A few days ago, Otep Shamaya (vocalist of veteran alt-metal band OTEP) came under fire for reported tactics that included kicking The Convalescence off the tour they were doing in support of her. While there are certainly two sides to every story (three if you include the truth), many bands and musicians have spoken out against her in the last 48 hours alone.
Toledo, Ohio metal band The Convalescence are an impressive touring outfit, to be sure. Having been on multiple national and even overseas tours with the likes of Rings Of Saturn, Suffocation, and even on Mayhem Festival dates, the band’s most recent record Poison Words certainly raised their profile a bit – especially when they opened for the recent Testament/Sepultura/Prong tour earlier this year.
The band was also the main support band for Otep’s The Resistance Tour, but as of late Tuesday night (June 20th), that is apparently no longer the case. Why exactly did they get kicked off the tour, though?
Venue – Soundstage
Location – Baltimore, MD
Date – May 11th, 2016
Lineup – Otep w/ Lacey Sturm, September Mourning, Through Fire, Doll Skin