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"P.O.D." is a rock band from San Diego, California. The band's name is an acronym for "Payable on Death," which refers to the banking term, and can also be identified as the Crucifixion of Jesus as believed by Christians. P.O.D.'s music is influenced by alternative metal, rap and reggae.


While the exact date of formation remains unknown, friends Marcos Curiel and Wuv Bernardo engaged in jam sessions without a vocalist. After his mother's fatal illness, Sonny Sandoval converted to Christianity, believing that he saw God in his mother's eyes as she died; he joined P.O.D. in 1991. Traa Daniels joined the band in 1994 when they needed a bassist for a concert. Before this time, their bassist was Gabe Portillo, who appeared in the original demo tape of 1991.

P.O.D. signed with a relatively unknown Christian label, Rescue Records, and released albums under the label between 1994 and 1999, ''Snuff the Punk'' (1994) and ''Brown'' (1996). In 1997, they released an album of live recordings from the Tomfest festival. In 1998, they signed with Atlantic Records, which brought the mass-media coverage that self-production would not bring.

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years active 1991–present
status Active
country San Diego, California, USA
music genre Nu metal
current members Jason Truby (Guitarist
past members Marcos Curiel (guitar)
Gabe Portillo (bass)
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia