OTEP singer Otep Shamaya opens the packages for the heavy metal band’s new album ‘Atavist’, in stores now. “I come to you from an undisclosed location, to reveal to you today the preorders for the OTEP ‘Atavist’ album,” Otep said before seeing the CD for the first time herself. “I’m a little emotional. You work so hard on something with some really amazing people who are artisitcally remarkable and care so much about everything that you do. To actually see it physically in your hand is remarkable.” Watch it via YouTube below.
OTEP checked in with fans on their blog at MySpace on Monday (December 31) with the following message:
You are truly the best fans and supporters any band of lunatics could ever hope to have. We thank you for your passion and belief. You give us hope and fuel the flames of our art. We wish you all the best for a happy, prosperous, and victorious new year.
“Don’t wait, don’t hesitate – reach out, and take it.”
May all your dreams come true.
Otep Shamaya / eViL j Mcguire / Brian Wolff / Aaron Nordstrom
Otep are out with the video to their new single ‘Breed’, a cover of Nirvana’s 1991 single, from the Los Angeles alternative metal group’s third full-length album ‘The Ascension’, out now on Koch Records. Watch it below.
Otep Shamaya plays a small role in the cheap vampire film ‘The Thirst’. The singer said in a Myspace bulletin on Sunday (July 15): “Beware – dangerously lame b-movie ahead. The only bright spot is they used all my ad-libs and improvs — well, almost – the one I miss (that I was hoping they would use) is a cute little sequence where I bit my ‘slave’ on the neck/shoulder … which was fun.” Check out three clips at YouTube.
Otep Shamaya is known largely for the hard rock band she leads under her own name. Few people know about her roots in poetry. In an interview with Metaphor Magazine, laced over her band’s May 25th performance in Minneapolis, Otep discusses how poetry and music intersect. Watch the clip below.
OTEP has some pint-sized fans plugging their new album ‘The Evolution Is Coming’ ahead of its July 15th release in a clip posted at YouTube. Watch it below.
OTEP frontman Otep Shamaya posted the following message to fans on the band’s blog at Myspace on Wednesday (July 4):
Today, we celebrate the birth of a nation. A nation wrapped in a canvas of hope, that radiates the dream that all people are important – regardless of race, gender, economic status, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, the apathetic, the empathetic, whether we disagree or see eye to eye – everyone matters. A nation of democratic ideals – a democracy invented by the ancient, pagan Greeks – where every voice counts, where citizens truly have the power – if they use it.
A nation that has yet to live up to its promised capacity. Yet, still a nation that has the ability to become the most beautiful civilization that has ever existed. What makes this nation so powerful and yet so fragile is that everything it has been, everything that it is, and everything that it could be relies solely on “WE, The PEOPLE”. So, today remember how amazing it is to live in this nation; the rights we have, the freedoms we enjoy. Remember the victims of 9/11 and all the innocent victims of the Bush regime’s reckless war on terror. Remember every child, every woman, every family – that go to sleep every night praying and dreaming for just a breath of the amazing air we, as Americans, are lucky enough to breathe. And remember the soldiers, and how amazing they are. Remember their families and how hard it is on them and how courageous they all are. yes, remember.
Remember how precious all this is … and remember that it is worth fighting for.
Happy 4th everyone … have fun, be safe, make it memorable.