Known not only for her music, but as one of today’s strongest, out-spoken and admirable woman, Otep has posted another capturing entry in her Blurt Online “Battle Ready” blog.
Her recent journal entry gives an insightful look on how and why Otep decided to play music and its importance not only in hers, but also in our lives today.
Also, Otep is wrapping up her current tour with Victory label mates Beneath The Sky. The remaining dates are below:
8/13/2010 WHITE RABBIT – San Antonio, TX
8/14/2010 Trees (GRAND RE-OPENING) – Dallas, TX
8/15/2010 Club 101 – El Paso, TX
8/16/2010 Club DV8 – Tucson, AZ
8/17/2010 KEY CLUB – West Hollywood, CA
“Smash The Control Machine” in stores August 18th, 2009.
VICTORY RECORDS has signed Los Angeles recording artist OTEP. OTEP’s all encompassing musical approach coupled with her shaman like artistic qualities and other creative musings have lead to over half a million albums sold over the course of three studio albums. Singer, songwriter, renegade Otep Shamaya describes the band’s music as …”a total and complete mutiny on the senses. We are a fusion band by nature, inspired by many styles and tones from a variety of musical genres- rock, punk, metal, hip-hop, spoken word, jazz and classic rock. We never allow the antiquated limits of a genre confine or restrict us. Our music is universal and does not belong nor can it be contained in a nice, neat, little box.”
The first release under the new alliance is OTEP’s highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album Smash the Control Machine. The new studio album will be released August 18, 2009. Ms. Shamaya says of the album, “The economic crisis is hitting every working family in this country. The album and its title track, “Smash The Control Machine”, will lay bare the greed and corruption that fostered this calamity, but will also focus on the undying spirit of the working class that always fights the good fight. The title is a line from a William S. Burroughs poem. It is my intention to create an album that serves every head of the hydra that is OTEP. From poetry, to politics, to shock and awe, to sex and righteousness, to standing up and fighting back. Like the mystical symbol of the Ouroboros (the sacred serpent swallowing its tail) all things will be brought back to circle.”