As “the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band”, Metalachi offers ticket buyers a wild, over-the-top live show unlike any other. Taking the stage with the long hair, adrenaline-filled energy, and outrageous theatricality of a typical metal band, Metalachi puts a unique spin on the experience by adding the passionate emotion, danceable rhythms, and virtuosic musicianship of mariachi. Their commitment to showmanship includes outlandish costumes, audience participation, and plenty of humor between songs, and the result is an unforgettable night of heightened senses and lowered inhibitions. By using traditional mariachi instruments to cover hard-rocking classics like Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” and Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, Metalachi serve up a sound that is at once familiar and exotic. All this and more make Metalachi’s off-the-wall live shows a totally unique experience that fans of any genre will remember long after the encore is over.
Metalachi formed in Mexico in the early ‘10s and originally performed straight-up mariachi music before their love of Black Sabbath led them to start playing metal covers. Instead of using electric instruments they stuck with a traditional mariachi set-up, adding a unique Latin flair to metal and hard rock classics like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne. Their singular sound earned them a loyal following, leading to extensive touring throughout the US. In 2012 they released their debut album Uno, and in 2013 they impressed audiences with a rowdy performance at SXSW in Austin. Since then they’ve continued to tour tirelessly, setting high hopes among fans for their highly anticipated sophomore album.