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Video Teaser Released For ‘The Best Of Hedpe’ Greatest Hits Collection

Video Teaser Released For ‘The Best Of Hedpe’ Greatest Hits Collection

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Suburban Noize Records has released a video teaser for their upcoming “The Best Of (Hed)p.e” collection, which can be seen onlinehere. The album is slated to hit stores on October 1st, 2013 and collects 18 classictracks of the group’s brand of metallic punk-rock hip-hop into one greatest hits package.

(Hed)p.e. have been the soundtrack for the underground musical revolution and now  all the classic songs that have made the group an underground force for over a decade are included on “The Best Of (Hed)p.e”.

The track listing for “The Best Of (Hed)p.e” is as follows:
1 – Truth Rising
2 – Renegade
3 – Stand Up (feat. Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust)
4 – Suffa
5 – No Rest for the Wicked
6 – Put Em Up
7 – Here and Now
8 – Ordo (ab Chao)
9 – Get Ready
10 – Comeova2nite (feat. Young Roscoe)
11 – Wind Me Up (feat. Kottonmouth Kings & Tech N9ne)
12 – Sophia
13 – Beware Do We Go
14 – Let’s Ride
15 – Game Over
16 – Children
17 – Stay Ready (feat. The Dirtball)
18 – It’s All Over
(HED)P.E TOUR DATES:
09/10 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
09/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Elements Venue
09/12 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre
09/13 – Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
09/14 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
09/15 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes
09/16 – Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
09/17 – Monroe, LA – Live Oakes
09/18 – Destin, FL – Club LA
09/19 – Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live
09/20 – Jackson, NC – Hooligans
09/21 – Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
09/22 – White Marsh, MD – House of Rock
09/23 – Springfield, VA – Empire
09/24 – Trenton, NJ – Championship
09/25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
09/27 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa

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(Hed)p.e. Frontman Jahred Gomes Set To Release Solo Effort & Releases New Solo Track

(Hed)p.e. Frontman Jahred Gomes Set To Release Solo Effort & Releases New Solo Track

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(Hed)p.e. frontman Jahred Gomes has set a March 27th, 2012 release date for his new solo effort the “Unite” EP through all digital retailers. Jahred has also released the song entitled “Doomsday Paradise”, which addresses the Mayan Doomsday Prophecy that the world will end in December 2012, online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSeygOTeEbg and available on iTunes at http://bit.ly/zFIGrL.

“The digital ‘Unite’ digital EP is a collection of joints I recorded without a band that sound kind of irie and stoney. Some of the songs I write don’t fit into the (Hed)p.e. hardcore catalog, and these songs are for fans who are feeling the same positive vibrations that I do. It is for chilling and smoking,” said Jahred about his new solo EP. “With ‘Doomsday Paradise’ I pulled inspiration from a lot of the rumors about 2012 and the from that are doomsayers and put it into a total science fiction style form of storytelling.  I find it liberating to use story telling techniques in my rhymes, and I enjoy other artists who have done the same thing.”

The track listing for Jahred from (Hed)p.e’s “Unite” EP is as follows:

1 – Love Comin’ Down
2 – Kaya
3 – When
4 – Smash Em Up
5 – Unite

(Hed)p.e. are set to kick off their co-headlining ‘Hed 2 Head 3’ Tour with Mushroomhead, American Head Charge and Corvus beginning April 19th, 2012 in Bloomington, IL.

MUSHROOMHEAD & (HED)P.E. TOUR DATES:
Apr 19 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
Apr 20 – Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill
Apr 21 – Detroit, MI @ St Andrews
Apr 22 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Apr 24 – Rochester, NY @ The Montage Music Hall
Apr 25 – Auburn, ME @ Club TX
Apr 26 – Hampton Beach, NH @Wally’s
Apr 27 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Apr 28 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Apr 29 – Washington, DC @ Fillmore
May 02 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National
May 03 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont
May 04 – Des Moines IA @ People’s Court
May 05 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
May 06 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
May 08 – Rochester, MN @ Wicked Moose
May 09 – St Louis, MO @ Pop’s
May 10 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
May 11 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
May 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
May 16 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
May 18 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
May 19 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
May 20 – Knoxville, TN @ Valerium
May 22 – Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
May 23 – Beaumont, TX @ Antone’s
May 24 – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
May 25 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
May 26 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

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La Coka Nostra’s Slaine Set To Release Solo Album “A World With No Skies” On October 26th

La Coka Nostra’s Slaine Set To Release Solo Album “A World With No Skies” On October 26th

Boston rapper Slaine, of the rap super group, La Coka Nostra, has announced an October 26th release date for his upcoming debut solo album, “A World With No Skies”. The album will surface on Suburban Noize Records and is slated to feature guest appearances by Everlast, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, and ILL BILL. Slaine is currently streaming material online at www.myspace.com/slainehiphop.

