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

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