SOURCE: KOCH Records

June 13, 2008 11:37 ET

Hard Rock Band OTEP Headlines New West Coast Dates on the Circus of Democracy Tour

Frontwoman Otep Shamaya Dominating TV, Internet and Soon, the World!; New Live DVD Will Be Filmed on This Leg of Dates

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - KOCH Records recording artist OTEP is set to bring its searing live show on the road once again! Headlining new west coast dates on the Circus of Democracy tour to promote "The Ascension," the band's latest and most acclaimed album, OTEP will release a new live DVD in early 2009 which will be filmed on select dates.

Otep Shamaya, the powerful singer and brainchild of the group, is making a name for herself outside of music. Singer, Activist, Actress, Writer. She has filmed segments for several top-rated TV shows, including HBO's "DEF POETRY," Bravo's "DATE MY EX" and most recently TLC's hit show "L.A. Ink." Otep is also one of the most searched celebrities on pop culture sites such as Dotspotter.com.

She continues to dominate MTV's Headbanger's Ball with her provocative new video for "Crooked Spoons," which features rising actresses Brittney Snow (American Dreams, Hairspray, John Tucker Must Die) and Candice Accola (Juno). Additionally, Shamaya has become a featured celebrity blogger for the MTV network, and her weekly blog continues to be one of the most popular features on the site.

Shamaya also finds time to be a vocal and committed activist for such causes as Equal Rights, Victims Rights, Darfur, Hurricane Katrina, Myanmar, Rock The Vote, PETA, RAINN, and All Shapes & Sizes.

The confirmed west coast tour dates for OTEP with special guests DROID (Emotional Syphon Recordings) and KOCH Recording artists ANEW REVOLUTION:

July 29   - RENO, NV - CLUB UNDERGROUND
July 30   - BOISE, ID - THE BIG EASY
August 01 - SPOKANE, WA - THE BIG EASY
August 02 - PORTLAND, OR - ROCK N' ROLL PIZZA
August 03 - SEATTLE, WA - EL CORAZON
August 05 - MODESTO, CA - FAT CAT
August 06 - ORANGEVALE, CA - THE BOARDWALK
August 07 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THE 12 GALAXIES

More dates to be added shortly.

ALSO! Two new OTEP tracks can be currently downloaded on iTunes: "Special Pets" and "Necessary Accessories." These tracks were previously only available on special versions of "The Ascension."

OTEP has sold over 450,000 units to date, and continues to convert the masses to her gospel of art and activism on a daily basis.

Check out the movement at: www.MySpace.com/OTEP or www.OTEP.com!

OTEP is managed by Christy Priske, Archetype Management at 310-402-8207 / Christy@archetypemanagement.com.

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twenty-second year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels, music publishing as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada. Its record label KOCH Records is the # 1 independent label in the U.S. and had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for seven years in a row (2001 - 2007). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO.L").

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