We hope you're strapped in, as P.O.D. are propelling full force with one of their most energetic tracks to date. The group just released the new song "Speed Demon" from their upcoming The Awakening album and you can hear it in full in the player provided above.

As you can hear, the song takes off right out of the gate and the propulsive track never takes its foot off the gas. It's guaranteed to get the crowd rocking once they make it a regular staple in their live sets.

Bassist Traa Daniels says in a "making of" video that recently premiered at ARTISTdirect, "Anybody who does their research on the band knows that we always have a punk track, a punk song that's in our albums, and this is one of my favorite songs personally. "

Drummer Wuv Bernardo adds, "We're just making the story up as we're going along and it just seemed like one of them songs where some dude is just kicking ass down the road, just going in a car and going as fast as you can." Check out the full "making of" clip below.

"Speed Demon" follows on the heels of the band's current single "This Goes Out to You." That song is available instantly to fans who pre-order P.O.D.'s The Awakening album via iTunes. The disc is also available to pre-order via Amazon and you can pre-order a vinyl version as well here. Look for P.O.D. on tour at these locations.

P.O.D. Discuss the Making of "Speed Demon"