(Hed) P.E.

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


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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