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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 leaves Victory Records for Napalm

Posted by on September 16, 2015

After three studio albums with Victory Records, OTEP is packing up and moving to a new label home with Napalm Records, as reported by Blabbermouth. Said vocalist Otep Shamaya on the change of scenery, “Signing with Napalm Records is one of the most exciting alliances I’ve ever made. I haven’t felt this excited to write a new album […]

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Otep hits back after being assaulted onstage

Posted by on June 9, 2015

Well this is kinda disturbing. Just a few months after being sexually assaulted by a (now-former) member of Terror Universal, singer Otep Shamaya was nearly attacked by an audience member at a show in Belvedere, IL on June 7th. He rushed the stage, and she hit him with the microphone stand. He asked her to hit […]

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Otep cancels tour plans following alleged sexual harassment

Posted by on March 23, 2015

Last year, we wrote about Terror Universal, a masked band that allegedly contains members of Ill Nino, Machine Head and Soulfly. And although it’s being vigorously disputed  by the band, Otep have pulled out of a co-headlining run with Ill Nino for the second incarnation of the Civil Unrest tour claiming the singer of Terror […]

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Video of Wayne Static Memorial Show online

Posted by on January 23, 2015

The memorial show for the late Wayne Static was held at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA this past Tuesday, January 20. Several fan videos of the event have been uploaded to YouTube, one of the entire show, introduced by a Russian-speaking fan, which you can watch below. The show centered around […]

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Otep backs off Mayhem Fest homophobia allegations

Posted by on April 2, 2014

On Monday, Otep frontwoman Otep Shamaya ruffled some feathers after a tweet she posted alleging that one of the reasons she might not be on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest this year was because one of the corporate sponsors was homophobic. In further conversations via Twitter, it was made apparent that it was Rockstar […]

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Otep Shamaya claims that an “openly homophobic” sponsor kept band off Mayhem Fest

Posted by on April 1, 2014

If you’re not a fan of Mayhem Fest’s lineup this year, Otep Shamaya is with you, but not for the reasons you’d think. Rather, she’s not a fan of festival sponsors Rockstar Energy Drink, who she claims kept her band  off the tour. The reason? Homophobia, according to Shamaya. Shamaya, who is a lesbian, tweeted the […]

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Otep Posts Blog About Oil Spill

Posted by on June 17, 2010

In case you were wondering what Otep Shamaya’s thoughts were on the oil spill, you can read them here. Spoiler alert: she’s against it!

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