Dope (4)

Profile:
The band was founded by song writer and lead singer Edsel Dope in 1997. As a child, Edsel and his brother, Simon Dope, were separated when their parents divorced. When the two were adults, they reunited and Simon joined Edsel's band, playing keyboards. The pair then recruited Tripp Eisen as guitarist, Preston Nash as drummer, and Acey Slade as bassist.

Unlike many of the popular bands from the 1990s, Dope derived their sound from influences taken from hard rock bands and fused that with the sound of industrial rock acts which had made waves earlier in the decade, such as Ministry, as well as industrial music act Skinny Puppy.

In their earliest days, the band sold drugs to survive and purchase instruments. Furthermore, the name "Dope" refers to drugs and drug culture, as shown by their early T-shirt designs, which prominently displayed hypodermic needles.

Current members

Concert lineup:

Edsel Dope - Born Brian Charles Ebejer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, samples (1997–present)
Virus - Born Andre Michel Karkos – lead guitar, samples, backing vocals (2000-present)
Acey Slade - Born Emil John Schmidt IV – guitar (1999-2001, 2012), bass (1998-1999, 2015-present)
Racci "Dr. Sketchy" Shay Hart – bass (2004-2005), drums (2001-2005, 2015-present)

Studio Lineup:
Edsel Dope - Born Brian Charles Ebejer – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, samples (1997–present)
Nikk Dibs – lead guitar (2013-present)
Virus - Born Andre Michel Karkos – lead guitar, samples, backing vocals (2000-present)
Jerms Genske – bass (2013-present)
Dan Fox – drums, percussion (2013-present)

Former members

Simon Dope – keyboard, percussions, programming (1997-2001)
Sloane "Mosey" Jentry – bass (2000-2004), guitar (1997-1998)
Tripp Eisen - Born Tod Rex Salvador – guitar (1998-2000), bass (1997-1998)
Preston Nash – drums (1997-2000)
Adrian Ost – drums (2004)
Brix Milner - Born Brett Milner – bass, keyboard (2005-2007)
Andrew "Angel" Bartolotta – drums, percussion (2006-2013)
Derrick "Tripp" Tribbett – bass, backing vocals (2007-2013)
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Dope (4) Discography Tracks

Albums

Dope (4) - Felons And Revolutionaries album art Dope (4) Felons And Revolutionaries (Album) Epic, Epic US 1999 Sell This Version
none Dope (4) - Felons And Revolutionaries Snippet Tape album art Dope (4) Felons And Revolutionaries Snippet Tape(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Epic, Flip Records (2) none US 1999 Sell This Version
Dope (4) - Life album art Dope (4) Life (Album) Epic, Flip Records (2) Canada 2001 Sell This Version
Dope (4) - Group Therapy album art Dope (4) Group Therapy (Album) Recon Records (2), Artemis Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Dope (4) - American Apathy album art Dope (4) American Apathy (Album) Artemis Records US 2005 Sell This Version
KOC-CD-4480 Dope (4) - No Regrets album art Dope (4) No Regrets(CD, Album) Koch Records KOC-CD-4480 US 2009 Sell This Version
Dope (4) - Blood Money Part.1 album art Dope (4) Blood Money Part.1 (Album) SPV GmbH Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Dope (4) - Live From Russia: Nov 2015 album art Dope (4) Live From Russia: Nov 2015(CD) Epod Productions none US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Dope (4) 2nd Demo(Cass, Single, Promo) Not On Label (Dope (4) Self-Released) none US 1998 Sell This Version
none Dope (4) 4th Demo(Cass, Single, Promo) Not On Label (Dope (4) Self-Released) none US 1998 Sell This Version
none Dope (4) - 3rd Demo album art Dope (4) 3rd Demo(Cass, Single, Promo) Not On Label (Dope (4) Self-Released) none US 1998 Sell This Version
ESK 42212 Dope (4) - Pig Society album art Dope (4) Pig Society(CD, Single, Promo) Epic ESK 42212 US 1999 Sell This Version
esk 42751 Dope (4) - Debonaire album art Dope (4) Debonaire(CD, Single, Promo) Epic esk 42751 US 1999 Sell This Version
ESK 14070 Dope (4) - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) album art Dope (4) You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)(CD, Single, Promo) Epic ESK 14070 US 2000 Sell This Version
ESK 46526 Dope (4) - Everything Sucks album art Dope (4) Everything Sucks(CD, Single, Promo) Epic ESK 46526 US 2000 Sell This Version
Dope (4) - Now Or Never album art Dope (4) Now Or Never (Single) Epic US 2001 Sell This Version
none, ESK 54876 Dope (4) - Metal EP album art Dope (4) Metal EP(CD, EP, Promo) Flip Records (2), Epic none, ESK 54876 US 2001 Sell This Version
ESK 56729 Dope (4) - Slipping Away album art Dope (4) Slipping Away(CD, Single, Promo) Epic ESK 56729 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Dope (4) Rebel Yell(CDr, Single, Promo) Recon Records (2), Artemis Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
ARTCD295 Dope (4) - Always album art Dope (4) Always(CD, Single, Promo) Artemis Records ARTCD295 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Dope (4) - Selfish album art Dope (4) Selfish(File, Single) eOne Music none 2014
none Dope (4) - Blood Money album art Dope (4) Blood Money(File, Single) eOne Music none 2016

Compilations

none Dope (4) - Felons For Life album art Dope (4) Felons For Life(CD, Comp, Promo) Eat Me/ Sue Me Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
none Dope (4) - The Early Years - 1997/1998 album art Dope (4) The Early Years - 1997/1998(CD, Comp, RM) Not On Label none US 2017 Sell This Version

Videos

none Dope (4) - "Sick" And "Debonaire" From Live At The Metro album art Dope (4) "Sick" And "Debonaire" From Live At The Metro(VHS, Promo, NTSC) Flip Records (2), Epic none US 2000 Sell This Version