15th Anniversary playing Revolution Revolucion in full & hits
+ Ektomorf + Support.
Thursday 23rd March 2017
ILL NIÑO’s Latin roots run bloody and deep. Melodic vocals, bilingual lyrics, flamenco guitars, tribal drums and Latin percussion, and Salsa-infused bass lines make up the groundbreaking sound that defines ILL NIÑO.
New Jersey/New York born ILL NIÑO formed in late 1999 and became the epitome of Latin Metal in 2001 with their monster debut album, Revolution, Revolución. Strong airplay for their first single “What Comes Around” and slots on both Ozzfest, and Jagermeister tours in 2002, helped the album sell nearly 430,000 units worldwide. ILL NIÑO returns with their sophomore release Confession in 2003, and managed to surpass their debut sales, selling over 500,000 copies worldwide. The success of Confession also spawned the top 10 single “How Can I Live” which became the featured single on the Freddy vs. Jason soundtrack and film.
The release of their third album One Nation Underground in 2005, was #1 Most Added on the Active Rock charts, and followed by a 15 month World tour. In 2006 ILL NINO, left Roadrunner Records, and moved to Cement Shoes Records, and released a stellar covers EP, The Under Cover Sessions in 2006, and fourth full length, Enigma in (2008).
Receiving overwhelming support in the US and Europe, and returning from touring the globe, the band parts ways with Cement Shoes Records in 2009, only to ink a contract with Victory Records, shortly after. One thing became increasingly obvious – Metal fans ate up what ILL NINO was dishing out. Surprising the world with their Latin rhythm, Spanish guitar riffs and tribal drum attack.
Victory Records, enthusiastically releases Dead New World in October, 2010, which landed ILL NINO on the main stage at Soundwave Festival 2011, playing for an endless sea of headbanging fans. In response to the flood of support, even ESPN enlisted the guys to write a custom track “Latinos Unidos” to play during their NFL Latin coverage. Their ability to infuse melody into dangerously dark metal continues to get metal-heads on the edge of their seats waiting for what they’ll unleash next.
The wait was finally over on October 22nd, 2012 with the release of their studio album Epidemia. Staying relevant and heavy as ever, critics and fans alike have welcomed Epidemia with open arms, delighted to hear the clean vocals, creative drumming and powerful guitar chugging they had been missing for so long. Both longtime and new fans agree that ILL NINO have cemented themselves as major players in the metal scene, as they continue to grow individually as musicians. While the saying goes “It’s not where you’ve been, it’s where you’re going”, in the case of ILL NINO, they have, are and will always be the undisputed kings of metal.
Back and better than ever, ILL NINO releases their latest album, Till Death, La Familia, on July, 2014. In support of the album, the band performs as one of the closers, on the Victory Records Stage, on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, garnering thousands of new fans each day. And called “refreshingly melodic and undeniably brutal” by Revolver Magazine.
Since 2014, the sextet’s relentless International touring in the U.S., Europe, Australia, South America, Mexico, Russia, Philippines, China, and Japan. And sharing stages around the globe with the likes of Linkin Park, Disturbed, Guns & Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Korn, and Sevendust, has established ILL NIÑO as one of the most lethal live bands of the decade.