Before she was Maria Ruiz on Orange Is The New Black, branding white girls with swaztikas, Jessica Pimentel was (and is) a fixture in the New York metal scene and would scream crowds' heads off with her band Alekhine's Gun. Today, the group released their first new song in six years, "21."
The band's new EP, Year Of The Lazerus, is being completed and will be released soon. It will be their first material since their 2014 EP, …And Kings Will Fall.
Pimentel says of the track: "Inspired by the traditional Tibetan Buddhist prayer 'Praises To The Twenty-One Taras,' '21' is a musical offering and an act of paying homage to the primordial power within by delving deeply into calling upon the forces of fierce compassion and the wrathful aspect of love and wisdom needed in times of fear and uncertainty in order to seek refuge and gain enlightenment. Reaching beyond time and space, the bond between us and the true nature of reality is unbreakable, unstoppable and eternal."