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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.   Ghostflowers
  9.   Warhead
  10.   Equal Rights, Equal Lefts
  11.   Not To Touch the Earth
  12.   Emtee
  13.   Rise Rebel Resist
  14.   Blood Pigs
  15.   Possession
  16.   Brother
  17.   Buried Alive
  18.   Battle Ready
  19.   T.R.I.C.
  20.   No Color
  21.   Zero
  22.   Quarantine
  23.   Hematopia
  24.   Fists Fall
  25.   Numb & Dumb
  26.   March of the Martyrs
  27.   Self-Made
  28.   Menocide
  29.   The Lord Is My Weapon
  30.   More Fire
  31.   Crawling Up
  32.   Down
  33.   Livestock
  34.   Feral Game
  35.   Apex Predator
  36.   Stay
  37.   Atom to Adam
  38.   Perfectly Flawed
  39.   Crooked Spoons
  40.   Requiem
  41.   Hooks & Splinters
  42.   House of Secrets
  43.   My Confession
  44.   Tortured
  45.   Thots
  46.   Breathing in the Fire
  47.   Generation Doom
  48.   Lie
  49.   God Is a Gun
  50.   Theophagy
  51.   Hag
  52.   Necromantic
  53.   Crush
  54.   Seduce & Destroy
  55.   Drunk on the Blood of Saints
  56.   Where the River Ends
  57.   Ur a WMN Now
  58.   Invisible
  59.   Eet the Children
  60.   Suicide Trees
  61.   Gutter
  62.   Sepsis
  63.   Feeding Frenzy
  64.   Fillthee
  65.   On the Shore
  66.   We Dream Like Lions
  67.   I, Alone
  68.   Bible Belt
  69.   Baby's Breath
  70.   Atavist Animus
  71.   Unveiled
  72.   Sweet Tooth
  73.   Serv Asat
  74.   Run for Cover
  75.   Oh, So Surreal
  76.   Kisses & Kerosene
  77.   Head
  78.   Andrenochrome Dreams
  79.   Communion
  80.   Home Grown
  81.   Noose & Nail
  82.   Milk of Regret
  83.   Shattered Pieces
  84.   Skin of the Master
  85.   Germ
  86.   Sacrilege
  87.   Jonestown Tea
  88.   Autopsy Song
  89.   Nein
  90.   I Remember
  91.   Rising
  92.   Blowtorch Nightlight
  93.   Voyeur
  94.   In Cold Blood