NewsMarch 17, 2010 5:52 PM ET8,536 views

Victory Records signs Ill Nino

Official press release: Victory Records has signed New Jersey/New York recording artist Ill Nino. Their music is infused with bilingual lyrics, harsh and melodic vocals, flamenco guitars, tribal drums and salsa inspired bass lines. It is the perfect blend of Hispanic flavor coupled with Rock and Metal. The band's Latin roots run deep with a strong Spanish speaking following that many hard rock bands have not achieved. Lead singer Chris Machado had the following to say about signing with Victory, "I'm honored to be a part of the Victory Records family. They are a great label with a historic roster and we couldn't be happier. Having them on our side is amazing." Ill Nino formed in 1999 and has since sold 800,000+ albums over the course of four releases; 2001's "Revolution...", 2003's "Confession", 2005's "One Nation Underground", and 2008's "Enigma." Drummer and band founder Dave Chavarri said, "We're totally psyched that we are now working with Victory Records. The first Ill Nino release on Victory will be brutal, angry, tribal, percussive, dark, and full of hooks!" Four of their singles have charted in the Top 20 at Active Rock radio. Ill Nino has toured the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and South America with the likes of Linkin Park, Godsmack, Korn and Sevendust performing over 1,100 times establishing Ill Nino as one of the most lethal hard rock bands of the last decade. The band will enter the studio in April for a late-summer album release.

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theguyfromcameo 3/17/2010 2:53:13 PM

First fcking post


da_government 3/17/2010 2:53:32 PM

simply amazing....


swollen_shut 3/17/2010 2:54:50 PM

Nu-Metal back in chic.


DEADCHINADOLL 3/17/2010 2:55:47 PM

oh shit yeah


rustav3ry 3/17/2010 2:55:47 PM

fck you dad!


destroyerofpoon 3/17/2010 2:58:28 PM

I just spit chocolate milk all over my screen!


Kevl 3/17/2010 2:58:46 PM

lol at everyone involved


ted_nuge 3/17/2010 2:59:35 PM

I just spit goo all over my screen *wango tangos through Victory's headquarters*


rustav3ry 3/17/2010 3:03:50 PM

THIS JUST IN: BRIDGE NINE SIGNS FACTORY 81


chamber 3/17/2010 3:04:04 PM

aaaaaaaaaaahahhaggagagagfdgvefrg


xfordirelifesakex 3/17/2010 3:04:24 PM

WOW just WOW


Get_Some 3/17/2010 3:06:48 PM

St. Paddy's Day Fools!!!!!!!


chicken_gang_bang 3/17/2010 3:12:36 PM

infinite lols


mummifiedcircuitry 3/17/2010 3:16:19 PM

best news of the decade so far


Godfatherofsoul 3/17/2010 3:16:23 PM

lol


topman 3/17/2010 3:18:23 PM

their victory debut will go platinum


hunt_fish_with_dynamite 3/17/2010 3:23:12 PM

As if Victory records couldn't get any worse these days....


EwokFromEndor 3/17/2010 3:34:13 PM

lol @ every single word. I've never been so horribly embarrassed to be posting on this site. This was most likely intentional...


Fur_Beach 3/17/2010 3:35:23 PM

Sic Tribal beatz


mammatus 3/17/2010 3:35:28 PM

hahahahahaha


xThizzelle_Washingtonx 3/17/2010 3:38:29 PM

I smell a Emmure, Taproot, Ill Nino tour


GOKILLYOURSELF 3/17/2010 3:43:24 PM

I thought my browser was in 20001.


yes_cuban_b 3/17/2010 3:46:39 PM

It is the perfect blend of Hispanic flavor coupled with Rock and Metal. LOL


horsecow162 3/17/2010 3:47:16 PM

Is this from the internet archives?


Chris_Of_Tyrants 3/17/2010 3:48:12 PM

Hmm, I've gotta say that I do respect that they stayed around long enough for their musical output to go full circle and come back into style.. Weird..


mattftf 3/17/2010 3:50:33 PM

uhhhh, when will bands learn?


vorak 3/17/2010 4:03:11 PM

When is Primer 55 coming back? fck.


xMVPX 3/17/2010 4:11:32 PM

this isn't news?


ephemeral 3/17/2010 4:12:31 PM

what about Relative Ash?


xthexoncomingxstormx 3/17/2010 4:12:45 PM

otep, taproot, and now ill nino...what the fck is up with victory signing washed up nu metal bands??? are there even any respectable bands left on the roster?


