Sophukd of Rock Hard Live conducted an interview with singer poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya on March 8 at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.Otep kicked off the "Seduce And Destroy" headlining tour in Sacramento, covering the entire U.S. over seven weeks. Support is coming from ONE EYED DOLL and PICTURE ME BROKEN. Shamaya's sixth full-length studio album, "Hydra", sold around 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 155 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on January 22 via Victory Records.
"Atavist", the fifth full-length album from Otep (2011), opened with 7,000 units to land at No. 61. Shamaya's 2009 CD, "Smash The Control Machine", registered a first-week tally of 10,400 copies to enter the chart at No. 47. Otep's "Apex Predator" video can be seen below. Directed by P.R. Brown (SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, CHEVELLE, DEVICE), the clip "is uncut and uncensored! It might even get banned in a few places for its sexual and violent content, but the message is important. Challenging phobias, hypocrisies and delighting the vices in your mind," commented Otep. Interview: