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

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