Ill Niño Premiere Video For New Song “All Or Nothing” Featuring P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval

Ill Niño have premiered a new video for their new song “All Or Nothing.“ This track features P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval and it will appear on the band’s upcoming album “IllMortals.“

Sanodval said the following:

“Like P.O.D., Ill Niño have always incorporated their culture, roots and heritage into their music and sound, which have set them apart in this metal scene for over two decades. It was my honor and privilege to have contributed to this record. After knowing them for 20 years now, I don’t know why we didn’t do this sooner.”

Ill Niño frontman Marcos Leal added:

“‘All Or Nothing‘ was written as a challenge to myself. I knew the moment I joined Ill Niño I would face negativity, scrutiny and possibly ridicule. It caused me to question myself, and even question if I was good enough to embrace this opportunity. I challenged myself as I’m challenging all of you, what would you do if the opportunity of a lifetime was within your grasp? I chose to go ‘All Or Nothing.’ I wanna thank one of my heroes, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. for lending his freshness to this track and being a constant inspiration.”

“I am fortunate to come from a place where I’m so close to the border in South Texas, that I get to witness all the good and the bad that comes from the immigration issues. My father and my father-in-law both own companies that give immigrants coming into our country an opportunity to make an honest living, and provide for their families. Working with these families, I have seen first hand some of the things that have held them back such as the language barrier, the frail state of politics in our country at the moment and the negativity that comes with it all.

Thankfully I’ve also seen people come to the U.S. and conquer all of these obstacles, with many success stories, and experiences, which I’ve definitely learned from. I can assure you that there are many things we can learn from each other, if we could just all put our differences aside.”

Bassist Laz Pina also commented:

“I grew up in mixed neighborhoods predominantly blue collar minorities but nonetheless mixed. My childhood friends and school mates collectively were of different backgrounds and cultures. Aside of race we ultimately had too many other things in common. It wasn’t till I was much older that I began to realize certain things. Thankfully I am grateful how my country responded with our new administration and I believe we are now back to collectively moving forward again. I am hopeful of a global society living in peace, love and respect.”

[via Loudwire]

Ill Niño Announce Texas Tour With King 810, Incite, Etc.

Ill Niño have announced a Texas tour with King 810, Incite, Evolution Empire, and Born In Blood. Here’s the dates:

07/08 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster Street
07/09 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
07/10 El Paso, TX – Rock House (feat. Upon A Burning Body)
07/11 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe

Fire From The Gods, Ill Niño, And Hyro The Hero Announce January Livestream Concert

Fire From The Gods, Ill Niño, and Hyro The Hero have booked a livestream concert together. The virtual event will take place on January 30 at 5:00pm PST / 8:00pm EST. Ill Niño commented:

“Join Ill Niño Along with extended familia Fire From the Gods and Hyro The Hero have announced the “American Revolución” virtual concert which airs on January 30, 2021. Tickets available now at: www.americanrevolucion.com The “American Revolución” livestream, will premiere Ill Niño’s stomping current 2020 lineup (Marcos Leal, Dave Chavarri, Laz Pina, Daniel Couto, Jes DeHoyos, Sal Dominguez), and reunite 2001’s original Revolution line-up, featuring lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (Soulfly), rhythm guitarist Jardel Paisante and percussionist Roger Vasquez and will mark the first time in 18 years that they have performed together, and will be performing songs from their renowned debut, Revolution….Revolución which celebrates its 20th year in 2021.”

Ill Niño Premiere Video For New Song “Máscara” Featuring Fire From The Gods’ AJ Channer

Ill Niño have premiered a new song titled “Máscara.” This track features Fire From The Gods’ AJ Channer and an official video for it can be found below:

Ill Niño vocalist Marcos Leal commented:

“I’m very stoked to introduce ‘Máscara’ as a great addition to the Ill Niño legacy, and a highlight of my vocal career. I’m honored to have collaborated with our very good friend and one of my favorite vocalists in the game, AJ Channer, of Fire From The Gods. As someone who’s grown up as a fan of Ill Niño, and as a musician inspired by the band, I take pride and honor in crafting the vocals for the next generation. It’s something fans new and old will appreciate, and I look forward to throwing some chingasos in the pit with our Niño Familia in 2021!”

Channer added:

“Ill Niño is a band that will leave a strong lasting legacy on heavy music. Some of my earliest show experiences were Ill Niño shows. To be able to lend my voice to one of their songs includes me in that legacy. I was more than honored to sing on ‘Máscara.’”

With this news, the band have also confirmed that they are planning to release a new album titled “IllMortals” in 2021. In addition to Channer, that effort will also feature guest appearances from Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), Benji Webbe (Skindred), and Max Georgiev (Falling In Reverse).

Ill Niño Finishing Up New Songs

Ill Niño are currently finishing up three new songs that they are planning to release in the near future. The band revealed the news on Facebook:

“What’s up familia, we hope you’re all staying safe, during this crazy Pandemic. Hats off and thank you yo all the healthcare workers, selflessly taking care of us. ILL NIÑO is hard at work putting finishing touches on 3 new songs, that we will be putting out in the next couple of weeks. Details on that to come. Stay safe.”

Ill Niño Premiere “Sangre” Video

Ill Niño have premiered a new video for their song “Sangre.” You can check that out below. This news comes after drummer Dave Chavarri and bassist Laz Pina were recently cleared to continue under the Ill Niño name. The rest of the band’s current lineup includes: vocalist Marcos Leal (Shattered Sun), percussionist Daniel Couto, rhythm guitarist Sal Dominguez (ex-Upon A Burning Body), and lead guitarist Jes Dehoyos (Sons Of Texas).

Ill Niño Members Reach Agreement In Their Trademark Dispute

It looks like the legal battle over the rights to Ill Niño’s trademarks has officially come to end. Dave Chavarri and Lazaro Pina previously tried to launch a new incarnation of the group before being challenged by Cristian Machado, Ahrue Luster, and Diego Verduzco. However, it now appears that an amicable agreement has been reached. The following statement was issued:

“Hello Everyone, Ahrue, Christian, Dave, Diego, and Laz announce that they have reached a mutual, amicable, & binding agreement. Original members Dave Chavarri and Laz Pina are excited to continue with ILL NIÑO. Original member Cristian Machado, along with Diego Verduzco, and Ahrue Ilustre look forward to their next projects. No party has admitted fault and there has been no court judgment on the merits. The parties entered into a confidential settlement agreement. Thank you”

Ill Niño’s Cristian Machado Arrested For Domestic Battery

Ill Niño’s Cristian Machado was arrested in Temecula, CA on August 9 for domestic battery. According to arrest records, the singer was then released the next day on $5,000 bail. He is expected to appear in court on October 7. This news comes after Ill Niño’s Dave Chavarri previously accused Machado of domestic violence, drug abuse, etc. as part of the band’s ongoing legal battle.

[via MetalSucks]

Ill Niño’s Cristian Machado Denies Domestic Violence & Drug Abuse Allegations

As previously reported, Dave Chavarri recently accused Cristian Machado of being a “drug addict and physical abuser” in legal documents from Ill Niño’s ongoing trademark battle. The singer has since responded via social media. He said the following:

“Perhaps the defendants in the #illnino case should’ve done their research, I was awarded legal and physical joint custody of my daughter by a court judge in the most protective state against women, California. Here’s another truth bomb, they don’t award custody to abusive drug addicts, thank god for that huh? Instead of turning over the bank records 2 weeks ago, you chose to slander me and my family. Clearly your actions are full of desperation 🤗”

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Allegations Of Domestic Violence & Drug Abuse Surface In Ill Niño’s Legal Battle

According to The PRP, allegations of domestic violence and drug abuse against Cristian Machado have surfaced in Ill Niño’s legal battle. The latest accusations came to light after Dave Chavarri responded to the allegations Machado, Ahrue Luster, and Diego Verduzco leveled against him.

To catch everyone up, the band is currently split into two, who are both fighting to take control of the name. One group includes Chavarri, Lazaro Pina, and Daniel Couto, along with new members Marcos Leal (Shattered Sun), Sal Dominguez (ex-Upon A Burning Body), and Jes Dehoyos (Sons Of Texas), while the other group includes Machado, Luster, and Verduzco. In the 53-page complaint that Machado, Luster, and Verduzco filed against Chavarri and Pina, they claimed that Chavarri failed to pay for band related services, kept money from bands that bought onto their tours, pocketed guarantees and tour advances, falsified documents for financial gain, etc.

Now, Chavarri’s team have responded by denying all the accusations, while also accusing Machado of being a “drug addict and physical abuser,” who assaulted his former fiancée and mother of his child. Those claims were backed up with a restraining order that the woman filed against Machado last December. Furthermore, Machado and Luster were both accused of missing child support payments, which caused Luster’s passport to be revoked and Machado to “effectively hold the band hostage prior to shows, requesting advances for his child support payments before playing.” On top that, Machado also allegedly obtained and used prescription drugs and weed illegally, interfered with finalized agreements with promoters, etc. Chavarri also claims that the band failed to pay him tens of thousands of dollars in management commissions and that the Ill Niño trademark rights were never properly assigned to the band’s LLC.

Chavarri is seeking to have Machado, Luster, and Verduzco’s claim for the trademark dismissed. He also wants to be declared as the sole owner of the band’s trademark and he wants the trio to pay for damages from their “unjust enrichment” through the trademarks and the cost of his legal fees. He is currently requesting a jury trial in Texas.

You can read more about all of this over at The PRP.