Otep Explains “Hydra” Concept, Books April Australian Tour And Slams (Updated)


Otep has explained the concept behind her forthcoming new studio album “Hydra” (out January 22nd on Victory Records). Here’s what she had to say about it:

“Looking back …. Creating this album was beautiful madness. I allowed the personality of the creature I’ve created to take hold. I can see with her eyes, double vision, the strength in my own, the terror and envy and hate with hers. I can taste her cold soul forming an armor around mine. She is me, or could be, if I allowed it, if I didn’t have art to release this demon of fire and iron from me. HYDRA. HYDRA. HYDRA”

“It’s a concept album about a girl corrupted by the world, corrugated by evil, ripped away from the golden, molten elixir of creativity, and abandoned on the placid, jagged rocks of a cruel and barbaric island where the rats poison themselves. This is a story of her personal alchemy of theophagy, revenge and righteousness. Her rise from the smoldering ash as a bruise that never heals transmuting, therianthropic, to the infinite, still-born messiah, a vigilante serial assassin, codename: HYDRA.”

In other news, Otep will be touring Australia in April with support from Darkc3ll and Recoil V.O.R., here’s the dates:

04/25 Sydney, AUS – Hifi
04/26 Melbourne, AUS – Hifi
04/27 Brisbane, AUS – Hifi

Update – November 29th 5:25pm:

In related news, it appears as though Otep is not a fan of She made some less than flattering remarks about this site in regards to this very story. So for the record, no, does not endorse homophobia.

That said, censoring the opinions of commenters on this site—no matter how horribly misguided they may be—is a practice enforced only in extreme situations. You can read her own comments below.

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