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Ill Nino

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Formed: 1998
From: NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ill Nino News

Below is our complete Ill Nino news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Mayhem Festival 2014 Lineup Revealed

The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has now revealed the lineup for the 2014 tour, which kicks of July 5th and will feature four stages.

The lineup will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810 and Erimha.

Dates are as follows:

July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Ballroom ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK TASTE OF MAYHEM
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion More...

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Ill Nino Premieres New Video "Forgive Me Father"

Ill Nino premiered the new music video for the track "Forgive Me Father." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Epidemia," which is available now via Victory Records. The band just embarked on a North American Tour, dubbed the "American Epidemia Tour." For dates and venues, head over to this location. The tour is honoring the military, offering either free admission or 2 for 1 admission with a Military ID.

The video for "Forgive Me Father" was directed by Eric Richter and can be seen here:

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Ill Nino Comments On Upcoming Tour

Ill Ninio will embark on the American Epidemia Tour this fall, which is slated to begin on September 28th.

Throughout the month-long run, Ill Nino will be honoring U.S. Military service personnel by offering free admission and 2-for-1 tickets for all who present a Military ID at each event.

A son of a U.S. Army war veteran, bassist Laz Pina explains, “I am especially proud to be honoring our troops. Our military service men and women don’t choose war, but rather choose defending our freedom. For this we must be grateful.”

Vocalist Christian Machado goes on, “As we celebrate the return of our brave soldiers and wounded veterans, we will never forget those who gave their lives. A celebration for those who have served without fear and prejudice is in order.” More...

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Ill Nino Announces U.S. Tour

After the "Epidemia Over Europe" tour earlier this year, Ill Nino will be touring in the U.S. in support of new album "Epidemia" this coming September and October.

Dates are available in the poster below or over at the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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Ill Nino Announces New Tour Dates

Latin metal force Ill Nino is preparing to spread an "epidemia over Europe." On the upcoming tour, in support of latest studio album “Epidemia” which was released in October, the band will be supported by Ektomorf and Shadows Fall. Dates are as follows:

March 14 - Barcelona, SPAIN – Salamandra (Ill Nino & openers)
March 15 - Madrid, SPAIN – But (Ill Nino & openers)
March 16 - Barakaldo, SPAIN – Rockstar (Ill Nino & openers)
March 18 - Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk (feat. Ektomorf)
March 19 - Vienna, Austria – Szene Wien (feat. Shadows Fall & Ektomorf)
March 20 - Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage (feat.Ektomorf)
March 22 - Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus (feat.Ektomorf)
March 23 - Romagnano, Italy – Rock N Roll Club (feat.Ektomorf)
March 24 - Dornbirn, Austria – Conrad Sohm (feat. Shadows Fall & Ektomorf)
March 25 - Berlin, Germany – SO36 (feat. Ektomorf)
March 26 - Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle (feat.Ektomorf)
March 27 - Essen, Germany – Turock (feat. Ektomorf)
March 29 - Paris, France – La Maroquinerie (feat.Ektomorf)
March 31 - Cologne, Germany – Underground (feat.Ektomorf)
April 2 - Southampton, England – Talking Heads (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 3 - Stoke, England – Underground (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 4 - Nottingham, England – Rescue Rooms (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 5 - Birmingham, England – Academy 2 (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 6 - London, England – The Garage (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 7 - Manchester, England – NQ Live (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 9 - Cardiff, Wales – Bogiez (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 10 - Plymouth, England – White Rabbit (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 11 - Brighton, England – Concorde 2 (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 13 - Minsk, BELARUS – Club Republic (Ill Nino & openers)
April 14 - Moscow, Russia – Milk (Ill Nino & openers) More...

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Ill Nino Gearing Up For New Tour Dates

Latin metallers Ill Nino are gearing up to spread a little holiday cheer this winter and have announced a ten city run of shows. Beginning November 30th in Dallas, the group will hit New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts before heading to South America in support of recent release "Epidemia." Full details are available below.

You can also watch Ill Nino’s new music video for “La Epidemia,” featuring guest vocalist Frankie Palmeri of Emmure, over at this location.

