New Jersey/New York‘s ILL NIÑO is prearing to enter the studio to begin laying down its sixth full-length album for a summer release via Victory Records. The recording sessions will begin next month in Hoboken, New Jersey; Austin, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.
Commented ILL NIÑO frontman Cristian Machado: “It’s 2012 and we’re all still alive. It’s time to redefine Latin metal.”
Added ILL NIÑO drummer/founder Dave Chavarri: “This time around, we want to explore Latin and tribal rhythms we have never explored in the past five releases, giving us no musical boundaries at all.”
ILL NIÑO‘s fifth album, “Dead New World“, sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 164 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous effort, “Enigma“, opened with 5,000 units to land at No. 145 back in March 2008.
“Dead New World” was released on October 26, 2010 via Victory Records. The follow-up to 2008‘s “Enigma” was self-produced, with co-production coming from Clint Lowery (SEVENDUST) and Sahaj Ticotin (RA), and mixed by Eddie Wohl (36 CRAZYFISTS, ANTHRAX, SMILE EMPTY SOUL). The album artwork was created by Tim Butler of XIII Designs (DISTURBED, SLIPKNOT, METALLICA, SLAYER, MICHAEL JACKSON).