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(Hed)pe To Release New Album "Truth Rising" October 26th
August 18, 2010
After nearly two years of intense touring behind their seventh studio album "New World Orphans", the Leaders of the Truth Movement (Hed)p.e have announced an October 26th, 2010 release date for their new studio album, "Truth Rising".

"The title is a statement about how in these days and times, more and more hidden knowledge is coming to the surface. People are becoming aware that certain truths have been hidden from the masses. The way to control the people is to control our minds, and (Hed)p.e are determined to shine a light on these secrets. Truth Rising� is our way of saying that nothing can stop the evolution of this planet and its inhabitants,� commented frontman Jahred. "We also want to remind people not to take themselves too seriously, so there are also a couple party anthems and tracks about the power of sex on the album. I think it's important that people don't become so obsessed with the Truth Movement that they forget the most important things, which are love and life."

With the release of "Truth Rising" (Hed)p.e has their sights firmly set on the New World Order and are using their brand of hardcore to bring it down. While early (Hed)p.e. albums found them mixed up in the rock n' roll lifestyle, the group have been reborn to become the voice for a movement that empowers the youth and uncovers the seedy underbelly of current political affairs.
 
 
 
 
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SRH Fest 2010 Announced
July 12, 2010
Monster Energy Drink in association with X103.9 have announced the line-up for this year's SRH Fest 2010. This year's event will take place August 7th, 2010 at the National Orange Show Pavilion in San Bernardino, CA and feature performances by Kottonmouth Kings, Dirty Heads, Unwritten Law, (Hed)pe, Authority Zero, Big B, and more to be announced. Tickets for SRH Fest 2010 are currently available through www.subnoizestore.com along with a free t-shirt for the first 1,000 orders.
 
 
 
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(Hed)pe Announce European Tour Dates
December 22, 2009
Rap-rockers (Hed)pe have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour. The band will kick of their six-week tour on March 3rd, 2010 in Reading, UK and run through April 10th in St. Petersburg, Russia.

(Hed)pe recently released their video for "Here And Now", which was directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini of Raging Nation Films (Mudvayne, Trivium), online. "Here And Now" is the latest single from the group's seventh studio album, 'New World Orphans'.

(Hed)pe Tour Dates:
3/03 - Reading, UK @ Sub 89
3/05 - Cardiff, UK @ Millennium Music Hall
3/06 - Peterborough, UK @ Club Revolution
3/07 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
3/08 - Sheffield, UK @ The Corporation
3/09 - Manchester, UK @ Moho Live
3/11- Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks
3/12 - Belfast, UK @ Spring & Airbrake
3/13 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy2
3/14 - Wrexham, UK @ Central Station
3/15 - Birmingham, UK @ The Asylum
3/16 - London, UK @ The Underworld
3/17 - Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads
3/19 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
3/20 - Oss, The Netherlands @ Groene Engel
3/21 - Leeuwarden, The Netherlands @ Romein
3/22 - Haarlem, The Netherlands @ Patronaat
3/23 - Utrecht, The Netherlands @ Helling
3/24 - Cologne, Germany @ Underground
3/25 - Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
3/26 - Odense, Denmark @ Kansas City
3/27 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Nachtleben
3/29 - Vienna, Austria @ Flex
3/30 - Lindau, Germany @ Club Vaudeville,
3/31 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Universum
4/01 - Winterthur, Switzerland @ Salzhaus
4/03 - Pinarella di Cervia (RA), Italy @ Rock Planet
4/09 - Moscow, Russia @ Glavclub
4/10 - St. Petersburg, Russia @ Glavclub

Visit (Hed)pe Online:
www.NewWorldOrphans.com
www.myspace.com/Hedpe
 
 
 
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(Hed)pe Release 'Here And Now' Video
December 16, 2009
(Hed)pe have released their video for "Here And Now", which was directed by Dale Resteghini of Raging Nation Films (Mudvayne, Trivium), online at this location. "Here And Now" is the latest single from the group's seventh studio album, 'New World Orphans'.

"I totally love this new video for 'Here and Now'. Most of our videos have been performance based, so it was nice to do a video that was more theatrical," commented Jared Gomes. "We shot this video in New York City and I think that helped give the video the look we wanted. The concept of me going around the city with a bullhorn trying to wake people up was brilliant and it goes right along with what our band is currently trying to do with our music. We are trying to wake people up and let them know what's really happening in the world right now."

For years (Hed)pe has pushed the boundaries of free speech and socially acceptable content, but with their seventh studio album, 'New World Orphans', the band has finally found its purpose. The group's new album exposes the corruption and the web of lies that are being force fed to the American youth and finds (Hed)pe leading the charge as the leaders of The Truth Movement.

Visit (Hed)pe Online at: www.NewWorldOrphans.com, and www.myspace.com/Hedpe.
 
 
 
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(Hed)pe Shoots Video For 'Here And Now'
August 21, 2009
(Hed)pe have announced they will shoot a video for their new single “Here And Now” with director Dale Resteghini of Raging Nation Films (Mudvayne, Trivium). The video is expected to surface in the coming weeks, while “Here And Now” is now available through iTunes and other digital retailers. The track will also appear on a re-released version of (Hed)pe’s 'New World Orphans' along with brand new cover artwork.

"I am very excited for this new 'Here and Now' video. The director came with a really cool idea. We are going to film it in New York City and have me playing an 'End of The World' homeless type of guy preaching on a soapbox," commented Jared from (Hed)pe. "That gives me a chance to get in some imagery of what I actually believe we are in the middle of. I hope we can convey that message, that this is not the end of the world but actually the beginning of the Golden Age. I know our people will enjoy this video and we can't wait to share it with our fans."

For years (Hed)pe has pushed the boundaries of free speech and socially acceptable content, but with their seventh studio album, 'New World Orphans', the band has finally found its purpose. The group's new album exposes the corruption and the web of lies that are being force fed to the American youth and finds (Hed)pe leading the charge as the leaders of The Truth Movement.

'New World Orphans' was initially released with 3 different covers, with each version containing exclusive bonus tracks. New pressings will now be replaced by the re-released version of the album which features one standard cover and the bonus track “Here And Now”.

“We originally released our new album with three different covers, but we’ve now decided to make those collector’s editions for the hardcore fans that bought our album first and helped us spread the Truth Movement to the masses,” added Jared. “We’ve now stopped production on those three covers and replaced all new pressings with one cover and added the song ‘Here And Now’ to the record. If anyone wants the bonus tracks contained on those earlier three versions you better find copies now before they become extinct!”

(Hed)pe is currently co-headlining the “Hed to Head” Tour with Cleveland's pioneering masked madmen Mushroomhead, Straight Line Stitch and Supe. Dates are as follow:

8/21 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
8/22 - Providence, RI @ Rhode Island Convention Center
8/23 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
8/25 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
8/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
8/27 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa
8/28 - Eat Sparta, OH @ Creekfest 2009
8/29 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
8/31 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
9/01 - Fargo, ND @ The Venue
9/03 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
9/04 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
9/05 - Houston, TC @ Meridan
9/12 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub
9/13 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
9/16 - Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
9/17 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/18 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
9/19 - Fort Myers, FL @ The Spot
9/20 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Sto

For more info on (Hed)pe, visit www.NewWorldOrphans.com, or www.myspace.com/Hedpe.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Orange County, CA
MEMBERS:
M.C.U.D. (vocals)
Jackson Benge (guitar)
Mawk (bass)
Moke (drums)
DJ Product (turntables)

