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Otep Shamaya
American musician

Otep Shamaya

Otep Shamaya
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American musician
Is Singer Poet Songwriter Writer
From United States of America
Field Literature Music
Gender female
Birth 7 November 1979, Austin, USA
Age 42 years
Star sign Scorpio
Alternative metal
The details (from wikipedia)


Otep Shamaya is the lead vocalist and namesake of the nu metal band Otep.


Shamaya made her debut in 2000 with her band OTEP, and released the full-length albums Sevas Tra (June 2002), House of Secrets (July 2004), The Ascension (October 2007), Smash the Control Machine (August 2009), Atavist (April 2011), Hydra (January 2013), and Shamaya unleashed her latest album, "GENERATION DOOM" via Napalm Records on April 15, 2016. The critically acclaimed album debuted on Billboard at #10 on the Independent Chart, #7 on the Rock Chart, #4 on the Hard Rock Chart and #109 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Shamaya is featured in The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies as a voice-over actor for creatures. Shamaya has been featured on HBO's television series Def Poetry. In April 2015, Shamaya released her first edition of short stories titled "Movies in My Head". The first printed collection of poetry and illustrations by Shamaya was self-published to the public in November 2006 Lulu.com. In August 2007, the e-book Little Sins, her first electronic collection of printed poems and illustrations was placed in book form on Lulu.com. In 2010, Shamaya was a GLAAD Nominee for Outstanding Music Artist, alongside Lady Gaga (who won) and Adam Lambert.

Personal life

Shamaya is openly lesbian and a vegan. She is known to be an advocate of animal rights. Shamaya also spoke at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US US Ind. US Hard Rock FRA UK
2002 Sevas Tra
  • Released: June 18, 2002
  • Label: Capitol/EMI (C2-33346)
  • Format: CD, DI
145 86
2004 House of Secrets
  • Released: July 27, 2004
  • Label: Capitol/EMI (C2-91043)
  • Format: CD, DI
93 102
2007 The Ascension
  • Released: October 30, 2007
  • Label: Capitol/EMI (C2-11653)
  • Format: CD, LP, DI
81 6 11
2009 Smash the Control Machine
  • Released: August 18, 2009
  • Label: Victory (529)
  • Format: CD, DI
47 6 3
2011 Atavist
  • Released: April 26, 2011
  • Label: Victory
  • Format: CD, DI
61 10 3
2013 Hydra
  • Released: January 22, 2013
  • Label: Victory
  • Format: CD, DI
133 9
2016 Generation Doom
  • Released: April 15, 2016
  • Label: Napalm Records
  • Format: CD, DI, LP
109 10 4
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Extended plays

Year Album details
2001 Jihad
  • Released: June 19, 2001
  • Label: Capitol/EMI (C2-33725)
  • Format: CD
2005 Wurd Becomes Flesh
  • Released: 2005
  • Format: CD


Year Title USMain. Album
2002 "Blood Pigs" Sevas Tra
2004 "Warhead" House of Secrets
2007 "Ghostflowers" The Ascension
"March of the Martyrs"
2008 "Confrontation"
2009 "Smash the Control Machine" 28 Smash the Control Machine
2010 "Rise, Rebel, Resist"
2011 "Fists Fall" Atavist
"Not to Touch the Earth"
2013 "Apex Predator" Hydra
2016 "Zero" Generation Doom
"In Cold Blood"
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


  • Otep – Abominations (2004)
  • Otep – Live Confrontation (2009)

Music videos

Year Title
2001 "T.R.I.C."
2002 "Blood Pigs"
2004 "Warhead"
"Buried Alive"
2007 "Ghostflowers"
2008 "Confrontation"
"Crooked Spoons"
2009 "Smash the Control Machine"
2010 "Rise, Rebel, Resist"
"Run for Cover"
2011 "Fists Fall"
"Baby's Breath"
2013 "Apex Predator"
2016 "In Cold Blood"
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