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Cristian Machado. talks new solo album ‘Hollywood y Sycamore,’ reveals favorite song from Ill Nino’s debut

Posted by on September 25, 2020

    Cristian Machado, the former frontman of Ill Nino has unveiled his softer side with his debut solo album, Hollywood y Sycamore, which is out now via Coconut Bay (order here). We caught up with the artist to discuss the record, looking back to Ill Nino’s debut album, 2001’s Revolution Revolución and more.   […]

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Cristian Machado (ex-Ill Nino) shares “Die Alone” video

Posted by on August 17, 2020

  Former Ill Nino frontman Cristian Machado has premiered a video for the emotional track “Die Alone.” The song is the latest single from his debut solo album, Hollywood Y Sycamore, out September 25th via Coconut Bay/Chesky Records.  Machado comments: “Every video I’ve been in before, I’m headbanging and jumping around like a maniac. ‘Die […]

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Ex-Il Niño frontman releases new single, “Die Alone”

Posted by on May 8, 2020

  Former Il Niño frontman Cristian Machado has released a new single. “Die Alone,” according to American Songwriter, is “a love song, but one stitched together from suffering, heartbreak, and a search for meaning and growth in the face of pain, loss, and unimaginable challenges.” Said Machado in a statement about the song: “‘Die Alone‘ […]

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Ex-Ill Niño singer to release debut solo album

Posted by on April 1, 2020

Cristian Machado has formally announced his departure from Ill Niño, as well as plans to release his debut solo album. Hollywood Y Sycamore and is slated for release this fall on Chesky Records sub-label Coconut Bay. “I’m announcing my official departure from ILL NIÑO,” said Machado in a statement (reported by Blabbermouth). “We’ve reached a […]

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Ill Niño reach settlement in band name lawsuit

Posted by on March 27, 2020

The members of Ill Niño have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over who gets to use the band’s name.  This “mutual, amicable and binding agreement” allows drummer Dave Chavarri and bassist Laz Pina to use the Ill Niño name, essentially forcing vocalist Cristian Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue “Luster” Ilustre and rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco […]

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Ill Niño lawsuit paints drummer Dave Chavarri in a negative light

Posted by on March 23, 2019

  Earlier this year, Ill Niño erupted into a legal battle once vocalist Cristian Machado, rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco, and guitarist Ahrue Luster had denied claims of leaving the band. Now a 53-page documentation of the lawsuit has surfaced and portrays drummer and band manager, Dave Chavarri in a negative manner. The lawsuit claims that Chavarri was […]

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Ill Nino facing legal battle of band’s name as Cristian Machado denies quitting band

Posted by on January 18, 2019

  Three years ago, Ill Nino were celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of their debut album with 2001’s Revolution Revolución 2001, and now it seems there’s a strong strong division within the group. Just yesterday (17th), the band welcomed Shattered Sun frontman Marcos Leal, rhythm guitarist Sal Dominguez (ex-Upon a Burning Body) and lead guitarist Jess […]

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Ill Nino reveals new lineup, hear first new song in five years “Sangre”

Posted by on January 17, 2019

Ill Nino surprised us today by releasing their first song in five years with “Sangre.” It’s been half a decade since the nu metal outfit released 2014’s Till Death, La Familia and a first-ever without frontman Cristian Machado. The band have addressed the new single features original members Dave Chavarri (drums), Laz Pina (bass), and […]

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Ill Niño frontman Cristian Machado is not impressed with today’s music industry

Posted by on March 30, 2017

In 2001, latin alternative metallers Ill Niño released Revolution Revolución, bringing in a crushing distinct sound in both English and Spanish languages. It is hard to believe that songs such as “What Comes Around,” and “Liar” are over fifteen years old. The band is currently on a European tour to celebrate the album’s anniversary and […]

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Ill Niño announce North American tour to celebrate 15 years anniversary

Posted by on February 26, 2016

If you’re older than 20, you may remember the boom of nu metal bands coming out at the beginning of this century like Drowning Pool, Taproot and Ill Niño. While most of us completely forgot about these bands, apparently some of them are still playing nowadays and still have fans around to support them, like […]

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