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OTEP: New Video Interview Posted Online

Capital Chaos conducted an interview with OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya on August 6, 2008 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Watch the eight-minute chat below. According to RollingStone.com, OTEP won the Rock the Vote and MySpace's DemROCKracy contest, which kicked off on July 1 and encouraged bands with MySpace pages to have their ...

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BLOODSTREAM PARADE Signs With DARK STAR RECORDS

Chicago-based hardcore/thrash metal band BLOODSTREAM PARADE has inked a deal with Dark Star Records. According to a press release, the group has a long history of involvement in the Chicago metal scene, with members coming from a number of well-known acts such as DOWN LO, CONCUSSION, WITHDRAWAL, DEACON and INSPITEOFYOU. With this powerful lineup, BLOODSTREAM ...

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DROID: Orangevale Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted video footage (see below) of DROID's August 6, 2008 performance at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were OTEP, ANEW REVOLUTION, UNDYING SILENCE and CLAUDIA'S ASHES. DROID's debut album was released last year on Emotional Syphon Recordings, James "Munky" Shaffer of KORN's new record label. The ...

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ANEW REVOLUTION: Orangevale Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted video footage (see below) of ANEW REVOLUTION performing on August 6, 2008 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were OTEP, DROID, UNDYING SILENCE and CLAUDIA'S ASHES. ANEW REVOLUTION is the Austin, Texas-based band featuring former members of SLAVES ON DOPE and UNLOCO. The group's Mudrock-produced ...

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OTEP: Orangevale Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted video footage (see below) of OTEP performing the song "Warhead" on August 6, 2008 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also on the bill were DROID, ANEW REVOLUTION, UNDYING SILENCE and CLAUDIA'S ASHES. Otep Shamaya, the powerful singer and brainchild of the group OTEP, continues to engage her fans ...

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OTEP Frontwoman Continues To Spread The Message Of Activism

Otep Shamaya, the powerful singer and brainchild of the group OTEP, continues to engage her fans not only with her powerful music and message, but with her fierce dedication to activism. Shamaya has recently become involved with Carbonrally.com, a web-based activism platform offering people a fun, simple and social way to have an impact on ...

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OTEP's EVIL J Talks Shop With Former MEGADETH Bassist; Video Available

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who currently works for Peavey Electronics (manufacturer of musical equipment, gear and accessories) as an artist relations representative, conducted an interview with OTEP bassist Jason "Evil J" McGuire during the band's recent tour. Watch the nine-minute PVTV report below. OTEP is scheduled to film several shows this month for the ...

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OTEP To Film First-Ever Live DVD

OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya has issued the following update: "At the end of this month we will embark upon a new adventure of creativity. Yes, the next set of shows will all be filmed for our first (ever) LIVE DVD. Those of you who have never been scorched by the sights and sounds of our ...

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EYES SET TO KILL To Tour With THE HUMAN ABSTRACT

Arizona's EYES SET TO KILL will team up with THE HUMAN ABSTRACT and IN FEAR AND FAITH for a U.S. tour beginning on June 19. EYES SET TO KILL's recent tour with OTEP was cut short after OTEP singer Otep Shamaya was diagnosed with a throat infection. EYES SET TO KILL's rise throughout the screamo ...

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OTEP Forced To Reschedule Dates

OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya has issued the following update: "This tour has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. To be able to connect with so many people (strangers who know nothing, but understand everything) through ART is an event so profound that there are no words to truly articulate and express ...

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HEMLOCK Explains Austin Cancellation

Drummer Steve Baca of the Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers HEMLOCK has released the following statement: "Due to circumstances out of our control, HEMLOCK was forced to cancel their appearance with MINISTRY and MESHUGGAH [Tuesday night, April 15] in Austin, Texas. We are very sorry, but we had problems with our trailer, a bearing broke in ...

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ANAKA Replaces BLOODSIMPLE On WSOU's 60th Anniversary Show

ANAKA has replaced BLOODSIMPLE on WSOU's 60th Anniversary show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on April 18. The concert will include additional performances from SHADOWS FALL, UNEARTH, OTEP, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and A LIFE ONCE LOST. Based out of Brooklyn, NY, ANAKA has built a rapidly growing fan base and reputation not only ...

