A hard-hitting, multifaceted, female-fronted steel outfit from LA, California, Otep got their begin in later 2000, when singer/music group namesake Otep Shamaya brought her Marilyn Manson-meets-Kim Gordon design of singing to a staff of music artists known just as Rob, Moke, and eViL j. The foursome started gigging around LA and have scored a cope with Capitol exclusively on the effectiveness of their live display (they’d not however recorded a demonstration), launching the Jihad EP the next year. Rumours of cannibalism and dabbling in the mystical arts helped increase their mysterious picture, and they discovered themselves getting nods of acceptance from famous brands Ozzy Osbourne and Marilyn Manson himself because of their antics. Their eighth live present ever was at 2001’s Ozzfest, and Otep stepped back to the studio room with Terry Time on the tail end of the entire year to record their full-length debut, Sevas Tra, which noticed the light of time in the summertime of 2002. That summertime they again joined up with up with the Ozzfest tour, attaining a prime i’m all over this the next stage. In 2004 the group released its sophomore work, Home of Secrets, which released components of funk, hip-hop, and ambient in to the group’s melting container of metal. Dealing with manufacturer Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Mudvayne), Otep implemented up 3 years afterwards with Ascension and backed it on springtime 2007 schedules with Static-X. In ’09 2009 the music group signed to Success Information and released Smash the Control Machine, which debuted at amount 47 for the Billboard 200. 2 yrs afterwards the band implemented up using its 5th full-length record, Atavist, the 1st Otep outing that didn’t feature longtime bassist bad j, who remaining the group soon after the discharge of Smash the Control Machine. Arriving in 2013, the conceptual Hydra will be the band’s 1st recording to rely exclusively on drum encoding, while 2016’s Era Doom, their seventh studio room long-player, noticed Otep make the proceed to Napalm Records.