I have been officially indoctrinated into the ways of the METALACHI, and I am a better man for it. When I heard that the only Mariachi Heavy Metal band was making a return visit to SLO Brew in San Luis Obispo, California, I knew I had to be there to witness the spectacle. Just watching their YouTube videos doesn’t do them justice. Being able to interview the boys just made the experience that more chi-chi filled!
Pre-show this Gringo had a chance to shoot the shit with all the members of the best Heavy Metal Band in the World out in the alleyway of the venue. Vocalist Vega De La Rockha, Maximillian “Dirty” Sanchez (violin), El Cucuy (trumpet), bassist Nacho Picante and Paco Halen on guitar all let me in on the secrets of the Metalachi ways.
After the guys told us what brought them back for another sold-out show at SLO Brew and gave a little bio info on themselves, we touched on topics such as Chi-Chi jumping, the process of “Metalachizing” a song, their influences, an upcoming new album for the holidays, their fetishes. the Metalachi rocket ship and that Cheech doesn’t know that he’s Dirty Sanchez’s Dad. Check it out.
The band then proceeded to the stage after the interview and the merging of the Metal and the Mariachi kicked off with ‘Holy Diver.’
Megadeth, Guns N’ Roses, Quiet Riot, Van Halen, Metallica, Poison, Slayer, Tenacious D and more have all said publicly how proud they are that Metalachi have taken their songs in such a great new direction. Well, maybe they didn’t say that, but close enough. ‘Killing In The Name Of’ wrapped up the set, with the crowd still ready for more as Metalachi rode off into the night, ready to conquer the next village!
Metalachi are primed and ready to take over the world…Or at least Mexico, California and the Western United States. Seriously, ROCK ON METALACHI! Make sure you check out their website and find a tour date near you: metalachi.com