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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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Ill Nino Cancel European Tour

ILL NIÑO have posted the following update at their official website:

"It is with sincere regret that we must announce that Ill Niño will not be able to perform its upcoming European tour. Danny Couto, Ill Niño's percussionist, and also semi-pro skateboarder, was in a skateboarding accident late Wednesday (August 2nd) night. Danny landed on his wrist and tore a ligament and is unable to use his right wrist and arm. This accident makes it impossible for Danny to perform in the upcoming European tour. Ill Niño works and lives like a family and each member is integral to every show. Ill Niño feel that performing without Danny not only takes away from the live show, but is unfair to the fans who expect nothing less than an amazing show. We promise to make up the shows as soon as possible. Thanks for supporting Ill Niño!"

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Best of Ill Nino Collection To Surface This Year

Roadrunner Records will be releasing a "best of" collection from ILL NINO, aptly titled "The Best of Ill Nino", on September 12. The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. What Comes Around
02. Unreal
03. God Save Us
04. If You Still Hate Me
05. Liar
06. This Time's For Real
07. How Can I Live
08. Cleansing
09. Te Amo. I Hate You
10. What You Deserve
11. This Is War
12. Turns To Gray
13. Corazon Of Mine

"The Best of Ill Nino" will not be issued in Europe.

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Ill Nino Inks Deal With Cement Records

Ill Nino have signed a deal with Cement Shoes Records/Universal and are currently in Los Angeles, CA recording a new 5 song EP which will feature two new tracks from the band along with 3 as-yet unannounced covers. A fall release is expected. Furthermore, the band have also weighed in on their recently announced split with Roadrunner Records, you can read what they had to say at www.illnino.com.

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Godhead, Ill Nino And Ra To Team Up For Tour

GODHEAD, ILL NINO, and RA will be teaming up on a East Coast/Midwest tour starting late August through September.

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Ill Nino To Attempt Another Album

ILL NINO, who recently parted ways with Roadrunner Records and guitarist Jardel, are said to be recording an album of just cover songs. The band are also rumored to be in talks with Cement Shoes Records, home of GODHEAD, about securing a new record deal.

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Ill Nino Part Ways With Roadrunner Records

ILL NINO has parted ways with Roadrunner Records less than a year after the release of its third album, "One Nation Underground". The band, who recently completed a number of U.S. and European dates with guitarist Diego Verduzco filling in for Jardel Paisante (who is said to be dealing with "personal family problems"), will make an appearance on on FJSradio.com, a free Internet radio station, later in the month. On July 27 starting at 4:20 p.m. U.S. EST time, a couple of the ILL NINO boys are going to be on "The Urban Assault" show. They will be sitting in for the entire five-hour program. Fans are encouraged to call, IM, and e-mail the station with questions for the band. Anyone can listen free. All you have to do is visit www.FJSradio.com and click on the "Tune In Live" link.

"The Urban Assault" show is co-hosted and co-created by Omar (a.k.a. Ohmz), who has been featured on all the ILL NINO records.

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Bleed The Sky Offers Update From The Road

Bleed The Sky guitarist Kyle Moorman offers this update from the road while on the Jagermeister-sponsored tour with Ill Niño, God Forbid, Silent Civilian and Eyes Of Fire:

"This is the BEST tour we've been on! We've done two shows in New York City and Boston and both nights were awesome. We're always pushing ourselves to be better, to find new stuff to do on-stage, to give it our all for our live shows, and crowds like that definitely give us the energy we need to do that! Cristian [Machado, lead singer for Ill Niño] has watched our set every night. It's very flattering to have someone appreciating our music like that, and we're still on the road with our great friends in Silent Civilian. They REALLY helped us out when the transmission on our van blew up in Albuquerque by taking a lot of our gear in their trailer so we could make it home. I'll say it again: This is the BEST tour we've been on!"

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Bleed The Sky Announce Warmup Shows

Cristian Machado, lead vocalist for the bilingual Latino metal sextet Ill Niño, cites Orange County's BLEED THE SKY as one of his favorite bands and has hand-picked them to join the Jagermeister-sponsored "One Nation Undivided" spring tour. Set to launch on May 10th in New York City, the tour will conclude on June 10th in New Jersey. Also on the bill are God Forbid, Silent Civilian (featuring former Spineshank frontman Jonny Santos), and Eyes Of Fire.

BLEED THE SKY vocalist Noah Robinson has this to say about the upcoming 28-city trek: "We're all fans of Ill Niño. They're really one of our favorites, and getting to watch them every night, well, we'll be sure to take notes on their live show! [laughter]"

Guitarist Wayne Miller would also like to add the following: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, our tour dates in the Northwest this past week were re-routed due to this upcoming tour with Ill Niño. We had to cancel our shows in Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, and Idaho Falls. We promise to make them up to all and we hope to be there again very soon. On the otherhand, we are very excited about going on the Jagermeister Presents Tour in May/June with such great bands as Ill Niño, God Forbid, Eyes of Fire, and our brothers in Silent Civilian. It will be an honor sharing the stage with them. We will be doing a short headlining run of warm-up dates with Silent Civilian and Eyes Of Fire on our way out to the Ill Niño tour."