“Even though I started my career as a solo artist by hustling my ‘The White Man is the Devil’ mixtapes, I think people are more familiar with me from Special Teamz and La Coka Nostra,” commented Slaine. “With this album I set out to create a soundscape that brings you into my world as an individual which is a fucked up place to be. It is hard, dark and aggressive from the beats to the lyrics, and a deeply personal trip through my life and the things that made me who I am today. A ‘World With No Skies’ is a look into my psyche and a vision of my dreams, nightmares, and realities.”

Slaine will appear alongside Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) as bank robbers in the upcoming movie “The Town” featuring Jon Hamm (Mad Men). The film is scheduled to hit theaters across the country on September 17th, 2010, and the trailer can be seen online at this location >

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(Hed)pe Announce October 26th Release Date For New Album “Truth Rising”

(Hed)pe Announce October 26th Release Date For New Album “Truth Rising”

After nearly two years of intense touring behind their seventh studio album “New World Orphans”, the Leaders of the Truth Movement (Hed)p.e have announced an October 26th, 2010 release date for their new studio album, “Truth Rising”.

“The title is a statement about how in these days and times, more and more hidden knowledge is coming to the surface. People are becoming aware that certain truths have been hidden from the masses. The way to control the people is to control our minds, and (Hed)p.e are determined to shine a light on these secrets. ‘Truth Rising’ is our way of saying that nothing can stop the evolution of this planet and its inhabitants,” commented frontman Jahred. “‘We also want to remind people not to take themselves too seriously, so there are also a couple party anthems and tracks about the power of sex on the album. I think it’s important that people don’t become so obsessed with the Truth Movement that they forget the most important things, which are love and life.”

With the release of “Truth Rising” (Hed)p.e has their sights firmly set on the New World Order and are using their brand of hardcore to bring it down. While early (Hed)p.e. 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.

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Long Live The Kings! – Kottonmouth Kings Return With Explosive New Album!

Long Live The Kings! – Kottonmouth Kings Return With Explosive New Album!

With more than a decade in the game, over 2 million records sold, countless live shows and eleven studio releases, there is no question that the Kottonmouth Kings are one of the hardest working groups out there. The band has stayed focused and true to their roots over the years allowing them to cultivate a very dedicated following. As they prepare to release their latest masterpiece, ‘Long Live The Kings’, Icon Vs. Icon catches up with Brad X to discuss the making of the album, what fans can expect from the release and what the future holds for the Kottonmouth Kings! It’s 4/20! Go out and grab ‘Long Live The Kings’ and fire it up!!!

How do you feel that you have evolved as a band through the years?

I think that in the natural order of living, we constantly evolve as humans. Having a family, losing friends or loved ones , traveling , experiencing life contributes to evolution and progression. Musically speaking, we continue to push ourselves with songwriting and production. We produce, write and record all of our own music, so there are no wires or safety nets. What you see is what you get, 100 percent! We added a new member the Dirtball to the line up, he adds a whole new energy and dimension to the group.

‘Long Live The Kings’ is the eleventh studio album for the Kottonmouth Kings. To what do you attribute the longevity of the band?

That’s a good question, and I think it is a combination of consistently releasing quality records, and putting on great shows. I think the imaging and subculture that we have built around Kottonmouth Kings makes it a little deeper movement than a normal band. I think that having our own label and infrastructure built up around Kottonmouth Kings gives us the freedom and muscle to be in control of our own destiny! If we succeed or fail we do this on our own terms!??

Tell us a little about your new album and what can we expect from this release.

”Long Live The Kings” marks the dawning of a new era in the Kottonmouth legacy. We went back to the drawing board and added labelmate and our friend Dirtball. He is such a talented lyricist and artist. His energy added some firepower that Kottonmouth Kings was lacking. The easy way out would have been put it in cruise control and go through the motions. I felt that we needed to inject new energy in the group to move forward.?

The Kings spent 8 months in the studio producing the album. What was the biggest challenge in making “Long Live The Kings”?

We build these records from the ground up. The hardest part is getting people to check their egos at the door and get down to songwriting and making records. We made this Kottonmouth Kings record at my home studio in the Tehachapi mountain range. We rented a house for the guys to stay in and we just ate, slept and drank this record. One of the biggest challenges was to stop writing songs and focus on the material that would make the record!??

You wrote 48 songs for the album, 20 of which ended up on the final product. How difficult was it to determine what to bring to the fans?

The good news is that a lot of the songs that did not make the record will appear on bonus discs at Best Buy and iTunes. Some of my personal favorites did not make the main album. Since I produce the records it becomes challenging to be objective and pick songs that make the complete full length. I am old school, so I still believe in making albums not singles. I approach records like a movie, meaning that there has to be a flow from start to finish.

