This summer music fans will see P.O.D. live on both the cross-country ROCK ALLEGIANCE TOUR and at the annual EPICENTER: Southern California’s Rock Festival. To coincide with those dates, the band have teamed up with the EPICENTER and ROCK ALLEGIANCE TOUR organizers to offer fans an exclusive download of their new single “On Fire.” While P.O.D. continue to work on a new album with producer Howard Benson (slated for release in Spring 2012), the band wanted to offer fans an early preview of new music this summer.  Beginning Monday, July 25, the “On Fire” download will be available exclusively at and

EPICENTER–set for Saturday, September 24 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CAwill feature 12 hours of rock music with performances from over a dozen bands on two stages, including: Limp Bizkit, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Skillet, Puddle Of Mudd, P.O.D., Everlast, Asking Alexandria, Redlight King, Middle Class Rut, Crossfade and Drive A.

The ROCK ALLEGIANCE TOUR kicks off August 24 in Dallas, TX and the trek will unite seven rock bands including co-headliners Buckcherry and Papa Roach with Puddle Of Mudd, P.O.D., Red, Crossfade and Drive A all for a ticket price under $30.  The tour will include a stop at the third annual EPICENTER.

EPICENTER and the ROCK ALLEGIANCE TOUR are presented by Right Arm Entertainment (creators of Columbus, Ohio’s annual Rock On The Range, which this year celebrated its fifth anniversary, and Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC), Live Nation and Monster Energy.  Additional sponsors include Gibson Guitar and Ubisoft.



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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

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