Last week, Hispanic Heritage month kicked off on September 15. I know, this is a tad bit late, but our blog host was experiencing some technical issues and I am now getting back to posting the following.
A couple of weeks ago, I randomly stumbled onto an interesting cover of “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest through Hype Machine. Now, I am not a huge Hype Machine user, and I really can’t recall why I visited the site on this particular day. Most of the stuff that streams through there just isn’t for me. But on this particular day, I stumbled on to the Judas Priest hit.
What made the cover particularly interesting was that it was performed by a mariachi band, Metalachi. Now, most mariachi music is anything but metal. I grew up listening to mariachi music, and I promise I never heard any metal covers. SO when I visited the Metalachi site, I quickly learned this was a metal band that used mariachi instruments to cover metal songs. Plus, mariachi band has a uniform, but I guarantee they don’t look like what Metalachi wears.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, and considering I am also a metal lover and of Mexican heritage, this seems quite appropriate. Enjoy this video medley of Metallica and Scorpions. To hear “Breaking the Law” and Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills” visit the band’s MySpace page.