Cristian Machado, singer for Ill Nino, took a few minutes from the studio to talk about the next phase for the band before they embark on their summer plans to be on Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2014.
Their next upcoming album, "Till Death, La Familia," is undergoing pre-production at an undisclosed studio in Los Angeles. They are starting with just feeling out the "Afro Caribbean and Latin Tribal percussive beats" with Oscar Santiago on his "Gretsch drums, LP Percussion, Gibraltar Hardware, Sabian cymbals and Vic Firth sticks" and with Machado in the sound room going along making some commentaries. Machado states that this album is being done a little differently this time with working with beats and working the drums, guitars and bass around that.
When their offer to join Rockstar Mayhem came in, they decided that they want to have something new and fresh to offer for the tour. The next album will be ready in time for the tour which starts on July 5, 2014 in San Bernadino, California.
Amongst the line up includes Victory Records label mates Emmure, Wretched, Islander and Erimha. Additional bands are Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Miss May I, Body Count (featuring Ice-T), Mushroomhead, Veil of Maya, Upon a Burning Body, Texas Hippie Coalition, Darkest Hour and King 810.
Check out the album which contains photos from their last show of their 'Epidemia Tour' at Club Note in West Chester, Pennsylvanie from October 2013.
Tickets for Mayhem are available online on their website and dates and cities are listed below.
7/5 - CA - San Bernardino - San Manuel Amphitheatre
7/6 - CA - Mountain View (San Francisco) - Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/8 - WA - Auburn (Seattle) - White River Amphitheatre
7/9 - ID - Boise - Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/11 - AZ - Phoenix - Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/12 - NM - Albuquerque - Isleta Amphitheatre
7/14 - CO - Denver – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/16 - MO - St. Louis - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/17 - MI - Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theater
7/18 - WI - Milwaukee - Eagles Ballroom
7/19 - IN - Indianapolis - Kilpsch Music Center
7/20 - IL - Chicago - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/22 - MA - Mansfield (Boston) - Xfinity Center
7/23 - NY - Saratoga - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/25 - ON - Toronto (Canada) - Molson Amphitheatre
7/26 - PA - Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) - First Niagra Pavilion
7/27 - CT - Hartford - Xfinity Theatre
7/29 - NY - Darien Center - Darien Lake
7/30 - NY - Wantagh - Nikon Theatre At Jones Beach
8/1 - NJ - Camden (Philadelphia, PA) - Susquehanna Bank Center
8/2 - PA - Scranton -The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
8/3 - VA – Bristow (Washington, DC) - Jiffy Lube Live
8/5 - GA - Atlanta - Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/7 - OK - Oklahoma City – OKC Air Park
8/9 - TX - Dallas - Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/10 - TX - The Woodlands (Houston) - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion