ILL NINO have set "One Nation Underground" as the title of their upcoming third album, tentatively due in August via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Confession" is being recorded at Hi-Fi Recordings in Union City, NJ with producers Eddie Wohl (36 CRAZYFISTS, ANTHRAX) and drummer Dave Chavarri. The CD will include a guest appearance by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta on an as-yet-undisclosed track.
Commented Chavarri: "Overall this is the strongest ILL NINO album ever. We really stepped up the Latin attitude both musically and vocally. Not only is the album bilingual but Cristian [Machado, vocals] 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," added 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. Said 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."