ILL NINO's cover of FAITH NO MORE's "Zombie Eaters" — which reportedly features a guest appearance by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno — has been made available for download at this location. In addition, a brand new ILL NINO track, entitled "Arrastra", has been made available for streaming in the audio player at this location. Both songs come off the group's upcoming EP, "The Undercover Sessions", which is scheduled for release on November 7 through Cement Shoes Records.
"The Undercover Sessions" is comprised of three of ILL NINO's 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 — is just a taste of what's to come from ILL NINO on their highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album, tentatively due in the spring of 2007.
"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
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.
ILL NINO is currently taking part in the "Congress of Corruption" U.S. tour alongside GODHEAD, RA and THE DREAMING.