'Dragged Under' is an American Hard Rock/Punk Rock band formed in 2019 by former Rest, Repose members, Ryan "Fluff" Bruce on lead guitar, Anthony Cappocchi on vocals, Josh Wildhorn on rhythm guitar, with Zesty Sams and Kalun Wertz joining later on bass and drums.
The lineup later changed with the departures of Kalun and Zesty and they were replaced with Hans Hessburg on bass and Kalen Anderson on drums. Rhythm guitarist Josh Wildhorn later steped down from the band and Sean Rosario later joined the band filling in his position.
Formation (2019)[edit | edit source]
The band was formed in 2019 by former Rest, Repose members, Ryan Bruce, Tony Cappocchi and Josh Wildhorn. They had all been in Rest Repose along with members Jared Dines and Christopher Ghazel with Josh being the newest member at the time.
After the departure of Jared and Chris, the remaining members, Tony, Fluff and Josh decided that they would go ahead with Rest Repose's second album and find a new drummer and rhythm guitarist.
However after a while of practicing and recording new music, they eventually abandoned all plans to continue with Rest, Repose and instead formed Dragged Under and Rest, Repose's second album was scrapped and instead become Dragged Under's debut album. It is unknown how much of Rest, Repose's second album was completed before the break up.
Here for War, Hypochondria and Debut Album (2019 - 2020)[edit | edit source]
On Saturday the 8th of June, they released their debut single titled "Here For War".
On Friday the 12th of July, they released their second single "Hypocondria" along with a music video for the song.
On the 27th of July, they performed as Dragged Under for the first time in Santa Cruz. Sometime before it they recruited long time friend Zesty Sams on bass guitar and Kalun Wertz joining on drums. They supported Dead American for 2 days of the 3 date tour, their appearance on the first date was cancelled for unknown reasons.
On September the 7th, they played their first Seattle show at a concert along with Into the Flood, Avoid and For The Likes Of You. The event was hosted by former Rest, Repose bandmate and YouTuber Jared Dines. Sometime after this concert, drummer Kalun Wertz departed due to unknown reasons and bassist Zesty Sams departed to work for Jared Dines.
On September 17th, the band announced on social media that they were embarking on their first ever North American Tour supporting 'Being as an Ocean' as a last minute addition. Two days later on September 19th it was announced that the tour was cancelled due to unknown reasons.
On October 11th, they released their 3rd single 'Riot' along with a music video.
On November 9th, the band announced on social media that they were embarking on their first ever tour with dates in Portland, Spokane, Denver, Grand Junction, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, San Fransisco and Sacramento. Social Media posts revealed that Kalen Anderson will be drumming for the band, while Hans Hessburg will be playing bass guitar and backing vocals.
On November 22nd, they released their 4th single titled "Instability".
On December 3rd, they announced that due to severe weather conditions, the dates in Denver and Grand Junction would be cancelled and rescheduled.
On December 30th, the band announced that their debut album would be titled "The World Is In Your Way" and would be released on January 17th, 2020.
On January 3rd, 2020, the band released their 5th single from their debut album titled "Chelsea".
The band released their album "The World Is In Your Way" on January 17th, 2020 to positive reviews from fans and critics alike.
Signing with Sound Talent Group, Departure of Josh, and Mascot Records (2020 - )[edit | edit source]
On 28th of February, 2020, the band announced on social media that they had signed with Sound Talent Group so they could tour worldwide outside of America.
On 2nd of May, rhythm guitarist and founding member Josh Wildhorn announced on Facebook that he would be stepping down from the band citing mental and physical health reasons for the reasons of his departure. His place was taken by Sean Rosario.
On 11th of June, the band announced that they had signed with Mascot Records and released a music video for their song "Chelsea".
On August 19th, the band announced that they were writing and recording new music. On September 8th, the band announced that they would be releasing a new single titled "Just Like Me". On September 10th, the band released "Just Like Me" on all streaming services, a music video for the single was released a few hours later.
On the same day the band announced that they would be releasing a deluxe edition of their album "The World Is In Your Way" with two now songs, one of them being "Just Like Me" and another titled "Feel It" and the album would be released on CD and Vinyl.
On September 22nd, the band posted on their social media sites that they were beginning to record their second album. Two days later, on September 24th, the band announced that they would be playing their first overseas show at the 2000 Trees Festival in Cheltenham, England in the Summer of 2021.
On October 4th, the band announced that they would be releasing the final single from the deluxe edition of "The World Is In Your Way" titled "Feel It" on October 8th. The song was released at midnight on October 8th.
On October 14th, the band announced that they would be supporting The Ghost Inside at a sold out show at the O2 Brixton Academy in London on July 3rd, 2021.
On November 10th, the band announced that they would be releasing a new single titled "This Holiday" on the 13th of November. However the song was released a day earlier on the 12th of November while the lyric music video was released on the 13th.
On November 20th, the band announced that they would be holding a livestream gig on December 12th.
On December 2nd, the band announced that alongside the 2000 Trees Festival and supporting The Ghost Inside, the band would be embarking on a UK tour of England at The Key Club in Leeds, Asylum in Birmingham and Star and Garter in Manchester and a second London date at Camden Assembly Rooms. The next day on December 3rd, the band announced that they would be playing a 3 date tour in Germany at the Schlachthof, the Hafenklang and Gebaude 9.
The band performed their livestream gig on December 12th, each member of the band were wearing white suits along with colourful ties and performed in a stage with screens that projected the band's logo.
Next plans and second album (2021 - )[edit | edit source]
On February 2nd, 2021 Tony posted from the band's Instagram page that he was at a music studio recording for the band's second album.
Members[edit | edit source]
Current Members[edit | edit source]
- Ryan "Fluff" Bruce - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals (2019 - present)
- Anthony Cappocchi - Lead Vocals (2019 - present)
- Kalen Anderson - Drums (2019 - present)
- Hans Hessburg - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals (2019 - present)
- Sean Rosario - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals (2020 - present)
Past members[edit | edit source]
- Kalun Wertz - Drums (2019)
- Zesty Sams - Bass, Backing Vocals (2019)
- Josh Wildhorn - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals (2019 - 2020)
Singles[edit | edit source]
- "Here for War" (2019)
- "Hypochondria" (2019)
- "Riot" (2019)
- "Instability" (2019)
- "Chelsea" (2020)
- "Just Like Me" (2020)
- "Feel It" (2020)
- "This Holiday" (2020)
Studio Albums[edit | edit source]
- "The World Is In Your Way" (2020)
- "TBA" (?)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The band was created after the break up of Rest, Repose.
- Tony and Fluff have stated that they would not be making the same mistakes they did in Rest, Repose with Dragged Under such as letting anybody into their band after a successful audition where as this time they took their time with finding a drummer and a bass player as they thought it would be better to find members that would fit with their style and chemistry.
- They have gotten numerous offers to sign to a record label and have always turned them down due to wanting to be independant. Despite this they signed with Mascot Records in 2020.