Hard Rock Frontwoman Otep Shamaya Continues to Spread the Message of Activism
Forms Largest Team to Date on Carbonrally.com; New West Coast Dates Announced on “Secrets That Kill” Tour
NEW YORK, NY, Jul 23, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) – Otep Shamaya, the powerful singer and brainchild of the group OTEP, continues to engage her fans not only with her powerful music and message, but with her fierce dedication to activism.
Shamaya has recently become involved with Carbonrally.com, a web-based activism platform offering people a fun, simple and social way to have an impact on climate change. The site was designed to empower people on a massive scale and band together in team challenges to reduce CO2. Shamaya created her Rally team, and within 48 hours, the team grew to 200 members — the largest team on the site!
Carbonrally CEO Jason Karas says, “OTEP’s leadership and the participation of her fans is a fantastic example of many people working together for a positive outcome. The passion of the OTEP community is clear through their actions and comments on the Carbonrally site. This team – now over 600 strong – will certainly inspire others to take action, reduce CO2, and be a positive force against climate change.”
Otep Shamaya adds, “I am so proud of our supporters who have dared to care and get involved. I am honored to work with Carbonrally and am grateful to have a platform such as this. The earth belongs to all of us. What we do to Her, we do to ourselves.”
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 her own organization, All Shapes & Sizes.
All Shapes & Sizes (www.allshapesandsizes.org) was created to empower and educate people (all shapes and sizes) to trust and accept themselves. Otep’s song, “Perfectly Flawed,” was written to celebrate the message that the organization was created for.
Otep Shamaya, the frontwoman of hard rock group OTEP, 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 TheInsider.com.
Her provocative video for “Crooked Spoons” continues to be seen on MTV’s “Headbanger’s Ball.” The video features rising actresses Brittany 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.
The band OTEP will hit west coast on its “Secrets That Kill” Tour on west coast tour dates with special guests DROID (Emotional Syphon Recordings) and fellow 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.
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