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October 28, 2011 7:58 PM   Subscribe

Metalachi: The World's First And Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band
posted by flex (34 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
And here is a completely different mariachi band playing Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2.

Mariachi cover bands are a theme today in my house.
posted by flex at 8:05 PM on October 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


There's a fine line between stupid and clever.
posted by Gilbert at 8:14 PM on October 28, 2011


The "and only" part is comforting.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:17 PM on October 28, 2011


I can dig it.
posted by vrakatar at 8:41 PM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I so wanted this to Mariachi tunes in a heavy metal style. But no. It never even occurred to me it might be the other way round. That, I'm afraid, is the difference between awesome and annoying.
posted by unSane at 8:45 PM on October 28, 2011 [10 favorites]


once es uno más de diez, ¿no?
posted by not_on_display at 8:46 PM on October 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Metalachi rocks !!

Their music is not for sale at iTunes or other obvious music websites.
Where can I find a torrent or some download of the music?
posted by Flood at 8:46 PM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


klevÄrrrghh
posted by mapinduzi at 8:50 PM on October 28, 2011


Flood, all I found was a recent Kickstarter page (here) asking for help to record their debut album and do some touring (and they did raise enough to do it). That's why my links are just to live YouTube videos, because that's all there is out there right now!
posted by flex at 8:55 PM on October 28, 2011


I dig it. I hope they can make it last longer than Dread Zeppelin.
posted by sleepy pete at 8:58 PM on October 28, 2011


Awesome. But I'd go for unSane's suggestion in a heartbeat, too.
posted by immlass at 9:17 PM on October 28, 2011


Mariachi makes everything better. And my neighbours hate me now.
posted by Keith Talent at 9:25 PM on October 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Damn. I'm on a phone getting ready to go on stage so i cant listen to the post and was dissapointed to learn it was Metal done Mariachi because the other way around would be Morricone + more awesome.
posted by sourwookie at 9:30 PM on October 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I can't click on the link right now, but i'm sure it can't be as bad as the Andean panpipe band I saw covering "Hotel California" for the yahoos at the Bangor Folk Festival. Don't stoop to their level, guys. You're here to bring some culture to this backwater.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:55 PM on October 28, 2011


Needs more maraca
posted by Cerulean at 9:56 PM on October 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm just puzzled as to why all the links are trying to use SSL...?

And, yes, they're annoying.
posted by FormlessOne at 10:11 PM on October 28, 2011


Annoyingly AWESOME.
posted by spinifex23 at 10:25 PM on October 28, 2011


you sheeple need to be annoyed. of course this is awesome.
posted by sineater at 10:41 PM on October 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


The cover of Ace of Spades legitimately amazing, the rest, decidedly less so. Still, I'd be up for catching them live.
posted by KingEdRa at 12:30 AM on October 29, 2011


Come on, how can you not like this
posted by gonna get a dog at 1:57 AM on October 29, 2011


This music kicks ass. I love it, thanks for the post.
posted by Forktine at 7:07 AM on October 29, 2011


Watching these, I came to a terrifying realisation: metal and mariachi, in perfect conjunction, sort of become ska. Now I don't know what to believe.
posted by emmtee at 7:49 AM on October 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Love the idea, love the light up hats, but may I make a couple recommendations:

1) Drums. No, drums don't belong in mariachi, but they don't belong in string quartets or a capella either. They're sort of critical for metal.

2) Cover Metallica. The world will never tire of new renditions of "Master of Puppets", "One" and "Nothing Else Matters". Never.
posted by gueneverey at 8:27 AM on October 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


The macho shirtless violinist who plays all the guitar leads really cracks me up.
posted by Nibbly Fang at 8:36 AM on October 29, 2011


Dude. How did you miss Sweet Child o' Mine? Or Crazy Train which is worth it just for the solo?
posted by ob1quixote at 9:14 AM on October 29, 2011


I, for one, thank you for this. My family, however, does not.
posted by peagood at 9:36 AM on October 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is made of win. :)

Stuff like this is what brings me some ethnic pride. (Normally, I'm like, "Yeah, I'm a Beaner but I was born in the USA to US Citizens. Yeah, I'm a snob when it comes to the food, but don't even try to talk to me in Spanish 'cause I won't understand!")
posted by luckynerd at 10:39 AM on October 29, 2011


I came here to say what unSane said, except with more force and probably curse words. I am now totally jonesing for incredible shreddable heavy metal guitar covering standard mariachi (or ranchera, or whatever, I'm not really picky) music.

This inversion is a perversion and I won't tolerate it.
posted by komara at 10:51 AM on October 29, 2011


I can pretty much guarantee that if you head over to mefi.music and request it, it will be done.
posted by unSane at 12:12 PM on October 29, 2011


I found it hilarious that the mariachi's usually couldn't keep a straight face through their covers.
posted by porpoise at 1:37 PM on October 29, 2011


I wish they'd play down here (Mexico)...I know they'd be loved. Thanks for this.
posted by eggtooth at 2:19 PM on October 29, 2011


Isn't this the meaning of evolution?
posted by eggtooth at 2:51 PM on October 29, 2011


but may I make a couple recommendations

They do Master of Puppets – I think it's one of the FPP's links.
posted by furiousthought at 3:52 PM on October 29, 2011


Not sure if it's one of the ones you linked to, but the Bon Jovi sing-along was excellence squared. I want to see these guys live. Hell, I want them to play at my office Christmas party.
posted by MexicanYenta at 2:26 AM on October 31, 2011


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