How is writing your poetry different from your lyrical content? Others seem to work best as interior magic and remain so. Otep: Ask any woman in any field what it’s like and you’ll have the answer.

Bearly Sinister: Alright, on a slightly more personal subject, how does being a woman in the metal scene affect you? It’s always a struggle, it’s always a fight, it’s always an endeavor to prove yourself, to defeat stereotypes, to rise above expectations.

Bearly Sinister: Who did you work with on the album and how was your experience with them? He’s worked with everyone from Pantera to The Deftones to Dr Dre and so many other amazing artists.

It was a fantastical experience to work with these talented artists.

Bearly Sinister: I know you are a very outspoken person and I absolutely love your lyrics and your poetry.

Do you derive most of this from life experiences or is it all In dreams you’ve had? Its experiences and instinct but all driven by the power and mysticism of the subconscious. Bearly Sinister: So, I’ve noticed that you are very descriptive with your wording.

I recently bought your first book, , and I could literally hear you narrating it in my head. My songs usually begin as poems and the ones that seem to work in the exterior realm are then considered as songwriting material.

Otep went on to threaten Heidi personally, saying: "If I see her, I'm going to give her the option of, like, 'Do you want your jaw broken or your ribs broken? She's just a broken toy in a land of make-believe." BUTCHER BABIES are on tour supporting their third album, "Lilith", which was released on October 27 via Century Media.

Just let me know which your sugar daddy can fix easier.'" Shamaya added that she confronted Shepherd when OTEP played Knotfest in 2014. with FOZZY before that, but this was our first tour in the States. So I've always been a fan of the music." During "The Jasta Show" interview, Otep also said about the BUTCHER BABIES: "I hate them. The follow-up to 2015's "Take It Like A Man" was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, SUICIDE SILENCE) and marks the band's recording debut with new drummer, Chase Brickenden, who replaced Chris Warner last year.

"I saw her and I was, like, 'Yo, Heidi, I'm right here.' And she just, like, ran away as fast as she could," Otep claimed.

Shepherd, who fronts BUTCHER BABIES along with Carla Harvey, finally responded to Otep's allegations during an appearance on "The Metal Podcast" late last month. I mean, I've seen her so many times over the past couple of years and not one thing has been said.

Our audience wants to be inclusive; they are a tribe of warriors. Bearly Sinister: We’re nearing the end of our interview so I have just a couple more questions for you.

Bearly Sinister: You just released the video for “Apex Predator” which is, honestly, one of the most incredible videos I’ve seen in years.

There are more women attending shows, more women starting bands, more women proud to be in this scene and owning it.