ILL NINO has released “Blood Is Thicker Than Water”, the third music video from the album “Till Death, La Familia”, available in stores and digitally everywhere. Watch “Blood Is Thicker Than Water” on VEVO below.
“’Blood is Thicker Than Water’ is more than just a piece of music to me,” confesses frontman Christian Machado. “Writing the lyrics seemed to me, at that point in my life, to be a healing process than anything else. Two years to that exact date, I held the hand of a beautiful human being and I watched her take her last breath. After her death, I held her for an hour, I cried, I thanked her for all her beauty, her innocence, and her love. I felt an incredible amount of regret, it was possibly the most painful moment I will ever go through in my life. I cannot put into words the feeling. I can say I attempted to put that emotion into the lyrics of ‘Blood is Thicker Than Water,’ but I know the depth of the words cannot bring to light the pain and suffering that she went through and also the mourning that followed. When we perform the song live, I sometimes have to put all my power into not being succumbed by that emotion once again. I hope the song can reach into the hearts of everyone who hears it. I hope it allows her beauty to live forever.”
After wrapping up the “Civil Unrest Tour 2015,” their first U.S. tour since 2014’s Mayhem Festival, ILL NINO hit the European festival circuit, including a performance at Wacken Open Air in Germany, and a South American appearance at Rock al Parque in Colombia.
The band is slated for back to back performances in the Philippines on September 25th and 26th, with more ILL NINO U.S. and international dates to be announced soon. See here all ILL NINO tour dates.
New Jersey/New York based metallers ILL NIÑO have returned with the brand new video for “I’m Not The Enemy”, the powerful track and second music video from the landmark album Till Death, La Familia, out via Victory Records. Shot on the streets of Los Angeles, “I’m Not The Enemy” tells a bold story of youthful injustice, overcoming social stereotypes and the dreams of constructing a better life.
Vocalist Christian Machado explains, “We wanted something traditional and classic that represented the everyday struggle between the good side of society, the bad side of society, and the judged side of society”.
Watch the brand new video for “I’m Not The Enemy” below:
Originally broadcast on LATV last week, the video was produced by Scott Hansen (Otep, A Day To Remember) and co-directed by bassist Laz Pina. The song highlights ILL NIÑO’s distinctive dual guitar strike, groove-laden percussion while Machado scathingly questions authority “I‘m the bad guy in the backseat, am I the enemy?”
Check out ILL NIÑO’s European Tour dates HERE.
Till Death, La Familia is available in stores now, everywhere digitally and at VictoryMerch.com
Back and better than ever, ILL NIÑO have returned with their third album on Victory Records, Till Death, La Familia. Set for release on July 22nd, Till Death, La Familia is an 11-track collection of ILL NIÑO’s most daring, Latin-infused heavy metal songs to date. Produced by Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Fuel, Cradle Of Filth), co-produced by Dave Chavarri and ILL NIÑO, and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Sepultura), this album is everything fans have come to expect and much more.
Drummer, Chavarri, comments, “ILL NIÑO’s Till Death, La Familia is by far the most modern, brutal, and memorable release since our debut release Revolution, Revolución.”
Listen to the single “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” here:
Pre-order packages for Till Death, La Familia are now available at VictoryMerch.com. Every pre-order for Till Death, La Familia will receive an instant download of “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” and will automatically be entered to win an ESP guitar autographed by ILL NIÑO.
Don’t miss ILL NIÑO performing all summer on the Victory Records Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
View a full list of ILL NIÑO tour dates, HERE.
Till Death, La Familia will be in-stores and available everywhere digitally on July 22nd, 2014.
Rocstar Mayhem Fest Crew has announced, via their Official Webpage, the Line up for 2014:
Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810 and Erimha are headed out this summer on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicking off July 5th in San Bernardino, CA.
This year, for the first time, the festival will feature FOUR stages of metal with the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage, Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey Stage, The Headbang For The Highway/Sumerian Stage and the Victory Records Stage.
Tickets go on sale this Friday April 4th at 10AM local time with the 72 Hour Get Off Your Ass special offer on reserved and lawn tickets. Check your local ticketing date page for details on this great deal.
This year also look for Freestyle Motocross and a Motorsports exhibition area and many other surprises and attractions
Denver (Main Stage acts only performing: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium and Body Count Featuring Ice – T); Wantagh (Main Stage acts only performing: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium); San Bernardino + Mountain View (Emmure will not be performing at this show); Houston (Main stage and Coldcock Stage artists as well as Body Count featuring Ice – T and Emmure, King 810 not performing); Milwaukee will feature 18 bands but Avenged Sevenfold and Korn will not be performing at this show
Watch below the brand new video featuring the just announced 2014 Mayhem lineup:
According to Victory Records, ILL NIÑO will embark on the American Epidemia Tour this fall which is slated to begin on September 28th. Throughout the month-long run, ILL NIÑO will be honoring US Military service personnel by offering free admission and 2-for-1 tickets for all who present a Military ID at each event.
A son of a US Army war veteran, bassist Laz Pina explains, “I am especially proud to be honoring our troops. Our military service men and women don’t choose war, but rather choose defending our freedom. For this we must be grateful.” Vocalist Christian Machado goes on, “As we celebrate the return of our brave soldiers and wounded veterans, we will never forget those who gave their lives. A celebration for those who have served without fear and prejudice is in order.”
Catch new tracks from Epidemia, including “Forgive Me Father”, performed live in a city near you. Check out the American Epidemia Tour video below:
and see a full list of tour dates here.
w/ SUNFLOWER DEAD and IN-CYDE
9/28 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/29 – San Antonio, TX @ Tequila Rock Room
10/01 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
10/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Hangar 13
10/04 – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven Lounge
10/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Roc Bar
10/06 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10/08 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s
10/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/10 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
10/11 – Detroit, MI @ I Rock Nightclub
10/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10/18 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/19 – Nashua, NH @ Evolution Nightclub
10/20 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/22 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/24 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
10/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade