Lyrical geniuses DED recently completed the latest piece to their catalogue. Mis-An-thrope, the band’s debut album is an absolute thrill ride, stopping only to refuel. Scheduled to be released to the public on July 21, 2017, anyone that has had a DED experience at one of their latest shows is in for a treat.
DED has been gaining some serious attention in the national scene as they’ve recently been added as support for their brothers in Nu-Metal, Korn, and Stone Sour, as well as a handful of festivals throughout the summer. This band is still relatively new to the Nu-Metal scene, born two years ago out of Phoenix, AZ, but emerging quickly.
This aggressive four-piece band is comprised of:
Joe Cotela (vocals)
David Ludlow (guitar)
Kyle Koelsch (bass)
Matt Reinhard (drums)
According to the press release, Joe Cotela says, “There is an honesty and a “Fuck You” about hardcore music that I don’t feel as often anymore.”
As soon as you crack the cellophane on this disk, you’re already committed. This is an album to be played loud and proud. There doesn’t seem to be any other way to play it.
From the top, the first lyrics are “Get up and fucking GO!!” on “Architect;” immediate gut wrenching power. “What I say goes, no control. When I say go, go psycho.” You can’t compare this raw energy in a studio recording to any band currently making records.
The band’s first single from Mis-An-thrope, “Anti-Everything” has a bit more flare and finesse, yet keeps on the same line during the choruses. Showing the intelligible lyricism of Joe Cotela, and the control over his highs and lows, it truly was an excellent choice for the band’s first single. You may even find yourself stuck on the repeat button a few times before proceeding. Continuing the trend with the aggressive style and throat cutting lyrics, “Rope” is an anthem to all people that need a break in life. “I’m at the end of my rope” & “I’m not afraid of you, I’m afraid of what I might do.” My take from this track is “Don’t fuck with me, you could be next,” and it works wonderfully.
By now, you’re eight tracks in, heart racing, fist bumping along as you drive or work out. A few more tracks left before the end of the race and you’ll end up throwing the whole album on repeat anyways. The last track, “Beautiful” is a change of pace from the craziness. An amazing ballad to end the album. “I hate you cause you’re beautiful.”
3. Dead To Me
5. Remember The Enemy
8. Hate ME
9. I Exist
Don’t sleep on this band. They’re new and they’re hungry. Trust me, this is going to be a huge success. With the support role on this current run with Korn and Stone Sour, this will open eyes everywhere. For such a young band, their passion and talent will bring them to the next level very quickly.
Check out the tour dates!
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
iTunes Pre-order link: http://itunes.apple.com/
Smart URL to all streaming/sales outlets: http://smarturl.it/misanthrope