Metalachi made their triumphant return to SLO Brew to kick off their ‘Funeral March 2015’ tour on Thursday night (March 12). This was their third visit to the venue in downtown San Luis Obispo, California and the crowd was ready for the party as the Metal Mariachi Kings hit the stage, brought on by MC Warren Moscow. I had a chance to talk to the world’s only Heavy Metal Mariachi band post show, which you can watch below.
Kicking off their set with ‘Rainbow In The Dark,’ frontman Vega DeLa Rockha encouraged everyone “to get horny for Ronnie James Dio” as a sea of horns up hands swayed back and forth. The set continued with a wide range of Metalachized versions of tracks by Slayer, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi and many more.
The set also included a special appearance by Ramon Holiday on Sublime’s ‘Santeria.’ Holiday now apparently now owns a coffee shop, which is proving to be quite lucrative for him as he is constantly jacked up on caffeine. For more photos from the show click here.
If you have never seen Metalachi live in concert, do yourself a favor and make your way to the party as the guys not only deliver laughs and get you smiling the entire set, their musicianship is stellar and you will never look at mariachi music the same way again. The band will be returning to the Central California Coast for the Avila Beach Tequila Festival on May 23. For upcoming tour dates in your area and everything Metalachi, go to metalachi.com
I had a chance to drink a cerveza and chat with Metal Mariachi Kings Vega DeLa Rockha, El Cucuy, Nacho Picante, Paco Halen and Pepe Pantera about the kick off of their ‘Funeral March’ 2015 tour, their recent East coast gigs and shows coming up including the Avila Beach Tequila Festival and OzzFiesta. We also talk about the awesome chi-chi’s and who they would eat if starving and stranded on a desert island. Sorry about the audio as it was shot with a tablet and picked up a lot of backround noise.