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Formed: 1994
From: Huntington Beach, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Huntington Beach, California's HED p.e. (the p.e. stands for “planet earth") was founded in 1994 by front man Jahred (a.k.a. M.C.U.D., a.k.a. Jerred Shaine), whose goal was to fuse the region's long-standing punk rock heritage with G-funk-inflected hip-hop -- a sound he labeled "G-punk." Three years and a self-financed 1995 E.P. entitled Church of Realities later, HED p.e. (also comprising lead guitarist Wesstyle , rhythm guitarist Chizad, bassist Mawk, drummer B.C. and DJ Product on turntables and samples) released their eponymous debut through Jive Records, then hit the road with Ozzfest and bands like Korn, Static-X, and System of a Down. A second album, Broke, followed in the year 2000, and a third, Blackout, in 2003, after which HED p.e. switched labels from Jive to Koch, and underwent something of an overhaul (welcoming new guitarist Jaxon and drummer Moke) prior to recording their fourth album, 2005's Only in Amerika.

Latest (hed)P.E. News

Below is our complete (hed)P.E. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Threat Signal Announces European Tour

Canadian metallers Threat Signal, who are currently on a North American tour alongside Epica, have announced they will be heading to Europe alongside (hed)P.E. and Atilla as soon as their current tour ends. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

Threat Signal w/ (hed)P.E. & Atilla
3/3 2010 - Sub 89 - Reading UK
3/4 2010 - Mr. C's - Poole UK
3/5 2010 - Millennium Music Hall - Cardiff UK
3/6 2010 - Club Revolution - Peterborough UK
3/7 2010 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham UK
3/8 2010 - The Corporation - Sheffield UK
3/9 2010 - Moho Live - Manchester UK
3/11 2010 - Ivory Blacks - Glasgow UK
3/12 2010 - Spring & Airbrake - Belfast UK
3/13 2010 - Academy2 - Dublin Ireland
3/14 2010 - Central Station - Wrexham UK
3/15 2010 - The Asylum - Birmingham UK
3/16 2010 - The Underworld - London UK
3/17 2010 - Talking Heads - Southampton UK
3/19 2010 - Trix - Antwerp Belgium
3/20 2010 - Groene Engel - Oss The Netherlands
3/21 2010 - Romein - Leeuwarden The Netherlands
3/22 2010 - Patronaat - Haarlem The Netherlands
3/23 2010 - Helling - Utrecht The Netherlands
3/24 2010 - Underground - Cologne Germany
3/25 2010 - Logo - Hamburg Germany
3/26 2010 - Kansas City - Odense Denmark
3/27 2010 - Nachtleben - Frankfurt Germany
3/29 2010 - Flex - Vienna Austria
3/30 2010 - Club Vaudeville - Lindau Germany
3/31 2010 - Universum - Stuttgart Germany
4/2 2010 - Coupole/Gaskessel - Bienne/Biel Switzerland
4/3 2010 - Rock Planet - Pinarella di Cervia Italy
4/5 2010 - Le Marché Gare - Lyon France
4/6 2010 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg France
4/7 2010 - Trabendo - Paris France

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Mushroomhead Announces Tour Dates

Mushroomhead has added some more shows to their upcoming tour of North America. Joining them on the trek will be (hed)P.E.

The updated tour schedule is as follows:

August 11 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
August 12 – Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
August 14 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
August 17 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
August 18 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
August 19 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
August 21 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
August 22 – Providence, RI @ Rhode Island Convention Center
August 23 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
August 25 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
August 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
August 27 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa
August 28 – E. Sparta, OH @ Creekfest 2009
August 29 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos
August 31 – Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
September 1 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue
September 3 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
September 4 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
September 12 – Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub
September 13 – Jack sonville, NC @ Hooligans

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Headbangers Ball Program for March 28

Tonight's Headbangers Ball will air from 10PM-12AM on MTV2 (note new time for this week only) and will be hosted by Queensryche. Here's the lineup:


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Anew Revolution Lines Up US Tour Dates

ANEW REVOLUTION have announced the following spring US tour dates:

03/17 - Scout Bar w/ (hed)P.E. - Beaumont, Texas
03/18 - Scout Bar w/ (hed)P.E. - Houston, Texas
03/19 - Scout Bar w/ (hed)P.E. - San Antonio, Texas
03/21 - Firewater w/ (hed)P.E. - Dallas, Texas
03/26 - The Rock (Headline Show) - Minneapolis, Minnesota
03/27 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, Illinois
03/28 - Revolutions (Headline Show) - Neenah, Wisconsin
03/31 - Underground (Headline Show) - Sandusky, Ohio
04/01 - Miss Q’s - Fort Wayne, Indiana
04/02 - Scatz (Headline Show) - Middleton, Wisconsin
04/03 - Harry’s Hideaway (Headline Show) - Lima, Ohio
04/07 - Crocodile Rock (Headline Show) - Allentown, PA
04/17 - Rockstarz - Ft. Myers, Florida

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(hed)PE Posts New Video "Ordo Ab Chao" Online

(hed)PE has posted their brand new music video for the song "Ordo Ab Chao" online. You can check it out below. More...

