P.O.D. 'Pays' Back Fans With Video-Game Bonus
The bonus disc will contain a version of the Playstation 2 game Amplitude, which allows users to recreate the song using its individual tracks.The first 1 million copies of P.O.D.'s next studio album will come packaged with a second disc housing a Playstation 2 videogame, with which fans can remix a newly recorded, non-album P.O.D. track. The set, "Payable on Death," is due Nov. 4 from Atlantic.
The bonus disc will contain a version of the Playstation 2 game Amplitude, which allows users to recreate the song using its individual tracks. Using the controller, players can freestyle and scratch on top of the music, and mix the song in a number of different ways. The new P.O.D. track "Space" will be included in the video game, but not on the audio disc of "Payable on Death."
The full version of Amplitude, available at videogame retailers, features songs by the likes of Blink-182, David Bowie, Garbage, Weezer, Quarashi and Logan 7.
The "Payable on Death" music CD will also include enhanced elements, such as excerpts from the documentary "Inside P.O.D. Culture" and a key to unlock a Web site which will allow fans to download a version of "Space."
The album is P.O.D.'s first with guitarist Jason Truby, who replaced Marcos Curiel after the latter left the band earlier this year. It was produced by Howard Benson, who also helmed the group's double-platinum 2001 album "Satellite."