Vocalist Sonny Sandoval of Christian hard rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) was interviewed on the latest edition of “Rich Davenport’s Rock Show”. The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Sandoval interview begins around the 20-minute mark.)
P.O.D. is continuing to tour in support of its 2012 album, “Murdered Love”, which sold more than 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 17 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“Murdered Love” was released on July 10, 2012 via Razor Tie. The band’s long-awaited follow-up to “When Angels Serpents Dance” sees them reunited with longtime producer Howard Benson, who also produced the group’s massive “Satellite” album as well as hit CDs for Kelly Clarkson, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, DAUGHTRY, THE ALL AMERICAN REJECTS and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. The CD cover and packaging was illustrated and designed by Invisible Creature, whose previous credits include the FOO FIGHTERS, NORMA JEAN, Chris Cornell and many more.
In a 2012 interview with PureGrainAudio, Sandoval stated about the “Murdered Love” album title: “When we started PAYABLE ON DEATH, we were young kids at the time. It’s a religious term, y’know, when someone passes on, what they leave behind — we’ve always related that to our faith in Christ. We believe in faith in the ultimate sacrifice for sin and doing that, we have redemption. So that’s the pathway to our music. ‘Murdered Love’ is a very similar concept. It started out with the song ‘The Day We Murdered Love’, which was based on the idea that the moment Christ was crucified, how dark, how somber and sad it was. The earth quaked, the sky went black. It’s talking about desperation for the people who believed in him, just the anguish that must’ve been felt. Y’know, just the idea that we crucified the Savior of the world; we murdered… love!”