Decades: 2000s
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This self-styled post-industrial USA metal outfit is named after the Dope brothers, Edsel (USA; vocals/guitar) and Simon (b. USA; keyboards). Though now based in New York, the brothers were brought up in south Florida. Edsel Dope played drums in several local punk bands before travelling around America. Simon Dope studied chemistry at the University of Florida before relocating to New York. His brother joined him there in 1997, where their shared musical influences convinced them to form their own band. They signed up three musicians, Tripp Eisen (b. Tod Rex Salvador, 29 June 1965, USA; guitar), Acey Slade (b. 15 December 1974, USA; bass) and Preston Nash (drums), who were all concurrently leading their own bands. The newly formed quintet played a handful of live dates before signing to the major label affiliate Flip Records in October 1998. They recorded their provocatively titled debut album, Felons And Revolutionaries, at Greene Street in Manhattan with producer...

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