Ex-P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel has slammed his formed bandmates, saying that the song "Million Dollar Hell" from his new band THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT's upcoming EP was written about the three musicians Curiel once considered his best friends.
"It's about getting paid to be a fake," he told MTV.com. "Once people hear it, they'll be like, 'Whoaaa.' With P.O.D. things were supposedly handled in the name of God, but they were actually handled in the name of greed."
THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT — completed by vocalist Pete Stewart (ex-GRAMMATRAIN), bassist Tony Delocht and drummer Ernie Longoria (both ex-SPRUNG MONKEY) — will release a six-song EP, "Arena", in August through the band's web site, www.theaccidentexperiment.net. The disc will feature the tracks "Scream to Breathe", "Seeds of Black", "Songs for You", "Nevermore", and the aforementioned "Million Dollar Hell".
THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT are said to be more eclectic and musically adventurous than P.O.D., with a sound that is being described as an unlikely hybrid of TOOL, RUSH, PINK FLOYD, DISTURBED and QUEENSRŸCHE.
"We just feel like music nowadays is lacking substance," Curiel said. "It's just really straightforward and to the point. Musicians don't have to play their instruments because they have ProTools and samplers. We like to take it old-school, kind of like LED ZEPPELIN did. The great bands used to jam and it was cool. But we're not just a jam band, either. It's basically just good, old-fashioned rock and roll, man."