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Ill Nino replace three members, debut new song

Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:08 PM PT / 5,350 views

New Jersey metal/alternative metal veterans Ill Niño have announced the departure of three members: Cristian Machado (vocals), Ahrue Luster (guitar), and Oscar Santiago (percussion). Now joining the band are vocalist Marcos Leal (Shattered Sun), rhythm guitarist Sal Dominguez (ex-Upon A Burning Body), and lead guitarist Jes De Hoyos (Sons of Texas). In conjunction with the announcement, the band has issued their first new song in nearly five years. You can stream "Sangre" here:
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Ill Niño has issued the following statement:
"Ill Niño is excited to release their first song in nearly 5 years , 'Sangre'. Original members; Dave Chavarri, Laz Pina, and percussionist Daniel Couto would like to announce some changes, and welcome new members to our Familia – Shattered Sun vocalist Marcos Leal, rhythm guitarist Sal Dominguez, formerly of Upon A Burning Body, and Sons of Texas, Jess Dehoyos on lead guitar. "Being in a band is much like being married, and sometimes people grow apart, and no longer see eye to eye, and a separation becomes inevitable. We wish our former members the best in their musical careers. "Our new members were chosen carefully, as they're very respected, seasoned musicians. We ask everyone that you please respect our privacy as we all move forward in our careers."

44 comments


anonymous 1/17/2019 12:14:11 PM

Hurricane Katrina replaces three members


anonymous 1/17/2019 12:29:11 PM

starland ballroom is stoked


anonymous 1/17/2019 12:37:42 PM

if the only thing left is your rhythm section is it even the same band? lol


anonymous 1/17/2019 12:39:15 PM

tres ninos


anonymous 1/17/2019 12:51:07 PM

The rhythm section is the best part of the band. I mean not Ill Nino, but in general


anonymous 1/17/2019 1:05:27 PM

Bring back Satata!


anonymous 1/17/2019 1:09:10 PM

machine head is stoked


anonymous 1/17/2019 1:36:53 PM

does violent j still drum for this band?


coffinspire_11 1/17/2019 1:40:15 PM

Ahrue will rejoin Machine Head


anonymous 1/17/2019 2:22:41 PM

Please respect our privacy with this decision that we just told the whole world about.


anonymous 1/17/2019 2:46:55 PM

Ill nino have just dogged the boys.


anonymous 1/17/2019 2:50:18 PM

Charvarri can stick this new ill niño and terror universal up his selfish ass


anonymous 1/17/2019 3:03:09 PM

Does Allen Sadler still sing for these douches???


anonymous 1/17/2019 5:12:23 PM

Nyamanaha ah ow ow! David Draiman not happy! Toxic masculinity uuuahh yah nama! The old members weren't making good Mexican food anymore. My a$$hole goes ah ow ow!! Yamanamah are you ready??


anonymous 1/17/2019 5:22:09 PM

Bring Back Jorge Rosado Los Babas por Vida !!!!!!


anonymous 1/17/2019 5:41:18 PM

One does not simply replace the original vocalist of Ill Nino


anonymous 1/17/2019 6:07:32 PM

It's like the "new" Motorgrater" with no more original members and them "carrying on the torch". GAYDOM.


anonymous 1/17/2019 6:39:03 PM

"It's like the "new" Motorgrater" with no more original members and them "carrying on the torch". GAYDOM." You mean like what AILD when Tim left and the other members started Wovenwomb??


anonymous 1/17/2019 7:40:52 PM

"Ill Nino REPLACE TWO members, add an additional guitarist, lose a percussionist and debut new song" ... there ya go champ, I fixed it for you.


anonymous 1/17/2019 7:41:46 PM

You know what? fck off. I'm tired of doing the site for the likes of you, Billingsboy, and others. Don't like it? Jog on-->


anonymous 1/17/2019 7:42:15 PM

I was just kidding lol.


anonymous 1/17/2019 7:45:19 PM

Hah. Yeah so was I lol. So are we cool? Also thought you were fixing the title for my cat. He's the best - me and my cat Champ.


anonymous 1/17/2019 7:55:25 PM

Yeah we're cool.


anonymous 1/17/2019 7:56:17 PM

So are you still interested in the site. I've been trying to reach you by email but no reply.


anonymous 1/17/2019 7:57:07 PM

Yeah I've been pretty busy, my lawyer would need to see revenue records, site traffic logs, advertising trends etc.


anonymous 1/17/2019 8:23:00 PM

"We're back with a new song, so please respect our privacy and leave us alone one."


anonymous 1/17/2019 8:42:09 PM

^hahah right


genghisjohn 1/17/2019 10:53:59 PM

I'll bet a testicle and kneecap there's a song about a wall on this album


anonymous 1/18/2019 12:41:24 AM

^^ HAHAHA COZ MEXICANS !!!!!


anonymous 1/18/2019 2:57:00 AM

songs that start like this .... "pit activators" are silly


anonymous 1/18/2019 4:49:05 AM

Sals a real homie. Great dude and amazing musician.


anonymous 1/18/2019 6:24:37 AM

No Christian. No Ill Nino - change the name of the band.


anonymous 1/18/2019 7:22:51 AM

Joe Hardcore here. I attempted to sing for this band but they didn't want me. So i'm gonna get members of Year Of The Knife to play with me and we're gonna play all the Ill Nino songs at This Is Hardcore this year. It's the right thing to do.


anonymous 1/18/2019 7:44:32 AM

anonymous 17 hours ago Please respect our privacy with this decision that we just told the whole world about. permalink | report abuse Haha, seriously. Also, who wants to invade their 'privacy' anyway?


anonymous 1/18/2019 9:20:23 AM

Please quit music.


anonymous 1/18/2019 10:23:13 AM

Career roadies who worked Ozzfest of the late 90's and early 00's are not stoked.


anonymous 1/18/2019 10:46:24 AM

Soulfly's Marc Rizzo here. I have spent the last 15 years delivering vicious kicks and blows to the head of my former familia, the band I STARTED many years ago after Dave Chavarri and I got into a cab at the same time. Now that I am part of the Soulfly tribe, in which my soul flies free, I pray to Brazilian tribal deities to smite Ill Nino, or as I call them, Well Nino. There is nothing ill about them. I will continue delivering vicious spiritual kicks and blows until Well Nino is no more.


anonymous 1/18/2019 11:08:08 AM

well nino D:


anonymous 1/18/2019 4:21:55 PM

genghisjohn17 hours ago I'll bet a testicle and kneecap there's a song about a wall on this album COMMENT WINS THE INTERNET


anonymous 1/18/2019 4:23:30 PM

" anonymous8 hours ago Joe Hardcore here. I attempted to sing for this band but they didn't want me. So i'm gonna get members of Year Of The Knife to play with me and we're gonna play all the Ill Nino songs at This Is Hardcore this year. It's the right thing to do. permalink | report abuse" I literally choked on the strings of my UnShattered Realm hoodie


anonymous 1/18/2019 5:11:57 PM

Just sayin' the wall may have prevented this.


anonymous 1/19/2019 10:08:00 AM

Band replaces band with...other band?


anonymous 1/20/2019 5:11:35 AM

wait. Ill Nino Is still around? This is proof there is no God.


anonymous 1/20/2019 8:10:38 PM

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