The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
ILL Nino is:
Cristian Machado – lead vocals
Dave Chavarri – drums
Lazaro Pina – bass guitars
Ahrue Luster – lead guitars
Daniel Couto – percussion
Diego Verduzco – rhythm guitars
What could be the coldest night this year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ILL Nino turned the heat up with some molten metal.
Rapper Wiz Khalif played in the sold out Eagles Ballroom, which is in the huge ballroom upstairs and then there were more bands playing at the Rave’s other side stages. This left ILL Nino the basement stage to perform.
With a smaller crowd for this show, it did not stop the fans from banging their heads and making themselves heard for the “Restore the Insanity” tour featuring Ekotren, Fashion Bomb, Anew Revolution and headliner, ILL Nino.
ILL Nino opened the set with “If You Still Hate Me.” Throughout the night, percussion sounds of Latin America were thrown into a mixture of Spanglish and metal, proving why ILL Nino is known as one of the best Latin Metal bands out there today. One of the best guitar players in metal, Ahrue Luster and Cristian Machado, doing vox that include growls, screams, and melodic vocals prove that you can’t count them out after ten years in the business and two management changes – to the one they call home, now Victory Records.
ILL Nino played over an hour set and 16 to 19 songs were available to choose from each night. The crowd was in it from the start, with the middle being reserved for the moshers.
For Metal fans out there, don’t miss this tour when it comes around your town.
Check out our interview with ILL Nino:
I Am Loco
This is War
God is for the Dead
God save Us
When it Cuts
How Can I
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written by Peter Lizano