Christian headbangers P.O.D. have filed suit against their record label, Tennessee-based INO Records, claiming that the company breached its contract by refusing to pay the band an advance for its next album.
The suit, filed in Nashville, states that INO was required under its deal with P.O.D. to provide a $400,000 advance in November, when the group informed the label that it was ready to start recording the follow-up to 2008's "When Angels & Serpents Dance." According to the document, INO "materially breached" its agreement with P.O.D. by refusing to pay the option, claiming that P.O.D. had " 'abandoned' its obligations (to INO) under the agreement."
The suit does not detail INO's position, and the label did not respond to a request for comment.