* Hed PE *
Cheyne & Matthew Thorsen, Better Left Unsaid, CCWB, Black Angel Down, Psykotic Melody
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 6:00 PM
This event is all ages
The quest to uncover the truth has given California-based hardcore pioneers (Hed)p.e. new life. While the band has weathered the stormy waters of the music business for over a decade and enjoyed a slew of successful albums, it’s their quest for answers that has given them purpose. Now with the release of their eighth studio album, “Truth Rising”, (Hed)p.e have become the voice for a movement that empowers youth and reveals the seedy underbelly of our current political affairs.
While early (Hed)p.e. albums found the group mixed up in the rock n’ roll lifestyle, they were reborn after aligning themselves with California based Suburban Noize Records. The group’s first release under the partnership was 2006’s “Back 2 Base X”, which saw (Hed)p.e. adopting a socio-political mindset and picked up the torch that giants like Rage Against The Machine had once carried. Since then (Hed)p.e. has been embraced by underground music fans all across the globe who don’t subscribe to mainstream trends. (Hed)p.e’s grassroots rebirth has given the band the biggest success of their career, as their 2007 release "Insomnia" charted at #138 on the Billboard Top 200, and 2009's "New World Orphans" jumped to #72, proving that the group’s movement continues to grow.
“I believe (Hed)p.e’s longevity is due to the fact that our records than more than just music,” concludes Jahred. “Some of the greatest artists have used their music for social commentary. Bands like Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down, Sex Pistols, and The Clash, have all empowered their fans to rise up to fight injustice. Since we've got involved with The Truth Movement, I've heard from thousands of fans who are excited that we're using our music to explore things other than girl and boy problems. The best bands use their music for more than dancing and getting wasted.”
With the release of “Truth Rising” (Hed)pe has their sights firmly set on the New World Order and they are using their brand of hardcore to bring it down. While early (Hed)pe 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. Always pushing the envelope, (Hed)pe stays true to form on their new album and earmark it with their signature brand of raunchy tracks to round out the mix.
Cheyne & Matthew Thorsen
Cheyne Truitt and Matthew Thorsen are anything but new to the industry. Both coming from active bands spanning across different genres for a substantial period of time. Now finally feel settled in what they consider to be completely new territory for anyone, sonically, and culturally. Its time for something new.
Better Left Unsaid
Determination. Dedication. Drive. Strong words, but none fit better to describe the level of commitment Modesto, CA's Better Left Unsaid apply to their music. Active since 2003, BLU combine influences ranging from the thrash of Testament, the grooves of Pantera and the sheer attack of Machine Head into a modern metal whole that stands tall beside the likes of Threat Signal, Soilwork and Meshuggah.
In 2008, Better Left Unsaid released their national debut, The Fight Within, on Stillborn Records. The album benefitted from critical acclaim as well as coverage on MTV's Headbangers Ball for the video single "Testify". Sophomore album Only the Dead to Witness followed in 2010, and established the rhythmic pummeling sprinkled with melody that now defines the band's sound.
BLU are entering ProView Studios this Spring with engineer/producer Adam Ruppel at the dials. The band's highly-anticipated third album is set for release Summer 2012 and will be followed by extensive touring.
Better Left Unsaid have proven themselves to be a workhorse band with a steadfast DIY attitude. Be it through their seven US tours, averaging 150 dates per year since 2008, or onstage alongside the likes of Killswitch Engage, Devildriver, 3 Inches Of Blood, Daath, Mushroomhead, Hed P.E. and Hatebreed, these guys undeniably get things done, and have their sights set even higher for 2012.
CCWB, aka Cecil County White Boys is a metal band from Cecil County, MD.
Their sound draws influences from artists such as Pantera, HedPE, Lamb of God,
and Korn. CCWB combines aggressive hardcore raps with energetic
hip-hop beats, and infuses technically driven heavy-metal guitar that is sure to
get your head banging and your blood pumping. The bands unique musical style has
... earned them fans in the world of metal music and the world of underground rap-metal.
Their diversity has allowed them to share the stage with a variety of national artists
including Soulfly, Biohazard, Powerman 5000, Boondox, Prozak, Madball and
many more. CCWB is continuously recording new music and looks forward to gaining new fans at each of their interactive live shows.
Black Angel Down
Bringing a dark side to the amazing harmony and vocal
styles of Dru Hill and mixing in the Baltimore underground Alternative Rock Scene, Nokio emerges as an unstoppable force to front the heavy rock sound of Black Angel Down. Brought up from a life of clubs, arena's and down and out rock and roll style, The band consists of members from some of Baltimore's most established bands that have defined the city's underground rock sound for decades; The Mayan Factor, Live Alien Broadcast, Imbue and Rosabella.
Nokio brings fellow Dru Hill vocalist Tao (pronounced Tay-Oh) into the mix to lay a multi-layered harmony and singing style brilliantly over the dark churning guitar attack and groove rhythm of the Black Angel Down band. Frank "The Punisher" Marchand, recorded and produced the first, self-titled Black Angel Down album, released this past summer.
$16.50 ADV $18.70 DOS
Box Office is open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm and All Show Nights, 410-244-0057. Unless otherwise noted Maryland State's 10% Admissions and Amusement Tax is included in the ticket price.
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