Month: April 2024

Apr 30, 2024
Cristina One Year Anniversary and more!

Just wanted to pop on to acknowledge is celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary on May 4th! That’s right, this May 4th, we’ll have been bringing Edsel’s devoted fans only the best for a full year. All this and more in our Site Update!

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Upcoming: One Year Anniversary!

  • This May 4th, the Force is certainly with us as we celebrate’s one year anniversary! Hard to believe we’ve been open a full year, seems like only yesterday I opened the site’s doors.
  • When I opened this site, one of my goals was to make the kind of fansite I as a fan would want to visit. No BS, no nonsense. A respectful tribute that both promotes and supports Edsel while remaining positive and gossip free.
  • Another was to give back (even in a small way) to a man who has inspired me so much. Edsel has been my creative muse for years. I can only hope to one day be as talented in my chosen fields. Thank you Edsel, for being such a positive force for good in my life.
  • I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. It really is my pleasure to bring Edsel and his fans only the best. Edsel has a very devoted fanbase, and if I’m not giving you everything I’ve got, I’m not doing my job very well.
  • And I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank you: Dope’s loyal fans, Edsel admirers, Drama Club maniacs. This site is absolutely nothing without you.

I don’t want to go too much into the tribute side of things when it’s not even our anniversary yet. On May 4th, we’ll make the occasion properly. You know we celebrate big time here at, and this? This is no exception.

New(ish) Layout

  • As any longtime visitor to this site knows, I’m a raging perfectionist. I always see room for improvement. As such, to mark our one year anniversary, please enjoy our new(ish) layout.
  • The layout is a refresh of my original design. There were aspects of the old graphic that just didn’t please my picky eyes anymore. I hope you enjoy the re-do. It comes just in time to celebrate our anniversary!
  • I’ve also added new info pieces to the sidebar. There’s now one that tracks the Evil Disco movie!

Thanks for sticking around to read this Site Update. And be sure to come back and celebrate’s one year anniversary with us!

Apr 29, 2024

Evil Disco The Movie Trailer Screencaps

Hello hello, and welcome to another update. Sorry for being MIA, I wasn’t feeling well the past few days. Today we’re jumping right into it with updates to EDF Photo (got to remind you about Evil Disco The Movie after all!).

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Evil Disco The Movie

  • 23 photos have been added to the Evil Disco gallery on EDF Photo. Edsel isn’t shown too much in this trailer, but hey … this is a momentous movie, and he’s in it. We’re covering it, for sure.
  • Is this the first time you’ve heard about the movie Evil Disco? Let’s give you a quick recap of what we know. Evil Disco is billed as a chronicle of the rise, fall and regeneration of metal legends Static-X. Not only will we hear from the band in their own words, but a veritable who’s who of metal superstars. The trailer features Dino from Fear Factory, Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, Dave Navarro, and of course… Edsel Dope. That’s enough star power to make any metal fan excited to see this movie, in my opinion. There’s no release date as of yet, but we’re keeping our eyes peeled here.
  • I’ve provided the link above so you can go right to Static-X ‘s official Youtube channel to check out the trailer for yourself. Be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already so you never miss a video from the band!
  • Interested in my thoughts on this movie? I’ve given my initial reaction to the trailer right here. I’m still really excited to see this movie. As a longtime Static-X fan, I’ve always hoped there would one day be a documentary where they get to tell their story themselves. Edsel featuring in the movie is just a bonus!

What do YOU think? Are you excited for the movie Evil Disco? Will you be seeing it when it comes out?

Apr 19, 2024

Dope on tour HYPE: Celebrate the Best!

Dope is on tour starting the 26th of April! That’s right, the third leg of the Machine Killer Tour carves a path through the Pacific Northwest, Canada and the Midwest! We’re super excited here at and we think this incredible tour is reason to celebrate! For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Machine Killer Tour, here’s a bit of a breakdown:

  • Static-X and Sevendust headline, Dope and Lines of Loyalty are supporting.
  • This is a North American tour, and there have been two legs of this tour so far! (See my review of the Atlanta stop here)
  • There are chances to meet Dope in various VIP packages that are on sale now! Click here for info and how to purchase.

I’ve been shouting about this tour for what seems like actual ages, and honestly? If I haven’t convinced you that you should see this show by now, I don’t know what to tell you! I think the footage I captured at the Atlanta stop speaks for itself, really. I was pretty close to the stage and captured some great stuff. Mind you, I wasn’t filming the entire time: I was kind of focused on enjoying the moment! There’s a lot of awesome creators that have filmed full length Dope sets, and if you like I’ll highlight these creators in a future post. For now, let’s take a look at what I filmed at the Tabernacle:


Dope @ the Tabernacle in Atlanta. Filmed by If you have a chance to see the #machinekillertour in a city near you: DO IT. It’s incredible. #edseldope #dopetheband #dope #dopearmy #thetabernacle #atlanta #atlantageorgia #atl

♬ original sound –

Edsel pretty much sounds identical to the record when you see him live. It’s pretty wild! I did buy a VIP package as well and that was also freaking rad. If you can swing it, and they’re available at the show you want to attend, definitely consider it! Edsel is very sweet and gracious.

Curious? See for yourself!

What do you say? Have I intrigued you? Looking to purchase your own tickets to the Machine Killer Tour? Everyone should see Dope on tour at least once. Click here for how to purchase your tickets! I’m seriously so excited for you if you get to go!

Apr 13, 2024

Dope tour news, gallery updates, and more!

Hello hello! I’ve gone a bit longer than I prefer without any updates, for that I do apologise. I’ve been working pretty steadily on the site, so I’m always around. Today’s update has Dope tour news, a gallery update and more! So without further ado, let’s hop right into it.