The warm-up dates are as follows:

May 5th - Annex Lewis Bowl, Sioux City, IA
May 6th - Tops And Tails, Peoria, IL
May 7th - Clearwater Theater, West Dundee, IL
May 8th - Headliners, Toledo, OH
May 9th - Rockin Ricks, Limestone, NY

Confirmed dates for the "One Nation Undivided" tour thus far are:

5/10 The Avalon – New York, NY
5/11 The Axis – Boston, MA
5/12 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
5/13 Roxy Theatre – Atlanta, GA
5/14 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
5/16 The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
5/17 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
5/18 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
5/19 The Backroom – Austin, TX
5/20 The Galaxy Club – Dallas, TX
5/21 Southbeach – Lubbock, TX
5/23 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
5/25 House Of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
5/26 The New Oasis - Reno, NV
5/28 Gothic Theater - Englewood, CO
6/01 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL

In related news, you can read a recent interview with Noah Robinson here.

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Hard Rock/Metal Musicians Remember Dimebag Darrell

MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about the Dimebag they remember. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. Here are several excerpts from the article:

David Draiman - frontman, Disturbed: "During our second Ozzfest, we were holed up in Dallas for about two or three days ... hanging out at Dime's place — it was an eclectic house. There's all kinds of Pantera memorabilia and Dimebag memorabilia all over the place. But you could never make the mistake of falling asleep at Dime's. He'd wake you up the way he always did: with firecrackers. He'd always set off an entire chain of firecrackers not two inches from my head. One time ... Dime took us to a strip club where we all judged a bikini contest. There was never a wrong time in the day for Dime to hit a strip club. ... Dime was just this character who was very easy to love. He didn't have a bad bone in his body, and was ready to give you the shirt off his back at all times. It was his mission in life to make sure every single moment you spent with him was the best moment of your life. He was selfless."

Zakk Wylde - frontman, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society: "Whenever you were around Dime, there was never a boring moment. He was the coolest guy on the planet. He was an even better person than he was a guitar player, if that's even possible. Whenever me and him would hook up, forget about it, bro. We'd always have to have a spare kidney, liver and pancreas on ice."

Brian Fair - frontman, Shadows Fall: "Dime seemed to have a real problem with the clock on our tour bus. It all started with his tour manager trying to tell him it was time to leave. ... We were having a good old time and Dime didn't want to go to bed. So, as soon as he was told it was time to leave, he grabbed the clock off of the wall and screams at the top of his lungs, 'There is no time!' and he smashed his hand right through it. The clock was made of glass and metal, and shrapnel flew everywhere. He went through three clocks on our bus like that. Anytime anyone tried to tell him it was time to go, he'd destroy the clock. He didn't want to end the party — he wanted it to keep going. We kept replacing the clock because we wanted to see what happened next."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Watch A Live Video Of "Tired and Lonely" Online

A live video of the "Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions" band performing the song "Tired & Lonely" has been posted online at www.fuse.tv/metal (make sure pop-up blocker is off — or hold down "Control"). The group performing in the clip is as follows:

Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT) – Drums
Keith Caputo (LIFE OF AGONY) - Vocals
Nadja Peulen (COAL CHAMBER) - Bass
Matt Baumbach (VISION OF DISORDER) - Guitar
Acey Slade (MURDERDOLLS) - Guitar
Omar Clavijo (ILL NINO) - Keyboards More...

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Infected Soundtrack Tracklisting Revealed

Infected is a brand new game for the PSP (TM) PlayStation Portable that features music from Roadrunner Records. Even better, the single-player game allows you to choose among a complete cast of Slipknot characters.

Infected is a fast-paced, over-the-top 3rd person shooter developed by Planet Moon Studios and published by Majesco Entertainment, which casts you as a lone cop, fighting against a tidal wave of infectious zombies, intent on ripping New York to shreds.

In the single player game, you'll clear out neighborhoods in brutal "Kill Em All" scenarios, or race to evacuate civilans in the "Helicopter Evac" missions. As you progress, you'll unlock bigger weapons and new avatars, including those special Slipknot characters!

In the multiplayer game, infect your friends when you whip ass in deathmatch, Mad Cow and other special game types. Whether in 8 player ad-hoc, or 2 player through the Internet, winning matches will spread your custom infection across the globe.

Infected tracklisting: More...

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Slipknot, Fear Factory, Chimaira On Infected S/T

Providing a thundering musical backdrop to "infect" by, Majesco Entertainment Company and developer Planet Moon Studios today announced a deal with Roadrunner Records and several top heavy metal bands, including SLIPKNOT, FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, ILL NINO, and THE AGONY SCENE to provide licensed music for the in-game soundtrack for Infected, scheduled for release on PSP (PlayStation Portable) in November.

In addition to providing tracks, all nine members of SLIPKNOT appear in-game as unlockable characters for use in either single player or multiplayer modes. 3volution Studios, co-owned by Raymond Herrera, drummer of FEAR FACTORY, will be responsible for creating all the sound F/X and recording voice-overs for Infected.

