Dope has finished their spring tour of the United States, the tour, which took place over two months, included 22 dates. Tripp Lee played live on bass with the band (although Brix is still listed, and seems doubtful that he will return) and a new drummer named Angel, formerly of Pig and The Genitorturers has joined.
The band are currently working on their fifth album, entitled No Regrets. The band also recently recorded audio and video during a number of performances on tour that they are putting on the DVD portion of the new album. According to Metal Underground, No Regrets has been pushed back, with no set date.
It was announced on October 15, 2008 that the first single from No Regrets is called "Violence". The song is currently available to listen on the band's MySpace. There will be a music video, for "Violence", according the image the band set for album art. One of the tracks for the album was released in late 2007 in the game, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Guitar Hero III includes a song by Dope called "Nothing for Me Here" on the bonus list and mentions that it will be on the band's upcoming album.
In concert, Dope has stated that their new album is finished, but they need to make sure they "will get paid for it before releasing it".[cite this quote]
On July 29, 2008, Dope released American Apathy Reloaded-a CD of remixes and alternate versions of songs from American Apathy, plus a live DVD.
Virus, the lead guitarist, has a job at the Paul Green School of Rock, Fort Washington as a guitar/bass teacher. He gives Lessons to kids 8-18 on how to play well and get to where he is.
Virus has begun to produce up-and-coming bands, as well.