Two weeks after their split with guitarist Marcos Curiel, P.O.D. are back in the saddle with new axeman Jason Truby.
The band just finished recording "Sleeping Away," the first single from the forthcoming soundtrack to "The Matrix Reloaded," according to Atlantic Records. Sonny, Wuv, Traa and now Jason recorded the track in a Los Angeles studio with producer Howard Benson (Motörhead, Reveille), who also helmed P.O.D.'s last two albums, Satellite (2002) and The Fundamental Elements of Southtown (1999).
A video for the song is expected to be shot in the coming weeks.
Rob Zombie, collaborating with former Nine Inch Nails keyboardist Charlie Clouser, recorded the song "Reload" for the soundtrack, which is due May 6 (see "Rob Zombie Dreams Of Dixie Chicks, Gets Down With Betty Boop").
"The Matrix Reloaded" is slated to hit the big screen on May 15. (Click for behind the scenes photos from "The Matrix Reloaded.")
A former member of Christian metal band Living Sacrifice, Truby replaced founding guitarist Marcos Curiel, who claimed he was given his walking papers due to his involvement with side projects. The band, meanwhile, contends that Curiel left of his own accord (see "P.O.D. Split With Guitarist Marcos Curiel").
For more on "The Matrix Reloaded," check out "Keanu Reeves: Behind The Scenes Of 'The Matrix Reloaded.' "