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Otep Finally Dropped From Capitol Records After Merger

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Tunelab Music reports that the saga of whether or not Otep were still signed to Capitol Records is over. In a recent blog, the band revealed that they are now "free agents" and are exploring other possibilities. No word on if their new album 'The Ascension' will be released or remain on a shelf for eternity.

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1. ArchEnemy84 writes:

HAHAHAHA. They suck. Oh well. I hope they don't get resigned.

# May 24, 2007 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

# May 25, 2007 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. StabbingTheDrama writes:

That's some good news for today!

# May 25, 2007 @ 12:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ArchNemesis28 writes:

they got dropped because they have no talent!!! also because otep shamaya sucks big african donkey balls!!!!

# May 25, 2007 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. battlestar writes:

(To all previous comments) - I f***ING HATE YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU f***ING BELIEVE IN, YOU PACK OF c***S! There you go, you've got my 2 cents. If you dont like them, piss off, go and do something you would find more worthwhile doing even.
A relevant comment brought to you by some girl in Australia.

# May 27, 2007 @ 3:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. psythe writes:

goddamnit, quit misrepresenting Australia! Otep stink.

And besides, what if they believe in something that you love and believe in. For example, if you were both Christian. Are you going to hate Jesus because those people hate Otep? Don't be silly now.

# May 27, 2007 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. rk writes:

hahaha rap metal is finally dying out now if a couple of other shiitty bands would get a clue

# May 27, 2007 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Red_Chord writes:

Otep dropped ? No ! Why ? Just kidding guys ! That's one good move form Capitokl, just wish I was the guy who could have told them.

# May 27, 2007 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. slayerdisciple writes:

^lol same dude, wow battlestar way to take music so personally when u start postin sh** like that on a website to people uve never even met isnt it time to examine ur life?

# May 28, 2007 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Red_Chord writes:

Hey, I was just watching CNN and the news about Otep being dropped came on. The anchor woman said : it's a good thing for humanity that this sh**ty a$$ band got dropped. We have just saved many generations the torment of rap metal. And on a personal note, I would like to say that otep sucks huge crap a$$ from outerspace and I think that many of my colleagues from CNN think the same way.

Wow ! , I never thought that I would see that on CNN....

# May 31, 2007 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ImSecretsSilence writes:

Have any of you listened to any album aside from Sevas Tra.....They dont play rap metal anymore geniuses. As for no talent...Otep is a lyrical mastermind and Evil J is a bass GOD.

# Jun 2, 2007 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Red_Chord writes:

You can change what you said to : Otep is a lyrical disaster and Evil J is a bass player...

# Jun 2, 2007 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Red_Chord writes:

Or better yet : otep sucks and Evil J is not even his real name....

# Jun 2, 2007 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

How about this: Anyone who names themselves "Evil J" needs to grow up a little. If Otep is a lyrical mastermind, I'm Bill Cosby, and if Evil J. is a bass GOD, as you put it, Cliff Burton is spinnin' in his grave so fast, that him and Jaco Pastorius are gonna rise from the dead and f***ing tear Otep's bottom jaw off of her lame-o crybaby fxcking face and then eat her goddamned skin. If Evil J is considered a god to you, you need to get your mind out of the warped tour and get your clothes from a store different than hot topic and gadzooks. Fxckin' idiot.

# Jun 2, 2007 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Red_Chord writes:

LOL, that pretty much sums it up

# Jun 3, 2007 @ 7:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. The Dude writes:

Otep didn't get dropped from Capitol. Capitol didn't want to let them go, they decided to leave. Also, regardless of whether you like Otep's lyrics or not, if you think Jay sucks at bass, you have no idea what musical talent is. The guy has a BA from Berkley for gods sake. He's good at the bass, face it...losers

p.s. Their new members are far superior to any of the others that have been in the band.

# Jun 5, 2007 @ 1:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Yeah, just because someone has a BA, that makes them the Yngwie of the bass guitar. Listen to real fxcking music. I get offended that people actually buy into this shxt. Quit buying into it and the bands will have to raise the bar to succeed. You're making it so these bands don't even have to try to be good. Otep is a fxcking disgrace to music in general. Not just metal. And that's why Capitol dropped them like a hot rock with bugs crawling on it. Because they fxcking suck hard and their existence is an affront to the whole of music. f*** Evil J. "Oooh, I have a BA, a scary name, and a beard to match! Respect me!" He's got a BA. So fxcking what. That doesn't mean he's talented, it means that he didn't STRUGGLE as a musician because his suburban spoiled-ass could actually pay for tuition. Which, in effect, makes the whole band's message seem far less believable. The only respect these wastes of sound are going to get is from their fxcking kids at their funerals.

# Jun 5, 2007 @ 9:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Red_Chord writes:

Ouch !!!

# Jun 5, 2007 @ 10:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. i_KILL_u writes:

I do think that's funny but Otep's not horrible. They're pretty good but I do think that's hilarious that they're 'free agents'.

# Jun 5, 2007 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

No. Otep is horrible. Otep is the dictionary definition of horrible. Otep is the epitome, the be-all-and-end-all of horrible. Horrible cringes at the thought of Otep. Otep makes the holocaust look like Christmas dinner.

# Jun 5, 2007 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. CrawdaddyKiller writes:

Shut up, tex. OTEP is more musically relevant than 99% of the vapid bands you listen to, gar-un'teed. Bashing a band doesn't suddenly make them suck and unicorns don't exist, either, sunshine. Sorry to break your everlovin' metal heart. Have some Jello puddin' pops, too, while you're at it, Bill. J-E-L-L-O!

# Jun 6, 2007 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Hey, don't get mad at me because you like hollow and boring nu-metal. Tell me in ONE single way how Otep is musically relevant. b****, I bet you can't even define "relevant". You just see it in reviews. You shouldn't toss words around that you can't define. Otep is not, and will never be relevant. You will not and can not in any way shape or form do or say anything that's going to make me appreciate Otep.

As far as MY influences go, you don't even know what bands I listen to, so you can shut that shxt up, too.

And no, unicorns DON'T exist, but sadly enough, what does exist is chicks that get molested and think that it's some divine sign from god that they should start sh**ty bands and dumbasses like you eat it up. Music comes first. Not WHY you're making music. I could care less.

Get over it. Getting fingered by your brother does not make a viable reason to create a sh**ty band.

# Jun 6, 2007 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Red_Chord writes:

Otep musically relevant ? Maybe as an example of what not to be they are. otherwise, the are irrelevant and useless. Don't think that people will remember them when they are gone.

# Jun 6, 2007 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Elementary, my dear Red_Chord.

# Jun 6, 2007 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. TwitchAholic writes:

...wtf is wrong with all of you (aside from a specific few) Otep is a f***ing badass band I personally have all their albums that have been released...if you don't like em well good for you.

I probly think the same things about your band but that doesn't mean i want them to be dropped(or quit w/e the f*** happened) their label

So for everyone who commented above me talking sh**...go suck a c*** and rock back and forth in your lil emo sh** corner f***heads

# Jun 21, 2007 @ 8:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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