OTEP Reveals New Details About Upcoming Album

Activist art rockers OTEP have shared their new album details. Dubbed Kult 45, the bands 8th album in 15 years is due for release from their label, Napalm Records this July 27th.


Otep Shamaya commented on the new album:

“You can expect a complete and total mutiny of the senses on Kult 45. That said, it’s important for fans to know that this record is not just an indictment of Trump. The idea was rather to empower people to stand up and remind them this is our country and we have the power. It’s primarily a rallying cry for people with common sense and good-natured patriots to rise up and know that we own this nation.”

“Although the album is produced well technically, lyrically, it’s very raw. Musically, we explore different genres – we’re trying to reach everyone. I don’t want to be limited to one genre or to be anchored to a particular space where I can only reach certain political minds. It was important to me that what I was sending a clear and concise message to the Resistance – the people out there bending the barricades and fighting for justice is this country.”

“We had the freedom to be able to write, record and exist within the songs on Kult 45. Things needed to be said and songs needed to be written that reflect the times. We weren’t under anyone else’s agenda, there was no pressure to create a “single” or a song for radio, and the band was really able to shine.”

Kult 45 was recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles, completely utilizing the same equipment used OTEP’s debut album, Sevas Tra (down to Shamaya’s vocal microphone, a SHURE Beta 58). Kult 45 was self-produced by the band, with assistant engineering from Larry Goetz, Nicolas Schilke and Lizzy Ostro.


Kult 45 track listing:
1- Hail To The Thief
2- Halt Right
3- Molotov
4- Said The Snake
5- Undefeated
6- Trigger Warning
7- Cross Contamination
8- Shelter In Place
9- Boss
10- To The Gallows
11- Sirens Calling
12- Invisible People
13- Be Brave
14- Wake Up (cover of Rage Against the Machine)
15- Feral Oracle (Bonus Track)
16- The Tribe Speaks (Bonus Track)



OTEP will go out on a headline tour supporting Kult 45, beginning July 5 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates, which are on sale now.

OTEP Summer 2018 Headline Tour Dates:
7/5 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
7/6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall*
7/7 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre*
7/8 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater*
7/9 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep*
7/11 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock*
7/12 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge*
7/13 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest – hosted by Lou Brutus
7/14 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge#
7/15 – Detroit, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge#
7/17 – Toronto, ON @ The Rockpile
7/18 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
7/19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre – w/ Kore RozZik
7/20 – Reading, PA @ Reverb – Rock Room#
7/21 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance#
7/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works#
7/23 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grille#
7/25 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall#
7/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts#
7/27 – Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon Concert Club#
7/28 – Findlay, OH @ All American Rock House#
7/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar#
8/1 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ruins Live&
8/2 – Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live&
8/3 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!&
8/4 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar&
8/5 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box&
8/7 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red&
8/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
8/9 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room&
8/10 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre&
8/11 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ House of Blues&
8/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver&
8/14 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven&
8/15 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre&
8/17 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55&
8/18 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater&
* w/ Dropout Kings & One Day Waiting
# w/ Dropout Kings & Kore RozZik
& w/ Dropout Kings & Ragdoll Sunday

OTEP is:
Otep Shamaya: Vocals
Aristotle: Guitars
Drewski Barnes: Bass
Justin Kier: Drums