OTEP: Director Comments On 'Crooked Spoons' Video

Video director Thomas Mignone, known for award-winning direction on videos from MUDVAYNE and SUPERJOINT RITUAL, has shot the new video for OTEP's "Crooked Spoons". The band's live performance was captured in Santa Ana during its current tour with STATIC-X and the conceptual imagery is said to be "in the surrealistic style of classic Fellini films." Thomas Mignone explains, "Otep [Shamaya, vocals] and I conceptualized some really intense ideas for her song 'Crooked Spoons'. There's a haunting and surreal quality to the way the song builds. While filming the performance shots, her audience really connected to her emotionally. It felt as if they were empowered by her words and responded with a genuine sharing of the song's raw spirit."

OTEP recently parted ways with guitarist Karma Cheema (ex-AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE). His replacement is a guitarist presently only known by his first name: Aaron.

Otep has rejected persistent rumors that the band has been dropped by Capitol Records as a result of the recently announced merger of Capitol and Virgin Records into the Capitol Music Group.

OTEP's third full-length album, "The Ascension", was previously scheduled for release on March 20. The CD was recorded in New Orleans over the course of several months with Grammy-winning producer Dave Fortman (EVANESCENCE, MUDVAYNE). A new release date has not yet been announced.


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