The world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band – have revealed a brand new music video for their cover of Queen‘s classic anthem, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, featuring a cameo by comedian Felipe Esparza! The video – dramatically comedic in true METALACHI fashion – was directed by Michael Estrella (Instagram: @starvibe). Watch METALACHI “clown around” in the new video here:
This video is premiering in advance of METALACHI‘s new, third full-length album, Tres. The album will be released on November 11 via all digital platforms and www.metalachi.com. The album features covers of songs originally performed by artists such as Judas Priest, Dio, Journey, Guns N’ Roses and more! See below for a full tracklisting.
METALACHI Tres track listing:
1) Caught in a Mosh
2) Breaking the Law
3) Bohemian Rhapsody
4) Holy Diver
6) Separate Ways
7) We’re Not Gonna Take It
9) More Than Words
10) Welcome to the Jungle
12) Rock and Roll All Night
In celebration of the album’s release, METALACHI will headline an official album release party on Saturday, November 10 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA! The show is presented by 96.7 FM KCAL Rocks and will begin at 7:00 PM, with tickets starting at $12. Visit this link for more information!
Hailing from Hollywood, CA via Juarez, Mexico, METALACHI is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow seamlessly blends the world of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. The band is comprised of a five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician siblings, that have been fused together with the power of heavy metal. 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 but with a stage show that strays far from traditional!
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, Queen Kyla Vera on violin, Kiko Cane on guitarron, Paco Halen on guitar, El Cucuy on trumpet and is managed by mysterious impresario Warren Moscow.
METALACHI has garnered worldwide acclaim for their unique brand of raucous humor and innovative musical mastery, quickly amassing a loyal and diverse fan base of music lovers in addition to gaining praise from music royalty such as Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), Eric Wilson (Sublime), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Idol, and Howard Stern along the way (fun fact – for the past five years, Sublime has used METALACHI‘s debut album Uno to time their set changes, blasting the entire album over the PA at their live shows).
METALACHI has been featured on America’s Got Talent, CNN’s Great Big Story, Rolling Stone en Español, BBC’s Outlook via NPR, Huffington Post, and National Geographic, and their music has been heard on FX’s The Bridge and in a new TV commercial for DirecTV. METALACHI has been named one of the 10 best Mexican Metal Bands worldwide by OC Weekly, was named #4 on a list of the top 20 tribute bands based in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, andwas voted as one of the best live shows in Southern California by Examiner.com.
“A perfect merging of Metal and Mariachi…” – Howard Stern