Month: May 2024


May 21, 2024
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Cristina

Machine Killer Tour aftermath catch-up

Time for a bit of Machine Killer Tour aftermath catch-up! Yes, I know, the Machine Killer Tour’s finale was this month. Sad days, but Edsel has to rest sometime! And he more than deserves it. This tour was absolutely phenomenal. I really hope you got to see it!

Back to the subject at hand: here’s a few things you missed, so let’s get you up to date.

machine killer tour aftermath

Keep Supporting Edsel!

Speaking of… I hope that by seeing the offerings on EDF Photo, you are inspired to support Edsel by purchasing his music (you can do so at dopetheband.com). He’s a really talented artist and frankly? He doesn’t get the credit or recognition he deserves. You can fix that, though!

In the Machine Killer Tour aftermath, we need to continue with this awesome energy. It’s really up to us, the fans, to keep the fire going. I’m just one girl shouting in the wilderness, here. How can you all help? Easy! It does mean a lot when you support Edsel by buying his music or even following him on social media. If you already do – thank you so much! If not, you know what to do. <3



May 16, 2024
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Cristina

Dope Die MF Die GIFs, Site Updates and more!

Today’s update sees some shiny new bells and whistles on edseldopefan.org, some additions to the Graphic Archive (Dope Die MF Die Reunion gifs) and a new series hitting EDF.org’s social media. Let’s not waste any time and hop right into it.

dope die mf die

  • As you might be able to tell, we have polished up our look even more lately. I’m really happy for you to see it. I do all the graphics and site design myself, and hopefully my skills do Edsel justice.
  • EDF Photo also got a new-ish look. The site experience should now aesthetically be more cohesive throughout, which is my goal.

Graphic Archive Updates:

  • Five GIFs from the Now or Never video added. Though Lovesong unseated it from the top spot in my favourite Dope videos, it’s still sitting pretty at a solid second. As with all the GIFs I create, I do not show previews here like I do other graphics. (I too hate fansites that have a ton of gifs that need to load and make everything hella slow.) Simply head directly to the page here.
  • Two GIFs from the from the Die MF Die Reunion promo added.
  • I am working on more graphics content, since I know that’s a popular aspect of this fansite. Please note: all my graphics are free and always will be. The only thing I ask in return is not using them as the basis of your own work. And maybe a link back too, if you use and like them!

How It Starts

  • I know I don’t really talk about edseldopefan.org’s social media presence a lot on this site. There’s a reason for that. I want you to follow and sub to Edsel’s social media, not mine. It really is one of the best ways to support him and his music, so go do that now if you haven’t yet. Go on. I’ll wait.
  • Back? Good. I make short form content about Edsel once a week on our social media. Our Tiktok and Instagram will be hosting a new series to that end, How it Starts. Part music challenge, part hype for a supremely underrated band, it will look at Dope (and Edsel’s music as a whole) in a fresh new way.
  • I hope you join us for the series! On Tiktok and Insta, we are @edseldopefanorg. I will also be posting it here in case you don’t have either platform.


May 12, 2024
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Cristina

Dope The Early Years Booklet Scans

Today’s update sees EDF Photo updated with scans from the booklet that accompanied Dope: The Early Years. This is an addition to my own personal collection of Dope band memorabilia that I didn’t have until recently. (“What?! Cristina, you didn’t have this yet? Fake fan confirmed.”) I know, right? Scandal! But I’ve since righted that wrong. Let’s find out all about it right now!

dope the early years

Dope: The Early Years Booklet

  • 28 scans have been added from the Dope: The Early years booklet. To view the scans, click here! This booklet accompanied The Early Years: New York City 1997/1998, which was released July 31, 2018. Not familiar with this release? Let’s give you the scoop: The Early Years: New York City 1997/1998 is a compilation of Dope’s early demos. Before Dope was the powerhouse we know now, they were just finding their feet in the late 90s. Many of the tracks on this album went on to Dope’s debut release Felons and Revolutionaries.
  • The Early Years: New York City 1997/1998 also includes an awesome booklet where Edsel details Dope’s beginnings. If you’ve never read it, it’s genuinely an awesome read. When I tell you, the way I would absolutely devour a memoir written by this man… the pages of this book are filled with fascinating stories. (Edsel, if you ever happen to see this… memoir when?!)

I do want to add one more thing: I hope my content inspires you to support Edsel by purchasing his music. If I’ve piqued your interest, please buy this compilation! It really is something special for any Dope fan’s collection.



May 7, 2024
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Cristina

Dope Essentials Playlist, updates + more!

