Metalachi is “The World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band”! Tune into Radio Drill Time as Tom talks with Queen Kyla Vera of Metalachi before the band stops at Milwaukee’s Shank Hall this Saturday, May 28th.
Hailing from Los Angeles, the five band members started out as classically trained mariachi musicians. They combine the humor of Steel Panther, the flamboyancy of GWAR, and the eclectic rawness of Rob Zombie. There’s also a little dose of Spinal Tap and a hit of Cheech & Chong. The music is classic metal covers from artists like Metallica fused with classic mariachi by Vicente Fernandez and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan. Their setlist is punctuated by comedic interludes and skits.