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(hed)PE Announces Tour Dates

(hed) PE has lined up a series of shows in North America beginning at the end of the month. Joining them will be Kottonmouth Kings, Big B and Dirtball.

The tour dates are as follows:

October 31 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 1 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto theatre
November 3 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
November 4 - Springfield, MO @ Remington’s Downtown
November 5 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
November 6 - San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
November 7 - McAllen, TX @ El Rey Theater
November 8 - Dallas, TX @ Lakewood Theater
November 10 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
November 11 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
November 14 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
November 15 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club (no (HED)P.E.)
November 16 - Victorville, CA @ Karma
November 20 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
November 21 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
November 22 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat
November 29 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall “Wonders Of Cannabis”
December 5 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
December 6 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
December 12 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
December 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
December 26 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

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(hed)P.E. Posts New Song Online

Nu metal heroes (hed)P.E. have posted a new song online called "Ordo Ab Chao" at their official Myspace.

Frontman Jared Gomes says of the song: "The new song 'Ordo Ab Chao' is a song about the hierarchy on this planet, and how the Inner Circle turns us against each other; by creating chaos, then providing their own brand of order. It is a first of many songs on our new album 'New World Orphans' (NWO) which deals with the Shadow Government. This new album 'NOW' is a concept album, in that each song relates to the main theme, which is the New World Orphans. We outsiders who dont very much like the idea of genocide and big government control."

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(Hed) PE Reveals Live Album Details

(Hed)P.E. has revealed that they will release their new live album, "The DIY Guys" on July 8th through Suburban Noize Records. The set will also include unreleased songs. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Madhouse
2. Not Dead Yet
3. Game Over
4. Peer Pressure
5. Sophia
6. The Truth
7. RTO
8. Niteclub In Bali
9. Get Em Up
10. War On The Middle Class*
11. Ordo AB Chao*
12. Bloodfire*
13. Real Talk (Instrumental)

*Previously Unreleased

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Deicide, Dope, RATM Music Used To Torture Iraqis

According to a news article on Mother Jones, music by bands including Deicide (who's song "Fuck Your God" is declared the most used), Dope, Drowning Pool, Metallica, AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Hedpe and others has been used in American military prisons and on bases as torture devices. The songs are said to induce sleep deprivation, "prolong capture shock," disorient detainees during interrogations, and are apparently handy for drowning out screams. Based on a leaked interrogation log, news reports, and the accounts of soldiers and detainees, here are some of the songs that guards and interrogators reportedly chose: More...

Read the full article at Mother Jones.

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(hed)P.E. Announce Headlining Dates

Southern California's (HED)P.E. recently returned from a headlining tour of Europe and are preparing to head out on a short West Coast run. Frontman Jared Gomes stated, "All the shows were sweet, but of course London sticks out in my mind, because it is always so hardcore. Amsterdam, of course, was off the freaking chain as well.

"Ever since we signed with Suburban Noize, we've felt empowered everywhere we go, because we know we have a purpose and our music speaks for itself. We've watched our following increase and the underground movement seems to be taking hold overseas. The best is yet to come!" More...

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New (hed)p.e. Track Online

(hed)p.e.'s new track "Suffa" is now online and can be found here. A video for the aforementioned track was recently shot and will begin airing shortly. In the meantime, the bands new album "Insomnia" will see a July 17th release date through Suburban Noize.

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(hed)p.e. To Tour The UK

(hed)p.e. have mapped out the following UK trek for October:

October 05th Bournemouth, UK - Opera House
October 06th Yeovil, UK - Ski Lodge
October 08th Bristol, UK - Carling Academy
October 15th Newcastle, UK - Carling Academy
October 18th Liverpool, UK - Carling Academy
October 19th Manchester, UK - University
October 20th Sheffield, UK - Corporation
October 21st Nottingham, UK - Rock City
October 23rd Birmingham, UK - Carling Academy
October 25th Leicester, UK - Charlotte
October 28th London, UK - Mean Fiddler

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Kicking K8 To Co-Headline Freakfest Show

San Diego based hardcore metal band KICKING K8 will co-headline this years FREAKFEST SHOW along side POWERMAN 5000, and (hed)PE November 18-20 at the National Orange Show Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. KICKING K8 will headline outdoor stage2 on Sunday November 20, and comes on the eve of the bands campaign to add at active rock radio. Visit freakfestshow.com for more information.