Its not the end of the world/ Its just a phase/ They all love to see you fall/ Flat on your face/ As hard I try/ They underestimate---Suck It UpThats a credo for me, declares (hed) Planet Earth vocalist Jahred. The first words of the album are very personal. Its not a story. Its life. BLACKOUT, which drops March 18 on Jive, is fourteen tracks worth of life, and it aint all pretty for Jahred and (hed) Planet Earth. Sometimes there are bands out there, you see the singer singing about how rough his life is, and you wonder if thats made up for the album, notes drummer B.C. I dont really know. But I know one thing that has been tough is the last few years with this band, and those lyrics are pretty real and true. Nearly a decade after their genesis in Huntington Beach, California, (hed) Planet Earth has spent the last few years on the cusp of success, touring the globe with bands such as P.O.D., Metallica, Slayer, Linkin Park, Korn, Slipknot and Papa Roach, and cracking over 250,000 sales with their second album, BROKE, which continues to sell very well even though it was released almost three years ago (August 2000). Rolling Stone raved about the album, saying, The missing element in too many rap-metal bands is hip-hop's sense of bravado and celebration. (hed) Planet Earthlike Kid Rockare the rare rap-metal act willing to admit that good times actually exist. A sign of how far the band had come: the single Bartender hit the radio airwaves in the summer of 2000, peaking at #17 on the Active Rock charts and #27 on the Alternative charts, outperforming past singles like Serpent Boy from their 1997 self-titled debut. But while (hed) Planet Earth steadily built a fan base, they continued to toil largely in the underground, even as friends like Korn, Incubus, and System of a Downwith whom they first passed through the ranks of the California scenevaulted to stardom. If a gut check was in order with the bands third album on the way, it came when longtime guitarist Chad Benekos left the band shortly after BLACKOUT was completed. What could have been a crushing blow only made them stronger, though, as the band enlisted former Snot and Amen guitarist Sonny Mayo without missing a beat. Chad was the one, he called and said he might be leaving. He recommended Sonny, recalls DJ Product 1969. Weve been friends with Sonny for a long time, and that was the ideal person. I didnt even want to play with anyone else if Sonny wasnt in the band. Like a glove, is how Jahred describes the fit with his new bandmate. He brought the band up a notch. Hes a hardcore player. The musics better, onstage is better, and the positive vibration he puts out helps me. While Sonny has been both a stabilizing and a revitalizing force, there is little doubt that the central figure and driving force in the band remains Jahred. And although songs like Half The Man, Getaway, and the acoustic Other Side unleash a previously dormant melodic might, thats hardly to say that this is an album fueled by good vibrations. Its a thin line that Jahred has walked between self-awareness and self-destruction in the time since BROKE was released in 2000. This precarious balancing act is what provides the fuel for BLACKOUT. I was going through a lot of turmoil when I was writing the lyrics for this album, says Jahred. I was feeling really suicidal, felt really double-crossed by so-called friends who turned out to be really evil friends. It brought me to this realization, like an epiphany, to where, oh my goodness, I need to pull myself up out of the muck and mire. Behind the veil of an infectious chorus, single and title track Blackout captures the suffocating confusion of being pushed to the brink. The words in the middle breakdown are I cant breathe/ My heart is freezing/ While we pray/ My soul is packing its bags and leaving, Jahred explains. You cant take it. Somethings going on, and you dont know how to figure it out. And everyones telling you what to think, what to say, how to do things, how to act. Pressuring you. Pressure, pressure, pressure. Youre freaking out. Elsewhere, Crazy Life is a nod to the hardcore rap-rock of past (hed) Planet Earth cuts, and highlights DJ Products scratching skills. Getaway teases with flourishes of reggae while offering a glimmer of hope amidst its despair, and both Bury Me and Dangerous crescendo from tight, groove-driven verses to choruses of unrestrained aggression. While Jahred is more at peace with himself now than in recent times, BLACKOUT does not so much reflect the catharsis of the past year as it reflects the bitter emotions which accompanied the struggle to achieve that catharsis. When the singer speaks of darkness and personal demons, though, hes not making excuses or looking to shift blame as so many others do. The songs are about betrayal, and the songs are about a Beware of a wolf in sheeps clothing type of thing, Jahred says. But the positive side of that is that you know youll come out on the other side better than before. Im into Buddhism, and the Buddha says demons are sent into your life to help you find enlightenment. That is so fucking true, he adds. This album is coming out, and Im in a way better place in my head. Theres darkness, but I myself am a little bit untouched, came out unscathed. I can only plunge forward. The same can be said for (hed) Planet Earth with Jahreds rejuvenated spirit, the infusion of enthusiasm from Sonny, and an album that features greater musical contributions from all six members than ever before, the band is firing on all cylinders. It was a real tough year, a real tough cycle. From the time we got off the road with Linkin Park to right now has been the toughest time in my career, I think in any of our careers in music, concludes B.C. Now things are on the up and up, so well take the dice and throw them once again.