Ded (band)

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Members of Ded performing in 2017
Background information
Origin Tempe, Arizona, United States
Years active 2016–present
Labels Suretone
Associated acts Man Made Machine, Greeley Estates
Members Joe Cotela
David Ludlow
Matt Reinhard
Kyle Koelsch

Ded (stylized as DED) is an American nu metal band made up of members from Greeley Estates & ex-members of Man Made Machine from Tempe, Arizona. The band released its debut track "FMFY" in December 2016 with production by John Feldmann.[3] Ded followed up with its first radio single "Anti-Everything" on February 3, 2017 with an exclusive premiere on Sirius XM Octane.[4]


Joe Cotela
Kyle Koelsch
David Ludlow
Matt Reinhard

The origins of the ensemble can be traced back to Arizona band The Cover Up. Lead vocalist Joe Cotela stated that things with The Cover Up were approaching a standstill, and that they were performing music swayed by Every Time I Die. Because the band was dissatisfied with Epic Records not properly promoting the album, the band decided to move on.[5][6]

This dissolution eventually formed Man Made Machine.

DED Beginnings (2016-present)[edit]

Shortly after Man Made Machine performed their final show,[7] lead vocalist Joe Cotela and percussionist Matthew Reinhard formed a new ensemble named Ded along with guitarist David Ludlow and bassist Kyle Koelsch, both members of Greeley Estates.[8] In December 2016,[9] the band released its debut track "FMFY" on all digital platforms along with a music video.[7] In February of the following year,[10] a similar release was made for "Anti-Everything", the second single from the band.[11] In May 2017, the latter composition ranked No. 18 on Mainstream Rock songs.[12] At the end of that month, the ensemble announced that Mis•an•thrope, their debut studio album, was scheduled for release on July 14, 2017.[13] The release date of the album was later pushed back one week to July 21, 2017.[14]

In July 2018, the ensemble announced that they have begun work on their second studio album.[15]


The band first toured with Korn and Animals As Leaders in May 2017 and Korn again in July and August on the Serenity of Summer Tour with Stone Sour, Yelawolf,[16] and others. Ded also played at various rock festivals including Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, Chicago Open Air,[17] Louder than Life,[18] and Aftershock Festival.[19] In October 2017, Ded performed at the Loudwire Awards Kickoff Party in Los Angeles, California. They were also nominated for Best Name Artist at the award show. In October, the band also announced a tour with Pop Evil that would run November to December. Ded is set to open their 2018 touring season on In This Moment's The Witching Hour Tour with New Years Day and P.O.D.. The tour will run January 16, 2018 through February 18. Ded will also be performing at Shiprocked January 21-25.[citation needed]

In September-October 2018, the ensemble will perform throughout North America with Blessthefall, The Word Alive, Thousand Below, and A War Within.[20]


  • Joe Cotela – lead vocals
  • David Ludlow – guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Reinhard – drums
  • Kyle Koelsch – bass guitar, backing vocals[8]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions



2017 Mis•an•thrope
  • Released: July 21, 2017
  • Label: Suretone
  • Formats: CD, DI
3 16 80
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Main.
"FMFY"[7] 2016
"Anti-Everything"[10] 2017 18
"Dead to Me"[24]
"Remember the Enemy"[25] 21
"Hate Me" 2018 32

Music videos[edit]

Title[citation needed] Year Director(s)
"FMFY" 2017
"Anti-Everything" Fred Durst
"Remember The Enemy"
"Hate Me" 2018 Shan Dan Horan


  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "DED | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nu-Metal Newcomers DED Team Up With Fred Durst For New Video "Remember The Enemy" / the NOISE". Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  3. ^ "DED Release 'Deadly' New Lyric Video for "FMFY"". 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  4. ^ "DED, 'Anti-Everything' - Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere". 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  5. ^ Carlos Ramirez (2011-09-19). "Man Made Machine Looked to '90s Rock for Inspiration on Their Debut Album". Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  6. ^ "man-made-machine-on-tour-as-direct-support-to-tantric-this-fall",
  7. ^ a b c March 13, 2017 (2017-03-13). "Rising Rockers DED release Fred Durst directed video for "Anti-Everything"". New-Transcendence. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  8. ^ a b "An Interview With the Arizona Rockers DED On Their Latest Album and More! - All Access Music". Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  9. ^ "FMFY - Single by DED on Apple Music". 2016-12-16. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  10. ^ a b "Anti-Everything - Single by DED on Apple Music". Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Ded, 'Anti-Everything' - Exclusive Video Premiere". Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  12. ^ a b "DED – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  13. ^ "DED Premiere Behind-the-Scenes Video, "Anti-Everything"". 31 March 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Mis-An-Thrope by DED on iTunes". iTunes Store. United States: Apple Inc. July 21, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  15. ^ "Joe Cotela".
  16. ^ "Korn With Stone Sour, Skillet, Yelawolf, and DED". Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  17. ^ "2017 Chicago Open Air Set Times Revealed". Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  18. ^ "Louder Than Life". Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  19. ^ "2017 MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL SET TIMES REVEALED". Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  20. ^ "Ded".
  21. ^ "Ded - Chart history - Billboard". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Ded - Chart history - Billboard". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Ded - Chart history - Billboard". Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  24. ^ "Metal rockers Ded premiere new video for "Dead To Me"—watch - Features - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Welcome". Ded. Retrieved 8 September 2017.