When Angels & Serpents Dance

Infobox Album
Name = When Angels & Serpents Dance
Artist = P.O.D.
Type = studio


Released = April 8, 2008 [ cite web | url=http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=87555 | title= P.O.D. To Release New Album In April|accessdate=2008-01-02 | author=Blabbermouth Staff report| work= Blabbermouth | date=2008-01-02| quote=Spiritual rockers P.O.D. (a.k.a. PAYABLE ON DEATH) will release their new album, "When Angels & Serpents Dance", on April 8 via INO/Columbia Records.] (US) September 20, 2008 (Australia) September 22, 2008 (New Zealand) October 6, 2008 (Worldwide)

Recorded = NRG Studio in North Hollywood, California
Genre = Alternative metal grunge
Length = 51:26
Label = INO/Columbia
Producer = Jay Baumgardner [ cite web | url=http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=79806 | title= P.O.D. Taps Producer Jay Baumgardner For New Album|accessdate=2007-10-30 | author=Blabbermouth Staff report| work= Blabbermouth | date=2007-08-30| quote=Spiritual rockers P.O.D. (a.k.a. PAYABLE ON DEATH) have tapped Jay Baumgardner to produce and mix their new record, "When Angels and Serpents Dance", set for release early next year on INO/Columbia Records.] P.O.D.
Reviews = *Stereo Subversion rating-10|8.5 [http://www.stereosubversion.com/album-reviews/pod-angels/ link]
* Soul-Audio rating-10|8.5 [http://www.soul-audio.com/album-reviews/04-06-2008/pod/ link]
*Live Metal rating-10|8.5 [http://www.live-metal.net/cdreviews_POD_whenangelsandserpentsdance.html link]
*TuneLab Music rating-10|7 [http://www.tunelabmusic.com/2008/04/11/review-pod-when-angels-and-serpents-dance/ link]
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jzfqxz8jldte link]
* antiMusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.antimusic.com/reviews/08/POD.shtml link]
*Christianity Today Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/reviews/2008/whenangelsandserpentsdance.html link]
*Jesus Freak Hideout Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/cdreviews/WhenAngelsAndSerpentsDance.asp link]
* The Album Project Rating|2|5 [http://thealbumproject.net/2008/04/07/full-review-pod-when-angels-and-serpents-dance/ link]
* The Music Magazine (7/10) [http://www.themusicmagazine.co.uk/reviews/albums/pod-when-angels-serpents-dance link]
Last album = "" (2006)
This album = "When Angels & Serpents Dance" (2008)
Next album =
Misc = Singles
Name = When Angels & Serpents Dance
Type = studio
single 1 = Addicted
single 1 date = February 19, 2008
single 2 = Shine With Me
single 2 date = 2008

"When Angels & Serpents Dance" is the seventh studio album by P.O.D.. This is the first album to include Marcos Curiel since his departure from the group and first to be released by INO/Columbia. It also includes Mike Muir from Suicidal Tendencies, Helmet guitarist Page Hamilton, guest Gospel Choir, and the Marley Sisters. cite web | url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003706156
title=Founding P.O.D. Member Re-Joins For 'Angelic' Effort |accessdate=2008-02-04 | author=Peters, Mitchell | work= Billboard | publisher= | date=2008-02-04| quote=The forthcoming album, the band's first since 2006's "Testify," also features guest appearances from the Marley Sisters, Suicidal Tendencies singer Mike Muir, Helmet guitarist Paige Hamilton, and a gospel choir on "End Of The World".
] The album debuted at number 9 on the Billboard 200, selling over 34,000 copies in its first week and peaked at the number 1 selling rock album on iTunes. It has sold over 120,000 copies worldwide so far.

Pre-release

Performances

On June 1, 2007, at the ROCKBOX in San Diego, the band performed and revealed a new song entitled "Condescending", along with another new song performed on June 16, 2007, at the Journeys Backyard BBQ tour entitled "Addicted". They also revealed the title of their new album to be When Angels & Serpents Dance.

On August 4, 2007 the band played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim's annual Harvest Crusade where they revealed a new song entitled "I'll Be Ready" for a crowd of 42,000, the largest number in attendance for the three day event. [ cite web | url=http://www.harvest.org/crusades/2007/anaheim/ | title= Saturday had the largest crowd from the three days|accessdate=2007-12-04 | author=Laurie, Greg| work= Harvest Crusades| date=2007-08-06| quote=Music lent support to the talks presented by Laurie each night at the Harvest Crusade, reinforcing the message of God's love. From raucous hip-hop and rock from multi-platinum band P.O.D., to lively pop-infused music and dance steps from tobyMac, to an audience sing-a-long with the David Crowder Band, the Christian music represented at the crusade kept audiences on their feet.]

Cover artwork

On December 1st, P.O.D. posted a blog on their MySpace that they have set up a "secret" website to reveal pieces of the cover to the public from December 3rd - December 10th. P.O.D. also posted the lyrics to one of their songs on the "secret" website. They are as follows: "One must lead in the dance. Who's leading you? Life is real when angels and serpents dance."

In the early morning of December 10, 2007, in addition to the unveiling of the final pieces of the album cover, it was officially announced on P.O.D.'s "secret website" that "When Angels & Serpents Dance" would be released on April 8th, 2008.

Website

For the better part of 2007, [http://www.payableondeath.com payableondeath.com] , the main website for P.O.D., featured only a picture of the band with Marcos from the 2002 "Still Payin' Dues" DVD photoshoot, and a 30-second advertisement for "". In a mass e-mail sent out in mid-December, the band announced that in conjunction with the 2008 New Year, a new website would be launched with an exclusive track from "When Angels & Serpents Dance". On January 1st, 2008, the website was updated and shows a video with a 30 second preview of the song "When Angels & Serpents Dance".

On January 25, 2008, a free download of the band's title song "When Angels & Serpents Dance" became available to the public. [ cite web | url=http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=89321
title=New Song Available For Free Download |accessdate=2008-01-26 | author=Blabbermouth Staff Writer | work= Blabbermouth | publisher=Roadrunner Records | date=2008-01-25| quote=A new P.O.D. (a.k.a. PAYABLE ON DEATH) track, entitled "When Angels & Serpents Dance", is available for free download.
] On April 2 2008, the album was leaked on the internet, 6 days before the official release.

Track listing

# "Addicted" - 3:32
# "Shine With Me" - 3:32
# "Condescending" - 4:02
# "It Can't Rain Everyday" - 4:42
# "Kaliforn-Eye-A" (feat. Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies) - 4:29
# "I'll Be Ready" (feat. Cedella and Sharon Marley) - 4:43
# "End Of The World" - 4:34
# "This Ain't No Ordinary Love Song" - 3:43
# "God Forbid" (feat. Page Hamilton of Helmet) - 3:55
# "Roman Empire" - 2:42
# "When Angels & Serpents Dance" - 3:16
# "Tell Me Why" - 3:19
# "Rise Against" - 4:52
# "Don't Fake It" (iTunes bonus track) - 3:17

References

External links

* [http://www.payableondeath.com Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/payableondeath Official Myspace]
* [http://modernrocklyrics.com/artists/118-P-O-D-/albums/838-When-Angels-Serpents-Dance "When Angels & Serpents Dance" album lyrics]


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