OTEP Seduce and Destroy Tour
Otep headline the Seduce and Destroy tour in March and April of 2013 with One-Eyed Doll, Picture Me Broken, and local openers Fair Struggle.
March 8th, 2013 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA
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 One-Eyed Doll
One-Eyed Doll, a gothic rock duo based in Austin, Texas, won the Best Punk Band award at the Austin Music Awards at SXSW in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The band officially retired on May 21, 2021, following a lengthy hiatus. The band, which consisted of lead singer and guitarist Kimberly Freeman and drummer/producer Jason Rufuss Sewell (Junior), performed in a theatrical style that blended the sounds of Pixies, Siouxsie, Hole, Dresden Dolls, White Stripes, and Marilyn Manson.
Freeman, who was featured as one of Revolver Magazine’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock in 2011, 2012, and 2015, and as one of Guitar Player Magazine’s Top 20 Most Extraordinary Guitarists, played a signature Tregan guitar. One-Eyed Doll’s discography included six albums under the band’s name, four solo albums by Freeman, and one album released under the name Ghetto Princess. The band achieved the No. 1 spot on ReverbNation’s local chart and toured across the country with acts such as OTEP Cold, Wayne Static (of Static X), Peelander Z, Polkadot Cadaver, Wednesday 13, Mushroomhead, and Orgy. In 2010, Freeman was part of ArcAttack, a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent.