OTEP Introduce New Guitarist

OTEP have announced the addition of guitarist Scotty CH, formerly of the band MTF, to the group's ranks.

In a message posted on the group's official web site, Scotty writes, "To OTEP, after several months of blistering work, I want to thank you for making me who I am today. It is an honor to be apart of this elite group that stands before me. Evil J [bass] & Doug [Pellerin, drums] both bring out the best in my ability and Otep inspires me to be something great. You have created another monster for the Art of War!

"To the fans, I have seen the destruction you bring to the shows & I will be right there with you."

The Seattle native replaces former guitar player Lee Rios, who parted with the band in late November 2004.

OTEP will be embarking on the "Alliance of Defiance" tour with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, CANDIRIA and BLOODSIMPLE beginning on January 29. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jan. 29 - The Catwalk Club - Seattle, WA
Jan. 30 - Big Easy - Spokane, WA
Feb. 01 - Big Easy - Boise, ID
Feb. 02 - The Circuit - Midvale, UT
Feb. 03 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
Feb. 04 - Ranch Bowl - Omaha, NE
Feb. 05 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 06 - Quad City Live - Davenport, IA
Feb. 08 - The Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 09 - The Warehouse - Springfield, IL
Feb. 10 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
Feb. 11 - Temple Club - Lansing, MI
Feb. 12 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
Feb. 13 - Headliners - Toledo, OH
Feb. 15 - Al Rosa - Columbus, OH
Feb. 16 - Agora - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 17 - Club 125 - Bradford, MA
Feb. 18 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Feb. 19 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 20 - Starland Ballroom - Sayerville, NJ
Feb. 22 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Feb. 23 - The Station - Portland, ME
Feb. 24 - Bombshelter - Manchester, NH
Feb. 25 - Knitting Factory - New York City, NY
Feb. 26 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
Feb. 27 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Feb. 28 - Downtown - Farmingdale, NY
Mar. 03 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Mar. 04 - Boomerz - Seminole, FL
Mar. 05 - Fuel Nightclub - Daytona Beach, FL
Mar. 06 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar. 10 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 11 - The Backroom - Austin, TX
Mar. 12 - Dos Amigos - Odessa, TX
Mar. 15 - Morro Theatre - Gallup, NM

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