Greggles1 3/17/2010 4:21:55 PM

And somewhere, Skinlab quietly sobs.


motherfckzombies 3/17/2010 4:23:20 PM

fck tony victory for making a decent label (not since 99) become one of the biggest jokes of independent music. Bald piece of shit needs to get mugged.


master_of_profits 3/17/2010 4:32:23 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and might i add HA.


at_work 3/17/2010 4:35:45 PM

Another solid move from Victory.


my_titties_is_sick_ 3/17/2010 4:36:56 PM

"establishing Ill Nino as one of the most DJ lethal hard rock bands of the last decade."


globaldisaster 3/17/2010 4:50:18 PM

HAHAHAHAHA!


tama812 3/17/2010 5:07:47 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Seriously?! Is it 2001 again?


sgt_grumbles 3/17/2010 5:10:07 PM

You can't be fcking serious.


conduit 3/17/2010 5:16:25 PM

Looks like Earth Crisis will be on Family Values this year


ties_buenas_tetas 3/17/2010 5:28:00 PM

jajajajajjajajajajajaj


jack_handey 3/17/2010 5:29:36 PM

el oh el oh el


IStillBelieveInWhtWeBuilt 3/17/2010 5:34:57 PM

WHAT! THE! fck!!


bubbakush 3/17/2010 5:46:57 PM

I had to check the date to see if it was April 1st but it's not


TheAwfulDin 3/17/2010 5:53:16 PM

These comments on here a fcking hilarious, seriously it really is '99-'01 on here. Plus limp bizkit is in the studio about to release a new album, we need Slaves on Dope and every other band from ozzfest 2000 on this...ridiculous


mattcribbin 3/17/2010 6:11:04 PM

full devil jacket, reunion please.


head_pants_now 3/17/2010 6:11:59 PM

*waits for the Sw1tched/Ill Nino/Pulse Ultra tour announcement*


julio_isnt_really_stoked 3/17/2010 6:14:26 PM

seether and drowning pool are sure to follow


yasaf 3/17/2010 6:18:46 PM

lololololol


armedmaybehammered 3/17/2010 6:26:10 PM

this just in: KORN signs to PROSTHETIC RECORDS


sloppyjoes 3/17/2010 6:27:38 PM

Dreadlocks, Check Big Pants, Check Numetal, Engage.


Sandwiches 3/17/2010 6:28:11 PM

"man I hope victory signs Cold next..." - James savage


shit_spasm 3/17/2010 6:41:25 PM

holy fcking lolz


stooooopid 3/17/2010 6:45:30 PM

ephemeral 3/17/2010 4:12:31 PM what about Relative Ash?------heeeeeell yeah! LOL


joshuamiasma 3/17/2010 6:48:29 PM

Crossbreed signs to Eulogy


NamelessSHIT 3/17/2010 7:05:18 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA Lets dance MAMBOOO bitches


Breee_yourself 3/17/2010 7:05:49 PM

ephemeral 3/17/2010 4:12:31 PM what about Relative Ash? haha oh shit... i saw these guys at tattoo the earth in like... 99' didnt realize anyone else remembered them...


xLionHeartx 3/17/2010 7:11:35 PM

Mexicans from New Jersey? In a band called ILL nino, holy fck thats bad


mattcribbin 3/17/2010 7:16:05 PM

ultraspank.


sharkfight 3/17/2010 7:26:11 PM

Spineshank > Puya > Ill Nino


TrentAHR 3/17/2010 7:30:01 PM

is this a joke?


NuMeTaLlUvR1999 3/17/2010 7:37:20 PM

def stoked.


elliot 3/17/2010 7:53:15 PM

Is it gonna say "Raybeez 1961-1997" on the back?


xcutyermulletx 3/17/2010 8:29:28 PM

gimmick


danofthedead 3/17/2010 8:31:36 PM

The 15 year-old me just JUMPEDDAfckUP.


fuzzybunnysaxz 3/17/2010 8:47:44 PM

frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt


whoahahalol 3/17/2010 9:56:34 PM

the last nail in the coffin


killemo 3/17/2010 10:17:17 PM

lol.


poop 3/17/2010 10:32:00 PM

NU-METAL IS BACK IN!


deadendroadz1 3/17/2010 10:36:37 PM

a word to ill nino: victory will fck you....again and again....not that you don't deserve it. what the hell is this shit?!


tyrannosaurussex 3/17/2010 11:45:08 PM

i think this is the first time if lol'd just from reading a headline


asshate 3/17/2010 11:50:17 PM

victory thinks they will make money because mexicans haven't figured out what torrentz are yet


drEW_BREEEEs 3/18/2010 12:26:31 AM

Lol.......that is all.


