P.O.D. Begin Work On New Album

Band eyes late July, early August release for second LP.

P.O.D. fans, your prayers have been answered.

The rap-rock-and-religion quartet are in pre-production for their forthcoming second album, according to the band's publicist at Atlantic Records.

Singer Sonny, drummer Wuv, bassist Traa and guitarist Marcos are in their hometown of San Diego writing songs and formulating ideas for the as-yet-untitled LP, which is expected to hit stores in late July or early August.

For their second effort, P.O.D. (short for Payable on Death) will once again employ the services of producer Howard Benson (Body Count, Motörhead, Less Than Jake), who also worked on the group's platinum debut, 1999's The Fundamental Elements of Southtown.

The band and producer will most likely enter an L.A. studio in March to begin recording tracks.

For a full-length interview with P.O.D., check out the MTV News Online feature "P.O.D.: Beyond Belief."