ILL NINO are currently holed up at Hi-Fi Recordings in Union City, NJ putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled third album."Overall this is the strongest ILL NINO album ever," says drummer Dave Chavarri, who is co-producing the album with Eddie Wohl (36 CRAZYFISTS, ANTHRAX). "We really stepped up the Latin attitude both musically and vocally. Not only is the album bilingual but Cristian [singer] in particular is doing amazingly well. His lyrics are getting deeply personal while becoming more expressive than ever." With deeper subject matter that tackles what is going on in society today, the album is much angrier than the last two. "This is the most progressive and in-depth record we've ever made," adds singer Cristian Machado. "I think a lot of the youths/young adults are walking around without a sense of reality. They are being led by a immoral media who often guide you away from the truth." Deeper in every way, the band experimented with African percussion and chants while making the riffs a lot more intricate. Says Machado, "We pushed each element further than ever before and actually became ILL NINO on this record. On the other records we were searching for our identity and on this record we pinpointed what makes ILL NINO special." In addition, there will be special surprises on the album including a track with Jamey Jasta of HATEBREED. ILL NINO will hit the road in the U.S. this July in anticipation for an August 2005 album release.
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