An Evening  With Metalachi
Presented by The Orpheum Theater

An Evening With Metalachi

All Ages

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 tranquilzers 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 ouside 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 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 begins 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.