Rebel Inc, Righteous Vendetta, E.N.V.Y
1160 Millwood Pike
Winchester, VA, 22602
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
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.
rebel inc. is an intense rock band formed on the outskirts of Detroit, MI, now residing in Baltimore, MD. The original members, Kevin(guitar) and Adam(vocals), relocated with another Detroiter, Brian(drums), and found their bass sound in Benny, an Iowa native who also moved to the Charm City.
They are known for their high energy live shows, thought provoking political lyrics, and powerful guita...r rhythms. The resulting sound is a mixture of rock, rap, alternative, funk and heavy metal.
They self-released their first EP in March 2009 and the feedback from industry professionals and listeners alike, is very positive. Every song on the album has been played on terrestrial radio in multiple states in the USA, as well as Canada and Australia. The album has also had good reviews across the globe, including Germany and Italy.
The group toured US military bases under the sponsorship of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) in 2008, who also sponsored Rage Against the Machine for a stop on the same tour, in Denver, CO (Democratic National Convention).
rebel inc.'s latest recording "Killin' The Future" is being placed on a compilation album with Tom Morello, Rise Against, Anti-Flag, Ryan Harvey, and many more great artists to benefit the Civilian-Soldier Alliance. The album, "A Soundtrack For Refusal," is due out in June of 2010.
rebel inc. is a must see live act, for their recordings do not capture the band's true sound and their ability to transfer their passion into the crowd with their explosive stage presence.
For many in the heavy music scene, Righteous Vendetta needs little introduction. With two full length records under their belt along with numerous tours with a show history just over 800 shows in the past 4 years, Righteous Vendetta has amassed fans in the US and abroad while honing their performance skills to a fine edge. The Wyoming-based group's tight, technical brand of metalcore has earned them a great deal of respect as well as publicity, with features in publications such as HM, Amp, Hails and Horns, and AP. Most recently, they embarked on a European tour with veterans Spoken and Inhale Exhale, hitting half a dozen countries across central and eastern Europe. Meanwhile, Righteous Vendetta's single 'This Pain' spent 15 weeks in the top 20 on Billboard's Christian Rock chart, achieving commercial success rarely seen by bands who cut their teeth in the hardcore and metal scene, while also signaling a new creative direction for the band's upcoming release. Look for new material from Righteous Vendetta in spring 2013.