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Otep's "The Ascension" Album Delayed

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Otep's new album 'The Ascension' has been delayed. The disc which had been scheduled for a March 20th release will now be released "as soon as corporately possible". The band will be on tour with Static-X and 2cents later this month.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 30th in Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
March 31st in Las Vegas, NV @ Extreme Thing
April 1st in San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
April 3rd in Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 4th in Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
April 5th in Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
April 6th in Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
April 7th in Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
April 9th in Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
April 10th in Abilene, TX @ Cowboy's
April 11th in Dallas, TX @ Palladium
April 13th in Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
April 14th in Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street
April 15th in San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
April 17th in Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store
April 18th in St. Petersburg, FL @ Janus Landing
April 20th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
April 21st in Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
April 22nd in Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
April 24th in Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
April 25th in Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 27th in Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
April 28th in Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre
April 29th in Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
April 30th in Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
May 2nd in Long Island, NY @ TBA
May 3rd in New Haven, CT @ Toads
May 4th in Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 5th in Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Source: TuneLab Music

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1. ArchEnemy84 writes:

Well, the album was probably delayed because it f***ing sucked. And touring with Static-X? I've listened to samples of their new music and it's f***ing awful. I mean seriously. It's just awful.

# Mar 8, 2007 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

As soon as corporately possible?! What the fvck does that mean? I thought OTEP was all, "Fvck corporations". Now they're just another B!TCH to the g0ddamned industry. It's a shame. Wait. No it's not. OTEP sucks! They should delay the album until OTEP becomes a good band. We'd be waiting forever!

# Mar 8, 2007 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Mike writes:

Capitol Records, their label, recently merged with Virgin Records -- therefore there have been a number of artists cut from each respective label...and it seems Otep was one of them.

# Mar 8, 2007 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Valentine_no_more writes:

! L!KE 0TEP.....

# Mar 9, 2007 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

OTEP blows dog a$$ real hard.

# Mar 9, 2007 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. just cuz you rip of my wings doesn't mean you can keep me down writes:

you all suck otep is still awsome i can't what for the ascension

# Mar 21, 2007 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wow writes:

I love otep, and obviously the people dissing otep are all retarted men who can't accept the fact that otep can kick their a$$. No, they werent dropped from their fing lable, and NO band out their (yes that includes ANY metal band) can release their album unless "corporatly possible", so don't personally attack otep about the delayed album cuz its not their fault <;___<;

# Mar 21, 2007 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. bet it all on neil writes:

no. otep just suck. they can be talented all they want, and i'm not going to bag on them for anything. their music just sucks. its not my type and you can all just accept that. and if you agree with me that they suck, more power to you. it's just emo lyrics with a harder punch. don't let them fool you.

# Mar 22, 2007 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Ashalasin writes:

To the above posters: No, just no.

Otep are awesome, always have been and always will be. To "bet it all on neil", Otep do not have "emo lyrics". You are the kind of idiot that just sees anyone wearing a little bit of black and starts screaming "IT'S A f***ING EMO, HIT HIM" aren't you?

If the Otep tour with Static-X (who are also a band I am fond of) I am definately going to see it.

Also, it is not Otep's fault, all bands have to rely on their company to do the right thing by them, and obviously Capitol Records, isn't.

# Mar 22, 2007 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellboy writes:

otep's rad! i bet you punks never had your head kicked in at one of their shows!id stay home if i were you!

# Mar 24, 2007 @ 4:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. the antihippy writes:

of course! who wouldn't want their heads to be kicked at a show.

at converge shows people get a BASS GUITAR in their HEAD! that, my friend, is brutal.

at some dethklok shows people die!

# Mar 24, 2007 @ 6:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jordan writes:

The album was delayed because their record company went under and were bought out by another, they are trying to get teh company up and running, and until then otep cant release anything, get the facts right before you talk sh*t you stupid f*cks. And when Otep says they dont care about the business and corporation and all of that, they mean they dont buy into being commercial and making music only to make money. But in order for them to get the music out there, they have to have a vehicle to do it, you cant make music and have it be heard without money , and a company to back you. That does not mean that they are sell-outs or any other bullsh*ts like that, get over your Metallica, classic metal, and talentless bullsh*t bands and listen to a band like Otep that makes real art,with meaning, and doesnt do it just be look cool, or to have money.

# Mar 24, 2007 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. cross_my_heart_hope_you_die writes:

Thank you Jordan! Finally someone with some sense has a comment. Anyone that says Otep are just emo with a harder punch has obviously never really listened to Otep. It is a shame that people see this as Otep becoming a "b****" to the industry. This is actually just another example of the industry screwing the artists. I am sure Otep are very upset and frustrated with the whole situation, and having ignorant people make equally ignorant comments about them will surely help no one. Rock on, Otep, and please know that your music has truly touched a lot of people. Your true fans eagerly await The Ascension!

# Mar 27, 2007 @ 2:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. XiMiX writes:

Go ahead i dare you to walk up to Otep and call any one of them a "b****". Then watch how fast you die. Not necessarily by the band's hand but more by the fan's hands (if not Otep's own hands). Want a taste of their h8ful tra checkout "Battle Ready" and tell me you didnt slam your fist into a wall while listening to it. If there ever was a "sell-out" band then without a doubt it would be "Metalli-sux". At least Otep believe's in everything they do with every drop of blood. Keep talking s*** about them and watch how fast the Shadow Soldiers find you. And one last thing, if you are comparing them to Slipknot (who i am a big fan of also "i'll be a maggot till i die") Bare in mind that Joey Jordinson helped them on House of Secrets when the original drummer left. I am so sick of people saying "Slipknot is so much heavier and dedicated than Otep" get your damn facts straight and then open your mouths....For the record Opeth is the band that blows.

# Mar 28, 2007 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Pedro Casanova writes:

HAHAHA ROFL DONUTS!

# Mar 31, 2007 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. dannyves writes:

so this is y i haven't been able to find the album anywhere....
otep does not suck- we all are entitled to our opinions but otep is actually what got me listening to metal music even though certain 'metal heads' consider otep to be nu metal. i luv her uniqueness and completley different approach to music as well as not being part of the main-stream stuff which is played out. luv ya otep
peace out~

# Apr 4, 2007 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. the antihippy writes:

whoever the hell said opeth blows must DIE!!!!!!!!

anyway, otep is good if you're all angsty, but i'm not angsty so they're no good to me.

# Apr 5, 2007 @ 3:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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