Rata Blanca is one of the legendary heavy bands from that region. Formed in 1986 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by guitarist Walter Giardino, it’s one of the more important Spanish-language rock outfits. The band is so big that even American metal heads (who often know only American artists) are fans. The Grammy-nominated group’s song “Mujer Amante” is a megaballad, and the “The Fairy and the Mage” has been watched by scores of YouTubers. The multiplatinum-selling act has shared stages with AC/DC, Megadeth, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, and Kiss and will soon hit up the new downtown venue the Ground. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ground, 34 NE 11th St.. Miami; 305-375-0001; facebook.com/thegroundmiami. Admission costs $40 to $70.
South America is known for its metalheads. And