VICTORY RECORDS has signed New Jersey/New York recording artist ILL NINO. Their music is infused with bilingual lyrics, harsh and melodic vocals, flamenco guitars, tribal drums and salsa inspired bass lines. It is the perfect blend of Hispanic flavor coupled with Rock and Metal. The band's Latin roots run deep with a strong Spanish speaking following that many hard rock bands have not achieved.
Lead singer Chris Machado had the following to say about signing with Victory, "I'm honored to be a part of the Victory Records family. They are a great label with a historic roster and we couldn't be happier. Having them on our side is amazing."
ILL NINO formed in 1999 and has since sold 800,000+ albums over the course of four releases; 2001's "Revolution...", 2003's "Confession", 2005's "One Nation Underground", and 2008's "Enigma".
Drummer and band founder Dave Chavarri said, "We're totally psyched that we are now working with Victory Records. The first ILL NINO release on Victory will be brutal, angry, tribal, percussive, dark, and full of hooks!"
Four of their singles have charted in the Top 20 at Active Rock radio. ILL NINO has toured the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and South America with the likes of Linkin Park, Godsmack, Korn and Sevendust performing over 1,100 times establishing ILL NINO as one of the most lethal hard rock bands of the last decade. The band will enter the studio in April for a late summer album release.