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OTEP Frontwoman Talks About Upcoming Tour; Video Available

A short video message from OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya announcing the band's upcoming "The Circus of Democracy" headlining tour can be viewed below. "The Circus of Democracy" tour dates: Mar. 30 - Gator's Farmington, New Mexico Mar. 31 - The Outer Rim Salt Lake City, Utah Apr. 01 - Cervantes Ballroom Denver, Colorado Apr. 02 ...

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ANEW REVOLUTION: New Music Posted Online

ANEW REVOLUTION, the Austin-based foursome which has been steadily building a name for itself within the metal community, has posted two songs from its upcoming debut album, "Rise", on the band's MySpace page. Check out the tracks "Done" and "N.M.E." at this location. "Rise" is scheduled for releease on April 15 via Koch ...

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HEMLOCK: Another New Song Posted Online

Another new HEMLOCK track, entitled "No Time For Sorrow", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song is the title cut of the Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers' upcoming album, which is scheduled for release on March 18 on Blind Prophecy Records. The CD was recorded with engineer Eddy Garcia (PISSING RAZORS). ...

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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 ...

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OTEP: 'Confrontation' Video Available

"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 ...

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HEMLOCK: New Song Posted Online

A new HEMLOCK track, entitled "Red Sky Revolution", has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers' upcoming album, "No Time For Sorrow", which is scheduled for release on March 18 on Blind Prophecy Records. The CD was recorded with engineer Eddy Garcia (PISSING RAZORS). ...

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JAKE E. LEE Recording Material With New Heavy Rock Project

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee has launched a new heavy rock project with Vinnie Castaldo (drums), Fate-Al (PALEFACE) on vocals and Karma Cheema (AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, OTEP) on guitar. The group recently entered The Tone Factory studios in Las Vegas to record its first material. More information will be made available soon. According ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO To Play Venice Show As Three-Piece

Los Angeles-based rock act CIRCUS DIABLO will play as a three-piece on January 30 at Venice Rocks in Venice, California. "As Ricky [Warwick, guitar] is trucking around the UK with THE ALMIGHTY, Rob [Patterson; guitar; KORN, OTEP] jumped back over to KORN [as the band's touring guitarist] and who knows where any of the other ...

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KORN: Guitarist Situation Clarified

The management of Shane Gibson, one of the guitar players currently touring with KORN as members of the group's backing band, has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the erroneous reports that Rob Patterson — former OTEP guitarist who was in the back-up band for KORN's Family Values Tour in 2006 — is replacing ...

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KORN Lines Up MUNKY's Replacement For European Tour

According to HardDrive Radio, Rob Patterson — former OTEP guitarist who was in the back-up band for KORN's Family Values Tour in 2006 — is replacing KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer on the band's current European trek. Shaffer left the tour for "personal and family reasons," according to a statement posted by the band at ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO To Continue As A Four-Piece

Los Angeles-based rock act CIRCUS DIABLO will warm up for 2008 with a show in Venice, California on January 30 at club Venice Rocks. According to a posting on the group's MySpace page, "none of the band have the ability to be in two places at once, so due to THE CULT, RIDERS ON THE ...

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CIRCUS DIABLO Schedules Venice Concert

CIRCUS DIABLO — the new project featuring THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick (guitar), and ex-THE CULT touring bassist/current CAMP FREDDY guitarist Billy Morrison (vocals) — will play small show in Venice, California at a club called Venice Rocks on January 30 "to air a couple of new songs, bust out ...

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The_Ascension - OTEP

Treading tricky ground here, bands like OTEP being at least partially critic-proof. For example: I'd like to point out that virtually everything about this band – including the coo-to-a-bloody-scream vocals, the stuttering basslines, the overwrought breathing into the mic and then shrieking some empowering profundity, and the talky rap lines that were dubious when CLAWFINGER ...

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