?So we can expect to hear the tracks that didn’t make the album on a future releases?

We have a series called the “hidden stash” records, that are the home to unreleased tracks, b-sides remixes, collabos and so on. I am sure all the material will find a home!

?Where how do you think it stacks up to your previous releases?

I look at this record like our first! We added Dirtball so we are entering into uncharted territory. I think this is the strongest Kottonmouth Kings album to date.??

The Kottonmouth Kings are known for evolving musically on each album. Is it difficult to keep things sounding fresh and where do you see yourselves going in the future?

When we make music I try not to have any preconceived boundaries. We might do live punk stuff, acoustic mellow jams or hip hop bangers. We throw all the rule books out the window! We make records that we want to make. It has always been important to make innovative original sounding records. We attempt to have our own sound and style!??

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You have two stellar guest spots on the ‘Long Live The Kings’. What can you tell us about working alongside Tech N9ne and the Insane Clown Posse?

We consider and Tech N9ne and the Kottonmouth Kings to be the underground trifecta. Kottonmouth Kings has Subnoize Records, Insane Clown Posse runs Psychopathic Records and Tech N9ne has Strange Music. We all exist in the same underground arena. We are all close allies, so when we do songs together it sends shockwaves through the underground! It was a honor as always to do songs with both Tech and Insane Clown Posse. The other special guest was Big B on the song “Let’s Do Drugs”!??

Another interesting collaboration the Kottonmouth Kings are involved with is Ward 57 (www.operationward57.org). How did you initially become involved in that cause?

We have so many fans and friends in the military. Anything we can do to support our brothers and sisters in harms way we will do! DJ Product from (Hed)pe set us up with the Ward 57 folks!??

The song “American Made” was a punk track I had recorded when I did an upcoming side project I have called X-Pistols. It is turn n’ burn balls to the wall rip-hop!! I brought it to the group in the studio one day to add some good energy and everyone jumped right on it. Proud to be American!

What is your take on the current state of hip-hop? Do you think we are emerging from the general lull that we have been in for the past few years?

If you look at mainstream music, it is pretty pop and corny. However, if you look deeper than the force fed crap we get shoved down our throat, their is some great progressive music happening. You just have to be willing to search it out! Owning my own label I have the ability to put out music I think is important.

Looking back what do you feel is the defining moment for the The Kottonmouth Kings so far?

We have had so many highs. I think being on the cover of High Times was a great achievement for Kottonmouth Kings. We have been so blessed that our music has enabled us to travel the globe and touch so many people.??

We’ve seen the music industry change so much over the past few years, what advice would you give someone who wants to get into music and make it a career as you have?

It starts with the songs, write songs and make music you want to play. Everybody has something unique and original to contribute. Next I would say use all the great resources the internet provides to get your music out there and build a fanbase! Make music with people you enjoy being around, because it will be your band against the world! Last, I’d say be honest and don’t burn bridges, because karma is a bitch!

When can fans look forward to seeing the Kottonmouth Kings hit the road for a national tour in 2010?

The national tour kicks off May 10th and we are going out on the “Happy Daze” Tour with Insane Clown Posse, Kottonmouth Kings, Coolio, Kittie and Necro. Kottonmouth Kings will be on the road all year long!??

Any special plans for celebrating 420 this year?

Of course, the release of “Long Live The Kings” the new Kottonmouth Kings record! We are playing 420 weekend Friday April 23rd in Phoenix at The Marquee Theatre and Saturday the 24th in Vegas at the Freedom Fest on Fremont street! We will be puffing tuff!

Anything that you want to say to the Kottomouth Kings fans out the before we let you go?

Get out and vote! Let’s legalize freedom. Marijuana reform is going on all over the country get involved in the revolution! Let’s end prohibition and legalize it!

Get all the latest information on the Kotttonmouth Kings at www.kottonmouthkings.com! You can also connect with them via Myspace, Facebook and Twitter!

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Jason Ellis Announces Matches For Ellismania 5, Benji Madden To Take On Riki Rachtman

Jason Ellis Announces Matches For Ellismania 5, Benji Madden To Take On Riki Rachtman

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After the hugely successful, sold-out ELLISMANIA 4 – many thought that former pro-skateboarder and radio host Jason Ellis couldn’t top himself. At the event, ELLIS defeated Nitro Circus star Andy Bell in the card’s main event and then took the stage with Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden for the Taintstick CD release show – which also featured an appearance of Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko performing Ozzy’s classic “Crazy Train” with Taintstick.

Now, Jason Ellis is planning ELLISMANIA 5: Get These Brawls and it is certain to blow last year’s event away. ELLISMANIA 5 will take place April 2nd and 3rd, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock and is set to feature none other than Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden taking on TV personality Riki Rachtman (Headbangers Ball, Daisy of Love) in the main event.

