DOPE – American Apathy alternative versjon

DOPE – American Apathy alternative versjon

Dope is an American nu metal band from Chicago, IL, formed in 1997. Over the course of a decade Dope has recorded 5 studio albums, established an incredibly devoted touring fan base, and sold more than a million albums worldwide. They’ve shared the stage with bands they love and respect, had their music featured in major motion pictures and in hit videogames like “Guitar Hero”. According to Edsel Dope, all of those things got topped when he learned that Dope’s cult classic song “Die Mother Fucker Die” was on a short list of songs actually used by the US military to interrogate Iraqi P.O.W’s. Yes, the success and growth of Dope is complex and impressive and on their new album, appropriately titled “No Regret” (out on 10th March 2009), Dope continues to show a plethora of reasons that their fans keep coming back for another fix.
 
Metal Mind Productions presents European release of Dope’s “American Apathy Reloaded”. The album contains remixes and alternate versions of songs taken from Dope's 2005 “American Apathy” album along with a DVD featuring 9 incredible live performances. The album will be available in a digipak edition on 16th March in Europe only.
 
Dope
“American Apathy Reloaded”

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1266 DG
Barcode: 5907785034457
Format: CD + DVD Digipak
Genre: nu metal
Release date: 16.03.2009 Europe ONLY
 
Tracklist:
 
CD:
1. Bitch (Alt Version) 
2. Fuck Tha Police (2005 Studio Version) 
3. Burn (Feat. The Detroit Hate Choir)
4. Debonair (Fuck Hollywood M Ix)
5. Now Is The Time (Alt Version)
6. Motivation (Alt Version)
7. Spin Me Round (American Psycho Mix)
8. Bring It On (Fuck Tomorrow Mix)
9. Sick (Bang Your Dead Mix)
 
DVD:
1. Survive (In Japan)
2. Motivation (In Japan)
3. Snowing (In Japan)
4. Bitch (In Japan)
5. Bastard
6. No Way Out
7. Bitch (Mtv Version)
8. Stop (In Nyc)
9. Make Shift Romeo
 
Bio
The band was founded in 1997 by song writer and lead singer Edsel Dope. As a child Edsel and his brother, Simon, were separated when their parents divorced. When the two were adults, they reunited and Simon joined Edsel's band, as a keyboard player. The pair then recruited then Tripp Eisen (bass), Preston Nash (drums) and Sloane Jentry (guitar). 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 Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, as well as industrial music act Skinny Puppy. Their debut album “Felons & Revolutionaries” featured fourteen tracks including two covers: "Fuck tha Police" by N.W.A. and "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by English new wave band Dead or Alive, which featured in the movie American Psycho. In support of the album, Dope took part in several national tours with various acts ranging from Alice Cooper to Kid Rock. This helped to sell "Felons and Revolutionaries" in more than 250,000 units in total. After the success of their debut album, Dope decided to record a follow up entitled “Life”. The two singles from the album; “Now or Never” and “Slipping Away” reached #28 and #29 on the Mainstream Rock charts respectively. The album itself reached #180 on the Billboard charts and #6 on the Top Heatseekers, which up until that point was the band's highest charting. After the album's release, Simon Dope left the group to pursue a career as a video game producer. Disappointed with the label's perceived lack of promotion for the album, the band left Epic and joined Artemis Records. Dope's third studio album was entitled “Group Therapy” and it was innovative in that it also featured a video for each song. One song from that album, “Today is the Day” served as the official theme song for WWE's pay-per-view event No Mercy in October 2003. The songs “Falling Away”, “Bitch”, “Motivation”, “Burn” and “So Low” were featured in the video game; MTX Mototrax, in both full and instrumental versions. By 2005 Dope had regrouped once more and recruited a new bassist – Brix Milner. For their new album entitled "American Apathy", the band returned to a harder sound similar in some respects to their debut, in an Industrial metal style. Amongst the 14 tracks present on the album was a cover of Depeche Mode's “People Are People”. Although released eight years after the band formed, “American Apathy” performed well in the charts. It was a #1 hit on the Top Heatseekers chart, for the first time in the band's history and it also saw the band's highest charting on the Billboard chart to date. The band will release their fifth album, entitled “No Regrets” on 10th March 2009. One of the tracks on the new album will be a cover of the Billy Idol single, “Rebel Yell”.