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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 two million albums worldwide.[ not verified in body ]
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017, making it the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states with its biggest city being Newark. New Jersey lies completely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia. New Jersey was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income as of 2017.
On September 18, 2001, Ill Niño released their debut album, Revolution, Revolución.[ citation needed ] The album's single, "What Comes Around", received significant airplay on MTV and topped the Mediabase Active Rock radio charts for five weeks.[ citation needed ]Revolution, Revolución went on to sell over 450,000 albums worldwide.[ citation needed ]
In early 2003, just before Ill Niño was set to record the follow-up, the band parted ways with guitarist Marc Rizzo and percussionist Roger Vasquez.[ citation needed ]Confession was recorded in mid-2003 and released on September 30, 2003. It debuted at No. 37 on the Billboard 200.[ citation needed ] The lead single, "How Can I Live", was their first single to break into the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 26 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The album has sold more than 550,000 copies.[ citation needed ]
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.
The band's third effort, One Nation Underground, was released on September 27, 2005. It debuted at No. 101 on the Billboard 200 charts, and its first single, "What You Deserve", became the most added track at Active Rock radio, and reached the Top 20 on the Active Rock charts.[ citation needed ]
On July 15, 2006, Ill Niño parted with Roadrunner Records and signed a new deal with the recently formed Cement Shoes Records.[ citation needed ] Roadrunner released The Best of Ill Niño on September 29, 2006, as a contractual obligation to the label, and without the band's consent or involvement.
Through Cement Shoes Records they released The Under Cover Sessions, an EP featuring various covers and outtakes, and Enigma, their fourth studio album, released in 2008 after multiple delays.[ citation needed ]
In March 2010, they signed with Victory Records.[ citation needed ]Dead New World, was released on October 25, 2010 and production was shared by Sahaj Ticotin and Clint Lowery of Sevendust.[ citation needed ]Epidemia, was released on October 22, 2012.[ citation needed ] Their seventh full-length studio album, Till Death La Familia, was released on July 22, 2014.
On January 15, 2019, Dave Chavarri announced that Cristian Machado, Ahrue Luster, Diego Verduzco, and Oscar Santiago "departed the band". Dave Chavarri announced the band had a new lineup despite ongoing legal correspondence. Chavarri claimed that Machado, Luster, Santiago and Verduzco had "departed the band" and asked for "privacy" during the member changes.One day later, amidst Dave Chavarri's claims to fans that 4 of the 6 members had "departed the band", Machado, Luster, Verduzco, and Santiago dismissed Chavarri's public statement claiming they had left the band. The four members instead assured the band's fans that they have "not departed" the band. Cristian Machado, Ahrue Luster, Diego Verduzco, and Oscar Santiago then vowed to the fans to continue with on as "Ill Niño".
On March 21, 2019, MetalSucks acquired a copy of the lawsuit paperwork filed by Machado, Luster and Verduzco accusing Chavarri of "shady business deals" such as using his status as Ill Niño's manager to scam the band into taking a financial loss while repaying a personal loan for himself, falsifying financial documents in order to keep tens of thousands of dollars for himself, pocketing show guarantees and tour advances for himself, sometimes even cancelling tours and then refusing to return the promoter's advance and refusing the band members their legally owed access to financial records among many other accusations.
Ill Niño are described as Latin metal,nu metal, alternative metal and metalcore.
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Hellalive is the first live album by American heavy metal band Machine Head.
Through the Ashes of Empires is the fifth studio album by groove metal band Machine Head. The band moved away from the nu metal genre featured on their previous two albums, and towards the style of their debut Burn My Eyes and their second album The More Things Change... It was released in the UK, Europe and Australia on the Roadrunner Records International label on December 16, 2003. At this stage, Machine Head still did not have an American record deal, having parted ways with Roadrunner Records US after the Supercharger album was released. Through The Ashes of Empires was such a success that Roadrunner Records US, in an unprecedented move, quickly offered Machine Head a new contract and the album finally reached North America on April 20, 2004. This album was also the first album to feature guitarist Phil Demmel, until his departure in 2018.
