OTEP: New U.S. Dates Announced

California's OTEP has scheduled the following tour dates:

Mar. 30 - Farmington, NM - Gator's
Mar. 31 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Outer Rim
Apr. 01 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Ballroom
Apr. 02 - Colorado Spings, CO - Black Sheep
Apr. 04 - Minneapolis, MN - The Rock
Apr. 05 - Cedar Falls, IA - The Reverb
Apr. 07 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Apr. 08 - Michigan Center, MI - Motorhead's Bar + Grill
Apr. 10 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Apr. 11 - Columbus, OH - Al Rose Villa
Apr. 12 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Apr. 13 - Toronto, ONT - The Opera House
Apr. 18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Apr. 21 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx

"Confrontation", the new video from OTEP, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's new album, "The_Ascension", which sold 10,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release back in November to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Produced by Dave Fortman (MUDVAYNE, EVANESCENCE), "The_Ascension" sees the band challenging itself to avoid clich├ęs and classifications and finding a new landscape of sound and vision. "We said 'genre limits and music fads be damned, let's write music that is important to us and that motivates us," explained OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya. "I wanted to write songs we believe in and let nothing stop us from building the album we want to make."


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