P.O.D. is a six-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum, Christian Nu-metal band from San Diego, California. P.O.D. Biography (retrieved December 4, 2007) The initials stand for Payable On Death, referring to the death of Jesus Christ and a testament to their Christian faith.
While the exact date of the formation of P.O.D. is unknown, friends Marcos Curiel and Wuv Bernardo 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 stated 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 of 1992. P.O.D. signed with a relatively unknown Christian label, Rescue Records, and released albums under the label between 1994 and 199