(Hed) PE is a nu-metal quintet from Huntington Beach, California. They fuse punk energy with hip hop lyrics and instrumentation to form a sound they call 'G-punk'. The rap metal act deliver a sensory assault of pumped up aggro-laden rock packed with gutteral emotion and unadulterated rage.
Originally based in Huntington Beach, CA, the band was founded in 1994 by frontman Jahred, whose goal was to fuse the region's long-standing punk rock heritage with G-funk-inflected hip-hop. He was shortly joined by bassist Mark who has remained alongside the band until present day. The line up is currently rounded out by guitarist Jaxon and drummer Trauma.
“A hardcore blueprint to spin circle pits” - Rock Sound
Melodic Hardcore 5-piece from Wisconsin who formed in 2011. Vocalist Carter Daniels left the band in 2014 and was replaced by Danny "Big D" Adamsuc from Indiana.
Melody. Power. Beauty. Ferocity.
This is Black Orchid Empire.
BOE’s powerful music resonates with fans of QOTSA, Deftones and Royal Blood.
Driven, determined and exceptionally talented, this ferocious trio infuse complex melodies and mammoth riffs to create instantly memorable – yet beautifully vulnerable songs.
Following performances alongside heavyweights Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie and Editors, as well as winning Emergenza UK, the bands high-impact show has seen them steadily grow in acclaim.
Thriving in the resurgent British rock scene, Black Orchid Empire are perfectly poised to be one of the breakthrough acts of the year.