(hed)p.e. Premiere “First Blood” Music Video

(hed)p.e. have premiered a new video for their song “First Blood.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Class Of 2020.“ Jared Gomes commented:

“Well when I first saw the footage, it honestly scared me. I am not activated at this point in my life. I’m just living in Idaho, in my own world, enjoying my family. But when I found out the director shot all the footage himself, I was captivated. It took on a more personal tone. Now I look at this as a piece of history. Neither the director nor myself wanted the video to be divisive. He set the stage. He documented what was going on around him and the viewer can make his own judgments. I’m honored and stoked to be immortalized in this way.”

(hed)p.e. Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of “Broke” With Documentary Focusing On The Touring Cycle For The Album

Former (hed)p.e. guitarist Chad “Chizad” Benekos has commemorated the 20th anniversary of “Broke” by releasing a documentary focusing on the album’s touring cycle. That film is titled “Touring For Broke: A (hed)p.e. Film” and it can be seen below. The following was said about the documentary:

“This is the official director’s cut of the documentary celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Broke album and tour by the band (hed)p.e. The film was conceived, shot and edited by original (hed)p.e. guitarist Chad “Chizad” Benekos and follows the band on tour all around the world featuring never before seen footage of the group on stage and off. Also includes new music videos and never before heard demos from the Broke album. 20 years in the making and worth the wait for any fan.”

(hed)p.e. Premiere New Song “Death Awaits”

(hed)p.e. have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Death Awaits.” This track is from the band’s new album “Class Of 2020,” which will be released on August 21. Frontman Jahred Gomes commented:

“The Great Equalizer. Here is a situation where I thought I was being original, only to find out Shakespeare himself had used the words Death Awaits and so have other writers of note. Christian, Atheist and Buddhist alike share the same fate. My YouTube yogi Sadhguru said we’d all be better off if we contemplated our death once a day. More and more, people are less concerned with the afterlife and trying to create heaven on earth, which as it should be.”

(hed)p.e. Tease New Song “Death Awaits”

(hed)p.e. have posted a teaser for their new song “Death Awaits.” This track is from the band’s new album “Class Of 2020,” which will be released on August 21. The full track will be released on August 14.

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Death Awaits drops 8/14!!!

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(hed)p.e. Announce “Broke” 20th Anniversary Livestream Event

(hed)p.e. will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Broke” during a livestream event tomorrow (July 31) at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT. The group will be reflecting on the record during the event, which can be watched on Facebook and YouTube. Former members DJ Product and Chad “Chizad” Benekos are expected to take part as well.

[via The PRP]

(hed)p.e. Premiere New Song “First Blood”

(hed)p.e. have premiered a new song titled “First Blood.” This track is from their new album “Class Of 2020,” which will be released on August 21. Jared Gomes commented:

“I wanted it to sound like the best garage band ever. Like you went to your friend’s band practice and were totally blown away. This track kicks off the record, and I can’t wait to open the show with it at a club near you. It will fuckin shred. One guitar, one bass, one riddim, one mic. Definitely some ’70s punk rock influence. The Clash and Minor Threat were on my mind a lot. The pendulum swung and whereas the last album was futuristic; this one is bare bones. These tracks will translate in the club. Straight up non-apologetic ‘Merican rock ‘n’ roll.”

[via Loudwire]

(hed)p.e. Reveal More Details For New Album “Class Of 2020”

(hed)p.e. have revealed more details for their new album “Class Of 2020.” The effort will be released on August 21 and it will feature some contributions from ex-turntablist DJ Product, who created the cover art and added some scratches to the record, and ex-guitarist Chad “Chizad” Benekos, who added a solo to “Greedy Girl.“

“Class Of 2020” Track Listing:

01. “First Blood”
02. “Watch It Burn”
03. “No Days Off”
04. “Death Awaits”
05. “Last Call”
06. “Ole Time Sake”
07. “Greedy Girl”
08. “Nothing Lasts 4ever (The Ballad of C19)”
09. “We The People”
10. “Overdue“

Jared Gomes commented:

“We were on the road in the middle of a tour when the COVID-19 pandemic hit full force. Like everyone else on the planet, we were faced with some unprecedented challenges.

As a small business owner of an independent band, I was faced with an additional set of challenges with the tour being canceled and making it back home from Rhode Island to Idaho.

When I got home, I immediately got inspired creatively and hit the studio to smash out this record. For this one, we took it all back to our roots with a back-to-basics approach to try and capture that true G-Punk sound of our earlier albums.”

He also added:

“I had the title ‘Class of 2020‘ as a working title for some time now. We had made hoodies with the Class of 2020 on them, but it was originally intended to be a statement about the band being here 20 years later.

A whole new class of (hed)p.e., so to speak. Once the pandemic broke out, this title took on a new profound meaning. The Class of 2020 never really graduated. The Class of 2020 will go down in history for several different reasons.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Rare 1997 (hed)p.e. Track “Cintro” Surfaces Online

A rare (hed)p.e. song titled “Cintro” has surfaced online. According to The PRP, Jive Records cut the track from the band’s 1997 self-titled album due to “it’s anti-religion lyrical content.” However, it was available on some early advance cassette copies of the effort.

(hed)p.e. To Release New Album In August

(hed)p.e. have officially finished their new album. The effort is currently set to be released on August 22.

Jared Gomes commented:

“Next record: drums, bass, guitar, vocals (turned off the autotune btw).

I mean, i had no idea some of yall would hate so much, but your comments made it back to me, and so on this one we took it back to that thrashy, punky vibe. A definite gpunk feel to this next one. Its finished and about to be mastered. I fucking love it. I trust you will as well.

I cant say this will be the last hedpe record, but it will be the last one for a while. I’ll explain later…anyway, here is the track listing.

Release date: August 22, 2020

1. FIRSTBLOOD
2. WATCHITBURN
3. NODAYSOFF
4. DEATHAWAITS
5. LASTCALL
6. OLETIMESAKE
7. GREEDYGIRL
8. NL4 (the ballad of c19)
9. WTP
10. OVERDUE“