Dope Stars Inc.
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Game developer Reloaded Productions and industrial rock band Dope Stars Inc. have signed an agreement to bring three tracks from the band's latest album "UltraWired" to the APB Reloaded soundtrack.
The tracks "Lies Irae," "No Life Belongs To You," and "We Are The New Ones" will be added to APB Reloaded in the near future as part of a ongoing update to the game's diverse soundtrack.
"UltraWired," the band's latest album, contains numerous references to gaming, the internet, sci-fi, conspiracy theories, cyberpunk and virtual worlds. Fans can pay whatever they wish to download "UltraWired" directly from the band's website.
The following press release was also issued about APB Reloaded: "APB Reloaded is the ultimate online multiplayer cops and robbers game, with over 4 million players worldwide. The game pits the forces of law and order against a city full of criminal gangs. Gamers have to compete, complete missions and collaborate with others to ensure their side wins – by whatever means necessary."
Victor Love of Dope Stars Inc. says, “Making music is all about self-expression. APB Reloaded lets gamers all around the world express themselves and be whoever they want to be in a virtual online world where the forces of good and evil clash every single day. Gaming and cyberculture sit side by side as the new virtual reality for millions. They're all UltraWired. We're happy to be making the streets of San Paro sound better.”
Michael Boniface, the Managing Director of Reloaded Productions, says, “We couldn't be happier to have Dope Stars Inc. contributing tracks to APB Reloaded. We're constantly updating the game to bring new content and new challenges to players, seeking to make the game better, more exciting and more fun. The soundtrack is a big part of the experience. We've got big plans for music within the game and having Dope Stars Inc. tracks in there is a phenomenal first step.”
Subsound Records is offering a free compilation album titled "Subversive Industrial Assault" as a download in conjunction with Ritual Magazine. The compilation includes Dope Stars Inc., Epochate, Deflore, Aquefrigide, Mithra, Richard Christ, Nonlinear System Theory, Neon Synthesis, and Kardia. The album can be downloaded here (registration is required).
Dope stars Inc.'s new EP "Criminal Intents / Morning Star," produced, recorded and mixed by Victor Love at Subsound Studio during the new album sessions, will feature 2 tracks from the upcoming album and 2 additional exclusive tracks among a massive load of remixes by bands such as Kmfdm, Mortiis, Gothminister, Spiritual Front among the others. The EP also feature a cover version of "Jasmine and Rose" by Clan Of Xymox recorded in the early days and never released before and the original demo version of "Vyperpunk."
The album will be released in Italy as a digipack 2p, out April 20th on Subsound Records.
Here is the tracklisting of the double feature EP: More...
Subsound Records has announced the signing of Dope Stars Inc. for the release of their new album in Italy. In addition to Subsound records, the band has signed deals with Trisol Music Group for Europe, Metropolis Records in USA/Canada for the release of the album in each territory.
The band hopes this will open also more opportunites to book an international tour after the next album. They will be touring intensively after the release that is scheduled for this spring (April/May).
More updates regarding the new album production and details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Subsound Records has announced the signing of EPOCHATE, the new band of Victor Love (Dope Stars Inc.) and Noras Blake (Spineflesh/Edenyzed). Epochate plays a mix of industrial rock with heavy and concrete orchestrations, cutting edge guitars and killer vocals.
More news will be announced soon but in the meantime you can check the band's MySpace page to start getting introduced to the upcoming album, "Chronicles of a Dying Era," that will come out this winter on Subsound Records.
Italy's DOPE STARS INC. has issued the following update:
"We are sorry to announce that Alex Vega [guitar] decided to leave DOPE STARS INC. for personal reasons. We send all our best wishes for his future.
"The new lineup that will be working on the next third album will be announced soon. However, we want to assure everyone the upcoming tour and all our next shows are confirmed. We are ready to rock as always and Victor [Love] will be performing live vocals and guitars back again."
DOPE STARS INC.'s latest album, "Gigahearts", was released in November 2006. The CD was produced by Victor Love and includes "11 tracks to kick your ass very bad but also to satisfy your desire of melodies and electronic exploration," according to a posting on the group's web site.
The Dope Stars Inc. video of "I'm Ovedriven" is finally ready and available for full download in different formats (Divx, Xvid, Mpeg) together with the "I'm Ovedriven" MP3. The video was self-produced by Dope Stars Inc. in collaboration with N.U.C.T. and WormwooD Factory productions and shot at the famous Cine Città Studios in Rome in January 2004. You can see and download it in the download section of the official website with a backstage documentary taken during the shooting sessions.
A trailer version of the forthcoming video "I'm Overdriven" is available online for free download. The video of the new single is available in different formats (Real video, Windows Media video, Avi) and is a cutted preview of 1 minute (with a quick post-production) of the complete version that will be released in eary Feb 2004. The video clip recorded at Cinecittà studios and realized by the N.U.C.T. university (www.nuct.com ) can be downloaded on the home page of the band ( www.dopestarsinc.com/home.htm ). The mp3 of "I'm Overdriven" will be released together with the videoclip release and will be available on the website for free download. "I'm Overdriven" is the new single of Dope Stars Inc. and will be included in the upcoming debut full lenght "New Breed Of Digital Fuckers" that will be out in spring 2004.