Metal Mainstays DOPE Release Punishing Music Video For Track “No Respect”

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New York City electro metal pioneers DOPE will release their seventh studio album, “Blood Money Part Zer0”, on February 24, 2023. The official music video for the LP’s latest single, “No Respect”, can be seen below. The cinematic visual is a punishing piece that is reminiscent of some of the most memorable scenes ever caught on film.

Taking pages from Quentin Tarantino‘s “Reservoir Dogs” and Eli Roth‘s “Hostel” series, the video depicts a violent interrogation taking place inside of an old garage, which ultimately ends in a fiery conclusion. The scene unfolds as the band performs the nitro-fueled song and front-man Edsel Dope lyrically proclaims: “You get what you deserve, and in the end you’ll burn.” The teeth-excising/finger-removing villain is played by Derron Ross — acclaimed Hollywood stuntman and video game visual effects supervisor. Ross has worked on “Deadpool”, “Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War”, “Apex Legends” and “Bloodshot”, to name a few. The visually captivating video was directed by Edsel and co-directed by Matt Zane.

Edsel states: “It’s funny. Most people watching the video will assume that Derron is playing the role of a villain, but he’s actually playing the hero. The guy that we set on fire was guilty of some deplorable shit. In the end, he got what he deserved.”

“Blood Money Part Zer0” is DOPE‘s first release in seven years and is the follow-up to 2016’s “Blood Money Part 1”, which debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200, selling over 15,000 units in its first week. DOPE has sold more than a million combined albums and has amassed an audience of nearly two million monthly listeners on Spotify while racking up more than 100 million plays on its cult classic “Die MF Die”.

In a move to demonstrate the bands sincere appreciation to their loyal fan-base for more than two decades, DOPE is giving away “Blood Money Part Zer0” for free digitally. Longtime fans, curious listeners and people that enjoy gratis music can sign up to download the album for free on the band’s web site. A physical pre-order will also be available on the band’s web site for fans that want to purchase the new album in various physical formats.

Dope recently released an introspective infomercial, which doubles as a behind the scenes look into the real life of Edsel, his private life, and his many ventures outside of Dope. A very private person, virtually inactive on social media, Edsel is intentionally secretive about what he does with his time between records and tours. This video serves as a direct message to the fans, inviting them to see behind the curtain of the mysterious man, who’s creativity they have supported for years. In the end, the video is ultimately an introduction to “Blood Money Part Zer0” and will feature teaser clips from the upcoming music videos for “Believe” and “No Respect,” but is also so much more. The introduction to “Blood Money Part Zer0” video can be seen below.

Dope will be touring in 2023 in support of “Blood Money Part Zer0” as part of the Rise Of The Machine Tour with Static-X and Fear Factory. The 42-date trek kicks off February 25, 2023, in San Francisco, CA and wraps up April 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets for all stops on the Rise Of The Machine Tour can be found HERE

Rise Of The Machine North American Tour 2023:

Feb 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland
Feb 28 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
Mar 01 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Mar 02 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Mar 03 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
Mar 04 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
Mar 05 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Mar 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
Mar 08 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Mar 09 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Mar 10 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Mar 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
Mar 12 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Mar 14 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
Mar 15 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Mar 16 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
Mar 17 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Mar 18 – Philadelphia, PA – T.L.A.
Mar 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Mar 21 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
Mar 22 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s
Mar 23 – Montreal, QC – Corona
Mar 24 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
Mar 25 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Mar 26 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues 
Mar 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
Mar 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Mar 30 – Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs
Mar 31– Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
Apr 01 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Apr 02 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
Apr 04 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Apr 05 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall
Apr 06 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Apr 07 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Apr 08 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
Apr 09 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
Apr 11 – Denver, CO – The Summit
Apr 13 – Las Vegas, NH – House Of Blues
Apr 14 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Apr 15 – Los Angeles, Ca – Belasco Theater

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