This fight is sure to go down in the history books as it pits ‘Old School’ versus ‘New School’ in a battle where the opponents truly hate each other. Riki Rachtman has released the following Youtube clip discussing the fight:

The rest of the card is as follows:

  • Jason Ellis vs. Mark Zupan (from the feature film Murderball) – both men will be taped to chairs, whoever knocks the other man out of his chair 3 times is the winner.
  • 3 TBA Celebrities will fight blindfolded with electric shock collars on – 3 other TBA Celebrities will control the shock collars.
  • Rawdog (Ellis Show personality/Fan Favorite) vs. Gabi (Rawdog’s sister)

There are other fights that will be announced soon as well.

Many celebrities are expected to attend ELLISMANIA 5, including Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz (of Fall Out Boy), Nicole Richie, Carey Hart, members of Good Charlotte, Mike Vallely, Ryan Sheckler, Chad Reed, Jake Brown, Colin McKay, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Kit Cope, and hip-hip icon Everlast.

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La Coka Nostra Announces New Tour Dates

La Coka Nostra Announces New Tour Dates

lacokanostraLa Coka Nostra has announced a pair of weekend shows in support of their recently released debut album, “A Brand You Can Trust”. The band will be performing this weekend on September 25th in Portland, ME, and on September 26th in Boston, MA.

La Coka Nostra has recently released their video for “Cousin of Death”
online at this location >

The track is the latest single from the group’s debut album, “A Brand You Can Trust”, which features guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Bun B, Psycho Realm, Q-Unique, Immortal Technique, and the Alchemist.

LA COKA NOSTRA TOUR DATES:
Sep 25 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum
Sep 26 – Boston, MA @ The Roxy

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La Coka Nostra Debuts New Single “Bang Bang” (featuring Snoop Dogg) Via Myspace

La Coka Nostra Debuts New Single “Bang Bang” (featuring Snoop Dogg) Via Myspace

lacokanostraStarting June 23, MySpace will be featuring La Coka Nostra’s new single “Bang Bang” featuring Snoop Dogg. The explosive new song is the latest track from the group’s upcoming “A Brand You Can Trust” album to be posted online at www.myspace.com/lacokanostra.

LCN’s Slaine commented on the song: “‘Bang, Bang’ is the name of the track that we did with Snoop, and it is just one of those joints that is built for driving around with the system up. It comes just in time for the summer. I’ve been driving around, knocking it and playing it for cats around my way, and people are lovin’ it. Anytime you catch Snoop on a joint with this kind of feel to it, it just feels timeless.”

La Coka Nostra is proud to announce a July 14 release date for their debut full-length album, “A Brand You Can Trust”. This is the group’s first release on Suburban Noize Records. LCN features Mr. White (Everlast, House of Pain), DJ Lethal (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit), Danny Boy (House of Pain), ILL BILL (Non Phixion), and Slaine (Special Teamz). The album features special appearances from no less than Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Bun B, Psycho Realm, Immortal Technique, Q-Unique & the Alchemist!! The Hip Hop hybrid will also launch a killer live show on several European Dates and on The Rock The Bells Tour.

Following several European tour dates this July, La Coka Nostra will be making several appearances at this summer’s Rock The Bells tour, which features Nas, Damien Marley, The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Common, Big Boi, KRS-One, House of Pain, Tech N9ne, RZA, GZA, Raekwon, and more!

‘A Brand You Can Trust’ Track List:

1) Bloody Sunday (featuring Big Left & Sen Dog of Cypress Hill)
2) Get You By
3) Bang Bang (featuring Snoop Dogg)
4) The Stain
5) I’m An American (featuring B-Real of Cypress Hill)
6) Brujeria (featuring Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm)
7) Once Upon A Time
8) Cousin Of Death
9) Choose Your Side (featuring Bun B of UGK)
10) Hardcore Chemical
11) Soldier’s Story (featuring Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm)
12) Gun In Your Mouth
13) Nuclear Medicinemen (featuring Q-Unique & Immortal Technique)
14) That’s Coke
15) Fuck Tony Montana (featuring Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm & B-Real of Cypress Hill)

La Coka Nostra European Tour Dates:
July 03 – Denmark – Roskilde Festival
July 04 – Kristiansand – Quart Festival
July 06 – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
July 07 – Münster – Skaters Palace
July 08 – Amsterdam – Melkweg
July 10 – Switzerland – Montreux Jazz
July 11 – Switzerland – Frauenfeld Festival
July 12 – Germany – Splash Festival
August 22 – Prague – Hip Hop Kemp

La Coka Nostra – Rock The Bells Tour Dates:
(featuring House of Pain, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Damian Marley, Tech N9ne, the Roots, Big Boi, Common, and more)
July 18 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
July 19 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 06 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 08 – Devore, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre
August 09 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

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