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.”

Faith No More To Replace Limp Bizkit At 2021 Aftershock Festival

Faith No More have been added to this year’s Aftershock Festival. The band will be replacing Limp Bizkit, who have decided to cancel all of their 2021 dates. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Faith No More, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Death Angel, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX,and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, DED, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

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.”

Mudvayne, Atreyu, Crown The Empire, Etc. Added To 2022 “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach” Cruise/Festival Event

More bands have been added to the upcoming “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach” cruise/festival event. The ship will sail from Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize on February 16-21, 2022 and it will find bands performing on the boat and at a festival on a private beach. The following artists will perform on the ship: Mudvayne, Mastodon, Black Stone Cherry, Atreyu, Tremonti, Saint Asonia, Crown The Empire, Escape The Fate, New Years Day, Fire From The Gods, Bad Omens, Jeris Johnson, Tetrarch, DED, All Good Things, Joyous Wolf, Plush, and Afterlife. The following artists will perform on the beach: Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, Black Stone Cherry, New Years Day, Tetrarch, and Amigo The Devil. Kevin Martin (Candlebox), Amigo The Devil, Brett Scallions Auparavant Fuel, and Austin Meade will also perform on the Voragos Storytellers Stage, while Jim Breuer, Big Jay Oakerson, Rachel Feinstein, and Shayne Smith will preform on the Voragos Comedy Stage. Furthermore, Brass Against, The Voragos Shut Up & Dance, and more will also be taking part in midnight after-parties.

Volbeat And Papa Roach Added To 2021 Rebel Rock Fest

Volbeat and Papa Roach have been added to this year’s Rebel Rock Festival. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated lineup can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): Volbeat, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite), Slaves, Erra, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Kyng, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Fate Destroyed, Matriarchs, and Part Time Superheroes

September 24: Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Afterlife, Dirty Machine, Pigweed, and Circa Arcana.

September 25: Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Legends Of Wu-Tang, DevilDriver, August Burns Red, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Another Day Dawns, Them Evils, Small Town Titans, Falling Through April, Farewell To Fear, Fecility, and Grin Cynic.

September 26: The Used, Rise Against, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Destrophy, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, Below 7, Kill The Imposter, and Lost In Silence.

Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Mastodon, Etc. Set For Inaugural “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach”

Danny Wimmer Presents and Sixthman have announced a new cruise/festival event, which they are calling “Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach.” The ship will sail from Miami, FL to Harvest Caye, Belize on February 16-21, 2022. Various bands will perform on the ship, while others will perform at a festival on a private beach.

The following artists will perform at the festival:

  • Rob Zombie
  • Chevelle
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • New Years Day
  • Tetrarch
  • Amigo The Devil

The following artists will perform on the cruise:

  • Mastodon
  • Black Stone Cherry
  • Tremonti
  • Saint Asonia
  • Escape The Fate
  • New Years Day
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Bad Omens
  • Jeris Johnson
  • Tetrarch
  • Ded
  • All Good Things
  • Joyous Wolf
  • Plush

Amigo The Devil, Kevin Martin (Candlebox), Brett Scallions Auparavant Fuel, and Austin Meade will also perform on the Voragos Storytellers Stage, while Jim Breuer, Big Jay Oakerson, Rachel Feinstein, and Shayne Smith will preform on the Voragos Comedy Stage. Furthermore, Brass Against, The Voragos Shut Up & Dance, and more will also be taking part in midnight after-parties.

Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes commented:

“Although we’ve always been intrigued by the idea of a ‘rock cruise,’ there are others in the space that already do it really well. For DWP to do a cruise, we had to have something that would make our voyage uniquely ours. The opportunity to work with Sixthman and add a festival on a private island in Belize gave us the twist we were looking for and the comfort of working with a best-in-class partner like the Sixthman team. When else will you ever have the chance to see Rob Zombie and Chevelle on a private island with 3,000 of your closest friends? This is exactly the once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience that DWP likes to create for our amazing fans.”

Sixthman CEO Anthony Diaz added:

“Today’s announcement of the high octane lineup and highly immersive vacation experience showcases the commitment of Danny Wimmer Presents and Sixthman to curate the ultimate vacation for rock fans that includes days and nights of music and more at sea plus a full festival day on a decked out private island. The inaugural VORAGOS event will be a truly mind-blowing festival next February and for years to come!”

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

Lineup Finalized For 2021 Rebel Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Rebel Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“), Slaves, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Kyng, Another Day Dawns, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Fate Destroyed, Matriarchs, and Part Time Superheroes.

September 24: Limp Bizkit, Machine Gun Kelly, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Finger Eleven, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Dirty Machine, Fighting Giants, and Circa Arcana.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Legends Of Wu-Tang, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Body Count, DevilDriver, August Burn Red, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Them Evils, Cold, Small Town Titans, Falling Through April, Farewell To Fear, and Grin Cynic.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Emmure, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Destrophy, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, Below 7, Kill The Imposter, and Lost In Silence.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, August Burns Red, Etc. Added To 2021 Rebel Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Rebel Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“), SLVS, Kyng, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Another Day Dawns, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Matriarchs, Fate Destroyed, and Part Time Superheroes.

September 24: Limp Bizkit, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Finger Eleven, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Dirty Machine, and Fighting Giants.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Legends Of Wu-Tang, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Body Count, DevilDriver, August Burn Red, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Cold, Fame On Fire, Falling Through April, and Farewell To Fear.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Emmure, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Islander, Dropout Kings, Kill The Imposter, Stark, Rising Up Angry, and Below 7