Ill Niño Announce “Confession” 20th Anniversary Tour

Ill Niño will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Confession” during a spring tour with Through Fire and Dropout Kings. Sinshrift, Tulip, Redefind, Burden Of The Sky, and Sempter Acerbus will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Redefind & Semper Acerbus:

05/04 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
05/05 Winchester, VA – Blue Fox Billiards
05/06 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/07 Horseheads, NY – The L

With Redefind & Tulip:

05/09 Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft’s
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
05/11 Lakewood, OH – Winchester Music Tavern
05/12 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
05/13 Angola, IN – Eclectic Room
05/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge

With Burden Of The Sky & Redefind:

05/16 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
05/17 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
05/18 Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
05/19 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar

With Burden Of The Sky & Sinshrift:

05/20 Billings, MT – The Pub Station
05/21 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry

With Tulip & Sinshrift:

05/23 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
05/24 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
05/25 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/26 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
05/27 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
05/30 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
05/31 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
06/01 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
06/02 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
06/03 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
06/04 Tyler, TX – Country River Club

Vocalist Marcos Leal commented:

“20 years ago I stood in line after school at our local record store, On Cue, to purchase a record that would inevitably change my life, Ill Niño‘s Confession! I learned all the songs back to back to sing with my first band ever. Fast forward 20 years later, I’m singing for the band I grew up idolizing, and relearning the songs that were the soundtrack of so many of our teenage years! I look forward to celebrating 20 years of Confession with all the fans, and ready to bring you the best Niño show you have ever seen. See you guys in the pit!”

Drummer Dave Chavarri added:

“I remember every detail while recording, and co producing this album Confession with my brother, iconic producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath). While recording Confession, I never realized it would become Ill Niño‘s biggest, and most successful release to date. Confession is angry, dark, and beautiful. I am proud to bring everyone the 20 Year Anniversary of Confession!! Come celebrate with us.”

Ill Niño Premiere “This Is Over” Music Video

Ill Niño have premiered a new video for their new song “This Is Over.” This track is from the band’s new album, “IllMortals,” which will be released on June 10.

Vocalist Marcos Leal commented:

“‘This Is Over‘ conveys a message of taking control of the outside negativity that can consume your everyday life. From the darkest forms of harassment and violations of privacy from others, to the worst self doubts and anxiety within ourselves. We all fall victim to this in one way or another, but the anger and aggression you hear in these lyrics and music is my own form of therapy, my own way of taking charge and my own way of saying enough is enough, ‘This Is Over‘! I urge you to take control and face the negativity in your life, and find your own way of therapy.”

Guitarist Marc Rizzo added:

“It is great to be back in this new version of Ill Niño! The new music and new vocals are the best I’ve ever heard since the beginning of this band, and I’m proud to be a part of it! Fans are definitely getting their concert ticket’s worth with this his new lineup!!”

In other news, the band also have the following dates booked:

05/19 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/20 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre (feat. Down)
05/22 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live (feat. Down)
06/26 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
07/03 Sofia, BUL – Hills Of Rock
08/03 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/13 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/14 Walton-On-Trent, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life

Rescheduled Dates Announced For Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e., And Evolution Empire’s U.S. Tour

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e. and Evolution Empire have announced the rescheduled dates for their “Brothers In Arms” tour. The trek is now set to take place in spring 2022.

Tour Dates:

03/13 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
03/15 Destin, FL – Club LA
03/16 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
03/18 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
03/19 Portland, ME – AURA
03/20 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
03/21 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/23 Fort Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
03/24 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
03/25 Joliet, IL – The Forge
03/26 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
03/27 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
03/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
03/31 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
04/01 Tacoma, WA – Spanish Ballroom
04/02 Portland, OR – Roseland
04/03 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
04/04 Roseville, CA – Goldfiend Trading Post
04/05 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky
04/06 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee Theater
04/08 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
04/09 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/10 Abilene, TX – Abilene Convention Center

Marc Rizzo (Ex-Soulfly) Rejoins Ill Niño

Marc Rizzo (ex-Soulfly) has officially reunited with Ill Niño. He will be taking over for guitarist Jes De Hoyos, who recently exited the band.

