AZ Rockers DED are set to drop their album Mis-An-Thrope 07/21/17. FMFY and Anti-Everything have smashed the airways in recent months. DED has landed on the fast track in just 2 shorts years landing slots on some of the biggest festivals; Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and Chicago Open Air (to name a few) as well as being an opener for Korn’s recent spring tour.
The album is solid, heavy and can effortlessly get trapped in your head. It’s one to be on the playlist while you’re driving, working out, or even just kickin’ it. Mis-An-Thrope presents an intense, melodic headbanging experience. The album is reminiscent of bands such as; Slipknot, Limp Bizkit and Korn. The song “Hate Me” takes a classic childhood melody and taunt to immediately engage the listener. The first 10 songs out of 11 are pure heavy hitters, triggering air drumming, air guitar solos, screaming along with the lyrics while headbanging, all of what you expect from the singles that have been released. The final song the album is a ballad of sorts, to be honest, it takes away from the passion of the whole album. You spend your time hearing these amazing, aggressive and lyrically beautiful songs to, in a sense, be let down with a slow melodic closer.
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Overall, this album is an astounding 1st release for the guys of DED. It encompasses who they are and where they belong in the music world. DED has a bright future ahead of them if they keep it up. Be sure to check them out when they are in your hometown, and be sure to pick up Mis-An-Thrope, out 7/21/17. - Amanda Bertsch
3. Dead To Me
5. Remember The Enemy
8. Hate ME
9. I Exist
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. With the release of their second single “Anti-Everything” – DED is poised to impact the Hard Rock and Metal scene in a big way.
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. Cotela says “With our music - 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 & alt. metal that goes beyond anger - including themes like existentialism and ego in everyday life.
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 @ Suretone Records – who discovered and grew the careers of platinum rock acts Staind and Limp Bizkit, among others. Suretone released their first single and video for “FMFY” in December 2016. If HR Geiger's art work had a soundtrack, it would be DED. Hard core music bands aren’t cannibals anymore and DED aims to shake fans out of stagnant silence and carve out the sound of today. The band has signed with CAA for booking, and will be opening for Korn in May. They have already been booked on “Carolina Rebellion”, “Rock On The Range”, “Rocklahoma”, and Chicago Open Air Festivals. Dedication and hard work have paid off – and the sky’s the limit for DED. Their debut album "Mis-An-thrope' will be released on July 21st, 2017.
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iTunes Pre-order link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mis-an-thrope/id1238486219