dopeDope is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1997 in New York City, New York. The band received some level of success in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 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 bassist, Preston Nash as drummer, and Sloane Jentry as guitarist.

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.To date, the band has released five full-length studio albums, their most recent being No Regrets which was released on March 10th, 2009.

Other Information

  • Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Genres: Industrial metal, Nu metal, Alternative metal
  • Years active: 1997–present
  • Labels: Epic, Eat Me/Sue Me, Artemis, E1
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Edsel Dope – lead vocals, rhythm guitars, keyboards, samples
  2. Virus – lead guitars, samples, backing vocals
  3. Tripp Tribbett – bass, backing vocals
  4. Angel – drums, percussion



  • Felons & Revolutionaries (1999)
  • Life (2001)
  • Felons for Life (2002) – Compilations
  • Group Therapy (2003)
  • American Apathy (2005)
  • No Regrets (2009)



~ by molco on June 9, 2009.

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