#139: Otep Shamaya


The MetalSucks Podcast with Chuck and Godless / JabberjawOtep Shamaya, known for her outspoken and honest nature, brings it to the podcast this week. We talk about her new record Generation Doom and how it almost didn’t happen, how her history informs her present, how the music industry almost ruined her passion for music, her work as a voiceover artist and what it feels like to have regained the passion for her art. We could only fit in part of our lengthy interview, but we talked at length about politics and the state of the union. The full interview, including her take on the current U.S. Presidential race, is available to members of our Patreon family at chuckandgodless.com.

Chuck and Godless talk about crowd funding fatigue; are you tired of being the go-to source for funds for your favorite bands? With more and more artists attempting to monetize their work individually — to record, tour, buy a new van or pay for their medical bills — have we reached a tipping point, or are those things what we should be spending our money on in the first place? Perhaps that money you’ve been saving on music the last two decades by downloading it for free needs to be put to better use than picking up a grande latte if you really want your favorite band to make a new album.

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Otep – “Zero”
Killswitch Engage – “Quiet Distress”

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