Ill Niño is an American metal band formed in New Jersey in 1998. The group currently consists of lead vocalist Cristian Machado, drummer Dave Chavarri, bassist Lazaro "Laz" Pina, lead guitarist Ahrue Luster, guitarist Diego Verduzco, and percussionist Oscar Santiago. They are currently signed to Victory Records globally and AFM Records exclusively in UK & Europe. Ill Niño has always branded their original style as "Latin metal". They have released 7 studio albums, 2 EPs, and 1 greatest hits album, selling over 1.3 million albums worldwide.