OTEP’s Acclaimed Concept Album Hydra Debuts on Vinyl For 10th Anniversary


Craft Recordings celebrates the 10th anniversary of Otep’s acclaimed concept album, Hydra, with its first-ever vinyl release. Featuring such haunting favorites as “Apex Predator,” “Blowtorch Nightlight” and “Seduce & Destroy,” the cinematic metal album is based on a novella by the band’s founder and frontwoman, Otep Shamaya, and centers on the story of a vigilante assassin named Hydra. Arriving October 6 and available for pre-order today, Hydra is presented as a 2-LP gatefold set and features a unique etching on Side D, based on the character of Hydra and emblazoned with Otep’s signature tenet, “Art Saves.” The design, which will also be available on a limited Apple Red edition (exclusively via CraftRecordings.com), was overseen by Shamaya herself. OTEP just completed a headline tour, her first tour since the pandemic, which celebrated the anniversaries of Hydra and Sevas Tra Read our review of the tour here. Pre-order the album at the link below.Continue reading