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

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