It’s 4:30 on a sunny afternoon and I—Jeff Deutsch, a heavy metal junkie who grew up on a steady diet of Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Megadeth—am about to meet a couple members of the Peruvian metal band M.A.S.A.C.R.E.
(Before I left Boston, I gave these guys a listen. Whoa. This is no ‘80s hair band. They actually opened for Maiden and Judas Priest! They’re the real deal.)
Adrián, the lead singer, greets me—all smiles. We chat a bit as I get ready to take a few photos in their jam room. But as soon as I look through the camera... BOOM.