DOPE Celebrates 20th Anniversary of debut album, ‘Felons & Revolutionaries’ with Worldwide Tour Alongside STATIC-X, DEVIL DRIVER, WEDNESDAY 13, RAVEN BLACK, & SOIL

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Industrial Metal Lifers DOPE are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their debut album, Felons & Revolutionaries with the launching of a worldwide tour alongside STATIC-X. Kicking off June 18 in Tempe, Arizona, the tour winds throughout North America, Australia, the UK, Europe, and will also include Russia and The Ukraine.

“It’s crazy to think that it has been almost 20 years since Dope’s debut album Felons & Revolutionaries was released.

I’m so grateful for the foundation that the album laid for the band and I appreciate the affinity that so many of our fans have for its raw, unpolished production..”

Felons and Revolutionaries really put Dope on the map. It catapulted us from the streets of NYC to international awareness in such a short time. We toured constantly with bands like Slipknot, Mudvayne, Fear Factory, Powerman 5000, Statind, Sevendust, POD, Kid Rock, and of course Static-X.. We also got to see our music featured in some very prominent movies and soundtracks such as The Fast & The Furious, Scream 3, and American Psycho.

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On Dope touring with STATIC-X, Edsel states:

“Somehow, everything has all come full circle. In the early days, Dope toured with Static-X more than any other band. We played more than 200 shows together on our debut album cycles and we all became really good friends..

So many tours, so many memories.. It’s really surreal to be dong it again 20 years later..

It’s very fitting that Dope is pairing up with Static-X again to celebrate the anniversaries of both of our debut albums..”

And in discussing the passing of friend and iconic front-man WAYNE STATIC:

“It was really sad man! Dope was part of the last North American tour that Wayne did in 2014. So I had the pleasure of touring with Wayne at the very beginning of his career and also at the very end.. I’m very grateful for those experiences, but they obviously left me feeling very sad and angry, after hearing how he passed.. Addiction is incredibly unforgiving & It doesn’t discriminate.. Even still, Wayne’s passing caught us all off guard.. It was shocking and it was sad and it was totally unnecessary.. We lost an incredibly talented friend, a funny and gentle person, who contributed so much to our scene… His voice was incredible and we all mourn his passing because we love and miss the beauty that he contributed to the world… We should also view his passing as a cautionary tale, because too many good people are leaving this earth way too early.. It’s sad and it makes me angry, because it really shouldn’t have happened at all.. I’m glad that Static-X has chosen to memorialize Wayne on this tour! I think it’s an incredibly sincere way form them to pay their respects & to represent his importance and presence within the band, while they celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip.”

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North America w/ Static-X, Devil Driver, Wednesday 13, Raven Black 06/18 @ Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ 06/19 @ El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM 06/21 @ Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX 06/22 @ The Warehouse – Houston, TX 06/23 @ The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX 06/25 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA 06/26 @ The Firmanent – Greenville, SC 06/28 @ Soundstage – Baltimore, MD 06/29 @ Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ 06/30 @ Levels – Scranton, PA 07/02 @ Opera House – Toronto, ON 07/03 @ London Music Hall – London, ON 07/04 @ Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON 07/05 @ Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH 07/06 @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA 07/07 @ Reverb – Reading, PA 07/09 @ Jergel’s – Pittsburgh, PA 07/10 @ Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH 07/11 @ The Citadel – Indianapolis, IN 07/12 @ The Clyde – Ft Wayne, IN 07/13 @ Harpos – Detroit, MI 07/14 @ Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY 07/16 @ Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI 07/18 @ Cadott Rockfest – Cadott, W 07/19 @ Anthem @ Hard Rock – Sioux City, IA 07/20 @ The Forge – Joilet, IL 07/21 @ Apollo Theater – Belvidere, IL 07/23 @ Oriental Theater – Denver, CO 07/25 @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA 07/26 @ Catch One – Los Angeles, CA 07/27 @ House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV 11/12 @ Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA 11/13 @ House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA 11/15 @ Revolution – Ft Lauderdale FL 11/16 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL 12/02 @ House Of Blues – Chicago, IL 12/05 @ Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA 12/06 @ Pop’s – Sauget, IL 12/07 @ Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE 12/08 @ Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO

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Australia w/ Static-X – Wednesday 13 08/22 @ Eaton Hill – Brisbane, QLD 08/23 @ Croxton – Melbourne, VIC 08/24 @ Metro – Sydney, NSW 08/26 @ The Gov – Adelaide, SA 08/27 @ Rock Rover – Perth, WA

