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Photos: Fourth Annual Bowl For Ronnie

Posted by on October 29, 2018

This past Thursday (25th), the fourth annual Bowl For Ronnie celebrity bowling party took place at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, CA. All proceeds went to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Wendy Dio presented a $61,000 check to The Regents of the University of California/ Dr. David Wong […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/8: Halestorm get vicious on the charts

Posted by on August 8, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s only been three years since Halestorm’s last album, but for whatever reason it feels like it’s been a lot longer. They’re one of those bands that were blowing up right around the time […]

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Otep announces summer North American Tour

Posted by on April 4, 2018

Otep are currently working on their overall eighth full-length album, which is expected to arrive later this year via Napalm Records. The group have also announced an extensive North American summer trek that kicks off right after Independence Day on July 5th in Las Vegas, NV. We assume the new record will arrive just in […]

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Promoter burns Otep merch, Amerakin Overdose shares “Otep Sucks” T-shirts

Posted by on June 30, 2017

Recently, Otep and Amerakin Overdose entered a social media battle. However, things are now getting a bit physical. For $5, you can purchase your own “Otep Sucks” and/or “Fuck Otep” T-shirt. The “local band of Momos” proudly supports these T-shirts after sharing a video of Travis Wurm Wiggins, a local show promoter, burning an Otep […]

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Paul Masvidal, Otep, Mina Caputo share LGBTQ experiences in the metal community

Posted by on June 29, 2017

We are approaching the end of Gay Pride Month, and during this time, Billboard spoke to a handful of out artists, asking about their experiences within the metal and hard rock community. In separate interviews, Paul Masvidal, founding member of Cynic, Otep Shamaya, and Life of Agony’s Mina Caputo, spoke about their experience. It was […]

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Otep, Amerakin Overdose argue on Twitter as online backlash continues

Posted by on June 28, 2017

One thing you can say about Otep Shamaya is that she and her band has legions of diehard supporters. However, in recent weeks, there’s been more detractors than supporters, at least if you judge social media and bands that have opened for her. Currently on a tour that wraps up on July 5th, last week, […]

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Otep boots The Convalescence from tour for selling merch during set

Posted by on June 21, 2017

Otep Shamaya is a confrontational and outspoken figure that has no problem asserting herself. In the past few years, she’s gotten into it with the Butcher Babies, was caught hitting a guy with a mic, managed to get Terror Universal’s vocalist fired, and backed out from a festival due to homophobic allegations. She is currently […]

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Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint and more playing Cancun for ‘Metal Maya’

Posted by on April 13, 2017

  There’s tons of metal festivals all over the country, from Chicago Open Air and Rock on the Range to the Maryland Death Fest and New England Metal and Hardcore Fests. We haven’t even mentioned the cruises, like 70,000 Tons of Metal and the Motorboat (R.I.P.). That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for new and […]

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Best Music Videos of the Week Ending 3/24

Posted by on March 24, 2017

This could be called a week of surprises. Steel Panther gave us an early treat with the free stream of their new album Lower the Bar and Northlane surprised us with the release of their fourth album Mesmer. With that said, a few music videos shocked us as well and here are this week’s best videos. […]

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Otep tells Jasta she has no love for The Butcher Babies

Posted by on February 28, 2017

Otep Shamaya was a guest on the most recent episode of Jamey Jasta’s podcast The Jasta Show. The podcast went into detail about her feelings towards activism, homophobia, politics and her hatred for the Butcher Babies, especially co-lead singer Heidi Shepherd. At first, Otep held back (slightly) by not revealing names (at around – 1:11:00): “There’s […]

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