There are few bands in this world that you could look at or see their name and think, “What are they supposed to be?” One of those bands is the band known as, Metalachi. So who is Metalachi? They are 5 men that do a fusion of rock and metal covers using mariachi instruments as well as play classic mariachi music. Their costumes take after a classic mariachi look mixed in with KISS, Gwar, and Rob Zombie. Sounds a bit odd at first, but once you see them live for yourself and are open-minded about music; you will see that they are a very interesting and fun band to see. The Sunset Strip witnessed the debauchery that Metalachi causes at the legendary Whisky a Go Go on May 4th, 2014 as part of a Cinco de Mayo concert.
Metalachi came on stage at 11pm and were immediately greeted and welcomed by their fans both old and new as one by one they took their places and prepared to give their audience an amazing show. Metalachi started their set with a classic Mariachi song called, Guadalajara, but instead changed the title to Metalachi. After the quick intro, they jump straight into the Dio classic, Rainbow in the Dark which was perfectly executed using their mariachi instruments instead of traditional rock and metal music instruments. Throughout the night, Metalachi played many well-known songs such as: Breaking the Law (Judas Priest), Symphony of Destruction (Megadeth), Master of Puppets/Nothing Else Matters/Enter Sandman (Metallica), Raining Blood (Slayer) and Killing in the Name (Rage Against the Machine). Metalachi is known for their hilarious speeches between songs and their topics include women, boobs, and life stories and they also mock each other which adds to the fun and party of the show. One of their show highlights is when they bring up a random woman from the audience and sit her down on a chair and basically violate her while playing a song (not that the woman doesn’t like what they do to her). Metalachi always delivers a fun and entertaining show and if they ever happen to come to your area, they are highly recommended as long as you’re not easily offended by their sexual and stereotype jokes.