Cristian Machado is the vocalist for the nu metal band Ill Niño and was a lead singer for Roadrunner United. He has also played in Headclamp and La Familia, in addition to making numerous guest appearances on albums such as Sepultura's Nation, Soulfly's 3 and 40 Below Summer's The Mourning After.
Confession is the second album released by the American nu metal band Ill Niño. The album debuted at #37 in the Billboard Top 200 with first week sales of 27,863. It has been their most successful album to date. It was the last album to feature Marc Rizzo, who left during recording to join Soulfly, and also the first to feature Ahrue Luster, formerly of Machine Head.
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.
Supercharger is the fourth album by the heavy metal band Machine Head. The release was ill-timed, and, as a result of little promotion, fell far short of the success of The Burning Red, which has sold about 134,000 copies in the US to date. Supercharger has sold about 45,000 copies in the US to date, making it a commercial failure. It is the band's last release to feature lead guitarist Ahrue Luster.
One Nation Underground is the third album released by Ill Niño – and final studio album released through Roadrunner. The album debuted at No. 101 in the Billboard Top 200 with first week sales of nearly 11,000. Its sales of approximately 210,000 are well down on the near Gold selling Confession. The album features several elements and influences of metalcore, groove metal and even tribal music. This is the band's last album with guitarist Jardel Paisante.
Ahrue Ilustre, commonly known as Ahrue Luster is an American metal guitarist. He is the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Ill Niño. He is also a former guitarist for Machine Head, as well as Manmade God and a Bay Area thrash metal act called The Horde of Torment who were originally called "Pestilence" but had to change their name because another Pestilence had signed to Roadrunner Records.
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.
The Best of Ill Niño is a compilation album released by Roadrunner Records on September 12, 2006. The album features material from the band's first 3 studio albums released with the label. The record was released without Ill Niño's involvement
The Under Cover Sessions is the name of Ill Niño's 5 track EP which was released on November 7, 2006 via Cement Shoes Records. It is their first release on the label, after departing Roadrunner Records in June 2006. This EP was the first to feature Diego Verduzco on guitar, as a stand-in for Jardel Paisante, who hadn't been a part of the group since the spring of 2006. He was said to be dealing with personal family problems. According to guitarist Ahrue Luster, Verduzco is a great guitar player: "He's a very dedicated musician and a huge fan of Ill Niño". Verduzco was also on the photo shoots of Ill Niño for the EP, so many fans saw him as a full-time replacement for Jardel Paisante. Only 20,000 copies of the EP were released. It sold 1,300 copies during its first week of release.
Latin metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music with Latin origins, influences, and instrumentation, such as Spanish vocals, Latin percussion and rhythm such as Salsa rhythm. Some South American bands also add influences and instrumentations borrowed from world music and ethnic music, relating to musical traditions of the indigenous people of America.
Live from the Eye of the Storm is the first DVD released by Ill Niño – and the first released through Roadrunner Records. The DVD consists of footage from a 2004 Pennsylvania show.
Dead New World is the fifth studio album by American nu metal band Ill Niño. The album was released on October 25, 2010, through Victory Records.
Epidemia is the sixth studio album, released by American nu metal band Ill Niño. The album was released on October 22, 2012, through Victory Records. It was also the final album with Percussionist Daniel Couto.
The discography of Latin-American heavy metal band Ill Niño consists of seven studio albums, one compilation album, one video album, three extended plays and nineteen singles. The band was founded in New Jersey sometime in 1998.
Till Death, La Familia is the seventh studio album, released by American nu metal band Ill Niño. The album was released on July 22, 2014, through Victory Records..
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.
"What Comes Around" is a song by American heavy metal band Ill Niño. The song was released as the second single from the group's debut studio album Revolution Revolución. The track is the band's most successful single, peaking on charts in both the US and UK. A Spanish version was recorded and released on the special edition of Revolution Revolución. The song is also included on Roadrunner Records' XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner box set on disc two.
"Unreal" is a song by American metal band Ill Niño. The song was released as the band's third and final single from their debut album Revolution Revolución.