OTEP Teases New Song "To The Gallows"
Otep has released a short teaser of the lyric video for a new track titled "To The Gallows". It will be the first track released from the band's upcoming eight album Kult 45 and seems to continue the band's long running trend of political messages. It features images of U.S. president Donald Trump and lyrics seemingly aimed in critique of the politician. The imagery of the video seems similar to a previous video by the band for their 2004 song "Warhead" which criticized then American president George W. Bush.
While the upcoming album's title does refer to Trump, the band's eponymous frontwoman said of the record:
"...it’s important for fans to know that this record is not just an indictment of Trump. The idea is rather to empower people to stand up and remind them this is our country and we have the power. It’s primarily a rallying cry for people with common sense and good-natured patriots to rise up and know that we own this nation."
The full lyric video will be released on Friday, May 25 and the full album Kult 45 will be released Friday, July 27th via Napalm Records. You can view both the album's cover art and the teaser video below.