Phoenix, Arizona-based Ded will release their debut album, “Mis-An-thrope”, on Thursday, July 21, 2017.
- Joe Cotela (Vocals)
- David Ludlow (Guitar)
- Kyle Koelsch (Bass)
- Matt Reinhard (Drums)
If you’re not pissed off, then you’re not paying attention. Heavy music is alive, and Ded is bringing back the aggressive spirit that is authentic to the genre. “There is an honesty and a “fuck you” about hard core music that I don’t feel as often anymore,” says lead singer Joe Cotela. Ded is loud and aggressive, but it serves as a positive outlet – the band produces an unapologetic sound that draws from the art of fantasy and expressive screams.
Ded was born in the music scene of Phoenix, Arizona and has been together for 2 years. Band members Joe Cotela (Vocals), David Ludlow (Guitar), Kyle Koelsch (Bass), and Matt Reinhard(Drums) developed a friendship, and ultimately a musical partnership that mixes horror and dark imagery to develop a familiar, yet unique sound that sets them apart from other bands. “With our music,” said Cotela, “we want to make the listener feel like how you feel after you’ve watched a really good horror movie – on edge, jittery…and very much alive.” They incorporate these volatile elements into their lyrics with the hopes that it will breathe new life into the hard core genre. Imagine an inspired take on outward thinking that transcends screaming and low-tuned riffs. Their sound is meant to “be in your face and tell it like it is,” while paying homage to Korn and Pantera, who served as early inspirations. Ded are also influenced by more recent bands like Slipknot and Bring Me The Horizon. This is modern hard rock and alternative metal that goes beyond anger, including themes like existentialism and ego in everyday life. The lyrics are timely and resonate with an audience navigating the chaotic world we live in.
The band’s work ethic, drive, and dedication led them to record an EP that quickly made the rounds of the music industry, and started a buzz that opened doors. Using that as a springboard, the band hit the road and toured with Beartooth, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Upon a Burning Body, The Acacia Strain, John 5, Powerman 5000, and Insane Clown Posse among others. Their touring helped grow awareness in the business and brought them to the attention of producer John Feldmann (Disturbed, Blink-182, Beartooth). Their collaboration with Feldmann culminated in the band signing with Jordan Schur at Suretone Records, who discovered and grew the careers of platinum rock acts Staind, Limp Bizkit, and several others. Suretone released their first single and video for “FMFY” in December 2016.
2017 has been a busy year for Ded – they have been playing Major Rock festivals and will be touring with KORN this summer. Their single “Anti-Everything” is Top 20 and climbing at Active Rock Radio, and is on standout Hard Rock and Metal playlists at all major streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Google Play Music. The video for “Anti-Everything” is at almost 1 million views on Youtube.
Ded have just released a new lyric video for “Dead To Me”:
The band is repped by CAA for booking.
- Dead To Me
- Remember The Enemy
- Hate ME
- I Exist
Ded – Upcoming Tour dates
- June 30 – Mesa Amphitheatre – Mesa, AZ (KUPD Show)
- July 13 – Rock USA – Oshkosh, WI
- August 9 – Diamondz Events Center – Jerome, ID (KEDJ show)
- August 10 – 3rdWheel – Lewiston, ID (KOZZ show)
- August 11 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA (KHTQ show)
- August 12 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID (KQXR show)
DED Festival Appearances (More coming this fall)
- 7/16 — Chicago Open Air – Bridgeville, IL
- 7/22 — Rise Above Festival – Bangor, ME
- 9/9 – Revolution Rock Festival – Foxwoods Resort, CT
- 9/22 – High Elevation Rock Festival – Denver, CO
- 9/30 – Louder Than Life -Louisville, KY
- 10/1 – Sonic Boom – Janesville, WI
- 10/7 – Rock Allegiance – Camden, NJ
- 10/15 – Houston Open Air – Houston, TX
- 10/21 – Aftershock – Sacramento, Ca
DED with Korn, Stone Sour and more
- 07/19 – Syracuse, N.Y. — Lakeview Amphitheater
- 07/20 – Mansfield, Mass. — Xfinity Center
- 07/23 – Hartford, Ct. — Xfiniity Theatre
- 07/25 – Toronto, Ontario — The Molson Amphitheatre
- 07/26 – Camden, N.J. — BB&T Pavilion
- 07/27 – Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Bank Arts Center
- 07/29 – Noblesville, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center
- 07/30 – Clarkston, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theatre
- 08/01 – Cincinnati, Ohio — Riverbend Music Center
- 08/02 – Cleveland, Ohio — Blossom Music Center