Skindred Announce Australian Tour With Otep

Skindred have announced an Australian tour with Otep. Here’s the dates:

02/18 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar
02/20 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts
02/21 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
02/22 Brisbane, AUS – The Triffid
02/23 Sydney, AUS – Factory Theatre

Make Them Suffer Keyboardist Booka Nile Calls Out Audience Member For Groping Her At Leipzig, Germany Show

During Make Them Suffer’s show at Naumanns in Leipzig, Germany earlier today (May 12), a crowd surfer ended up groping keyboardist/vocalist Booka Nile after making their way to the stage. Nile and the band both tweeted about the messed up situation:

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only time something like this has happened at metal shows this year. Otep previously called out members of the audience for sexually assaulting her during her February 24 show at the Futurum in Prague, Czech Republic:

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Prague. Beautiful people. Beautiful venue. Amazing show ❤️ Much love to the majority of good ppl of Prague who gave us an incredible show ❤️ Love & respect to you all 🖤 You are some crazy motherfuckers 🔥 Good and bad 🔥 Meeting & talking with so many incredibly devoted & passionate fans: Beautiful madness 🖤 Watching you lose your minds during the songs & feeling your passion during the show — Incredible 🔥 Hearing you scream every lyric & chanting my name after the last song — Wow. Beautiful ❤️ Talking before the show and getting gifts and kisses from all the beautiful women here: Just lovely 🖤 Signing this dude’s face after the show — Insane & amazing 🖤 Signing other ppls skin with my autograph & my sadistic scribbles: An honor 🖤 But … 😡 Being sexually assaulted THREE fucking times DURING my show: BAD 😡 Really, really bad 🔥 Especially for those who did it. They left pretty lumped up bcz I don’t play that shit 🔥 You grope my breasts while I’m on stage, during a song, and then punch me in the stomach when I tell you to stop multiple times, you’re gonna catch a fucking beating 🔥 You scream “show me your cunt” then charge the stage & say “I like what you have” and then grab my vagina, you’re gonna catch a fucking beating — maybe a broken orbital socket and your bone pierces your upper cheek & blood pours down your face — so be it 🔥 Or you work at the club and come to apologize for what happened & then then try to force yourself on me, you’re gonna catch a fucking beating 🔥 These idiots were disgusting & got what they deserved 💯✊🏽 But much, much love to the rest of my fans for coming to my aid when no one else would and for showing me that the majority of the ppl of Prague are beautiful souls & simply incredible in every way 🖤 Thank you sooo much for that ❤️ All my love & respect. Forever ❤️ #OTEP 👑

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Otep Announces European/UK Tour

Otep has announced a European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

02/01 Metz, FRA – TBA
02/02 Cham, GER – L.A. Live Style
02/04 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
02/05 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/06 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
02/07 Lyon, FRA – CCO
02/08 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
02/09 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
02/12 Nantes, FRA – Le Ferrailleur
02/13 London, UK – Underworld
02/14 Coventry, UK – The Arches
02/15 Manchester, UK – Factory
02/17 Lancaster, UK – The Yorkshire House
02/18 Swansea, UK – The Bunkhouse
02/19 Edinburgh, UK – Bannermans
02/20 Roeselare, BEL – De Velichte Geest
02/21 Siegburg, GER – Kubana Live Club
02/23 Ostrava, CZE – Barrack Music Club
02/24 Prague, CZE – Futurum

Otep Announces Fall U.S. Tour

Otep has announced a fall tour with The World Over. One Day Waiting will also perfom on select dates.

Tour Dates:

11/23 Bakersfield, CA – Club 1933
11/24 Tucson, AZ – House of Bards
11/27 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
11/28 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/29 Arlington Heights, IL – HOME Bar
11/30 Geneva on the Lake, OH – The Cove
12/01 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel
12/02 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
12/04 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
12/05 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/06 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
12/07 Auburn, ME – Sapphire Club
12/08 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
12/09 Amityville, NY – Revolution
12/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
12/13 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
12/14 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks
12/15 Clarksville, TN – Warehouse
12/16 Memphis, TN – Rockhouse Live
12/18 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
12/19 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
12/20 Greeley, CO – Moxie
12/21 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
12/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
12/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s

Otep commented:

“In a time when apathy has been weaponized to suffocate the voice of the people, in a time when Americans are told not to believe what we see with our own eyes but to believe what one bloviating sack of sewage and a gutless Republican Party who care only about preying on the working class and the working poor just to feed his KULT from the same gruesome trough of racist, homophobic and sexist slop. We are proud to bring THE ART OF DISSENT tour to the people to hopefully remind them just how powerful we are and how important we are, as a nation, as a democracy, and that it’s damn well worth fighting for.”

Otep Takes On The NRA In “Shelter In Place” Music Video

Otep has premiered a new video for her song “Shelter In Place.“ The clip, which takes aim at the NRA, was directed by Otep herself and filmed by P.R. Brown. The track appears on her latest album “Kult 45.”

Otep commented:

“The video for ‘Shelter In Place‘ challenges the NRA‘s irrational claim that ‘only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun’. It aims the blame of mass murders of our children in school shootings directly on the NRA, not necessarily its members, but the administration who continue to fight for people on Terrorist Watch Lists to own a gun. Why? It’s my belief the more murders that occur, the more money they make from weapons manufacturers and increases in membership which strengthens their ability to be a political power that continues to frighten the Republican owned Congress.

The number of mass murders of children in schools by gun violence is our national shame yet the Republican owned Congress (and shills for the NRA) have done nothing, not a single thing, to protect our kids. In contrast, when ONE man attempted to detonate a shoe bomb on board a plane in flight, legislation was enacted to protect people from this SINGLE attempt of failed terrorism. Now all of us have to remove our shoes before boarding a flight. All of us have to be searched and x-rayed.

The NRA may have begun as an advocacy group for the Second Amendment but it’s my belief they have regressed into something akin to a homegrown terrorist organization that benefits from mass murders both financially and as a political power. This is completely unacceptable.

Enough is enough. Our children deserve better. And their safety and the safety of their teachers are worth fighting for.”

Otep Shares “Kult 45” Documentary, Releases New Song “Molotov”

Otep has shared a documentary on her new album “Kult 45” (out July 27). You can check that out below. In other news, she has also released a new song called “Molotov.” You can get that in digital outlets now.