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

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