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Ill Niño

The New Jersey-based Latin metal sextet Ill Nino includes members Cristian Machado (vocals), Dave Chavarri (drums), Marc Rizzo (guitars), Jardel Paisante (guitars), Lazaro Pina (bass), and Roger Vasquez (percussion). Most of its members are of South American descent, resulting in a type of music that combines crunchy heavy metal with Latin rhythms and lyrics that alternate between English and Spanish. The idea of Ill Nino began when former Pro Pain member Chavarri was touring as an interim member of Max Cavalerra's Soulfly. Once his tour of duty ended and he returned home, he immediately phoned his friends Rizzo and Machado with the idea of forming an original band (to quote Chavarri, "The idea is to be as heavy as possible and as melodic as possible -- with a Latin twist"), with the other members enlisting shortly thereafter. The new group enjoyed exposure via the New York metal college radio station WSOU and began to gig heavily, opening for the likes of Kittie, Soulfly, Snapcase, plus a co-headlining set at the March Metal Meltdown festival in New Jersey. Soon after, the sextet signed to Roadrunner Records, issuing Ill Nino's debut recording, Revolution/Revolucion in July of 2001. Two years touring to support the record followed before the reappeared in the record stores with 2003's Confession. The live DVD Live from the Eye of the Storm followed a year later with a new album, One Nation Underground, landing in 2005. ~ Greg Prato
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Stations Featuring
Ill Niño

    Metal Mosh Pit

    Metal Mosh Pit
    2 songs

    Rock Latino

    Rock Latino
    1 song

Albums by
Ill Niño

Top Songs by
Ill Niño

  1.   Song
  2.   What Comes Around
  3.   Forgive Me Father
  4.   How Can I Live
  5.   What You Deserve
  6.   Me Gusta La Soledad
  7.   This Time's for Real
  8.   Turns to Gray
  9.   Death Wants More
  10.   My Pleasant Torture
  11.   I Am Loco
  12.   Te Amo...I Hate You
  13.   When It Cuts
  14.   Time Won't Save You
  15.   Cleansing
  16.   Bleed Like You
  17.   This Is War
  18.   Revolution/Revolución
  19.   I'm Not the Enemy
  20.   De la Vida
  21.   Two (Vaya Con Dios)
  22.   Are We So Innocent
  23.   Nothing's Clear
  24.   My Bullet
  25.   Pray I Don't Find You
  26.   Demi-God
  27.   The Depression
  28.   The Art of War
  29.   If You Were Me
  30.   Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  31.   De Sangre Hermosa
  32.   Formal Obsession
  33.   March Against Me
  34.   Compulsion of Virus and Fever
  35.   All I Ask For
  36.   La Liberacion of Our Awakening
  37.   All the Right Words
  38.   Have You Ever Felt?
  39.   Unframed
  40.   With You
  41.   Predisposed
  42.   Numb
  43.   God Save Us
  44.   Payaso
  45.   Breaking the Rules
  46.   Scarred
  47.   Mi Revolucion
  48.   Killing You, Killing Me
  49.   How Could I Believe
  50.   Against the Wall
  51.   Kellogg's, Bombs, & Cracker Jacks
  52.   Estoy Perdido
  53.   Pieces of the Sun
  54.   2012
  55.   Finger Painting (With the Enemy)
  56.   The Alibi of Tyrants
  57.   Violent Saint
  58.   Barely Breathing
  59.   Letting Go
  60.   Lifeless...Life...
  61.   Rip Out Your Eyes
  62.   No Murder
  63.   Rumba
  64.   Liar
  65.   Unreal
  66.   If You Still Hate Me
  67.   Blood Is Thicker Than Water
  68.   Live Like There's No Tomorrow
  69.   Invisible People
  70.   Escape
  71.   Eva
  72.   La Epidemia
  73.   Ritual
  74.   Guerrilla Carnival
  75.   Everything Beautiful
  76.   Corazon of Mine
  77.   My Resurrection
  78.   Re-Birth
  79.   In This Moment
  80.   Not Alive in My Nightmare
  81.   Only the Unloved
  82.   God Is for the Dead
  83.   Hot Summer's Tragedy
  84.   Serve the Grave
  85.   World So Cold
  86.   Dead Friends

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