpsonville, SC @ Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
09.07: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09.08: Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
09.09: Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
09.11: Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
09.12: Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
09.13: Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
09.15: Houston, TX @ Woodlands Pavilion
09.16: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
09.18: Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheater
09.19: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
09.21: Spokane, WA @ Greyhound Park and Events Center
09.22: Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
09.23: Portland, OR @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
09.25: Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
09.29: Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
09.30: Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Murdered Love is available at your local Canadian Christian retailer. If you do not live near a retailer, you can order it here.