Mexican extreme-metal outfit Brujeria have tapped “Orange Is the New Black” star Jessica Pimentel as a guest vocalist for their remaining North American tour dates. The singer and actress will play the first of 11 planned shows with the band starting November 8th, at the Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia; from there, the expanded band will head west, joined by Cypress Hill/Fear Factory/Biohazard supergroup Powerflo and Texas punks Pinata Protest. See full show list below. Earlier this year, Brujeria returned with Pocho Aztlan, their first LP in sixteen years.
Pimentel is hardly a stranger to the metal world. When she’s not stalking the Litchfield yard as Maria Ruiz on “OITNB”, the Brooklyn native of Dominican decent fronts Alekhine’s Gun, a local death-metal outfit that’s shared stages with the Ocean, Kittie and others. Earlier this year, Pimentel also contributed guest vocals to Origin’s cover of Brujeria’s “Revolucion” from the Kansas tech-death crew’s Unparalleled Universe LP…and who says Dominicans don’t do heavy metal?
Adds Pimentel: “Es un honor unirme con estos legendarios hombres de misterio y será mi placer embrujarte y abrir tus ojos a los problemas del mundo que me tienen encabronada.” En Ingles: “It is an honor to join with these legendary men of mystery and it will be my pleasure to bewitch you and open your eyes to the problems of the world that have me pissed off.”
Listen to Jessica performing guest vocals on ORIGIN’s cover of BRUJERIA’s “Revolucion” below.
Jessica performing with her heavy metal band Alekhine’s Gun in New York below.
Catch BRUJERIA with POWERFLO (featuring current and former members of CYPRESS HILL, FEAR FACTORY, BIOHAZARD and DOWNSET) and San Antonio-based punkers PIÑATA PROTEST at a city near you. Remaining dates are:
Nov. 08 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Nov. 09 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Nov. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Nov. 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Nov. 12 – Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
Nov. 14 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Ayers Event Center
Nov. 15 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
Nov. 16 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Nov. 17 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Nov. 18 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater