Random fact of the day: Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake is dating Orange Is the New Black star Jessica Pimentel, who plays Maria Ruiz on the hit show.
In the latest media rounds to support his band's eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep of Reason, Haake recently dropped by the Loudwire Podcast with Pimentel, where they revealed that they have been dating for close to two years, but only recently have gone public with the matter.
It always warms my heart to see actors in my favorite shows turning out to be real-life metal heads. Pimmentel is not just an observer of metal, she is also a creator, as she fronts the Brooklyn extreme metal outfit Alekhine's Gun.
While metal's new power couple may have slipped under our radar for the last couple years, it appears there have been no secrets in keeping the relationship on the low. Pimentel recently penned a listicle for Skulls N' Bones, where she listed the Five Hottest Guys in Heavy Metal. Ironically enough, Haake doesn't even top her list. He sits at No. 3.
Meshuggah’s eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep of Reason, is dropping October 7 via Nuclear Blast, and you can preorder the album here. You can also catch the band on tour this fall with High on Fire. See those dates here.