Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is more than a band. OTEP is an Art Movement, a Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTcore of Heavy Mental Rock.” This is how mastermind/vocalist OTEP Shamaya and her band have been described and this album proves this truth!
Today the third song from GENERATION DOOM “In Cold Blood” is being exclusively premiered via AfterEllen.com. Founded in April 2002, AfterEllen.com is a website that focuses on the portrayal of lesbian and bisexual women in the media. Listen to “In Cold Blood” HERE.
OTEP had the following to say to AfterEllen.com about the song:
“There are nights I think of you. Suffering in the sweet amnesia of nostalgia. Then I remember the cold loneliness of being by your side & I hear my own voice whispering in the night, “There’s something wrong with me for thinking something’s right with you. In cold blood. In cold blood” This bit of writing created the song “IN COLD BLOOD”. It was really hard to share something so private and personal but I’m glad I did.”
OTEP ‘s seventh studio album and Napalm Records debut: GENERATION DOOM produced by Howard Benson will be released April 15th. LIMITED EDITION Pre-orders for GENERATION DOOM are available NOW in exclusive bundle packages from the webstore: HERE.
In support of the new album, OTEP has announced The “GENERATION DOOM” Tour. The tour features support from Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf), September Mourning, Through Fire and Doll Skin. The tour kicks off April in 8th in Las Vegas, NV and runs through May 28th in Los Angeles, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
OTEP’s new Metal Sucks column is available to read HERE.
Transcending from the darkness, like wolves into the light, OTEP is an explosion of inspiration and motivation, empowered by their dedication to the arts, being a voice for the voiceless, and fighting injustice. Rising from the labyrinth of Los Angeles, California, OTEP is unleashing a roaring anthem: GENERATION DOOM.
With OTEP Shamaya’s multifaceted vocal approach, from gut wrenching roars to soft seductive poetry to singing with a surprisingly magically sultry voice, to her evolution as a writer and story teller, GENERATION DOOM erupts with thunderous grooves that harmoniously detonate into dark industrial fury with fiery flows of hard-rock melodies that seamlessly shift into a mysterious musical beast that takes your breath away. Those who’ve heard GENERATION DOOM have best described it as “genius, heart stopping, a classic, and one of a kind.”
Where will OTEP`s courageous odyssey take them? Now ….nothing seems impossible.
OTEP GENERATION DOOM TOUR:
4/8: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock**
4/10: Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater**
4/11: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s**
4/12: Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk**
4/14: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater**
4/15: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/17: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
4/18: Walla Walla, WA @ Main Street Studios**
4/19: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
4/20: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**
4/21: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
4/22: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
4/23: Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
4/24: Arlington Heights, IL @ HOME Bar**
4/26: Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew**
4/27: Rock Falls, IL @ Longshots**
4/28: Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter**
4/29: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
4/30: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
5/1: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/3: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar**
5/4: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
5/5: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
5/6: Reading, PA @ Reverb
5/7: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
5/9: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/10: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
5/11: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage**
5/12: Knoxville, TN @ The International
5/13: Fayetteville, NC @ Rock Shop
5/14: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
5/15: Jacksonville, FL @ Harmonious Monks
5/17: Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
5/18: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/19: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
5/20: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
5/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
5/23: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
5/24: Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
5/25: Flagstaff,AZ @Orpheum Theater
5/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
5/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Lacey Sturm on select dates only**