Insane Clown Posse / Attila

Gas Monkey Live Presents

Insane Clown Posse / Attila

Hed PE

Sun Mar 18

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Gas Monkey Live!

$25.00 - $750.00

This event is all ages

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$25 Advance/ $28 Day of Show/ $45 Premier Red Room/ $200 Premier Tables/ $750 Premier Cabanas

Insane Clown Posse
Insane Clown Posse
When Insane Clown Posse (ICP) emerged from the darkness surrounding Detroit’s underground music scene in the early 90s, the world had yet to imagine the impact that the hardcore hip-hop style spawned by these two artists — Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope — would bring to bear on mainstream music. Shunned by mainstream music players like MTV and castigated in the media, banned from radio airwaves and yanked from the shelves of “conventional” retail outlets, ICP was dealt a hand that seemed destined for swift and certain failure. Instead, the duo amassed a following of millions of fans endearingly called “Juggalos” and smashed through the ceiling of music industry expectation.
You know you want this.

It's been far too long since a heavy metal band could get the party started the way Attila can. Drinks will be pounded down, blunts will be blown, panties will be thrown, and everyone will have the time of their lives once the Atlanta quintet's sixth full-length album, Guilty Pleasure [Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie], pipes through the speakers. Hell, you don't even have to admit you love it—hence the title—but we know you will (or at least your girlfriend will)…

2013 became a landmark year for the group—Chris "Fronz" Fronzak [lead vocals], Chris Linck [guitar], Nate Salameh [guitar], Kalan Blehm [bass guitar, backing vocals], and Sean Heenan [drums]. Their fifth offering, About That Life, snatched #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #5 on the Independent Chart, #4 on the Hard Music Chart, and #5 on the Rock Chart, moving over 14,200 copies first week. In the midst of sold out headline shows around the States, the band began working on what would become Guilty Pleasure at the end of the year. This time around, Fronz possessed a clear vision that included embracing seven-string guitars, adopting lower tunings, and nodding to turn-of-the-century classics from Slipknot, Korn, and Limp Bizkit.

"We're never going to write the same album twice," he declares. "We're always going to maintain our sound and style, but we bring something new to the table for our fans to keep it fresh and interesting. Lyrically, I expanded. It's not all about partying and being crazy. I touched on some real shit. I dropped some knowledge. I wanted to be more real because I owe it to our audience. The songs are more meaningful."

Once again, the boys retreated to the studio with Joey Sturgis [Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men] in Michigan. Together, they amped up everything across the board.

"It's a heavier and more fun Attila," smiles Fronz. "It's rap metal at its finest. There are elements from our older albums as well as new flavors."

That's apparent on the first single "Proving Grounds". The guys ignite an atomic hook bolstered by succinct riffing and a percussive slam. "'Proving Grounds' are areas that the government would test nuclear and atomic bombs," he goes on. "Anyone can relate to this because we all have doubters. You have to take that doubt and leverage it do better. Proving people wrong is the ultimate satisfaction."

On "Rebel", Fronz spits incendiary bars over a barrage of chugging jackhammer guitars. Everything culminates on an anthemic refrain that's equally ballsy and blistering.

"It's about being yourself, doing what you love, and not giving a fuck about what authorities, parents, or people tell you that you're supposed to do," he proclaims. "That's an important message. You can't always live by the rules. If you really want to do something, you just have to do it. I want to encourage kids to use their ambition and do what they love."

Then, there's "Horsepig". Boasting brash delivery and another sizable groove, it's a special one for Fronz as it proved to be a family affair. "My three-year-old son actually named that song," he admits. "One day, I showed him a flashcard of a warthog. He knew what it was, but he wanted to change the name to 'Horsepig' since a warthog looks like a horse and a pig. Later that day, we wrote the song, and I had to use the word he invented for its title."

Along the way, Attila have turned "party metal" into a bona fide art form. Formed in 2005, they've continually clawed their way towards heavy music domination. In addition to being a headliner on Warped Tour 2014 and touring alongside everybody from Suicide Silence to Asking Alexandria and Memphis May Fire, these mayhem mavens have sold over 100,000 records to date. They're preaching a new kind of gospel too…

"Our generation is killing rock 'n' roll by writing all of this pussy-ass music," he leaves off. "This kind of music is about breaking the rules and pushing the limits. That's what Attila has done and we will continue to do. We're breaking rules. We don't give a fuck if people like us or not. We're doing what we love and having the time of our loves. The world needs that. We're happy to be your outlet. Have a fucking blast. We're your Guilty Pleasure."
Hed PE
Hed PE
Are you a fan of the band hed PE? If so then you might want to learn about the various band members. The only remaining member of the original band members is Jared Gomes. How much do you know about him?

Gomes Jared is a Brazilian-American rapper/singer who’s most famous for being Hed Pes lead vocalist. He was born as Paulo Sergio Gomes in February 1964. Both of his parents were of Brazilian descent. Gomes started in the music industry as the frontman for the Clue. The new wave band was active from the years 1984 to 1990.

Gomes then joined the band Urban Sexx Tribe from the years 1991 to 1994. Gomes later met guitarist Wes Geer while the two were in the hardcore punk scene in Orange County, California. They formed a band named “Hed” after recruiting a guitarist, bassist, drummer, and DJ. The band stands for “higher education.”

Hed became popular at local venues due to the energetic performances. The band released its first extended play entitled “Church of Realities,” which was self-financed. The band was facing some legal issues so it changed the name of the band to Hed PE. The acronym PE stood for Planet Earth.

The problem is the band had some problems repaying the money they had been advanced by Jive Records. This put the band in a strange situation. On one hand, they had fulfilled their dream of launching a new band and new album. However, the problem is the money they owed put them in a difficult situation.

A big event happened to Gomes in October 2000. That’s when he was arrested for marijuana possession while the band performed in Connecticut. He was released on a bail of $1,500. Hed PE went on to record 2 more albums on the Jive label then left the company. The band’s goal was to release albums on its own but signed with Suburban Noize Records.

Gomes stated that he wanted to record a solo hip-hop album. He stated that he needed to become more disciplined instead of watching the TV show “South Park” for 8 hours in a row. Gomes then appeared on the sixth studio album of Twiztid titled “Independents Day.” Gomes had talked about appearing on albums by members of Korn and System of a Down but the projects never happened.

Gomes’ vocal style varies greatly and includes singing, rapping, etc. He’s been influenced by various musicians and band including Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols, Rage Against the Machine, The Ramones, Bob Marley, NWA, Beastie Boys, and others. He’s also been influenced by various music genres including punk rock, heavy metal, reggae, and ska.

The last few Hed PE albums have been more political than previous ones. Gomes supports social liberal politicians. He also supports the 9/11 Truth movement that includes conspiracy theorists who dispute that Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed into NYC’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, DC after hijacking 4 airliners. The main focus of the theorists is on missing information from the NIST theory. They argue that there’s been a cover-up.
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