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

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