Got a bit of an assorted update for you today. We’re righting a minor wrong and making our own Dope Essentials playlist, shining the spotlight on some updated pages on EDF.org and so much more! Let’s get right into it.

dope essentials playlist

  • Dope Essentials Playlist: What would a Dope Essentials playlist look like as curated by edseldopefan.org? We’ve answered that question right here and right now! Obviously, I got this idea from Apple Essentials so the concept isn’t unique. That being said, we’re putting together a Dope Essentials playlist for a reason: Apple Essentials doesn’t have one. And when Dope is overlooked, we’re here to correct that minor wrong! I have to say, our picks are pretty rad, so I do hope you give them a listen. If you’d like to see our suggested Essentials picks, you can view them right here on EDF.org’s Youtube. While you’re there: be sure to sub to @dopetheband on Youtube with notifications ON so you never miss a video. Our Essentials playlist is also featured on Edsel’s revamped biography page. Speaking of…
  • Edsel Biography Revamped: This has been on my to-do for awhile, and now I’m ready to share the revamped Edsel biography page. You can view it right here. Along with the Dope Essentials playlist, I’ve added a profile on Ecco Studios. Here at EDF.org, we do focus on Edsel’s entire career (not just his work with Dope). A lot of fans might not be aware of his work with Ecco Studios – but even if you are, I hope you enjoy reading this profile.

But wait… there’s more!

  • Graphic Archive Updated: I’ve added gifs from Dope’s video for Hold On to the GIFs section. Since I don’t hate your internet connection, I do not place previews here on the updates page. Head on over directly with the link provided. GIFs are also bundled so that they display one at a time. Simply flip through and download whichever ones you fancy!

That’s about it for today. Hope you enjoy today’s updates – let’s leave you with my little thank you for us being together for one year to support Edsel. <3 Looking forward to many more to come.

@edseldopefanorg

edseldopefan.org is proud to be celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary! Since May 4th, 2023, we have been your number one fan run resource for rock icon Edsel Dope! None of this would be possible without you, our visitors. Thank you so much, I mean that from the bottom of my heart. ❤️ – Cristina #dope #dopeband #dopetheband #edseldope #dopearmy #metal #music #rediscover #trending #fypage #musica

♬ Blood Money – Dope


May 4, 2024
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Cristina

edseldopefan.org: Celebrating ONE YEAR!

Today, edseldopefan.org is celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary!  

edseldopefan.org celebrating one year

That’s right! We’re celebrating one year of edseldopefan.org today!

When I opened this fansite, I had two goals:

  • The first was to make the sort of fansite I as a fan would love to visit. I’ve always done things with the fans in mind, because I want this site to be amazing for you. One thing about Edsel’s fans is they are passionate about him, and you all deserve nothing but the best. When I started with EDF, there wasn’t a whole lot about Edsel around the net. There is of course Dope’s official site and I encourage you to visit that often, but fan run resources are also very important in the conversation.
  • The second? I wanted to be able to give back, even in a small way, to a man who’s been a massive inspiration to me! Edsel has been such a positive force for good in my life: because of him, I want to push myself harder and be even stronger in my creative pursuits. (And stronger when it comes to life in general). He’s given me so much, so I am thrilled to help get the word out about Edsel and share his music with the world!

Thank you so much to everyone who’s visited, and continues to visit. It really does mean the world to me. I’m looking forward to many years to come in supporting and celebrating Edsel and his legendary career!

Much love,
Cristina xoxo



May 2, 2024
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Cristina

Dope at Sick New World Photos

Want to see new pics of Dope at Sick New World? Then why aren’t you following Dope on their social media accounts? One of the pics they’ve posted is of Edsel, and when I tell you I covet that shirt… I’m not kidding. That is a fricking rad shirt. It looks like Dope’s set brought in a lot of people judging by that shot of the audience. We love to see it!

dope sick new world

Seriously, if you aren’t following Dope on social media… what in the world (the Sick New World in this case) … are you doing with your time? Stop doom scrolling for a moment and follow Dope! (Actually, maybe stop doom scrolling altogether, that’s not good for you). To see ALL the pics Dope posted from this concert on their social media accounts, please follow them with the links below.

Facebook: @dopetheband
Instagram: @dopetheband
X: @dopetheband

In Dope tour news, the Machine Killer Tour is still going strong! As far as I know, VIP packages are still available – if you can swing it, it’s a really awesome experience. Every Dope fan’s dream, really. For more info, check out my post here on what to expect on the VIP experience. It might seem a bit overwhelming at first, but honestly for me? The experience of getting to meet my idol and muse was absolutely priceless. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

Remember, remember the… 4th of May. (Pardon me, Edsel’s attire got that stuck in my head, so I had to use the joke.) edseldopefan.org’s ONE YEAR anniversary is coming up, and we couldn’t be more excited. I hope you’ll be back to celebrate with us. <3