May 5 — Ill Nino will launch a series of new live dates later this month.
The band announced Thursday, it will support Down on a pair of dates this month. The band also has a handful of festival performances coming up at festivals, such as Bloodstock Open Air, Wacken Open Air, and Louder Than Life.
The band’s upcoming live dates are noted below.
ILL NIÑO Tour Dates:
5.19.22 – Welcome To Rockville, w/ Kiss, 5FDP, Papa Roach
5.20.22 – Atlanta, GA, at the Buckhead Theatre, supporting Down
5.22.22 – Dallas, TX, at Amplified Live, supporting Down
6.26.22 – Hellfest w/ Metallica, Bring Me The Horizon
7.03.22 – Hills Of Rock w/5FDP
8.03.22 – Wacken Open Air w/ Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Judas Priest
8.13.22 – Alcatraz Festival w/ Behemoth, Testament, Exodus
8.14.22 – Bloodstock Open Air w/ Lamb Of God, Behemoth, Mercyful Fate
9.24.22 – Louder Than Life w/ Rob Zombie, Sevendust
In other news, Ill Nino debuted its latest single, ‘This Is Over,’ and its companion video Thursday. The song features the band’s original guitarist Marc Rizzo. The song’s musical arrangement will appeal to fans of the songs that the original Ill Nino lineup crafted during the band’s early years. That is evidenced through the more melodic approach and the use of the Afro-Latin percussion alongside the heavier screams in the song’s choruses.
“It is great to be back in this new version of Ill Nino,” Rizzo said. “The new music and new vocals are the best I’ve ever heard since the beginning of this band, and I’m proud to be a part of it! Fans are definitely getting their concert ticket’s worth with this his new lineup!!”
Front man Marcos Leal talked about the song’s lyrical theme in his own comments.
“‘This Is Over’ conveys a message of taking control of the outside negativity that can consume your everyday life,” Leal said. “From the darkest forms of harassment and violations of privacy from others, to the worst self doubts and anxiety within ourselves. We all fall victim to this in one way or another, but the anger and aggression you hear in these lyrics and music is my own form of therapy, my own way of taking charge and my own way of saying enough is enough, ‘This Is Over’! I urge you to take control and face the negativity in your life, and find your own way of therapy.”
The video for ‘This Is Over’ features the band in what is meant to reflect a live setting. It blends that with Leal playing someone who has been captured by unknown assailants. The visual is meant to illustrate the theme about which Leal talked.
More information on Ill Nino’s new single, video, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: