Dave Chavarri

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Dave Chavarri
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Chavarri performing with Terror Universal in 2018
Background information
Born Lima, Peru
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, nu metal, Latin metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, manager
Instruments Drums, percussion
Associated acts Ill Niño, Soulfly, Terror Universal, Pro-Pain, M.O.D., Merauder, Lȧȧz Rockit, Gothic Slam

Dave Chavarri is the founder, producer, manager, and drummer for the band Ill Niño, and Terror Universal. As a producer & drummer, Chavarri has sold over 3 million copies, and has a 34-year plus career in the music business. He is also the former drummer for bands; Soulfly, Pro-Pain, M.O.D., Merauder, Lȧȧz Rockit, and Gothic Slam. Chavarri is the president and owner of C.I.A Management, whose roster includes; Ill Niño, Terror Universal, and others.



Chavarri was born in Lima, Peru, and moved to New Jersey at age 10. With a 33-year plus career in the music business, Dave is the former drummer for bands Soulfly, Pro-Pain, M.O.D., Merauder, Lȧȧz Rockit, and Gothic Slam. On January 22, 2010 Dave Chavarri became a first time father to daughter Tiana Lee Chavarri.

Since 2000, Dave has produced many bands including Ill Niño, Terror Universal, Exilia, Broom Hellda, May The Silence Fail, Violent Delight, and many others selling over 2.3 million records as a producer/drummer. Chavarri has co-produced and worked with producers such as Jay Baumgardner (Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Korn, P.O.D.), Ron Saint Germain (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Tool, U2), and Bob Marlette (Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Seether, Shinedown, Saliva).

Ill Niño's debut release Revolution Revolución (Roadrunner/Universal) was released on September 18, 2001, and was produced and engineered by Chavarri. Since the birth of Ill Niño, the band has sold over 1.5 million units worldwide on all 8 releases, and has performed all around the world with such acts as Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, Disturbed, Godsmack, System of a Down, Sevendust, P.O.D. and Slayer.

In 2015, Chavarri formed American Heavy Metal band Terror Universal Composed of former & present members of, Machine Head, Soulfly, Upon A Burning Body, & Ill Niño.[2]



  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Biography: Ill Niño". AMG. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ill NiÑo Members Launch Terror Universal - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 

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