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Metalachi-Big Hair Under the Sombrero

By STEVE FREEMAN, Weekendr Contributing Writer
Published on Feb 28, 2020

Looking for the answer to the humdrum? Or Maybe more drum than hum? Consider this tale:

Long ago in a land far away, Consuela Espinoza—unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league—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 U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reach of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. 

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 origins,  grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today, as maybe “the greatest heavy metal band to ever live”, Metalachi. 

See for yourself as Metalachi combines its native Mariachi with the Sturm und Drang of heavy metal at The Canyon at the Rose.  Just make sure your sombrero fits over your big hair.

The Canyon at The Rose – Pasadena. 245 E. Green St. • Pasadena, CA 91101.

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