On the verge of her fiercely anticipated new album, Atavist, the world renowned Otep has this to
“This album is a return to the umbra, to the darkest parts of me. I am fortifying this fortress of sound
with Cyclopean masonry. The language on my lips is forged from forbidden tongues 12 lifetimes old.
I am the heart of the gorgon, the broken mind of the lunatic, the courage of the martyr, the voice of the
insurrectionist, the agog of the alchemist, I am the defiance in the aching souls waiting for the flame, I
am the mighty Minotaur raging against the labyrinths of isolation and sadness.
There is a purposeful primal spirit to this record, a coded provocation to remember our connection to
the infinite, to the mysterious, to each other.” From the Label