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UK w/ Static-X – Soil – Wednesday 13 09/24 @ SWX – Bristol, England 09/25 @ Tramshed – Cardiff, Wales 09/26 @ Electric Ballroom – London, England 09/27 @ Rock City – Nottingham, England 09/28 @ Stylus – Leeds, England 09/29 @ Engine Room – Southhampton, England 10/01 @ Northumbria Institute – Newcastle, England 10/02 @ The Garage – Glasgow, Scotland 10/03 @ The Ritz – Manchester, England 10/04 @ 02 Institute – Birmingham, England

Europe w/ Static-X – Soil – Wednesday 13 10/05 @ File 7 – Paris, France 10/06 @ Trix Club – Antwerp, Belgium 10/07 @ Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany 10/09 @ Essigfabrik – Cologne, Germany 10/10 @ MS Connex – Mannheim, Germany 10/11 @ Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland 10/12 @ Rock Planet – Pinarella di Cervia, Italy 10/13 @ Backstage – Munich, Germany 10/14 @ Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic 10/15 @ Simm – Vienna, Austria

Russia and the Ukraine TBA

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For fans hoping for new music from Dope, Edsel offers:

“Dope has a ton of new music recorded for the next album.. The trouble is, I’m a self diagnosed crazy person.. I just can’t seem to put the finishing stamp on things quite yet.. I’m truly sorry! I know that it drives the fans crazy, because they want to hear what I’m working on.. Believe me, It drives me crazy too.. I just have to be in the right head space, in order to commit to the completion of the audio and visual elements that go along with it.. I’m the artist, the producer, the video director, the graphic designer, the manager, and everything else in between for Dope, so it’s allot for me to come to a peaceful place with. Deep down, there is a method to the madness and I’ll get there soon enough….

Right now, I’m just excited to hit the road and party with the Dope fans around the world and to spend time with lots of old friends.. After that, we can turn the page again and focus on completing and releasing some new Dope music. These shows are gonna be insane!! Many of them are already sold out..

I can’t wait for it to begin!”

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AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT Release Official Music Video for “Departure”

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New York based Metalcore band AS WITHIN SO WITHOUT has released the official music video for “Departure,” off of their upcoming debut LP, Into Oblivion, which will be releasing 3/5/2019.

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Don’t waste away with this gift you love been given. Your life is yours so live it the way you choose – As Within, So Without.

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Track List: 1. Departure 2. Alone 3. A Disease Called Man 4. Sleepy Hollow 5. Anchor 6. The Torch 7. What’s Left Of Me 8. Hate Me 9. What You Said

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As Within, So Without was formed in Port Chester, New York in late 2016 as a metalcore act. The foursome quickly got to work on their debut EP, Our Self Destruction, which was released on August 5th, 2017. They quickly got to playing shows all around the east coast, with acts including Phinehas, Upon a Burning Body, Silent Planet, Slaughter to Prevail, and more. Right before picking up their 5th member, As Within, So Without released a music video for their single “Anchor” on March 20th, 2018. They finished out the year in the studio recording their first studio album which will be heard very soon.

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likemelikeyou Reveals “Serotonin” Off of Debut LP, ‘The Dream’

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Indie Alternative Pop/Rock artist likemelikeyou has revealed the second single off of his June released debut album, The Dream, a funk infused pop-rock track entitled “Serotonin.” Highlighting the young musicians diverse range, “Serotonin” blends nostalgic 80s pop with modern electronic dance elements to create an equally jukebox and dance floor friendly back drop.

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Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘The Dream’ Online.

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Track List:
1. The Dream
2. Serotonin
3. Getting Higher
4. Big A$$ Neighborhoods
5. Naughty
6. Things Fall Apart
7. Breakthru
8. Gazebo
9. Little White Clutch
10. Wine Me Dine Me
11. Jungle Gym
12. Me & You
13. Backstreets
14. The Comedown
15. Frenzy

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“I’m getting ready to take my show on the road in support of what’s soon to be my debut album, The Dream, which was released on June 22. I’ve got a lot of big things planned for the future, and I can’t wait to share them with you. Thanks for being a part of this, it means a lot to me. hugs. kisses.” – Grayson Bos

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Experimental Carnatic Musician KAPIL SESHASAYEE Releases Debut Album “A Sacred Bore” & Announces UK + Canadian Tour

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Glaswegian art rock prodigy Kapil Seshasayee has released the debut LP “A Sacred Bore” through Liverpool based label Loner Noise. The concept album, upbraiding the caste system in India, is out digitally and on CD format on 14th September 2018. The deluxe 12″ vinyl version will see its worldwide release on 14th December, 2018.

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“Through noisy clips and dipping in and out of traditional rock and drum machine-aided rawness, A Sacred Bore is tied together by Seshasayee’s wistful, anguished voice.”, notes Rolling Stone India with an advance streaming of “A Sacred Bore” in its full.

