- SEP 15, 2023
- 12 Songs
Singles & EPs
A hard-hitting, outspoken, militant female-fronted metal outfit from Los Angeles, Otep's lethal blend of gothic, extreme, rap, alternative, and nu-metal draws from a wide array of influences, including the Doors, Metallica, Slipknot, and Deftones. Jihad, their debut EP, appeared in 2001, followed by the charting full-length Sevas Tra in October. In 2004, House of Secrets charted in Europe and North America. 2007's The Ascension marked the band's final Capitol effort. They signed with Victory for 2009's Smash the Control Machine, and 2011's Atavist became their highest charting record to date. Released in 2013, Hydra was proclaimed by the band as their final album, but they continued to tour. In 2016 they issued Generation Doom on Napalm Records. Kult 45 appeared in 2018 as a return to raw roots. After a hiatus, Otep returned in 2023 with The God Slayer for Cleopatra, with a tracklist equally divided between originals and covers.
- Los Angeles, CA, United States