Photo: Tom Barbee
Latin metal kings ILL NIÑO are back with a brand new song, “Máscara,” featuring a guest performance from AJ Channer of Fire From The Gods along with vocalist Marcos Leal.
“I’m very stoked to introduce ‘Máscara’ as a great addition to the ILL NIÑO legacy, and a highlight of my vocal career,” Leal says. “I’m honored to have collaborated with our very good friend and one of my favorite vocalists in the game, AJ Channer, of Fire From The Gods. As someone who’s grown up as a fan of ILL NIÑO, and as a musician inspired by the band, I take pride and honor in crafting the vocals for the next generation. It’s something fans new and old will appreciate, and I look forward to throwing some chingasos in the pit with our Niño Familia in 2021!”
Channer adds, “ILL NIÑO is a band that will leave a strong lasting legacy on heavy music. Some of my earliest show experiences were ILL NIÑO shows. To be able to lend my voice to one of their songs includes me in that legacy. I was more than honored to sing on ‘Máscara.’”
“Máscara” (the mask) will be available tomorrow via Break Silence Music (BSM), which is distributed through ONE-RPM. Pre-order/pre-save the track at https://ps.onerpm.com/mascara
The magic of “Máscara” was captured by director/videographer
Hunter Chapman (Motionless In White, A Day To Remember, In Hearts Wake).
Stronger than ever, ILL NIÑO’s revamped lineup now consists of original members bassist Laz Pina, drummer-founder Dave Chavarri, dominant frontman Marcos Leal (Shattered Sun), returning veteran percussionist Daniel Couto, crushing guitarists Jes DeHoyos (Sons Of Texas) and Sal Dominguez (ex-Upon A Burning Body).
The revitalized ILL NIÑO has acquired an incredible new team, and now represented worldwide by powerhouse booking agent Tim Borror of Sound Talent Group (Lamb Of God, Breaking Benjamin, I Prevail, Black Veil Brides). A new album titled IllMortals is planned for 2021 with additional guest appearances by longtime friend Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. on “All Or Nothing” and extended familia, Benji Webb (Skindred) and many others to be announced.
New Jersey born ILL NIÑO has sold two million records worldwide and has shared stages around the globe with the likes of Linkin Park, Disturbed, Guns N’ Roses, Korn, P.O.D., Sevendust, Avenged Sevenfold and Godsmack. ILL NIÑO’s Top 10 single “How Can I Live” was featured single in on the Freddy vs. Jason soundtrack.
ILL NIÑO is:
Dave Chavarri – Drums
Laz Pina – Bass
Marcos Leal – Lead Vocals
Daniel Couto – Percussion
Jes DeHoyos – Lead Guitar
Sal Dominguez – Rhythm Guitars
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