Otep is a band under the subgenres metal
, and thrash metal. Members include singer/vocalist/namesake Otep Shamaya
, bassist "Evil J" Jason Macguire
, guitarist Rob Patterson
, and drummer Mark "Moke" Bistany
. They formed in Los Angeles
, in 2000. They had no demo, only four shows. Sharon Osbourne
was impressed by their powerful performance and offered them a showing at the 2001 Ozzfest
. Since then Otep has played at the Ozzfest three times.
Otep has released two EPs and three full-length albums. EPs include "Otep", released 2001 and "Jihad"
from 2003. Albums are "Sevas Tra"
(Art Saves backwrds", 2002; "House of Secrets"
,2004; "The Ascension"
, 2007; and "Smash the Control Machine"
, 2009. In their latest album, they call upon Emilie Autumn to play the violin and Koichi Fukuda to play piano on the track "R A WMN NOW".