Tour Dates w/ ARCANIUM:
11/30- Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ DROWNING POOL
12/01- Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
12/02- San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/06- Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/07- Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
12/08- Lawrence, MA @ Claddagh Pub

South American Tour Dates:
12/11- Caracas, Venezuela @ Moulin Rouge
12/12- Santiago De Chile, Chile @ Club 334
12/14- Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
12/15- Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Marques

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Ill Nino Releases New Music Video

With sixth studio album "Epidemia" (released 10/22) officially under the band's belt, Ill Nino has released a brand new music video for “La Epidemia,” featuring Emmure vocalist Frankie Palmeri. Watch the video in the player below. Victory Records also commented:

"Filmed at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 'La Epidemia' showcases Ill Nino’s power, energy and determination to spread their madness throughout the world. The video takes fans to the depths of the The Rave and gives an inside look at the haunted pool that many have only heard stories about."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

01. The Depression
02. Only The Unloved
03. La Epidemia
04. Eva
05. Demi-god
06. Death Wants More
07. Escape
08. Time Won't Save You
09. Forgive Me Father...
10. Invisible People More...

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Ill Nino Posts Music Video Teaser

Bilingual Latin metal warriors Ill Nino released their sixth studio album "Epidemia" in stores and online today.

The band will also be releasing a music video for "La Epidemia," featuring Emmure vocalist Frankie Palmeri, this coming Monday, October 29th. A teaser trailer for the video can be viewed below.

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Ill Nino Streaming Entire New Album

Ill Nino has teamed up with Loudwire to give fans a chance to listen to the forthcoming album "Epidemia" before it is released on October 22nd. Listen to the full album stream at this location.

Vocalist Cristian Mercado states, “The recording of Epidemia was an amazing experience. We've set the bar higher than ever before. I truly believe this record is one of Ill Nino’s best efforts. I really can't wait for our fans to hear Epidemia, I know it will connect with many of them on a new level. I can definitely say it's going to be a crusher but will not lack any of the beauty and passion that appears on our early records.”

The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Ill Nino Releases New Lyric Video

Ill Nino has released a lyric video for the new single “The Depression,” taken from forthcoming coming album "Epidemia," due out October 22nd. Watch the lyric video below.

"Twelve years and five studio releases later, Epidemia has all the harsh elements and dark Latin rhythms that make Ill Nino's Latin metal sound different in this genre of metal," drummer and founding member Dave Chavarri said of the upcoming release.

Ill Nino is currently touring alongside friends Static X and label-mates Emmure on the Noise Revolution Tour. The tour goes through the end of October destroying cities and igniting audiences across the U.S. Vocalist Cristian Mercado comments, “Ill Nino fans get ready to rumble! We're back and are going to be tearing the roof off at venue near you!” More...

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Ill Nino Reveals New Album's Track Listing

Latin metal pioneers Ill Nino will start spreading the virus of new album “Epidemia” on October 26th in Europe (via AFM Records). The U.S. release is scheduled for Octber 22nd (via Victory Records). The track listing is as follows:

01. The Depression
02. Only The Unloved
03. La Epidemia
04. Eva
05. Demi-god
06. Death Wants More
07. Escape
08. Time Won't Save You
09. Forgive Me Father...
10. Invisible People More...

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Ill Nino Reveals "Epidemia" Cover Artwork

Two years after "Dead New World," Latin metal force Ill Nino will release new studio album "Epidemia" on October 26th. The recordings took place in Hoboken (New Jersey), Austin (Texas) and Denver (Colorado). The artwork has now been revealed and can be viewed below.

Ill Nino will also join Emmure and Static X on the Noise Revolution tour beginning September 19th in Billings, MT. Dates for the trek are available after the jump. More...

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Ill Nino Streaming New Music

For nearly fifteen years, Ill Nino has gained a loyal and dedicated fan base while creating its own unique style of Latin-influenced, aggressive metal. The band is now preparing for the release of sixth full length album "Epidema" this coming October 22. You can listen to a sample of the brand new track “The Depression” in the player below.

Ill Nino will join Emmure and Static X on the Noise Revolution tour beginning September 19th in Billings, MT. Dates are as follows:

9/19- Billings, MT @ Babcock Theater
9/22- Fargo, ND @ The Venue
9/23- Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
9/24- Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theater
9/27- Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
9/28- Circle Pines, MN @ Bamboo Betty’s
9/29- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9/30- Jackson, MI @ Rak’s
10/01- Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
10/03- Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
10/04- Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom
10/05- Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
10/06- Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/07- Portage, IN @ Camelot Arena
10/9- Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Theater
10/11- Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
10/12- Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
10/13- Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
10/14- Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
10/17- Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard More...

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Ill Nino Drummer To Miss Upcoming Shows

U.S. act Ill Nino has issued the following announcement about the band's drummer Dave Chavarri missing upcoming live shows:

"Setting up for sound check at the LKA in Stuttgart, Germany. So far so good except we are missing our drummer. Unfortunately, Dave had a family emergency & will not be able to make this European week long festival run.

"We miss the big guy already & are praying that all will be OK. Big thank you to Matt Alston who is sitting in during this run. Matt is in an awesome band called Sanctorum & is also Dave's tech. Dude sounds bad ass so, go check out his band Sanctorum from the UK!"

