- Written by LVNT
- Published: 19 April 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada - The World’s First And Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band returns to Las Vegas to perform at the Las Vegas Country Saloon (LVCS) on Friday April 26th.
Hailing from Hollywood California, Metalachi is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow seamlessly blends the worlds of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. Metalachi has been performing to sell out crowds throughout the U.S. and internationally for over three years and is considered to be one of the fastest growing shows in the United States.
Metalachi gained critical acclaim when the group was hired to perform at internationally renowned artist Shepard Fairey’s private art show where the group entertained the likes of Billy Idol, Dave Navarro and Owen Wilson. In 2013 they had the honor of opening for heavy metal royalty Testament, Jackyl and Vinnie Moore (of UFO fame) at the 2012 NAMM convention in Anaheim CA and as the hired entertainment at the 2012 Rockstar Mayhem Festival kick-off party, Metalachi performed for the likes of heavy metal mainstays Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, Motorhead and more. Quickly becoming a staple on the Los Angeles music scene, Metalachi headlined the official after party for the annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles in 2011 and 2012 and their annual sold-out Cinco De Mayo show at the legendary Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip is quickly becoming a Los Angeles institution every May 5th. On January 4th 2013 Dave Lombardo, legendary drummer and one of the original founders of the heavy metal band Slayer, joined Metalachi on stage in a surprise appearance to perform Slayers classic metal opus RAINING BLOOD at the Roxy Theatre. Metalachi is currently endorsed by Coffin Case, Peavey Electronics, Lucky 13 Clothing, Composite Acoustics and Jagermeister Music.
The group is a 5-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician brothers, that have been fused together with the power of heavy metal. Voted one of the best live shows in Southern California by Examiner.com, Metalachi takes their cues from outrageous stage shows like KISS, Gwar and Rob Zombie with outrageous costumes, stage production, personas and onstage antics. The band features Vega De La Rockha on vocals, Maximilian “Dirty” Sanchez on violin, Poncho Rockafeller on guitarron, Ramon Holiday on guitar, El Cucuy on trumpet and is managed by mysterious impresario Warren Moscow.
Fans can expect an unlikely meshing of metal classics from artist such as Metallica, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne and more with traditional mariachi standards from the likes of Vicente Fernandez and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan ...all played with traditional mariachi instrumentation.
Also on the bill for the night are bands Potty Mouth, Kranken Welpen, IDSFA and Nino Zombi. Doors open at 9pm and this is a 21+ show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 DOS. Advance tickets can be purchased online at Ticketfly (www.ticketfly.com). The Las Vegas Country Saloon is located at 425 Fremont Street, Suite 220 Las Vegas, NV 89101.