The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC – 17 May 2017
Review and Photos by Jay Rion Roquemore
After Korn was forced to cancel part of their tour, up-and-coming band Ded was left with some open shows to fill in. One of those they added was in Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel, a well-known venue and is a nice place to catch a show. The lighting isn’t the best around for photography but the sound and size is a good place to catch a show!
Ded is a new band out of Arizona that is shaking up the music industry and radio waves across the nation with the hit single “Anti-Everything” and “FMFY.” Ded consists of band members Joe Cotela on lead vocals, David Ludlow on guitar, Kyle Koelsch on bass, and Matt Reinhard smashing away on drums.
This was my first time seeing the band live for the entire set, and they opened the show with “FMFY” and their heavy skull-crushing sound was felt right away! As Kyle, David and Matt cranked out the chords to the bands hit song “Anti-Everything,” the crowd got ecstatic; this song is very powerful live and the crowd loved it. They played a few more killer songs off their upcoming album and greeted fans after the show.
Afterwards we had a few minutes with the guys, we talked to them about the Korn tour and the dates that got cancelled.
Guitarist David Ludlow stated, “When we got the email and news about touring with Korn it was kind of unreal and exciting, and then to find out some shows got cancelled was disappointing, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.” He went on to say, “It gave us time to practice and get a few shows under our belt because Carolina Rebellion was our first big show, so it was a good thing and we still have some shows with Korn next month.”
Check all the upcoming tour dates for Ded on their Facebook page and catch them in your town. Their first album is scheduled for release in mid-July, but you can download Anti-Everything now.