Los Angeles California’s OTEP has announced that she has signed with Napalm Records. Famed producer Howard Benson will be handling the productions duties on the band’s new album that is due out in 2016.
OTEP commented on joining the Napalm Records Roster:
“Signing with Napalm Records is one of the most exciting alliances I’ve ever made. I haven’t felt this excited to write a new album since SEVAS TRA. There’s a lot of work to do, a lot of music to write, a lot of things to say, a lot of injustices to confront and a lot of madness to summon and capture. To be able to forge this sacred alchemy with the dark brilliance of producer Howard Benson is a dream come true.”
Napalm Records A&R Demetri Benoist said about the signing of OTEP:
“Beyond excited to be working with such a polarizing artist who stands for something and is not afraid to speak their mind. This is a new beginning in OTEP’s history and Napalm Records is committed to making it the most successful! Let the OTEP Revolution begin.”
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Originally discovered by Jack and Sharon Osbourne in Los Angeles, she was offered to play Ozzfest as an unsigned band and was the first female fronted band to play the touring festival. She signed with legendary label Capitol Records, without a demo, after only 5 live shows, and strictly on the power of her live performance, OTEP has gone on to record 6 studio albums, an EP, and a live album.
Nominated by GLAAD for Outstanding Artist Award alongside Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, she won MTV’s prestigious BEST VIDEO for Music With A Message Award. Singer, writer, activist, she spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 on behalf of ROCK THE VOTE. A celebrated spoken word artist, she appeared on HBO’s DEF POETRY twice, recorded an unreleased poetry album and authored three books of poetry. She’s also authored a book of short stories titled MOVIES IN MY HEAD and produced and directed an audiobook of one of the stories titled PINEBOX JAKE. Utilizing her incredibly dynamic vocal range she’s also a successful Voice Over Artist appearing in many projects such as the award winning video game THE LAST OF US and in feature films including THE HOBBIT: The Battle Of The Five Armies. Her live performance alongside her very talented musicians has been described as a “complete mutiny of the senses”. Combining spoken word with a cathartic range of emotional screams and soft melodies over an equally bedlamite alchemy of masterful music. When asked about her current line up she’s said, “These are the most talented group of musicians I’ve ever worked with. We are a family. These are my brothers in arms. My guitarist Aristotle and I have a spiritual connection on an alchemical level that’s preternaturally conducive to creativity. Along with my amazing drummer Justin Kier and bassist Corey Wolford, we are a force of nature and resistance fighters. Music is our weapon. They believe in what we’re doing, what we stand for, and have the utmost affection and respect for our fans, The OTEP TRIBE.” Armed with the lethality of master artists, they continue to inspire and crush live shows around the world.
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Howard Benson is an American music producer and multi-instrumentalist who has twice been Grammy nominated for Producer of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Benson has produced such artists as Motörhead, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, My Chemical Romance, Santana, P.O.D., Chris Cornell, Theory of a Deadman, The All-American Rejects, Adam Lambert, Halestorm, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Gavin DeGraw, Rascal Flatts, Bon Jovi, Orianthi, Skillet, Hoobastank, Creed, and Blindside.