Razor & Tie is thrilled to announce the addition of the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum American Christian metal band P.O.D. (Payable on Death) to its label roster. P.O.D. joins Razor & Tie for an exclusive, multi-album, worldwide deal.
The new, yet-to-be titled album will see the band reunited with long-time Producer Howard Benson who also produced the band’s massive Satellite album alongside major hit albums for 3 Doors Down, Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, All American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance. The new P.O.D. studio album is expected for release in spring of 2012.
“We are really excited to be starting a new chapter of our career with Razor & Tie. We just can’t wait to put out the new album and show everyone what we’ve worked so hard on,” adds P.O.D vocalist Sonny Sandoval.
“P.O.D. is a relevant, legendary, iconic band and we are very excited that they have decided to work with us,” commented Razor & Tie Co-Owners Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam. “We have made a real commitment to releasing quality music from the best rock bands and signing P.O.D. is a serious statement about how serious and passionate we are.”
P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in 1992 has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, a series of chart topping radio hits, and an unprecedented four #1 MTV videos. 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 has contributed to countless film soundtracks including: Little Nicky, Lara Croft – Tomb Raider, A Man Apart, Any Given Sunday, Blue Crush, Biker Boyz to name a few. P.O.D. has sold-out international concert tours and supported the likes of Green Day, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Kid Rock, and Cypress Hill. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels. P.O.D is managed by Jordan Feldstein and Rich Egan of CAM8 and represented for touring by Ron Opaleski and Brian Ahern of WME Entertainment.
P.O.D. is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie’s expanding rock roster that includes such artists as All That Remains, Saves The Day, Hit The Lights, For Today, Such Gold, Norma Jean, Chelsea Grin, Attila, and many more. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.