podP.O.D. or Payable On Death, is an American heavy metal formed in 1992 by Marcos Curiel and Wuv Bernardo which was engaged in jam sessions in a band called Eschatos, without a vocalist sometime in the early 1990s. After his mother’s fatal illness, Sonny Sandoval converted to Christianity and was asked by his cousin, Wuv Bernardo, to join P.O.D. as a way to keep his mind straight as mentioned on their DVD, Still Payin’ Dues. Traa Daniels joined the band in 1994 when they needed a bassist for a concert, to replace Gabe Portillo, who appeared in the original demo tape.

They have released seven studio albums and have sold over nine million records worldwide. Over the course of their career, the band have also received six Grammy Award nominations, made numerous motion picture soundtracks and toured internationally. 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 3x platinum.

Other Information

  • Origin: Southtown, San Diego, California, United States
  • Genres: Alternative metal, Nu metal, Christian metal, Rap metal, Heavy metal
  • Years active: 1992-present
  • Labels: Rescue Records, Atlantic Records, Columbia/INO Records
  • Associated acts: The Accident Experiment, Living Sacrifice, StillWell, Southtown Generals
  • Website: http://www.payableondeath.com
  • Members:
  1. Sonny Sandoval – lead vocals
  2. Marcos Curiel – lead guitar, backing vocals, glockenspiel, programming
  3. Traa Daniels – bass, backing vocals
  4. Wuv Bernardo – drums, percussion, backing vocals



  • Snuff the Punk (1994)
  • Brown (1996)
  • The Warriors EP (1998) – EP
  • The Fundamental Elements of Southtown (1999)
  • Satellite (2001)
  • Payable on Death (2003)
  • The Warriors EP, Volume 2 (2005) – EP
  • Testify (2006)
  • Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years (2006) – Compilations
  • When Angels & Serpents Dance (2008)




~ by molco on July 28, 2009.

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