Otep is a female-fronted, four-piece heavy metal/rapcore band from Los Angeles, California. Witnessing a brief live performance impressed Sharon Osbourne enough for Otep to land a spot on Ozzfest before signing onto a label. Otep's lyrics often involve pain and abuse.
Otep has performed at Ozzfest in 2001, 2002 and 2004.
*Jihad (EP) (2001) *Sevas Tra (2002) *House of Secrets (2004) *Wurd Becomes Flesh (EP) (2005) *Untitled Third Album (2006)
As of July 2006, the band is in New Orleans recording the third album.
Jihad Era *Otep Shamaya (Vocals) *Tarver Marsh (Guitars) *Matt "Spooky" Damon (Guitars) *"Evil" J. McGuire? (Bass) *Mark "Moke" Bistany (Drums)
Sevas Tra Era *Otep Shamaya (Vocals) *Rob Patterson (Guitars) *"Evil" J. McGuire? (Bass) *Mark "Moke Bistany (Drums)
House Of Secrets Era
*Otep Shamaya (Vocals)
*Lisardo "Lee" Rios (Guitars)
*"Evil" J. McGuire
current members Brian Wolff,