Brian Ebejer

Everything is going killer. It’s loud and dirty and everything that people expect from DOPE . This situation is nothing new for any of us and so far it’s been pretty effortless. We are all crazy excited to get back to Japan and party our asses off, not to mention that we can’t wait to kick some Japanese ass on Halloween.

We have signed with Artemis Records. Originally they were our distributor for ‘Group Therapy’. My former manager (Chip Quigley) started a record label (Recon Records) and had Artemis Records as their distributor. Unfortunately, the way the label was run meant that it didn’t turn out the way that we thought it was going to be. We simply got into something that was different to what we initially thought

The irony is that I don’t think we took a step backwards to make ‘Group Therapy’. I think we took a step forward because it’s a lot more complicated to make that kind of album. I think that album was far more produced than ‘American Apathy’, and it had a lot more harmony vocals and lots of intricate parts musically speaking.