When one thinks of “heavy metal,” one usually thinks of screaming, motorcycle-riding, tattooed Anglos. But did you know that some of the most rockin’ bands have Latinos in their ranks? (Slayer, anyone?) Yesterday’s MayhemFest in Holmdel, NJ, demonstrated this perfectly – everyone from Atreyu bassist Travis Miguel to Winds of Plague drummer Art Cruz represented for the bilingual, bicultural crowd. And, when it comes to the mosh pit, the crowd accepted people of all shapes, sizes, colors, and creeds…the only requirement to get your thrash on? THE ABILITY TO ROCK!
You might say these Latinos are “Pop Culture with a Metálico twist”!
Peep some shots below…
For more exclusive shots from MayhemFest, please be sure to pick up a copy of the September issue of LatinTRENDS Magazine, on stands September 1st!
Photos by Bernadette Giacomazzo for LatinTRENDS