"We've compiled music from some of today's hottest metal bands to create an in-game soundtrack that perfectly amplifies the hardcore, fast-paced game play experience of Infected," said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing for Majesco. "Players' pulses will pound as they attempt to complete intense missions while being shredded by the bone-crunching sounds of some of heavy metal's finest bands."

Licensed songs from Roadrunner Records confirmed for the Infected soundtrack include:

* "Eyeless" - SLIPKNOT
* "Everything Ends" - SLIPKNOT
* "Pulse of the Maggots" - SLIPKNOT
* "Power Trip" - CHIMAIRA
* "Nothing Remains" - CHIMAIRA
* "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" - TRIVIUM
* "When It Cuts" - ILL NINO
* "Remanufacture" - FEAR FACTORY

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Ill Nino's New Video Online

ILL NINO's new video for the track, "What You Deserve", has been posted online at this location. "What You Deserve" comes off the band's new album, "One Nation Underground", released recently through Roadrunner Records.

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New Ill Nino Video to Be On This Weeks HBB

ILL NINO's new video for the track, "What You Deserve", will debut this Saturday on MTV 2's Headbanger's Ball, airing at 10 pm EST.

"What You Deserve" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "One Nation Underground", due out September 27th through Roadrunner Records.

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New Streaming Track From Roadrunner United

Another track from the upcoming ROADRUNNER UNITED "The All-Star Sessions" CD, entitled "In the Fire", has been made available for streaming at Roadrun.com.

This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 55 artists from 42 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the album will contain original tracks that are collaborations between numerous Roadrunner stars.

Four central musicians were originally chosen to produce and write the songs. Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA), Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD) and Matthew Heafy (TRIVIUM). These four musicians play on the songs they have written and have also assembled a unique team of artists to appear on each track. In order to cover as wide a spectrum as possible, no musician has played for more than one writer/producer and each song features a different vocalist.

Written and produced by Heafy, "In the Fire" features King Diamond (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) on vocals, Mike D'Antonio (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) on bass, Dave Chavarri (ILL NINO) on drums, and Heafy on lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars.

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Gizmachi and Diecast Added To Ill Nino Tour

GIZMACHI and DIECAST have been added to the upcoming ILL NINO headlining tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 20 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, NY
Sep. 21 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Sep. 23 - House of Blues - Atlantic City, NJ
Sep. 24 - WQWK Block Party - State College, PA
Sep. 25 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
Sep. 27 - Headliners - Toledo, OH
Sep. 28 - Headliners Music Hall - Lousville, KY
Sep. 29 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
Sep. 30 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 01 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ

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Diecast To Tour With Ill Nino

Diecast will be going on tour with Ill Nino at the end of this month. The tour starts on September 18th and goes through the end on the month. However, due to the tour, Diecast will have to cancel the Minnesota show on Sept 16th. Tour dates with Ill Nino are as follows:

Sept. 18 Fitchburg, MA - Fitchburg Airport Field - Locobazooka 2005 with Disturbed, Ill Nino, Seemless, Clutch, 10 Years and more (gig not confirmed)
Sept. 20 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Light
Sept. 21 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Park
Sept. 23 Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Sept. 24 State College, PA - WQWK Block Party
Sept. 25 Norfolk, VA - NorVa
Sept. 27 Toledo, OH - Headliner's
Sept. 28 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
Sept. 29 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 30 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero

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Ill Nino Pick First Single From New Album

Ill Nino have chosen the track "What You Deserve" as the first single from their new album "One Nation Underground". A video for the track was recently filmed with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (Shadows Fall, Unearth) and should begin airing shortly, while the song is set to show up at radio this week. "One Nation Underground" will see a September 27th release date via Roadrunner.

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Marc Rizzo's Committee of Thirteen Gigs

Marc Rizzo, guitarist for SOULFLY (and ex-Ill Nino), will be doing 3 shows with his side project COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN before he heads out on the road with SOULFLY (and THROWDOWN) in October in support of their new album "Dark Ages", out on October 4th via Roadrunner Records.

You can pick up a copy of COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN's self titled debut at their official website as well as Marc's solo debut "Colossal Myopia" via Shrapnel Records.

August 29 - New York City, NY @ Don Hills
September 15 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown
September 23 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

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New Ill Nino Ecard Online w/ New Songs

A brand-new ILL NINO e-card, containing streaming audio of two tracks — "What You Deserve" and "This Is War" (latter song also available for download) — from the group's upcoming "One Nation Underground" CD, can be accessed at this location.

ILL NINO recently enlisted Dale "Rage" Resteghini (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED) to direct two videos from "One Nation Underground", due on September 27 via Roadrunner Records. The shoot for "This Is War" reportedly took place on July 23 in Long Island, while "What You Deserve" was filmed the following week in Brooklyn, New Jersey and Manhattan.

The follow-up to 2003's "Confessions", "One Nation Underground" was produced by Scrap 60 (ANTHRAX, CRADLE OF FILTH, BLEEDING THROUGH).

ILL NINO are currently supporting DISTURBED on a six-week North American tour.

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