Alekhine’s Gun

This “Atlas” Doesn’t Shrug: Hear Alekhine’s Gun Slay Kings!

December 9, 2014

They say to know the heart of a man first you must walk a mile in his shoesWhat I am learning from your footsteps…One day in my life would destroy you I remain firm where you falter I swim in the tears of your daughter So roars Alekhine’s Gun’s singular force of nature frontwoman Jessica…

Alekhine’s Gun Fits Queens For A “Crown of Knives”

August 12, 2014

Force of nature. Is there a phrase that better encapsulates the pure transcendent fury actress/frontwoman/fool crusher Jessica Pimentel exudes during a performance by genre bending extreme metallers Alekhine’s Gun? Maybe, maybe not. That sort of charisma and élan is admittedly difficult to bind up in words — as anyone privileged enough to have been on…

Orange Is the New Metal

October 11, 2013

The latest closet metalhead, Jessica Pimentel, is not exactly a closet metalhead. Currently appearing in the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, she refers to herself as a “closet actress.” That’s because Pimentel is well known in her native New York City for holding it down in local hardcore and metal bands, including…