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

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