TrentAHR 3/18/2010 1:10:49 AM

A Day To Remember is stoked


serialkillersmanifesto 3/18/2010 1:27:36 AM

Ill Nino & Puya tour in 2010...


NoCareEver 3/18/2010 2:35:18 AM

ill Nino, Taproot, and ESPECIALLY otep actually still do really well and that otep Victory release was Victory's biggest selling album that year. So as ridiculous as it is...this will probably do well.


dave_is_cool 3/18/2010 2:54:36 AM

These are the funniest comments of the year so far.


marching_band_rules 3/18/2010 5:20:03 AM

mexicans don't know what torrents are


LoydChristmas 3/18/2010 8:28:34 AM

victory thinks they will make money because mexicans haven't figured out what torrentz are yet....< that one made me lol pretty hard. also stoked a couple people also remember Relative Ash


the_mouth_ofthe_machine 3/18/2010 8:32:35 AM

Their music is infused with bisexual lyrics


Haystack510 3/18/2010 9:09:39 AM

I love how your all able to reference names of other "washed up" nu metal bands to take folly it really just proves how hypocrytical and pathetic you all are, if its such a fail how the fck do you know so many....Haha sad...


LoydChristmas 3/18/2010 10:11:21 AM

^^gay


IStillBelieveInWhtWeBuilt 3/18/2010 12:14:21 PM

Haystack...shut the fck up gay. Go listen to Soulfly.


crabpeople 3/18/2010 1:59:55 PM

sick child


asaf 3/18/2010 2:03:09 PM

relative ash signs to relapse factory 81 signs to ferret liquid gang signs to tribunal


sgd54 3/18/2010 2:25:37 PM

I met Dan Anderson, Ill Nino vocalist, in the bathroom after a show and he talked about being in one of the biggest bands in progressive/heavy music.


sofakingcool 3/18/2010 2:36:16 PM

who the fck?


GorillaTriscuits 3/18/2010 3:18:40 PM

Sepultura > Ricky Martin > Ill Nino


CarlWeathers 3/18/2010 5:53:26 PM

The people of South America love Ill Nino and hate El Nino. Great move!


Dalton 3/18/2010 5:58:08 PM

Ill Nino van flip = 30 deaths


analblowjobs 3/18/2010 6:20:57 PM

swinee fluu


Haystack510 3/18/2010 6:51:00 PM

I don't give a flying fck about any numetal band you fckin queermo you know all the names you've obviously gave em a listen then diddn't you, you fckin retard.


casketofaids 3/18/2010 7:41:47 PM

LOL shitty band and even shitter label


big_metal_al 3/18/2010 9:51:43 PM

Victory Records needs to reconsider their label name. Definitely not a "victory" here, or hardly anywhere lately.


clown_shoes 3/18/2010 10:53:02 PM

all the victory ads on lambgoat are going to be head tilting photos of gays with bleached blond dreadlocks


TaraAlesia 3/19/2010 12:54:28 AM

...What?


marching_band_rules 3/19/2010 4:00:23 AM

clown_shoes 3/18/2010 10:53:02 PM all the victory ads on lambgoat are going to be head tilting photos of gays with bleached blond dreadlocks LOL


beatyourfuckingface 3/19/2010 11:52:15 AM

kids with spikey hair and ufo shorts are stoked


stabwound 3/19/2010 3:57:40 PM

Somewhere out there, Adema is reuniting. LULZ


stabwound 3/19/2010 3:57:47 PM

Somewhere out there, Adema is reuniting. LULZ


OrphanPuncher 3/20/2010 9:25:54 AM

100th post = cooler then 1st Band sucks old school


RandyLisbon 3/20/2010 12:28:37 PM

gay band, gay label. fck this.


kniferevenge 3/20/2010 12:41:35 PM

This label is such a joke.


Quake 3/20/2010 1:23:27 PM

Ill Nino van flip = 30 deaths . WIN


classyhooker 3/20/2010 4:57:25 PM

don't know if I've laughed harder at comments


maxisnotdead 3/20/2010 6:17:15 PM

"We're totally psyched that we are now working with Victory Records. The first Ill Nino release on Victory will be brutal, angry, tribal, percussive, dark, and full of hooks!"


Kefka 3/21/2010 2:07:00 AM

Quake 3/20/2010 1:23:27 PM Ill Nino van flip = 30 deaths . WIN





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