On October 24, ILL NIÑO, the world re-known bi-lingual Latino metal sextet, will release a new five-song EP, "The Undercover Sessions", comprised of three of their favorite cover songs from bands they loved growing up as fans, and two brand new songs — all overseen by legendary producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, VAN HALEN, OZZY OSBOURNE), Dave Chavarri and Eddie Wohl (ANTHRAX, 36 CRAZYFISTS, MACHINE HEAD). The EP — the band's first release through Cement Shoes Records — is just a taste of what's to come from ILL NIÑO, as their highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album, due for a spring 2007 delivery, is destined to be the band's strongest effort to date.
Commented the band: "We're currently in our rehearsal studio busting our asses writing the follow-up to 'One Nation Underground'. The new shit is coming out hot!"
"The Undercover Sessions" track listing:
01. Zombie Eaters (FAITH NO MORE cover)
02. Territorial Pissings (NIRVANA cover)
03. Red Rain (PETER GABRIEL cover)
05. Reservation for Two
ILL NIÑO will team up with GODHEAD and RA for the "Congress of Corruption" U.S. tour beginning in late September. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Sep. 21 - Recher Theatre - Baltimore, MD
Sep. 22 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
Sep. 23 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
Sep. 25 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Sep. 26 - Huntington Music Hall - Huntington, WV
Sep. 27 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 28 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI
Sep. 29 – Pierre's - Fort Wayne, IN
Sep. 30 - Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
Cement Shoes Records, formed in 2006 by industry veterans Daniel E. Catullo III (president/founder of music DVD company Coming Home Studios), Peter Koepke (former president/partner of legendary London Records), and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, seeks to re-establish true artist relationships and development neglected in recent years by major labels. An independent label distributed by Fontana/Universal, Cement Shoes Records believes the artist comes first and needs to be properly developed through relentless touring and focused marketing efforts to "the street," where the true music fans are.