Otep Discusses Alleged Sexual Assault


I was over on ThePRP, and they ran a news item about an interview Otep Shamaya did with some site I don’t ever fucking check out about the now-infamous crotch grabbing incident that has sent literal shockwaves through the world of shitty, useless metal. Otep maintains Terror Universal frontman Rott grabbed her lady bits during […]

Otep Stands By Her Claims; Terror Universal Dropped From Tour

Terror Universal

Otep Shamaya has won. Terror Universal have been booted from the “Civil Unrest Tour,” following Otep’s allegations that band’s singer fondled her mufftastic during a recent meet-and-greet. Otep pulled her namesake group from the bill’s lineup yesterday, and Kittie was brought in as replacements. The tour, with Ill Niño and 36 Crazyfists, is happening this […]

Otep Claims Terror Universal Frontman Grabbed Her Crotch


Otep Shamaya says the singer for that band Terror Universal grabbed her fotch during a recent meet-and-greet and so Otep have pulled out of their planned co-headlining run with Ill Niño. Terror Universal, the masked metal band I personally know not a fan of, includes members of Ill Niño — namely, Dave Chavarri and Ahrue […]

Ex-Otep Guitarist Lee Rios Dead


Former Speak No Evil and Otep guitarist Lee Rios is dead. The man passed away in Miami, Florida, just this Wednesday. Dude apparently died as a result of something he enjoyed: He was involved in a mountain biking accident. Friends and family of Rios are attempting to crowdfund $10,000 for his funeral expenses. Help out […]

Fear Factory, Napalm Death Added To U.S. Knotfest Lineup

Napalm Death

A bunch of additional bands have been named to the bill for this upcoming second U.S. Knotfest, brought to you by the dudes of Slipknot. The second Knotfest will take over the San Manual Ampitheatre and Campgrounds from October 24 to October 26. A new stage has been added, along with the following bands. Find […]

Otep Signs With Sid Wilson’s Management Team


Yup. Otep have signed a new management deal with Mach 2.8 Entertainment Group, the company founded by Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson and his business partner Symon Mead. Otep frontwoman Otep Shamaya was undoubtedly excited, and said: “I’ve been a friend and fan of Sid for years and it’s a true honor to be managed by […]

Otep Claims Homophobic Sponsor Kept Her Band Off Mayhem Fest Bill


Suuuuuure. Couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that her band sucks and no one cares about it. In fact, Otep would have fit in just fine with this year’s piss-poor lineup. Otep Shamaya, who is lesbo, alleges an “openly homophobic” corporate sponsor of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kept her band […]

Otep Not Retiring


What the fuck, man? Otep says she’s retiring at the end of 2013, and now, she’s not? What a tease! And now, she’s got not only a new album in the works but a side project with Slipknot’s Sid Wilson. “Retiring? NEVER. A new OTEP album? YES! New book? YEP! Side project w/Sid from Slipknot? […]

Otep Releases Book

Otep's book

Now I’m pissed. If Otep can release a book, ANYONE can release a book. I should have a book deal. This just isn’t right. Called “None Shall Sleep,” the book is described thusly: “Frightening, riveting, defiant, resounding. The highly anticipated release of the secret diaries of the nefarious vigilante Hydra Moonlight. In the killer’s own […]

Otep A Free Agent After Final Victory Disc


Alas, Otep isn’t going to throw in the towel and retire. Why would she do that — to make me happy? No way, folks. Would I be a happier person if Otep called it quits? Likely no, since I give not even one fuck about her. But, I’d smile for a second, knowing I’d never […]