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Otep Begin Working On New Material

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OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"I am very pleased to announce that we have turned the cog and are in early developmental stages of writing our next album ... We will be recording our next opus sometime this fall. I am proud and honored to have this opportunity and extend my thanks and appreciation to our label [Capitol Records] for their continued belief in me and the music we create.

"As for summer touring, Gigantour is still a possibility ... But regardless, we will be ravaging the savage summer — somehow, some way ... and with new material to massacre the masses with."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. pariah writes:

Oh, boy...yet another sh**ty album from another sh**ty band. I actually used to like Otep before they became this big, overblown, mainstream trend. I can still remember when I was the only person in my entire school who had even heard of Otep, and all the "gawth" people at my school were listening to trash like Trapt and Cold. Now, however, because of the enormous exposure that MTV2 and Fuse has given the band after the release of House of Secrets, EVERYBODY knows who they are. Now, I feel so alienated from them, even betrayed! The very same f***ers that would look down on me for liking Otep and not a host of flavor-of-the-week pop/punk retards are now all wearing Otep T-shirts! It's like some sick f***ing joke!

# Jun 16, 2005 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Symbolic writes:

Dude, I know how you feel, Mtv ruins everything, i guess they play a handfull of good bands like, audioslave, tool, apc and Incubus, Its better to keep things underground, there is Plenty of amazing bands that mtv wouldnt play (haha id love to see them play a song off Niles new album), f*** Mtv and f*** the mainstream!!

# Jun 16, 2005 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Naglfar writes:

Hell yea symbolic!!!! OTEP SUCKS!

# Jun 16, 2005 @ 11:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Mr. Metal 2005 writes:

Okay. This is what i have to say. Saddly i've worked with radio. Radio sucks for the most part. But i can almost see where you guys are coming from. Mtv=Radio. But look at it like this. What the f*** did Otep do wrong. People started liking them so people bought their stuff. Its not like they're not true to their roots. I mean come the f*** on. Every time some band that has been underground happens to get popular people are saying that they sold out or that they have gone mainstream. What f*** is the problem with some of you people. People saying Otep sold out, Dimmu Borgir sold out, Cradle of Filth sold out, Slayer sold out. Not they did not. Just because people want to buy their clothes and they happen to be on tv more than they used to be does not mean that they sold out. Now when i see Otep modeling for victoria secret i might think there is something wrong. If i see Kerry King Posing in playgirl i might worry. But quit being d*** lickers and stop accusing people of selling out just because you lose interest in them. Metal will never be extremly big again until people just shut the f*** up and quit complaining about stupid sh** like this.

# Jun 16, 2005 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Was Otep ever right?
There like Slipnot merging with JJ Fad.

# Jun 16, 2005 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Andrew writes:

Symbolic is right though dude, Its great you stand for the just the music (I do the same) but seeing people who used to diss the band that is now 'the big thing' wear their merchandise and say how much they rule is just a big kick in the teeth, I dont like Otep and i never have, I try and listen to stuff that cant be spoiled by the likes of Mtv and mall goths, and it seems to be working well.

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. pariah writes:

So, you guys see where I'm coming from, then. But it's not just them; bands like Dimmu Borgir and CoF have also become moderately mainstream, and when this happens to a band, it does feel like a big slap in the face to fans who were there from practically the beginning. Mr. Metal does have a very valid point, though.

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Ruli Kmadd writes:

I don't know I liked Dimmu's last album but didn't really care for the last Filth album.
Well see next year if DB can still pull it off.

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Mr. Metal 2005 writes:

Bands become mainstream because more and more people like to listen to them. And when this happens tv buys from the record company. These bands are not changing their ways or anything. THey are just being recognized for what they are doing. There is no way in the world that you could say that these bands sold. out. Dimmu Borgir and COF usually do about 10 free concerts a year. This has been going on since about 93. THese bands are not selling out. Its just that more and more people hear about them and like them. And come on. You cant say that Dimmu, Cradle, or Otep are really mainstream. You really think radio is going to play their music. And some of you might say that Slipknot is mainstream. I can say they are. But thats only because their fans made them mainstream. It was the respect that they gained. Just like any other metal band. So these bands are not sellouts.

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Mr. Metal 2005 writes:

So if you want to get p***ed with anyone get p***ed with the fans. If we are going to say a band is mainstream give yourselves a good pat on the back. That includes me.

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 7:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. MTV? writes:

If MTV can ruin a band for you when ther music doesnt change ur not that much of a fan anyway. You just some f***ed up kid who hates mtv.

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Yeah writes:

Cant fans of metal be happy for the return of metal to the foreground.

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Bekah writes:

okay not likeing a bad just becuase they got popular is really f***ing lame i am not even an otep fan but I am sorry that makes you just as bad as the f***ing stupid punk rock kids who like the bads just because they are popular

# Jun 29, 2005 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Rulin Kmadd writes:

No I dont like otep.
cause their music sounds like shiit dripping through a straw.

# Jun 29, 2005 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. tommy 714 writes:

i dont care what anybody says. f*** you! i think Otep is real hot and a true poet of the unknown world, the dark side of it.its good to have a twist with reality.and still make it a bit over the underground scene. Otep runs through my veins.

# Jul 3, 2005 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Haha. Too bad you can't get any of that.
That biitch is more of a dyke than Rosie O'Donnel.

# Jul 3, 2005 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RememberMetal? writes:

hot?....heh, rite. she works to much melodrama into everything.

# Jul 3, 2005 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. TRUE SHADOW SOLDIER writes:

OTEP goes out every night on stage and puts on a f**king great show , if someone goes to her show and digs her music, chances are they are going to introduce their friends to OTEPand start selling more and more records, albums, shirts, hat etc. so go on and H8 OTEP all you are is feuling her to go on. OTEP will keep coming at you with the SHADOW SOLIERS at her back .

# Jul 3, 2005 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. desifoxx writes:

Well......OTEP is real good and I liked them better when i was the only one who liked them and i still like them but not as much cause now all these preppy posers are wearing t-shirts with OTEP on them and i bet they havent even heard of them and I think OTEp should have styed underground too but its their decision to go on tv and stuff soooo..............

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