KICKING K8 recently made WJJO FM 94.1, Madison WI, station history by becoming the first "unsigned" metal band to ever go 5 consecutive days on the stations nightly voter box up matches topping, SEVEN WISER, SILVER TIDE (twice), and SPONGE before bowing to Scott Ian of ANTHRAX's side project. "We're just honored to be mentioned in the same breathe as these great bands," stated Mark Evans, guitarist with KICKING K8.

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Dry Kill Logic To Tour With (hed)P.E.

Cliff of Dry Kill Logic sent out an announcement that they'll be touring in support of (hed)P.E. The message and tour dates follow:

'Sup everyone!? Cliff here with some awesome news! We will be direct support for (hed)pe from 2/3 - 3/1, and will be playing in cities we haven't been to in years! We're really stoked - this will be the first time since 2001 we play the Trocadero and Harpo's, we missed out on playing Allentown with Nonpoint, and it will be good to get back there as well as all the other great cities on this run. Lots of fun times to be had - this promises to be one hell of a tour! Check the TOUR section for all dates and venues.

There will be more tour announcements on the way in the upcoming days and weeks, so make sure to check in all the time for the latest developments. Hope to see you at a show!

The band have also updated their site with photos from their recent December gigs with Nonpont and Candiria.

Here are the upcoming tour dates: More...

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(hed)p.e. Wants Fans To Pick Song For First Video

(hed)p.e. is looking for YOUR help. The band has decided to enlist the help of its fans in choosing the song they'd best like to see as the first video from their forthcoming album, "Only In Amerika."

By logging onto the 411 section on www.hedrocks.com now, fans can listen to streams of 4 songs hand-picked by the band and immediately vote on their favorite. The songs will remain posted throughout the week of 1/20/05. The winning song will officially become the band's first video from the forthcoming new disc. The video will be shot in Los Angeles later this month. More...

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Drowning Pool To Tour With (hed)P.E. Rest Of 2005

Drowning Pool will be finishing out the year tearing up the road with (hed)P.E. starting Tues. Nov 23rd. Here are the upcoming shows:

11/19/2004 - Jake's - Lubbock, TX
11/20/2004 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
11/21/2004 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
11/23/2004 - Canes Bar & Grill - San Diego, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/24/2004 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/26/2004 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/27/2004 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/28/2004 - The Banker Ballroom - Fresno, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/30/2004 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR - w/(hed)PE
12/1/2004 - The Big Easy - Spokane, WA - w/(hed)PE
12/2/2004 - The Fenix @ Pioneer Square - Seattle, WA - KISW Holiday Hangover Ball
12/3/2004 - Sabala's - Portland, OR - w/(hed)PE
12/4/2004 - The Big Easy - Boise, ID - w/(hed)PE
12/5/2004 - Lofi Cafe - Salt Lake City, UT - w/(hed)PE
12/7/200 - 432 Blue - Colorado Springs, CO - w/(hed)PE
12/9/2004 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO - w/(hed)PE
12/10/2004 - Royal Grove - Lincoln, NE - w/(hed)PE
12/11/2004 - Uptown Theatre - Kansas City, MO - w/(hed)PE
12/12/2004 - Quad City Live - Davenport, IA - w/(hed)PE
12/14/2004 - The Cotillion - Wichita, KS - w/(hed)PE
12/16/2004 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI- w/(hed)PE
12/17/2004 - Headliners - Toledo, OH - w/(hed)PE
12/18/2004 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI - w/(hed)PE
12/19/2004 - Heartland - South Bend, IN - w/(hed)PE

In other news, the band's single "Love and War" is now in the Top 20 on Rock Radio.

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(hed)p.e. Change Name of Upcoming Album

(hed)p.e. have changed the title of their upcoming album. Instead of 'Raise Hell', the record - due out in February - will be called 'Only In America'. Songs featured include 'Represent Yourself', 'War', 'The Truth', 'Girlfriend' and 'Rain'.

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New (hed)P.E. Songs Posted Online

(hed)p.e. have posted soundclips of three new songs online, they are "C.B.C.", "Stepping Stone", and "War", and can be found at www.hedrocks.com. The tracks feature both the bands new drummer Christopher Hendrich and guitarist Jackson.

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(hed)P.E. Continue, Despite Departures

(HED)P.E. vocalist Jahred (a.k.a. Paulo Sergio Gomes) has confirmed that the group have parted ways with guitarists Wes Greer and Sonny Mayo (guitar), as well as drummer Ben "BC" Vaught. In addition, the band have been dropped by longtime label Jive/Volcano Records.

The following is vocalist Jahred's official statement on the matter: More...

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(hed)P.E. Guitarist And Drummer Quit

To follow up on rumors that (hed)P.E have broken up, it's been confirmed that guitarist Sonny Mayo and drummer B.C have apparently left the band. It's unclear whether the band will find a replacement for the 2 of them or whether the band will disband, yet as we previously reported, signs point to the latter.

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