Dope is an American heavy metal band from Villa Park, Illinois, formed in 1997 in Chicago. The band was founded by song writer and lead singer Edsel Dope in 1997. As a child, Edsel and his brother, Simon Dope, were separated when their parents divorced. When the two were adults, they reunited and Simon joined Edsel’s band, playing keyboards. The pair then recruited Tripp Eisen as guitarist, Preston Nash as drummer, and Acey Slade as bassist.
Unlike many of the popular bands from the 1990s, Dope derived their sound from influences taken from heavy metal bands and fused that with the sound of industrial rock acts who had made waves earlier in the decade, such as Ministry and Skinny Puppy.
Since 1994 (hed)p.e. has been turning heads with their brand of original and unique music. The band has been called everything from rock, metal, punk, reggae, rapcore, and more. With such a vast career and 10 studio albums, the band has earned their place as one of the most original and well respected acts on the planet (earth that is!).
“We here at (hed)p.e. come to bring inspirational music for the worldwide family. I want my people to know its okay to fall, JUST GET THE F**K UP! Our mission: to go forward with our music and shine a light in the darkness. Blending metal, reggae, hip hop and punk, we’ve cultivated a worldwide underground following. Inspiring revolution and reflection every step of the way” says vocalist and founding member Jahred.
ABOUT APOPHIS THEORY–
Apophis Theory was formed in July of 2007 by Rob Jones (formerly of Red Eye Rhapsody – Portland, OR and the Ron Truhertz Project – Portland, OR), John “Reverend Chainsaw” Faler (formerly of Babies in the Sink – Washougal, WA and Hydrozeen – Washougal, WA) and Jake “Deakon Grage” Sutton (formerly of Shattered Soul – Warner Robins, GA, Amity – Warner Robins, GA, Sinnomore – Medford, OR, Throttlebody – Boring, OR and Hydrozeen – Washougal, WA)
After the group was formed, an addition of Alex Steel on lead guitar rounded the group out, a 19 year old guitar prodigy. Alex left the band in 2008 for personal reasons and was replaced by Ray Cassidy for a short span. Dan Noe took over on lead guitar…then left. After Dan left Rob, Chainsaw and Deakon pushed on as a power trio.
Today Apophis Theory is complete as a 3 piece band. Current members are Rob, Chainsaw and Deakon.
Apophis Theory’s sound is unique with a killer groove to their songs. Their live shows are energetic and full of spirit. At this time Apophis Theory is preparing to record…this time they are doing it the right way. Watch out the asteroid is about to conquer the EARTH!
ABOUT TOXIC ZOMBIE–
Embalmed with the foundation of American Rock N Roll and rejuvenated with decades of iconic influences. Toxic Zombie has been reborn from the slowly rotting corpse of modern music to bring back the undead drive of straight forward brain eating rock!
Toxic Zombie has self-produced two full length Albums (Poison The Airwaves, Live Toxic, Die Toxic) one E.P (intoxicated), three Music Videos (Gypsy, Run For Your Life, Embrace The Horror) and a lyric video for the most recent single (Liar).They have performed on the Sumerian records stage, for the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, as well as consistently perform as direct support for touring acts that visit the Pacific Northwest region. Toxic Zombie are currently working on a follow up to “Live Toxic, Die Toxic” entitled “Going Viral” but will be releasing singles along the way for fans to enjoy and possibly help guide development. New music videos and lots of live shows throughout the Pacific Northwest will continue to increase while they gear up for national touring in 2017. Being completely self-funded independent artists allow them to bring the fans what the fans want. Versus the laboratory concocted monsters that just stumble around for a while then fall down, Toxic Zombie represents the undying spirit that embodies Rock N Roll culture of all genres and stand by the statement “Rock N Roll is UnDead.”