Otep Announces “Generation Doom” Tour For Spring 2016

Hey there Metalheads, how is February treating you so far? Has it been a good one or a bad one? If it’s been the latter, then I guess it’s pretty awesome to find it closing up its book on us and prepping the path for a nice March Metal Madness. Now since I know a lot of you are fans of Otep Shamaya and her Metal adventures in music and activism, I am sure that being tipped off about her upcoming tour in the Spring will be of interest to you. I’ve copied the full on press release for you below so check it out. Don’t worry, I’ll add some closing thoughts in as well since that is what I am here for.

Tour - Otep - Generation Doom - 2016

The Press Release:
Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is more than a band. OTEP is an Art Movement, a Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTcore of Heavy Mental Rock.” This is how mastermind/vocalist OTEP Shamaya and her band have been described and this album proves this truth! OTEP ‘s seventh studio album and Napalm Records debut: GENERATION DOOM produced by Howard Benson will be released April 15th.

In support of the new album, OTEP has announced The “GENERATION DOOM” Tour. The tour features support from Lacey Sturm (Ex-Flyleaf), September Mourning, Through Fire and Doll Skin. The tour kicks off April in 8th in Las Vegas, NV and runs through May 28th in Los Angeles, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

OTEP on the upcoming tour: “This will be spiritually lawless celebration of art & freedom.”

Transcending from the darkness, like wolves into the light, OTEP is an explosion of inspiration and motivation, empowered by their dedication to the arts, being a voice for the voiceless, and fighting injustice. Rising from the labyrinth of Los Angeles, California, OTEP is unleashing a roaring anthem: GENERATION DOOM. With OTEP Shamaya’s multifaceted vocal approach, from gut wrenching roars to soft seductive poetry to singing with a surprisingly magically sultry voice, to her evolution as a writer and story teller, GENERATION DOOM erupts with thunderous grooves that harmoniously detonate into dark industrial fury with fiery flows of hard-rock melodies that seamlessly shift into a mysterious musical beast that takes your breath away. Those who’ve heard GENERATION DOOM have best described it as “genius, heart stopping, a classic, and one of a kind.”

Where will OTEP`s courageous odyssey take them? Now ….nothing seems impossible. Lacey Sturm on select dates only**

The Tour Dates:
4/8: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock**
4/10: Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater**
4/11: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
4/12: Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk**
4/14: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater**
4/15: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/16: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
4/17: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
4/18: Walla Walla, WA @ Main Street Studios**
4/19: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
4/20: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater**
4/21: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
4/22: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
4/23: Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
4/24: Arlington Heights, IL @ HOME Bar**
4/26: Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew**
4/27: Rock Falls, IL @ Longshots**
4/28: Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter**
4/29: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
4/30: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
5/1: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/3: Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar**
5/4: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
5/5: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
5/6: Reading, PA @ Reverb
5/7: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
5/9: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/10: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
5/11: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
5/12: Knoxville, TN @ The International
5/13: Fayetteville, NC @ Rock Shop
5/14: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
5/15: Jacksonville, FL @ Harmonious Monks
5/17: Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
5/18: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/19: New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
5/20: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
5/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
5/23: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
5/24: Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
5/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
5/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Damn this sure sounds like an interesting run and I am saying this as more of the casual fan/supporter of what Otep does on stage. I really enjoy what September Mourning does and am super curious about both Lacey’s new group, Through Fire and Doll Skin so if I can make the Webster Hall appearance you can count on some thoughts about it right here on the website. It should be a great night if you like these bands and I wonder what you all think of this tour. You can let me know in the comments section down below and if you have seen the groups that I have not yet checked out feel free to let me and the readers know what we are in for. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to let loose the excitement that I have been holding in about my seeing the legendary Black Sabbath at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night for their “The End” Tour. I cannot wait to scream my lungs out and raise the horns higher than ever before when these icons take to the stage. Hopefully I will see a lot of your Metal Legions there as well. Ciao.

Official Websites:
Otep: https://www.oteploves.me
Lacey Sturm: http://laceysturm.com/
September Mourning: http://www.septembermourning.com/
Through Fire: http://throughfiremusic.com/
Doll Skin: http://www.dollskinband.com/

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