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Ill Nino Responds To Rizzo's Allegations of Playing to a Tape

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Ill Nino has responded to Marc Rizzo and his comments about playing to a tape:

We'll say this ONCE! This is very immature of Marc Rizzo, but this one time we can't help but lower ourselves to his standards. Let's set the record straight as to why Marc Rizzo left Ill Niño. This will better explain his bitterness and jealousy towards the band he wishes he was still in......

Rizzo, with his wanna be tough boy attitude and his big mouth, thought he was going to change the face of music with a new band he then called Core-tez, but failed miserably. His attempt to recreate Ill Niño came up short, and sounded more like an Ill Niño cover band. Rizzo couldn't even strike an indie deal, and this left him even more frustrated. This left him with no choice but to join Soulfly as a hired punk, who only receives a menial paycheck and nothing else. If Rizzo feels that strongly about being a real hater, then he should stop cashing in his Ill Niño royalty checks...but I guess he needs Ill Niño's money. As for Ill Niño playing to tape, we run sample tracks live because we have samples and keyboards on our albums. Many bands run samples live, Rob Zombie, Static X, Fear Factory, Linkin Park, and Ozzy, all run samples live, just to name a few. For a band he claims is "fake", we're doing better after Rizzo's departure. Ill Niño's "Confession" has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide, outselling our debut "Revolution..Revolucion" which sold 320,000 worldwide. As for Rizzo claiming that he put a beating on Cristian, someone should wake him the fuck up and tell him the truth. Rizzo got knocked around so much he must have experienced a loss of memory. You got lumped the fuck up kid. Let's not forget that the blood pouring from his face was not Cristian's...it was from Rizzo's bloody lip and cut up eye. No one in Ill Niño talked negatively about Soulfly or its members, but he had to start this shit once again. If you talk shit about Niño, you talk about all 6 members, not just one. Don't forget where you came from, or what got you where you are now, stop crying already!!!

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

wow....never did like IllNino but thats probably the most vicious counter I've heard in response to a pretty weak attack.......water gun vs howitzer.

# Jul 3, 2005 @ 5:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. IAMMETAL writes:

ILL NINO are alright, but soulfly is more badass.
He may be dumb, but he can make some good riffs

# Jul 4, 2005 @ 3:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BBBECHER PLAYIN LONDON 2ST JULY writes:

haha maybe thats all his slap around head can handel, even muchos more funnier when ur drunk

# Jul 4, 2005 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. fLaMa writes:

iLL Niño play to a tape with scratches and keyboards but never with guitar work ..
Marc wants ill niño success again
ILL NIÑO is so much better live than on CD
so marc is only a LIAR.....

# Jul 4, 2005 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Ill Nino does pretty well for themselves, their fairly accessible but theres no denying their skill.....Not my cup of tea but Rizzo's just bitter.

# Jul 4, 2005 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, he's playing sore loser.

# Jul 4, 2005 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Queen_Nothing writes:

It's so f**king annoying when b****es like Rizzo can't get over sh*t... As a musician I guess I've got a little respect left for him-- but why start stupid sh*t like this with stupid lies??? Sample tracks- ok... but to just come out of nowhere with more sh*t... so f**king childish!

oh well... I guess some people are just bitter little b****es...

Oh and one more thing... I'll Nino kicks ass!

# Jul 5, 2005 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RememberMetal? writes:

true true.

I expect Ill Nino to probably hit mainstream radio in the next album or two so don't be to surprised if Rizzo starts really getting p***ed then, as he will have been in TWO bands that were right on the fringe of massive $$$$$ success.

# Jul 5, 2005 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Soulfly_isda_shit writes:

Who cares! Soulfly is badass! Can't wait to hear the new record :)

# Jul 8, 2005 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. IAMEMTAL writes:

f*** YEA Soulfly_isda_sh**
agree.

# Jul 9, 2005 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BLACKDOG writes:

Well perhapse he'll grow up eventually.Other wise Soulfly could potentially do the same to him.I'm getting the impression he's one of those people who live for drama.You know the type.Either thier starting something or their in the middle of something.Only to wind up lonely and unwanted...So sad.

# Jul 9, 2005 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Queen_Nothing writes:

lol--- Very well put, Blackdog! I agree.

# Jul 10, 2005 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Sir Kazm writes:

Soulfly had ONE...yes 1, good album, bizznatches!! It was their 1st too. Since then, every album pretty has SUCKED.

# Jul 11, 2005 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RememberMetal? writes:

Can't argue with that.....

# Jul 11, 2005 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BLACKDOG writes:

ditto...

# Jul 11, 2005 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Mr. Metal 2005 writes:

Soulfly is a damn good band. Don't know the truth between rizzo and ill nino. But Max has a damn good band. And we all know that he does not have a problem with replacing someone if needed. But i hope this soulfly will stay together. They're pretty damn good.

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