P.O.D.'S New Album, 'Payable on Death,' Arrives in Stores with First-ever Music CD/PlayStation®2 Videogame Package

Sony Computer Entertainment America and Atlantic Records Break New Ground with CD/DVD Bundle, Providing Consumers with Greater Value


  WHO:    Atlantic Records' multi-platinum recording group P.O.D. and Sony
          Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), the undisputed leader of
          the video game industry.

  WHAT:   The first one million copies of P.O.D.'s eagerly awaited new
          album, "PAYABLE ON DEATH," will include an exclusive bonus
          PlayStation®2 DVD from SCEA, making good on an October 1
          announcement with the group's label, Atlantic Records, to provide
          P.O.D. fans and gaming enthusiasts with an unprecedented added
          value.  The bonus DVD -- playable only on the PlayStation 2
          computer entertainment system -- will contain a custom videogame
          track from the critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 music game
          title, Amplitude, featuring a newly recorded, non-album P.O.D.
          track, "Space."  The two-disc package will carry a suggested list
          price of only $19.98.

          The release of the two-disc package demonstrates a groundbreaking,
          cross-media approach for the gaming and recording industries to
          deliver greater value to consumers.

          Developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Amplitude takes advantage of
          players' videogame/rhythm skills and allows them to recreate a
          song via the PlayStation 2 DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller
          -- players can build and remix the song's individual tracks, in
          effect to "jam" with the music, regardless of musical ability.

          The full version of Amplitude is currently available for
          PlayStation 2 nationwide and features more than 25 tracks from
          various artists across all music genres for players to interact
          with both in offline and online gameplay.  This game has been
          rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

  WHEN:   Tuesday, November 4, 2003

  WHERE:  Various retail stores nationwide

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SOURCE: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

CONTACT: Ryan Bowling of Sony Computer Entertainment America,
+1-650-655-3657, or ryan_bowling@playstation.sony.com; or Patti Conte of
Atlantic Records, +1-212-707-2033, or patti.conte@atlantic-recording.com

Web site: http://www.playstation.com/