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