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.
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.
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...
(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.
(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
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.
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...
(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...
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.
(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'.
(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.
(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...
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.
According to unconfirmed reports, (hed)p.e. have split up. No reason has yet been given, but it seems the various members are to pursue other projects.