Dave Chavarri

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Dave Chavarri
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Chavarri performing with Terror Universal in 2018
Background information
Born Lima, Peru
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • manager
Associated acts

Dave Chavarri is the founder, producer, manager, and drummer for the band Ill Niño, and a member of Terror Universal. He is also the former drummer for bands Soulfly, Pro-Pain, M.O.D., Merauder and Lȧȧz Rockit. Chavarri is the owner of C.I.A Management, whose roster includes Ill Niño, Terror Universal, and others. [1]

Ill Niño American band

Ill Niño is an American heavy metal band formed in New Jersey in 1998 by founder/drummer Dave Chavarri. Ill Niño developed their own unique style known to fans of the band as "Latin metal". They have released seven studio albums, two EPs, and one greatest hits album, selling over 2 million albums worldwide.

Terror Universal

Terror Universal is an American heavy metal supergroup, consisting of current and former members of Machine Head, Soulfly, Upon a Burning Body and Ill Nino. Their first single, "Welcome to Hell", comes from their debut EP, Reign of Terror. The EP was released on February 27, 2015, in Australia and New Zealand via 3 Wise/Sony.

Soulfly heavy metal band

Soulfly is an American metal band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1997. The original lyrical content revolved around spirituality, political and religious themes, with later albums encompassing other themes including war, violence, aggression, slavery, hatred and anger. Soulfly is led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, who formed the band after he left the Brazilian group in 1996. To date the band has released eleven studio albums, one tour EP, twenty-three singles, one video album, and twelve music videos. Their debut album, Soulfly, was released on April 21, 1998, while their most recent album, Ritual, was released on October 19, 2018.



Chavarri was born in Lima, Peru, and moved to New Jersey at age 10.

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Since 2000, Dave has produced many bands including Ill Niño, Terror Universal, Exilia, Broom Hellda, May The Silence Fail, Violent Delight. Chavarri has worked with producers such as Jay Baumgardner, Ron Saint Germain and Bob Marlette.

Jay Baumgardner is an American record producer, engineer and mixer. He has worked on albums by Superheist, Ugly Kid Joe, Bush, Helmet, Sevendust, Papa Roach, Endwell, Coal Chamber, Drowning Pool, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, P.O.D., New Found Glory, Spineshank, Alien Ant Farm and Orgy.

Ron Saint Germain is an American record producer, engineer, and mixer born in post-war Frankfurt, Germany, into a career Air Force family.

Robert Roy "Bob" Marlette is an American record producer, recording engineer, mixer, keyboardist and songwriter. His production, writing and mixing credits include Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Sebastian Bach, Rob Halford, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Atreyu, and Ill Niño.

Ill Niño's debut album Revolution Revolución was released on September 18, 2001, and was produced and engineered by Chavarri. Chavarri has performed globally with such acts as Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, Disturbed, Godsmack, System of a Down, Sevendust, P.O.D. and Slayer.

<i>Revolution Revolución</i> 2001 studio album by Ill Niño

Revolution Revolución is the debut album by the American nu metal band Ill Niño. It has sold over 375,000 copies in the United States.

Disturbed (band) American heavy metal band

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Godsmack heavy metal band from the United States

Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin. Since its formation, Godsmack has released seven studio albums, one EP, four DVDs, one compilation album, and one live album.

In 2015, Chavarri formed heavy metal band Terror Universal. [2]


Lȧȧz Rockit is a thrash metal band formed in San Francisco, California, in 1982. Although one of the lesser-known groups of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, each album in their career has received high critical marks. One of their signature elements was Ibanez guitars adorned with elaborate airbrushed scenes of warfare.

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M.O.D. is a crossover thrash band from New York City, fronted by Stormtroopers of Death vocalist Billy Milano. The band has been around for 33 years, and released eight studio albums. With M.O.D., Milano sought to continue on the musical path of the bands Anthrax, Stormtroopers of Death and Nuclear Assault, mixing shades of hardcore punk with thrash metal and often humorous and politically incorrect lyrics.

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  2. "Ill NiÑo Members Launch Terror Universal - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 17 January 2015.