Cavalera Conspiracy headlining a fall tour of North America in 2011, with Otep, and Earth Crisis at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA on 11-4-11.

Earth Crisis

About OTEP

OTEP is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 2000. The band has a unique blend of alternative metal, nu-metal, and punk rock, combined with frontwoman Otep Shamaya’s powerful vocals and thought-provoking lyrics. The band’s music is often political, tackling issues such as social justice, human rights, and animal rights.

OTEP’s lineup has gone through several changes over the years, but frontwoman Otep Shamaya has remained a constant presence. Additionally, Shamaya’s vocals are both haunting and powerful. Her voice has a range that can go from a whisper to a scream in a matter of seconds. The band’s musicians are equally talented, with their heavy riffs and intricate rhythms complementing Shamaya’s vocals perfectly.

OTEP has released several highly acclaimed albums, including “Sevas Tra,” “The Ascension,” and “Kult 45.” Their music often features elements of spoken word poetry, adding an extra layer of intensity and depth to their already powerful lyrics.

In addition to their music, OTEP has actively participated in numerous causes over the years, including speaking out against police brutality, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, and raising awareness about domestic violence. OTEP’s music is not just about entertainment, but also about making a positive change in the world.

About Earth Crisis

Earth Crisis is an American hardcore punk band that formed in 1989. The band’s intense sound charecterizes their music, combining elements of metal and punk with fast-paced rhythms, heavy riffs, and socially conscious lyrics. Earth Crisis is considered one of the pioneers of the vegan straight-edge movement, advocating for animal rights and environmentalism.

The band’s core members have remained consistent, including vocalist Karl Buechner, guitarist Scott Crouse, and bassist Ian Edwards. Earth Crisis has released several highly acclaimed albums, including “Destroy the Machines,” “Gomorrah’s Season Ends,” and “Slither.”

Earth Crisis’ lyrics often deal with themes of social and political activism, with a focus on animal rights, environmentalism, and anti-capitalism. Moreover, Buechner’s intense and passionate vocals deliver the band’s message of which the band’s driving rhythms and heavy instrumentation back.

In addition to their music, the band supports many causes, including promoting veganism and animal liberation, speaking out against police brutality, and advocating for environmental justice. Furthermore, Earth Crisis’ music and activism have had a major impact on the scene.


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