“A Sacred Bore is my debut LP and an exploration of caste-based oppression in its many guises, both native and in diaspora. Through a distillation of Carnatic musical heritage, serrated guitar architecture and textural electronic flourishes inspired by the likes of FKA Twigs, I tackle topics such as the alliance of Hindu Nationalism with the alt-right, honour killings and mis-appropriation of activist writings by upper-caste Hindus.”

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Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one-man combination of Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Arca and Richard Dawson, creating something wholly unique. Combining Big Black style drum machine beats with Carnatic guitar ornamentations, stunning vocals and a penchant for unorthodox instrumentation such as the aquaphone, Kapil manages to be truly experimental yet still accessible.

A Sacred Bore — a concept album based around India’s caste system — is a piercing examination of the abusive treatment towards lower caste Indians aiming to raise awareness of countless barbaric practices still prevalent among South Asian communities both in India and in diaspora. Having already been featured in noted publications The Quietus & The Guardian, Kapil was recently on air with Bobby Friction on the BBC Asian Network, as a featured BBC Introducing Artist. Building upon the narrative of prior singles The Agitprop, A Sacred Bore, & Caustic Wit, Kapil expands on the issues, from the often-overlooked connections between the American far-right and upper-caste Indians to honour killings committed in diaspora which continue to be under-reported.

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A tour is underway in different cities across the UK and Germany to support this album. The ongoing tour will reach Canadian territory in November, 2018

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

UK:

09/08 @ Vulture Lounge – Aberdeen, UK

09/14 @ Drop The Dumbulls Gallery – Liverpool, UK

09/15 @ Fuel Cafe – Manchester, UK

09/16 @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton, UK

09/17 @ The Old England – Bristol, UK

09/18 @ St James Wine Vaults – Bath, UK

09/19 @ Chunk – Leeds, UK

09/20 @ 1 In 12 Club – Bradford, UK

10/19 @ Cumberland Arms – Newcastle, UK

12/14 @ Leith Depot – Edinburgh, UK

12/15 @ Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK

GERMANY:

09/10 @ Geyger Art Gallery – Berlin, DE

09/11 @ Ostxxx – Leipzig, DE

CANADA:

11/04 @ Baby G – Toronto, CA (19+)

11/05 @ The Casbah – Hamilton, CA

11/06 @ The Rec Room – London, CA

11/07 @ Warehouse – St Catherine’s, CA

11/09 @ Black Squirrel – Ottawa, CA

11/10 @ TBA – Montreal, CA

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Kapil has performed across the UK alongside a raft of great and innovative acts such as Raghu Dixit, Damo Suzuki, Victor Villarreal & Future of the Left in addition to festival appearances at this year’s Wrong Festival, Decolonise Fest & Glasgow Mela. He has developed a reputation as an engrossing and engaging live performer, producing his stunning arrangements alone with a variety of instruments and tools at his disposal.

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BLACK COFFEE Release Official Music Video for “I Barely Know Her” Debut Album, Take One, Out NOW!

Columbus, OH based Rock Band Black Coffee has released the official music video for their single, “I Barely Know Her,” off of their debut album, Take One. Filmed at the Johnstown Opera House in Johnstown, OH, “I Barely Know Her” was shot, directed and produced by John Payne of Payne Productions.

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“We are a band that write, record, and play like it’s 1972. This album represents what we believe is real, raw music. No click tracks, no triggers, and no pitch correction. Just a bunch of hippies in a room.” – Black Coffee

Click HERE to Download “I Barely Know Her” on iTunes!

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Track List:
1. Creamer
2. I Barely Know Her
3. Hurricane
4. Monica
5. Born to Lie
6. The Traveler
7. Psychedelic Red
8. Fade
9. Away

Click HERE to Download ‘Take One’!

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Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer|bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. Within the first few days, these artists began songwriting and the chemistry was overwhelmingly apparent.

With the release of Black Coffee’s debut album, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, style, confidence and work ethic to drive this album’s success. The original single, “I Barely Know Her,” is already available on all streaming services, and its accompanying video debuts Friday, April 20th.

Fans can expect a diverse selection of original music. From the raw and dominant 1st single to the blistering, “Hurricane,” and funky, “Monica,” . . . along with otherworldly, “The Traveler,” and drive-with-the-top-down classic,“Born To Lie,” Take One proves to be one of the most exciting musical debut’s in modern history.

Black Coffee combines superb musicianship with a high-energy performance that is refreshingly both vintage and ground-breaking. This three-piece collaboration takes inspiration from classic rock bands of the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, and fuses it with the root music of blues and rock n’ roll from the 40’s and 50’s. Dedicated to re-inventing modern rock music, Black Coffee parts the proverbial sea for the next generation of artists.

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