Dave Chavarri

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Dave Chavarri
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Chavarri performing with Terror Universal in 2018
Background information
Born Lima, Peru
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, nu metal, Latin metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer, manager
Instruments Drums, percussion
Associated acts Ill Niño, Soulfly, Terror Universal, Pro-Pain, M.O.D., Merauder, Lȧȧz Rockit, Gothic Slam

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 Ill Nino, 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.




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

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.

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.

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



  1. Prato, Greg. "Biography: Ill Niño". AMG . Retrieved 11 May 2010.
  2. "Ill NiÑo Members Launch Terror Universal - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 17 January 2015.