Dropout Kings And DED Join Forces For New Song “Lights Out”

Dropout Kings and DED have joined forces for a new song titled “Lights Out.” Dropout Kings’ Adam Ramey said the following about that:

“Working with Joe [Cotela] & DED has been something we’ve wanted to do for a long time since we both come from Phoenix, Arizona. The track ‘Lights Out‘ is one of my favorite songs on the album and Joe killed it! I think it’s a sound our fans have been wanting and missing.”

Watch Kid In Slipknot Costume Crowd Surf Atop His Father During DED’s Louder Than Life Set

During DED’s set at this year’s Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, KY, a kid in a Slipknot costume navigated the crowd by using his father as a surfboard. Footage of the cool moment has since gone viral and can be seen below:

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In This Moment Announce May U.S. Tour With Bad Omens & DED

In This Moment have announced a May U.S. tour with Bad Omens and DED. Here’s the dates:

05/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid-Hudson Civic Center
05/14 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
05/15 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
05/17 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
05/19 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville Festival (In This Moment only)
05/20 Dothan, AL – The Plant (no DED)
05/21 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
05/24 Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee Theatre
05/25 Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
05/27 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
05/28 Syracuse, NY – Sharkey’s Event Center
05/29 Portland, ME – State Theatre

DED To Release New Album “School Of Thought” In October

DED have announced that their new album, “School Of Thought,” will be receiving a digital release on October 15 (physical copies out November 19). You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“School Of Thought” Track Listing:

01. “Ghost”
02. “Kill Beautiful Things”
03. “Love Song”
04. “Eyes Sewn Shut”
05. “A Mannequin Idol”
06. “Parasite”
07. “Persona”
08. “My Blood”
09. “10 Minutes Underwater”
10. “Half Alive”
11. “Lost”

DED frontman Joe Cotela commented:

“We are elated to release our sophomore album ‘School Of Thought‘, as we really pushed ourselves outside of our comfort zone and that is where growth and great things can happen. A school of thought is the perspective of a group of people who share common characteristics of opinion or outlook of a philosophy, cultural movement, or art movement.

That is what The DED Nation is. It speaks to the lyrics and the foundation of the ethos of DED‘s message. We cover themes of self-empowerment, mental health, darkness, anger, futility, false idols, and being the change you want to see amongst others — everything it is to be a human while navigating through this life. I think it includes a broader spectrum of our influences and where we can venture creativity and dynamically as well. We feel it and we hope everyone else does, too.”

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, & DED Postpone Immediate Shows Due To Members Of The Bands Testing Positive For COVID-19

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, and DED have postponed their September 24 show in Lubbock, TX and their September 25 show in Oklahoma City, OK. Both dates were scrapped after members of the bands, including Black Veil Brides’ Christian “CC” Coma, tested positive for COVID-19.

Black Veil Brides issued the following statement:

“The In This Moment/Black Veil Brides/Ded show scheduled for today, September 24 in Lubbock, TX at The Pavilion and Saturday, September 25 in Oklahoma City at The Criterion have been postponed due to several members of bands on tour testing positive for COVID-19. The tour plans to pick back up in Denver on Monday Sep 27. If you have tickets to either of these shows please stand by for more info.

We will be performing a special acoustic storytellers’ set without CC when the tour resumes in Denver on September 27th and next week. The change is due to CC testing positive for COVID-19. The rest of the BVB band and crew have tested negative multiple times and are completely healthy. The entire BVB tour crew is remaining in isolation out of an abundance of caution until the tour resumes on Monday. The current plan is to move forward with the acoustic performances and VIP Meet & Greets until such time that CC can rejoin the tour and return to the full production live shows.”

Ded Premiere “Kill Beautiful Things” Music Video

Ded have premiered a new video for their new song “Kill Beautiful Things.” The clip, which can be seen below, was co-directed by Marc Klasfeld and In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink.

Singer Joe Cotela commented

“‘Kill Beautiful Things’ is about the survival of compassion and love in the modern world. And how you navigate the path of life to not succumb to the evils of humanity. Adopting a ‘fight fire with fire’ mentality. The song shines a light on our struggle to exist with a conscious mind and good intentions against an overwhelming current of negativity and strife.

I don’t enjoy when I get pulled into the darkness of my mind, yet I cannot deny it strengthens me against becoming this person I don’t want to be. I do feel we all need to remind ourselves of the sacred place we come from to preserve our identity and remain on our path to our true destiny, as there are many false ones on detours along the way.”

Notably, the track serves as the group’s first new music written with guitarist Alex Adamcik. Him and bassist Kyle Koelsch sent a rough demo of the song to Cotela, who wrote the lyrics while listening to it in his car. The vocalist said the following about that:

“It’s extraordinary when that happens and the magic all flows to you in a moment. With all of those unique elements happening, I’m so pleased with the result of a fresh sound for this track and the message of the video.”

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Ded, & Raven Black Announce Rescheduled Dates For Their U.S. Tour

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Ded, and Raven Black have officially announced the rescheduled dates for their U.S. tour. The trek is now scheduled to take place this fall.

Tour Dates:

09/17 Lincoln, NE – Centennial Mall & M Street
09/18 Springfield, MO – Shrine Mosque
09/19 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
09/20 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
09/22 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
09/24 Lubbock, TX – Lone Star Amphitheater
09/25 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
09/27 Denver, CO – Mission Theatre
09/29 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/30 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
10/02 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/03 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
10/05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/07 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
10/08 Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena
10/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (no Black Veil Brides
10/12 Boise, ID – Revolution Center
10/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
10/14 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
10/16 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre
10/19 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
10/20 St. Louis, MO – The Factory @ The District
10/22 Hammond, IN – Horseshoe Hammond
10/23 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
10/24 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
10/26 Green Bay, WI – Resch Expo
10/27 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
10/29 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
10/30 Columbus, OH – Express Live
10/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora
11/03 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/05 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/06 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
11/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/09 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
11/10 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11/12 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
11/13 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s
11/14 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music
11/16 Richmond, VA – The National
11/17 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
11/19 Tampa, FL – Hard Rock Casino
11/20 Lake Buena Vista, CA – House of Blues
11/21 Atlanta Georgia – The Tabernacle

Ded Premiere New Song “Parasite”

Ded have premiered a new song titled “Parasite.“ Joe Cotela commented:

“This is a straight up Ded track. I think this will be a live fan favorite in the future once concerts start happening again. It’s also one of the heavier tracks from the new batch of songs that we’re working on. Lyrically, ‘Parasite‘ is written from the point of view of a human sickness — whether it be anxiety, addiction, depression, or something else. It’s an invisible monster inside us that torments and feed off of us. It is empowering and cathartic to me to be in those shoes — it brings me closer to understanding my demons. Educating and confronting ourselves is imperative to personal growth, healing, and positive change.”