According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, the new album from California's OTEP, "Smash The Control Machine", is on track to sell between 12,000 and 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.
OTEP's last CD, "The_Ascension", opened with 10,200 units back in November 2007 to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"Smash The Control Machine" was released on August 18 via Victory Records.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Rise, Rebel, Resist
02. Sweet Tooth
03. Smash The Control Machine
05. Numb And Dumb
06. Oh, So Surreal
07. Run For Cover
08. Kisses & Kerosene
10. UR A WMN NOW
11. Serv Asat
12. Where The River Ends
13. I Remember
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
Singer, songwriter, renegade Otep Shamaya says 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."