OTEP, BURY YOUR DEAD, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

OTEP, BURY YOUR DEAD, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and DESTROPHY will team up for the "Rise Rebel Resist Tour" in February. The dates are as follows:

Feb. 15 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse Music Venue
Feb. 16 - Farmington, NM - Totah Theater
Feb. 17 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Feb. 18 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Feb. 19 - Salina, KS - The Blue Goat
Feb. 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Inner Circle
Feb. 23 - St Louis, MO - Fubar
Feb. 25 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
Feb. 26 - Detroit, MI - Harpo’s
Feb. 27 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
Feb. 28 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Mar. 02 - Orono, ME - 103 Ultra Lounge
Mar. 03 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Mar. 04 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Mar. 05 - Reading, PA - The Silo Nightclub
Mar. 06 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey
Mar. 07 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Mar. 09 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Mar. 10 - Spartanburg, SC - Gground Zero
Mar. 11 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Mar. 12 - Orlando, FL - Lyrica
Mar. 16 - Little Rock, AR - The Village
Mar. 17 - Houston, TX - Rocbar
Mar. 18 - Mission, TX - Smokin Aces
Mar. 19 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Mar. 20 - Ft Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
Mar. 21 - Gallup, NM - El Morro Theater
Mar. 24 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
Mar. 25 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Mar. 26 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
Mar. 27 - Sparks, NV - New Oasis
Mar. 28 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater
Mar. 31 - West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
Apr. 01 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
Apr. 02 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage

OTEP's new album, "Smash The Control Machine", sold around 10,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 47 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on August 18, 2009 via Victory Records.

The "Smash The Control Machine" deluxe CD/DVD package includes:

* DVD includes interviews, poetry readings and more
*CD/DVD deluxe edition includes: holographic cover, digipack, 52-page booklet with lyrics, poems and illustrations from Otep Shamaya

OTEP frontoman Otep Shamaya previously said of the album, "The economic crisis is hitting every working family in this country. The album and its title track, 'Smash The Control Machine', will lay bare the greed and corruption that fostered this calamity, but will also focus on the undying spirit of the working class that always fights the good fight. The title is a line from a William S. Burroughs poem. It is my intention to create an album that serves every head of the hydra that is OTEP. From poetry, to politics, to shock and awe, to sex and righteousness, to standing up and fighting back. Like the mystical symbol of the Ouroboros (the sacred serpent swallowing its tail) all things will be brought back to circle."

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