From the ashes of Rest, Repose comes the brutal five piece attack of Dragged Under. Ryan “Fluff” Bruce (Lead Guitar), Tony Cappocchi (Singer) and Josh Wildhorn (Rhythm Guitar) pushed their musical vision forward after agreeing to move on from Rest, Repose. Using material that was originally intended for a follow up album, it gave the band a jumpstart on their debut release. Adding drummer Kalen Anderson and bassist Hans Joseph gave Dragged Under the final touches to get them on the road on their first major tour.
In front of a sold out crowd, Dragged Under took the stage like seasoned vet’s and got right to business. Tony Cappocchi kicked off the nights festivities with the hard hitting two step themed “Here For War” to a rowdy ovation from the crowd. I’ll be honest, I was surprised with how much energy these guy put out. It was like all five of them were shot out of a canon with Tony paving the way.
It didn’t take long to realize that even though they were the opener on this sell out tour, Dragged Under was a tight, responsive and as commanding as any headlining act. This wasn’t your typical show when you have a couple support acts and you forget even the name by the end of the show or the next day, but that’s just not the case with this band. It’s pretty impressive when they can give the 20 year headlining act a run for their money.
After a seven song set made of up of tracks off the World Is In Your Way, a Rise Against cover (State of the Union) and Tony’s mid-song bonding moment with the fans up front, Dragged Under concluded their first show as a band in Orlando and completely slayed it! With their first album and one full tour under their belts, I can’t wait to see what else this band has planned for the future.
Be sure to grab Dragged Under’s debut album The World Is In Your Way on Pretty Good Records on all major streaming services and the bands website at www.draggedunder.com.