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Formed: 1998
From: Winnipeg, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

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HCE Readies "Echoland" For US Release

HCE delivers to the U.S. their latest album entitled "Echoland," which will be released on Reversed Records March 24th, 2009.

HCE is a trio based in Winnipeg, Canada, featuring Matt Laberge (vocals/guitar) Matthew Powers (drums/vocals) and Roger Arsenault (bass/vocals). With an extremely wide range of musical influences, HCE arrived somewhere between Melvins and Pixies; heavy, noisy and experimental, yet catchy and memorable. The group was founded in 1998 by Laberge and Powers.

The critically acclaimed "Echoland" was originally released in Canada and was very well received by college radio. The album charted in the top ten albums of the year on Canadian college radio stations. "Echoland" also caught the attention the film industry with the song "Blue Chairs" to be featured in an up and coming film by English writer/director Christian Piers Betley (Pale Faces and Stranger Looks, Harry) – the film is titled "Rampage."

HCE has also strengthened their online presence and fan interaction with HCE TV, a series of web-shorts featuring absurd skit comedy, tour silliness and updates from the band. The self-produced music video for the single Satire is set for release in April 2009.

In the meantime, you can check out the band on their Myspace page.

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