(Hed) P.E.

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Formed in the hardcore punk stronghold of Orange County, California, USA in 1994 when M.C.U.D. aka Jahred Shaine (Paulo Sergio Gomes, 29 February 1964, Fort Worth, Texas, USA; vocals) met Mawk (b. Mark Young, England; bass). The pair had previously toiled away in several different bands before eventually forming (Hed)pe and recruiting Wesstyle (b. Wes Geer; guitar), Chizad (b. Chad Benekos; guitar), B.C. (b. Ben Vaught; drums), DJ Product (b. Doug Boyce; turntable), and The Finger (b. Ken Sachs; keyboards). Their ‘rapcore’ sound, a blend of nu metal, choppy punk guitars, hip-hop breakbeats and M.C.U.D.’s scatological rhymes first appeared on the self-released mini-album Church Of Realities a year later.

The band’s dynamic performances helped build a sizeable local following, and they were signed shortly after and in late 1997 their self-titled debut was released. With a well-established live reputation, the band went on...

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