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

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