Sevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon will lend his richly soulful pipes to 'Stand Up,' a song on (Hed) pe's forthcoming 'Truth Rising' album, which is in stores on Oct. 26 thanks to Suburban Noise Records. Given the disparity between L.J.'s vocal style and that of (Hed) pe -- with the latter predominantly rapping -- the song should be a dynamic juggernaut.

"Working with Lajon from Sevendust was a dream come true," commented (Hed) pe vocalist Jahred in an official statement. "I have always loved Lajon's voice, and was waiting for the right song to get him on. When I wrote the chorus for 'Stand Up,' I immediately knew it was one that Lajon would be perfect for. I have been a fan of Sevendust since the beginning, and this track was a long time coming. Finally after 10-plus years we collaborated and I love what came out of it."

(Hed) pe have recruited impressive guest vocalists on previous efforts. Kittie singer Morgan Lander and System of a Down's Serj Tankian both lent their vocals to tracks on 2000's 'Broke' to excellent results.

The band is currently offering an exclusive, five-song 'Skull & Bonus' CD to fans who pre-order 'Truth Rising' online. The CD will also contain a 30-minute interview with Jahred as he discusses the Truth Movement.

(Hed) pe will be on the road throughout October as direct support for Suicidal Tendencies.