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Otep Signs To Victory Records

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VICTORY RECORDS has signed Los Angeles recording artist OTEP. OTEP has sold over half a million albums sold over the course of three studio albums. Singer, songwriter, renegade Otep Shamaya describes the band’s music as “a total and complete mutiny on the senses. We are a fusion band by nature, inspired by many styles and tones from a variety of musical genres- rock, punk, metal, hip-hop, spoken word, jazz and classic rock. We never allow the antiquated limits of a genre confine or restrict us. Our music is universal and does not belong nor can it be contained in a nice, neat, little box.”

The first release under the new alliance is OTEP’s highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album “Smash the Control Machine.” The new studio album will be released August 18, 2009. Ms. Shamaya says of the album, “The economic crisis is hitting every working family in this country. The album and its title track, 'Smash The Control Machine,' will lay bare the greed and corruption that fostered this calamity, but will also focus on the undying spirit of the working class that always fights the good fight. The title is a line from a William S. Burroughs poem. It is my intention to create an album that serves every head of the hydra that is OTEP. From poetry, to politics, to shock and awe, to sex and righteousness, to standing up and fighting back. Like the mystical symbol of the Ouroboros (the sacred serpent swallowing its tail) all things will be brought back to circle.”

Otep had this to say about signing with VICTORY, “When I received the news of a possible OTEP/VICTORY alliance I could swear I felt the sky tremble. This triumvirate (of myself, my manager Jack Ponti and Victory Records) is going to be a terrifying coalition for some and a righteous confederation for others. For me, this is exactly the kind of circumstance I have been waiting for. I believe my creative, intellectual and political instincts and inclinations will flourish alongside the fertile minds of Jack Ponti, Tony Brummel and the amazing staff at Victory.”

Victory Records Founder Tony Brummel said, “Signing an artist of OTEP’s caliber, intelligence, work ethic and artistic diversity sensibly expands our diverse and formidable roster. I am personally enamored by her work and believe that she has yet to realize a fraction of her potential. More importantly, her art and music have crucial meaning in a time when people need change, hope and something to believe in. We have the tools, she has the material and together we will build a culturally formidable fortress.”

Manager Jack Ponti had this to add, “It both thrills and honors me to be working with OTEP and Victory Records. In my thirty years in this business, it’s always been about the proper “marriage”. I cannot convey how excited I am about the possibilities of these daunting forces joining together in what promises to be a thunderous union.”

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1. whoa writes:

lol how can Victory Records get any more lame than it already is?
Oh yeah, then Between the Buried and Me leave after this next and last
album from them for that sh**e label.

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2. Fuck_A_Name writes:

the only half-way decent band I can think of off the top of my head from Victory records, is darkest hour, and they might not even with the label anymore, soooo....

sigh. At least Otep helped spark my interest in better metal. As for right now...f*** this b****, shes retarted.

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