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Dope are back with new album ‘Blood Money Part 1’

Alternative metal heroes Dope are back with new album ‘Blood Money Part 1’.

This will be their first album in seven years, and is due for release on October 28th.

Front-man Edsel Dope had this to say:

“I think that it’s fair to say that Dope is one of the more evolved bands from our genre & time period … Our new single, ‘Hold On,’ is a great example of this. It sounds like Dope, but it is clearly, very modern, and in no way reflects a band who is stuck in its past. The hooks are melodic and memorable, while the musicianship is on full display. I’m very proud of Dope’s ability to walk that evolutionary line.”

Check out their new video for ‘Hold On’, co-directed by Edsel Dope, and acclaimed director Dale Rage Resteghini – who has previously worked with Trivium, Mudvayne and Alter Bridge previously.


“This is by far, the most personal & vulnerable piece of art that I’ve ever released,” Continues Edsel“Unlike some of Dope’s more theatrically driven works, “Hold On” is totally uninhibited, it is a reflection of my own personal story, told through a singular piece of art. Truthfully, this was a very difficult piece for me to complete at times; but, in the end, it has also been a very healing experience.  I hope that the vulnerability and sincerity will resonate with people “

‘Blood Money Part 1’ is now available for pre-order along with bundle packages, meet and greets, and exclusive new merch designs is available to pre-order at

Blood Money Part 1 Track List

1) Intro: Confessions of a Felon
2) Blood Money
3) Shoulda Known Better
4) Lexipro
5) Hold On
6) 1999
7) Razorblade Butterfly
8) Drug Music
9) A New Low
10) Hypocrite
11) X-Hale
12) End of the World
13) Selfish
14) Numb
15) Violet

Check out the video for the lead track ‘Blood Money’:

Neale McGeever
Neale McGeever
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