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

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