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