Ill Nino Returning With Dead New World
Posted by Chris Harris on July 8, 2010 in New Records, NewsOh, I see what they did there. It’s a play on the 1932 Aldous Huxley novel “Brave New World,” only its…nevermind. New Jersey Latin metallers Ill Nino have signed a new deal withg Victory Records and have a new disc on the way called Dead New World. The disc drops this fall.
I’m not sure what you think of Ill Nino, but for me, they were a band that I really thought was on to something with 2001’s Revolution Revolución. Of course, at the time, Roadrunner Records had no idea how to promote such a band, and Ill Nino became just another casualty of the Roadrunner machine. Ever since that record, I feel like the guys have been struggling to make their mark again. Could Dead New World be the record that does that? Probably not.
This is what drummer Dave Chavarri has to say: “Ill Nino has been working around the clock writing and jamming every day, and the new songs are coming out fuckin’ nuts!! Our new CD is everything you expect from Ill Nino’s original Latin metal sounds; it’s heavy as fuck, full of [frontman] Christian [Machado’s] growling vocals, melodic choruses, tribal Latin rhythms, sick guitars, as well as also being the most progressive record we’ve ever recorded.”
The band’s debuting a new track from the effort called “Scarred (My Prison)” over on their MySpace page. It sounds like a reject from the first Soulfly recording sessions. Only not that good.