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The Ill Nino Situation

Posted on February 12, 2008

hot off the presses...what follows is an official press release regarding the latest on Ill Nino in the studio, and a change in the band's line up...

Ill Nino is currently tracking the follow-up to 2001's Revolution/Revolucion at a New Jersey recording studio with producer Bob Marlette (Saliva, Black Sabbath), with co-production handled by Ill Nino drummer Dave Chavarri. Due for release in Fall of 2003, Ill Nino's sophomore effort translates the ferocious vibe and Latin soul of the band's celebrated live show to disc. The mixing will be handled in June by Jay Baumgardner (Evanesence, Drowning Pool).

The making of the record has also seen a change in Ill Nino's membership: percussionist Roger Vasquez and guitarist Marc Rizzo amicably parting ways with the band. "We're parting as friends," states Chavarri. "In fact, Marc is playing guitar on the record totally living up to his commitment to the band. Those guys are great musicians and totally part of the Ill Nino family. It was time for them to pursue other directions in music…nothing more, nothing less. We'll all go on to better days both as individuals and as Ill Nino. I wish them well." At this time, Ill Nino is firming up two new members and will announce their joining in the month of June.

And how are things going for Ill Nino in the studio? According to Chavarri, vocalist Cristian Machado, bassist Laz Pina and guitarist Jardel Paisante: "It's been unbelievably easy and really the most fun we've ever had making a record. We've all opened up a lot as musicians and it's really showing as the songs are being recorded. It's everything Ill Nino is: heavy, melodic and tribal. The vibe is amazing. We want to let our fans know how good things are going and simply thank them for supporting Ill Nino through thick and thin. The revolution will be back in your town this summer!"
 

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