EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: OvertheTop – “The Beating” Lyric Video


New York City’s synth-based/grindcore innovators OvertheTop have been steadily dropping new singles and videos for the last year, and their current album Resist released last spring. Today they have shared a new single and lyric video for the track “The Beating”! For the uninitiated, OvertheTop mashes up the awesome sounds of the 1980s dance and post-Punk, cinematic soundtracks, and classic grindcore, unapologetically and unironically so. The band is made up of members of stalwart NYC bands Alekhine’s GunDesolate, and Severed, and is a must-listen. Watch the clip for “The Beating” here!

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Alekhine’s Gun (ft. Jessica Pimentel) Shares New Single – “21”

Brooklyn’s Alekhine’s Gun has shared a new single, their first in six years. The new song ‘21’ is their first music since their last EP, 2014’s …And Things Will Fall. The band features actress and metal vocalist Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is the New Black, Brujeria). The new track comes off of their upcoming new release, Year of The Lazarus, release date as yet revealed. Check out the track now! 

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #371: South African Metal with Monolith!

South Africa has a booming heavy music scene, especially the emerging Death Metal bands. Curtis and Keefy caught up with Andy from Monolith to chat it up! Dumb and Dumbest #371 is streaming now and it’s all about South African Metal with Monolith! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #370: Jessica Pimentel on Coronavirus and More!

Jessica Pimentel is an acclaimed actress of stage and screen (Maria Ruiz on Orange Is the New Black, countless other roles) and also a notable metal vocalist and musician (Alekhine’s Gun, Brujeria, Black Heart Sutra, Gimmie Radio DJ) and ambassador for the industry. Matt and Keefy had Jessica on the pod reflecting on her life and career and sharing some thoughtful commentary about surviving the Coronavirus pandemic quarantine with your wits intact. Dumb and Dumbest #370 is streaming now and it’s an interview with Jessica Pimentel on Coronavirus and More! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Overththetop -“Fact/Trust”

Members of New York city metal bands Alekhine’s Gun, Desolate and Severed, have come together in a new group Overthethetop! Mashing up brutal grindcore and tasteful synthwave, Overthetop comes off like the bastard child of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Carpenter Brut. The band is preparing their debut album for release this summer. Check out their new single “Fact/Trust” right now! Continue reading

Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black, Alekhine’s Gun, Brujeria) and Chris Grosso Lead Seminar at COSM Today

Actress and metal music artists Jessica Pimentel will pair with best-selling author Chris Grosso today at Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors for a seminar. “The Soul Finds Its Way: Healing through Adversity” will take place from 1-9 PM and answers the question “What does it mean to accept yourself fully in all of your perfect imperfections; to take an honest, fearless look at your true self and stay there, acknowledging both the frailty and the glory in the same glance”. Pimentel is known a Maria “Ruthless” Ruiz on Orange Is The New Black and countless other roles as well as her musical projects like Alekhine’s Gun, Brueria, Black Heart Sutra and her show on Gimmie Radio. Grosso the author of Indie Spiritualist, Everything Mind, and Dead Set On Living will run the program for the day which you can see below. Grey, best known for his visionary artwork, used by Tool on their albums, merch and stage show, along with his wife Allison opened the new COSM center in Wappingers Fall NY in 2017. Continue reading

Tune In To Metal Artist and Actress Jessica Pimentel’s New Gimmie Radio Episode Today

Orange Is The New Black and their new season made it’s debut on Netflix last weekend. If your friends and family look bleary-eyed it’s likely because they have been binge-watching the acclaimed series to catch up. Series regular Jessica Pimentel, who plays Maria “Ruthless” Ruiz on the show continues to have a pivotal role. When she is not acting or playing in her musical projects like Alekhine’s Gun, Black Heart Sutra and Brujeria, she also hosts a show on Gimmie Radio, Crushing Metal. The new episode airs today at 12 noon PT / 3 pm ET. Gimmie Radio offers free metal radios stations curated by awesome DJ’s 24/7 via their app or website. Continue reading

Jessica Pimentel Joins Brujeria On Tour

Jessica Pimentel, who stars as ‘Maria Ruiz’ on Orange Is The New Black, is currently out with Brujeria on their ongoing run with Powerflo and Piñata Protest. Continue reading