The group issued the following statement:

“Hello Familia, cats outta the bag… We have some ill news to announce. Original ILL NIÑO guitarist MARC RIZZO returns home to rejoin his Familia as a permanent member. At the same time, we need to inform you all that our brother, guitarist JES DEHOYOS must step down from touring and continuing with ILL NIÑO.

Jes, wants to concentrate on his family, children and home life. Jes is an amazing guitarist and brother to the ILL NIÑO fam and will always be part of our familia.

Currently we have been recording guitars with Marc on the new album, welcoming back his signature Flamenco style and incredible guitar playing. Also in the works are 2 new music videos.

We’re super excited to be working with our brother Marc again and we’re equally excited to share with you all our incredible new album “IllMortals“. Next weekend we will be doing an Instagram live, and Facebook live from the studio 🤘🔥”

Rizzo also commented on his return during a recent livestream [via Blabbermouth]:

“We will be announcing it soon, but I’m doing some recording for the new ILL NIÑO record. And I’m super excited, man. It’s a different band. It’s not the band it was, obviously, for obvious reasons, from back when I was in the band, in 2002, when I left. A lot of things have changed. So I’m excited to work with these guys. It’s great to reconnect with Laz [Pina, bass] and Dave [Chavarri, drums] and work with the new singer Marcos [Leal], who’s an incredible singer. So I’m stoked, man. We’re gonna record this new record. I’ll probably — well, I am gonna do a tour with them soon, and we’ll see what the future holds, man. They’re gonna be announcing this very soon, and I’m very excited. Yes, I’m rejoining the band, which is awesome. I’m very excited to reconnect with my friends.

Everyone loves a good reunion, and the fact that me and ILL NIÑO are working together again, it just goes to show that things can happen when everybody can meet up and talk and keep it between dudes. Don’t bring in managers and people’s freakin’ girlfriends and wives. You can have a reunion. And when dudes get in a room and just talk and work out anything from the past, good things can come out of it. So that’s what’s going on.

More importantly than all that is the music. This new ILL NIÑO record is the best shit they’ve ever done. Again, the new singer Marcos is one of the best singers in metal. I mean, this kid is spot-on. He writes great stuff. He can sing; he can scream. So, this is really good stuff, man. I’m really excited.”

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e., And Evolution Empire Postpone Fall U.S. Tour

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e. and Evolution Empire have postponed their fall U.S. tour. The trek is currently being rescheduled for 2022.

The following statement was issued:

“We regret to announce that the Brothers In Arms Tour is being postponed.

The escalating costs, logistics and risk of moving a multi-band tour like Drowning Pool, Ill Nino, HED PE and Evolution Empire from city to city while adhering to ever-changing local mandates and recommendations unfortunately poses too many concerns to be sure we can fulfill the entire tour as planned.

The tour is currently being rescheduled for March/April 2022, and complete details will be announced in the coming days. Please hold onto your tickets, as they will be good for the new dates.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to seeing you all on the road when we can celebrate twenty years of music and friendship in the safest way possible.

Thank you,

Drowning Pool / Ill Nino / HED PE / Evolution Empire“

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e., And Evolution Empire Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, and (hed)p.e. will be hitting the road on the “Brothers In Arms Tour.” Evolution Empire will open.

Tour Dates:

09/29 Abilene, TX – Abilene Convention Center
09/30 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/01 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/02 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/04 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/05 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
10/07 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
10/08 Portland, ME – Aura
10/09 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
10/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/12 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
10/14 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
10/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/16 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
10/17 Fort Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
10/19 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
10/20 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
10/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
10/23 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal
10/25 Bozeman, MT – The Elm
10/26 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
10/27 Tacoma, WA – Spanish Ballroom
10/29 Roseville, CA – Goldfiend Trading Post
10/30 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/31 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee Theater

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: 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).