Glammed-up metal act Dope will return with its sophomore set, "Life," on Oct. 30 via Flip/Epic. For fans who need a Dope fix sooner, the album will be preceded by the single "Now or Never," which shou

Glammed-up metal act Dope will return with its sophomore set, "Life," on Oct. 30 via Flip/Epic. For fans who need a Dope fix sooner, the album will be preceded by the single "Now or Never," which should start popping up on radio in mid-September.

Josh Abraham, who has worked with Staind and Limp Bizkit, produced the 13-track album, whittled down from about 18 songs. "Now or Never," which is "a song about relationships, new beginnings and taking risks," says frontman Edsel Dope in a statement, will be surrounded by new cuts such as "Take Your Best Shot," "Stop," "Slipping Away," "Die MF Die," "Jenny's Crying," and "With or Without You."

Dope will be supporting Cold for a number of upcoming tour dates, but a spokesperson says the group is planning its own headlining tour closer to the release of the album. A free show, to be taped for a forthcoming DVD, is scheduled for Aug. 30 at Chicago's Metro.

Here are Dope's tour dates, supporting Cold:

Aug. 28: St. Louis (Galaxy)
Aug. 29: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
Aug. 30: Chicago (Metro; free show)
Aug. 31: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Intersection)
Sept. 1: Louisville, Ky. (Waterfront Park)
Sept. 2: Rochester, N.Y. (WaterStreet Music Hall)