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Activist-Artist OTEP Announces FIRE & FURY North American Summer Headline Tour Dates


Politically-Charged New Album to be Released Later in 2018 via Napalm Records

Iconic rockers OTEP recently announced the upcoming release of their eighth full-length album, scheduled to release later this year via Napalm Records. OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya says: “After every album there’s an overwhelming sense of excitement, but this time it’s in the stratosphere. This time, we hold nothing back. It’s an uncompromising power-groove eruption of expert musicality destined to make some necks sore and spirits soar and with lyrical and stylistic freedoms which makes this feel like the most authentic album to date.”
OTEP is thrilled to announce that they will head out on a headline tour supporting the new album, beginning July 5 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The tour will run for nearly a month and a half, coming to an end in Ventura, CA on August 18. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
Shamaya adds, “We are beyond excited to play some of the new songs on tour, to play Rock Fest in Wisconsin this summer, to scream and sing with our beloved fans and to remind everyone that no matter how hard they try to extinguish our identities, this time, we’re standing together and fighting back. This time, they will know how powerful we truly are.”

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OTEP Aims to Incite Social Change with Upcoming Album, Set to Release in 2018!


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Groundbreaking art-rock performer, author and spoken word artist OTEP is thrilled to divulge new, behind-the-scenes information about her upcoming, currently untitled, full-length album. The album – her eighth overall and second with Napalm Records – is scheduled to hit stores later this year. OTEP and her band are currently recording at The Lair in Los Angeles, completely utilizing the same equipment used on their first album, Sevas Tra (down to her original vocal microphone, a SHURE Beta 58), in order to create a sound reminiscent of their roots. The Lair is also where OTEP recorded Smash The Control Machine, the band’s fourth release.

OTEP says this upcoming eighth album is undoubtedly the band’s most authentic and honest. “I’m co-producing this album with my guitarist Aristotle, which has allowed us to create without limitations. The musicality is stellar and has been elevated to a whole new stratosphere of sound. With Aristotle on guitar, Justin Kier on drums and Drew Barnes on bass, each musician has a powerful voice on this album.”

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Activist-Artist OTEP Launches Second Leg of “The Resistance” World Tour, Calls for Equal Rights and Social Awareness


Tour Begins Thursday, May 25 in Santa Ana, CA | Tickets @ www.oteploves.me
 
Read OTEP’s Powerful Statement on the Anti-LGBT Purge in Chechnya via Alternative Press
 
New Album Generation Doom out Now via Napalm Records
Groundbreaking art-rock performer, author and spoken word artist OTEP shook up the states earlier this year with her popular “The Resistance” World Tour performances – potent, engaging exhibitions of activism awareness spreading the vital word on equal rights, social education and political enlightenment. Back by popular demand, OTEP is launching a second extension of the tour, beginning on May 25 in Santa Ana, CA and visiting over 30 more states through July 5. See below for all confirmed tour dates.
Tickets are on sale now via www.oteploves.me. For a taste of the energy and passion attendees will witness at each “The Resistance” World Tour stop, watch the music video for OTEP‘s powerful single, “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts”, here.
OTEP states, “After 100 days of Trump, I miss George W. Bush and I’m a bleeding heart liberal. The second leg of ‘The Resistance’ tour will be an increased celebration of music and poetry dedicated to all of us who are actively resisting the Liar-and-Thief Donald Chump. For those artists who remain silent during these times of crisis, I say, ‘Shame on you.’ To quote Nina Simone, ‘An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.’ So to those who stand with us, I say, ‘Thank you, from all of us, thank you.’ Music is one of the most powerful forms of art and has proven, throughout our own national history, to empower social change. RESIST.”
Read OTEP‘s powerful statement on the anti-LGBT purge in Chechnya, posted just now via Alternative Press: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/otep_releases_powerful_statement_on_anti_lgbt_purge_in_chechnya
OTEP “The Resistance” Second Leg World Tour U.S. Dates
5/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
5/27 – Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
5/29 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
5/30 – Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
6/1 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Warrior
6/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
6/3 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
6/4 – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
6/5 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
6/6 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
6/7- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
6/9 – Easton, PA @ One Center Square
6/10 – Falls Church, VA @ The State Theatre
6/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
6/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
6/13 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution
6/14 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
6/15 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
6/16 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/17 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
6/18 – Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
6/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
6/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
6/22 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
6/23 – Marietta, OH @ Adelphia Music Hall
6/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Madfrog
6/25 – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
6/27 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6/28 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill
6/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley
7/1 – Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
7/3 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
7/5 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
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OTEP Calls for Equality with Empowering New Music Video for “Equal Rights Equal Lefts”


Premiered at Colours Couture’s SXSW fashion showcase presented by 3Thirteen Entertainment Group this past weekend!
 
Headlining “The Resistance” World Tour Now
 
New Album, Generation Doom, out Now via Napalm Records
See below for more stills from the “Equal Rights Equal Lefts” music video (some may be considered NSFW):

Groundbreaking art-rock performer, author and spoken word artist OTEP shook things up at SXSW this past weekend by dropping her latest artistic protest of mounting regressive political actions. OTEP took a further stand for equal rights with the world premiere of her empowering new music video for the heavy, rap-influenced track “Equal Rights Equal Lefts”.
Fans at Colours Couture’s SXSW fashion showcase presented by 3Thirteen Entertainment Group this weekend were treated to the video (directed by Aleks Rastovic) for the first time during OTEP‘s headlining set. After the premiere, OTEP posted the video on her YouTube channel for the world to see. Watch it here (warning, portions of this video are NSFW): https://youtu.be/929886X4QnM  
The “Equal Rights Equal Lefts” video and track further solidify OTEP‘s diligent quest for equality: “I wrote this song to celebrate and empower all people to live their authentic selves, to live their truth, and to fight for their right to exist. Every day the LGBTQ community faces bigotry, bullying, ridicule and legislative attacks. We are not “the other”. We are your friends, your family, your neighbors, your coworkers, your doctors, nurses, soldiers and fellow Americans. Simply put, this song and this video are about love and equality.”
 
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