The World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band!
“Metalachi is a groundbreaking act.” —MTV Online
“I love Metalachi!” —Billy Idol
“Very entertaining and a blast to listen to, so glad that these guys and gal exist!” —M. Shadow, Avenged Sevenfold
On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into rock 'n' roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilizers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live. Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children where born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life. Against all odds, 14 years later and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just outside of Juarez Mexico — mere yards from the US border. With one fleeting burst of energy, the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered across the vast reaches of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces, was a record sleeve upon which were the words paranoid and Black Sabbath. For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor ... but also as a friend. From these bleak and humble beginnings grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live ... always referred to as Metalachi.