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A hard-hitting, multifaceted, female-fronted metal outfit from Los Angeles, California, Otep got their start in late 2000, when singer/band namesake Otep Shamaya brought her Marilyn Manson-meets-Kim Gordon style of singing to a crew of musicians known only as Rob, Moke, and eViL j. The foursome began gigging around Los Angeles and scored a deal with Capitol solely on the strength of their live show (they'd not yet recorded a demo), releasing the Jihad EP the following year. Rumors of cannibalism and dabbling in the mystical arts helped add to their mysterious image, and they found themselves receiving nods of approval from the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Marilyn Manson himself for their antics. Their eighth live show ever was at 2001's Ozzfest, and Otep stepped back into the studio with Terry Date at the tail end of the year to record their full-length debut, Sevas Tra, which saw the light of day in the summer of 2002. That summer they again joined up with the Ozzfest tour, gaining a prime spot on the second stage. In 2004 the group released its sophomore effort, House of Secrets, which introduced elements of funk, hip-hop, and ambient into the group's melting pot of metal. Working with producer Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Mudvayne), Otep followed up three years later with Ascension and supported it on spring 2007 dates with Static-X. In 2009 the band signed to Victory Records and released Smash the Control Machine, which debuted at number 47 on the Billboard 200. Two years later the band followed up with its fifth full-length album, Atavist, the first Otep outing that did not feature longtime bassist eViL j, who left the group shortly after the release of Smash the Control Machine. Arriving in 2013, the conceptual Hydra would be the band's first album to rely solely on drum programming, while 2016's Generation Doom, their seventh studio long-player, saw Otep make the move to Napalm Records. ~ Bradley Torreano
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  1.   Song
  2.   Royals
  3.   Smash the Control Machine
  4.   Confrontation
  5.   Lords of War
  6.   Remember to Forget
  7.   Breed
  8.   Tortured
  9.   Crooked Spoons
  10.   Ghostflowers
  11.   Apex Predator
  12.   Equal Rights, Equal Lefts
  13.   Rise Rebel Resist
  14.   Battle Ready
  15.   Zero
  16.   In Cold Blood
  17.   Down
  18.   Feeding Frenzy
  19.   T.R.I.C.
  20.   God Is a Gun
  21.   Hag
  22.   Necromantic
  23.   Atom to Adam
  24.   Numb & Dumb
  25.   Head
  26.   Perfectly Flawed
  27.   Eet the Children
  28.   Warhead
  29.   Jonestown Tea
  30.   Menocide
  31.   My Confession
  32.   Blood Pigs
  33.   Possession
  34.   More Fire
  35.   Crawling Up
  36.   On the Shore
  37.   Lie
  38.   No Color
  39.   Voyeur
  40.   Crush
  41.   Blowtorch Nightlight
  42.   Skin of the Master
  43.   Milk of Regret
  44.   Shattered Pieces
  45.   Autopsy Song
  46.   Livestock
  47.   Fillthee
  48.   Breathing in the Fire
  49.   Feral Game
  50.   Hematopia
  51.   Seduce & Destroy
  52.   Rising
  53.   Stay
  54.   Not To Touch the Earth
  55.   Bible Belt
  56.   Kisses & Kerosene
  57.   Communion
  58.   Invisible
  59.   March of the Martyrs
  60.   Noose & Nail
  61.   Suicide Trees
  62.   Hooks & Splinters
  63.   House of Secrets
  64.   Thots
  65.   Emtee
  66.   I Remember
  67.   Gutter
  68.   Generation Doom
  69.   Theophagy
  70.   We Dream Like Lions
  71.   I, Alone
  72.   Fists Fall
  73.   Baby's Breath
  74.   Atavist Animus
  75.   Where the River Ends
  76.   Ur a WMN Now
  77.   Sweet Tooth
  78.   Serv Asat
  79.   Run for Cover
  80.   Oh, So Surreal
  81.   Andrenochrome Dreams
  82.   Home Grown
  83.   Requiem
  84.   Self-Made
  85.   Nein
  86.   Sacrilege
  87.   Quarantine
  88.   Drunk on the Blood of Saints
  89.   Unveiled
  90.   Brother
  91.   Sepsis
  92.   Buried Alive
  93.   The Lord Is My Weapon
  94.   Germ