Victory Records has signed Los Angeles-based Otep. Singer and songwriter Otep Shamaya describes the band as:
A fusion band by nature, inspired by many styles and tones from a variety of musical genres- rock, punk, metal, hip-hop, spoken word, jazz and classic rock. We never allow the antiquated limits of a genre confine or restrict us. Our music is universal and does not belong nor can it be contained in a nice, neat, little box.
The first release through Victory will be Smash the Control Machine, due out August 18, 2009. You can check out music on their myspace page.