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October 19, 2011


Endless war, exploitation, lies. Turn the anger and outrage into a guitar riff, and you have the pulsing heart of “Blind Eye,” the latest release from All Your Heroes Become Villains by Ed Hale and The Transcendence. The riff, accomplished by some tricky open-D tuning, and then mirrored by syncopated bass (Roger Houdaille) and drums (Ricardo Mazzi), sets the emotional tone, giving the listener more than a hint where the song is going.

“It’s cynical as hell but I think it’s how a lot of us feel right now in the US; and around the world,” says Ed Hale. “You [politicians, elected officials] can do whatever the fuck you want to. I’m sick of your lies. I’m sick of your endless wars. So here’s the deal: do whatever you want to. I’m sick of fighting you. So I’m going to turn a blind eye to you and your wicked bs. But just don’t mess with me or my family. Don’t come near my home. And don’t ask me to help you in your quest to destroy the world around us.” Hale’s haunting lyrics, “Everything I hear/And everything I see/I won’t be afraid/You won’t bother me/All your evil ways/With everything you do/I will turn away/You won’t bother me, ” are delivered with such steady resolve that you can almost picture him turning his back silently afterward. The refrain, “Murder Greed Destruction Exploitation Rape Sex and Violence/Take your money Take your money Take your money” whispered quickly and venemously, came from a list Hale wrote at Fred Freeman’s, the producer of the album, suggestion. About halfway through, “Blind Eye” begins to spin, vocals, guitar, drums, bass and effects coming together in a representation of the chaos and evil present in the world today. Download “Blind Eye” now.

July 5, 2006

New rare LIVE track available exclusively on

A new LIVE version of the song CAETANO from the band’s latest CD Nothing is cohesive has just been released exclusively through The electrifying performance of the song finds the band in top form. It was taken from their performance last year in New York at the CMJ Music Marathon. Listen to the song here (now offiline; listen here)

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August 15, 2005

The Remix Lounge has been opened!

Take a trip or just chill while you are surfing the site. Enter the REMIX LOUNGE featuring DJ KAMRAN’s hot remixes of some of your favorite TRANSCENDENCE songs.

Click here to enter the lounge.

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March 28, 2005

Get free Transcendence MP3s from offers a few more songs as downloads from both the band’s SLEEP WITH YOU and NOTHING IS COHESIVE on their website here:

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September 11, 2002

Ed Hale and the Transcendence release Sept. 11th tribute song titled “Rebuild America”

Ed Hale and the Transcendence spent the last three days in the studio recording a song in honor of the one year anniversary of last years September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City. The song is entitled Rebuild America and was written by Ed last year on September 11th.

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I saw the planes crash into us
I saw the people cry
I saw the buildings come crumbling
I saw the rescuers sigh
I saw the president weep
On national TV
I saw the volunteers sweeping
To clean the new York city streets
As we try
Yes we try
To rebuild America
The land of our fathers
The land of our mothers
We are not alone

“This is a very personal song for me. I never played it for the guys and had no intention of putting it on an album or anything. I just wrote to get it out. I would play it a lot around the house during those first few days after the attacks as a way to deal with my emotions. Last week I thought about the song when I realized the anniversary was coming up and I played the song for the guys and said maybe it’s not us, you know, but hey do you guys want to record it? Everyone jumped in and really gave their all, sang and played more passionately and openly than I think we ever have before. I wish it never happened. I hope we really can rebuild.” Ed

Recorded at Dungeon Recording Studios, September 8th to 10th
Engineered by Fred Freeman and Joe Williams
Produced by Ed Hale and Fred Freeman
Mixed and Mastered by Fred Freeman

Jon Rose: keyboards, string arrangements, and samples
Ricardo Mazzi: drums
Fernando Perdomo: guitars
Roger Houdaille: bass guitar
Ed Hale: vocals and guitar