Dope on Tour

  • The THIRD leg of the Machine Killer Tour starts on the 26th of April. This jaunt across North America looks like it’s taking the tour across the PNW, Canada and the Midwest. Are you in or near any of the cities the tour is coming through? I harp on this every single time I bring this tour up it seems, but it really is incredible. I had an awesome time, and I encourage you to get your tickets if they’re playing nearby. I ended up having to travel quite a ways to see this show, but I would do it every single week if that was in any way doable. It’s THAT good.

If you’re interested, click here for info and how to purchase!

Gallery Update: Robbs Metal Works

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  • I’ve had some requests to find older Dope interviews and media. Alright. Here’s a blast from the past courtesy of Robbs Metal Works. This is an interview from 2005, right when American Apathy came out. This album will always be a bit sentimental for me, because it’s the album that started my passion for Dope. Edsel and Racci are in this one, and I think it’s a great watch. They talk about American Apathy, the music business as a whole, the tour at the time, fan response, and much more. This is a fairly long interview at 19 minutes (we love to see it!), it’s well paced and interviewer Robb Chavez is personable and fun.
  • Speaking of, one of the best parts of our Interview Directory is using EDF’s platform to put the spotlight on the content creators behind them as well! I wasn’t aware of Robbs Metal Works before I saw this interview, and now that I am, I’m actually shocked they don’t have more subs. I love their interview style, they’re really engaging and cool. They’re still active, so if you liked this interview please do check out their other content! You can find them right here.

Misc Site Updates

  • I’ve brought back link buttons, but moved them! If you want to link, you can head right here to see our new Website page or just grab the buttons down below. Thank you very much if you’ve linked, I really appreciate all the support.

And that’s it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this update. Will you be going to the Machine Killer Tour? If so, I hope you have the best time.

Apr 8, 2024

Stay Connected: Follow Edsel on Social Media

Are you on social media? Edsel is, too! Why not give him a follow? You can stay connected to him and be in the know about his future projects by following him across these platforms. Below are the ways you can connect with Edsel on social media – and also where you can stream his music!

Youtube: @dopetheband (Dope) / @dramaclubtv1 (Drama Club)

  • An awesome way to support Edsel’s music is to sub on Youtube. When you sub, be sure to hit the notification bell and select “All” on your notification preferences. That way you’ll never miss a video! I’ve shown how to do that below. Just hit the button that says “Subscribed” and you’ll be greeted with this drop down menu. Select “All”, and you’ll secure your notification whenever either band uploads to their channel!
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Instagram: @dopetheband (Dope) / @dramaclubmusic (Drama Club)

Facebook: @dopetheband / @dramaclubmusic (Drama Club)

X: @dopetheband / @dramaclubmusic1 (Drama Club)

Edsel on Social Media: Listen to Edsel’s Music

Additionally, you can also stream Edsel’s music across many different platforms. I do encourage you to buy physical copies of his music if you can, though – you get a lot with it! There’s a lot of cool merch bundles in the Dope shop: they contain not only physical copies of Dope’s music, but stuff like hoodies, guitar picks, that sort of thing. Or if you’d just prefer the album or CD, they have that as well! Definitely worth checking out, if you have a chance.

Dope: Dope’s actually made it super easy to stream their entire catalogue by providing you with this link here. Just choose your preferred music streaming platform and you’re set! They’re on just about every platform, so you have a ton of choice.

Drama Club: Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube Music

I hope these links were useful! Do you plan to follow Edsel on social media?

Apr 4, 2024
Cristina Merch Round-up: Static X Reloaded

Let’s get a bit hyped up for the third leg of the Machine Killer Tour, everybody! The third leg of the tour is starting April 26th. Dope, Static-X, Sevendust, this is a dream lineup. Have you gotten your tickets yet? If not, click right here for info and how to purchase! If you’ve gone, I hope you had a blast. I know I did!

In honour of the upcoming third leg of the tour, I thought I would do one more Static-X merch round up just for fun. We don’t normally cover Static-X here, but we do sometimes since they have an Edsel Dope connection. After all, Edsel IS their manager and producer – plus he appears in upcoming Evil Disco movie! Edsel Dope and Static-X, it just makes sense. I’ve also had the suggestion of doing this for their tourmates Sevendust, which is a fun idea as well. I may do that, so stay tuned.

But first, this.

As we always do, we enter each Merch Roundup with a big fat DISCLAIMER: none of these are affiliate links. I am not paid or otherwise compensated for my opinions.

I know I say this every single time, but it’s worth repeating. These are just my opinions as a fan, for fans! Think of me as your online bestie, showing you cool band merch. Now that’s out of the way, let’s jump right in.

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Ratta Rodriguez Mug

A mug is back in the roundup? Heck yeah! All is right with the world. I believe I featured this in my previous Static-X Merch Roundup, and it’s roaring back mostly to remind me to put this in my cart ASAP! Did you know you can actually get this and any other mug in two different sizes? I didn’t until today. Hey, I might not be swift on the uptake, but I have good taste, at least.

On a side note, you can check out the work of Ratta Rodriguez on his Instagram. He’s the one who made this awesome artwork!

Keep Disco Evil Shirt

Honour the iconic King of Evil Disco, Wayne Static, by showing that you’re doing your part to keep disco evil!

Blue Shock Logo

You guys know me by now. I think nothing really beats the classics. And you can’t go wrong with this classic Static-X logo shirt.

Machine 20th Anniversary Shirt

Show your support for this essential Static-X album with this shirt.

That’s it for today! It was fun to look at some Static-X merch with you. What did you think of my picks? Will you be grabbing any for the Machine Killer Tour?