One of the hottest bands to hit the metal scene recently is a little band from Phoenix, Arizona named Ded. They seemingly came out of nowhere with their single “Anti-Everything” getting heavy rotation on satellite radio but the band has been working their tails off. They’ve got a great aggressive sound that is part traditional heavy metal and part nu-metal with an in your face vibe that will literally knock you out of your seat. Ded has been touring like mad gaining spots on all the huge spring rock festivals and are about to hit the road with an opening spot on the Korn and Stone Sour tour this summer. Their full length debut “Mis-An-Thrope” is about to drop and is something that every metal fan is going to want to check out. BackstageAxxess had the chance to chat with lead vocalist Joe
Cotela and get the inside scoop on the new record as well as the summer tour and another round of huge festivals they have booked for the fall including Chicago Open Air and Louder Than Life. Please join us for a conversation with the talented  frontman of metal’s next big thing, Joe Cotela of Ded.


We would like to thank Ed Bunker of No Problem Marketing for setting up the interview. For more information on Ded, please go to: DED.



About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978.
My top five live shows ever are:

1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome.

2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours.
3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 – The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked!
4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live.
5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.