Dave also added, "As Christian stated I'm very sad that I will not attend the upcoming 4 Ill Nino euro shows. These are the only 4 shows I have ever missed, since the beginning of Ill Nino. This is all very unexpected but I need to be there for my family, and hope everyone understands... Our dear friend Matt (from Sanctorum) will be filling in for these shows, he was my first choice and I know he will kick ass! Matt has been my drum tech for close to 4 years, so who better then him to fill in.....Thanks Matt, thanks to my bros in ill nino, and thanks to all ill nino fans for understanding...See you all soon."

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Ill Nino Enters The Studio

Victory Records announced today that New Jersey based act Ill Niño has officially entered the studio to begin work on an upcoming new album. The effort is slated for a summer 2012 release. Further details on the release will be announced as they are made available.

Frontman Cristian Machado commented, "It's 2012 & we're all still alive. It’s time to redefine Latin metal."

"This time around, we want to explore Latin and Tribal rhythms we have never explored in the past 5 releases, giving us no musical boundaries at all," said drummer/founder Dave Chavarri on the band’s creative process for this album.

For more information on Ill Niño and to listen to songs available for streaming, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.

Ill Nino's "How Can I Live" track was also featured on Metalunderground.com's "Metal Videos To Get You In The Halloween Mood" last year. Check out the article at this location.

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Music Videos To Get You In The Halloween Mood 3

That most metal of holidays is almost upon us again, but you may want something more than candy corn and blood colored cocktails to get you in the Halloween spirit this weekend. Earlier this month we covered the most over the top horror themed clips as well as videos that focus on the demonic and the diabolic, but that still leaves a good deal of ground to cover. For today’s edition of metal videos to get you in the Halloween mood we’ll take a look at the creepy, the atmospheric, and the disturbing.

Marilyn Manson – “This is Halloween”

While his metal cred is definitely questionable, Marilyn Manson does have the Halloween image down pat. Check out the quintessential “This is Halloween” clip below, set to scenes from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

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Victory Records Offers Free Labor Day Compilation

Victory Records is offering a free Labor Day sampler compilation for download on its Facebook Page. You need to "Like" the page to make the download accessible. The tracklisting for the sampler is listed in the image below.


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More Metal Songs Hit The Rock Band Network

After several disappointing weeks with less variety in the metal department, this Friday's roundup of new Rock Band Network tracks includes offerings from Amberian Dawn, Black Guard, Ill Nino, Indestructible Noise Command, and Otep. The PS3 edition will also get music from Andromeda and Tesseract starting on the 21st.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including even the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Metal

Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Come Now Follow" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Field of Serpents" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Talisman" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (160 MSP)
Blackguard - "A Blinding Light" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Ill Niño - "Against The Wall" (160 MSP)
Indestructible Noise Command - "Rain" (2x Bass Pedal) (160 MSP)
Otep - "Fists Fall" (160 MSP)
Where The Ocean Meets The Sky - "The Mettle of a Man" (160 MSP) More...

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Ill Nino Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview between Ill Nino and CraveMetal.com has been posted online. You can check out the interview in the player below.

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Deadlock Updates Tour Schedule

As previously announced, Germany's Deadlock entered the German album charts on #61 with the band's new album “Bizarro World” in the first week of its release. The band states:

"Dear Deadlock-family, we are more than stoked that we entered the German album charts (#61) for the first time with our new baby Bizarro World! We and especially Sebastian put a lot of blood, work and passion into this album and we really appreciate your support. Thanks a lot to all the fans, supporters, endorsers, management, label, mix- & mastering studio for making this possible! You mean the world to us!"

Deadlock has now updated its tour schedule in support of the release, including the following dates with Ill Nino:

25.03.11 – Bochum (D) / Matrix
26.03.11 – Leer (D) / Zollhaus
27.03.11 – Braunschweig (D) / Meier Music Hall
28.03.11 – Hamburg (D) / Knust
30.03.11 – Berlin (D) / SO36
31.03.11 – Leipzig (D) / Hellraiser

The band is also confirmed for the following festivals:

01.04.11 – Dettelbach (D) / Metal Franconia Festival
01.07.11 – Roitzschjora (D) / With Full Force Festival
02.07.11 – Spálene Porici (CZ) / Basinfirefest
04.-06.08.11 Wacken (D) / Wacken Open Air
19.08.11 – Dinkelsbühl (D) / Summer Breeze Open Air
26./27.08.11 – Wörrstadt (A) / Neuborn Open Air
23.10.11. – Wieze (B) / Metal Female Voices Festival

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