"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2003
From: Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Naildown News

Below is our complete Naildown news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Naildown Enters Studio To Record New LP

Finnish melodic death metal band Naildown, featuring Daniel Freyberg of Norther, entered Sound Supreme studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland to begin recording the band's third album and first since the 2007 release "Dreamcrusher."

The new LP will be recorded at several different studios and according to Freyberg will be "without stressful deadlines. . . This is gonna be long process, but the engine is finally running again."

Freyberg, described the material as: "really varied, from epic 10-minute songs to fast and ferocious tracks." The untitled album will mark the first for new Heikki Saari (Norther/Amberian Dawn). More...

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Norther Recruits Guitarist, To Record New Album

Finnish metallers Norther has checked in with a new album update and the addition of guitarist Daniel Freyberg:

"During the last couple of months Daniel from Naildown has been helping us out with our recent live duties. Since he turned out to be a perfect fit in every way we decided to offer him to become a permanent member of the band. Besides his skillfull guitar work he is also a talented songwriter."

Freyberg comments: "I have really been enjoying my time in Norther from the very first show. After getting so well along with the guys, I was very pleased when they asked me to become a permanent member of the band. I really believe that together we´re going to create the strongest Norther album ever!"

"We have started composing new material for the next full length studio album which will be tentatively out in autumn 2010. At the moment we have a big bunch of great tracks from which we will start choosing the best ones for the album.. 'The cream always rises to the top so no filler allowed.'

"As a grand opening for our fans we are heading to Astia Studios next weekend to record one new song with our longtime producer Anssi Kippo. This exclusive song is going to be released as an online single during April 2010."

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Naildown Announces New Drummer

Finnish band Naildown has issued the following update about acquiring a new drummer:

"Naildown welcomes drummer Heikki Saari to the band as a full-time member, band comments: "We were really impressed by Heikki's skills in live action the first time we shared a stage with Norther back in 2006. And now a couple of years later we are really happy that a skillful drummer like Heikki is joining our line-up."

"When I heard that there was a drummers' seat free in Naildown, I immediately reported in. And later Daniel called me and asked if I could join the band as a full-time member. After hearing the demos of the upcoming album, I couldn’t resist it! The songs are killers and they really put the drummer in a sticky situation. That’s why I got interested in the first place! More...

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Naildown Part Ways With Keyboardist

Finnish melodic death/power metal band NAILDOWN has issued the following update:

"As some of you have might witnessed on our last two gigs, we pulled those shows without Jarmo [Puikkonen, keyboards] so it's time to tell the truth for everybody about the situation."

"NAILDOWN has parted ways with keyboard player Jarmo Puikkonen. No big drama here, just a 'little' different views of what being in a band actually requires."

"Us, the remaining Naildowners feel sorry that things were gettting into this point but there was no other way, this decision was best for everybody. However, this has NO effect on our live performances. We will continue without a keyboard player as long as we find the right person for the job. And if we don't find anyone by the next album's session, that's not a problem either since we are fully capable to handle keyboard tracks in studio by our own. So, we are gonna consider carefully before making anyone an official member of the band." More...

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Naildown Confirm Finnish Live Dates

Finnish bashers NAILDOWN have announced the following live dates in support of their forthcoming album, Dreamcrusher, due out via Spinefarm Records on March 14th:

16 - On The Rocks in Helsinki, Finland (with Maple Cross)
22 - The Rocks in Savonlinna, Finland
23 - Ziczac in Mikkeli, Finland (with Maple Cross)
24 - Kulttuurikeskus Töpäri, Mikkeli (with Dyecrest)
30 - Night Life in Lahti, Finland

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Naildown Begin Recording New Album

Finnish melodic death/power metal band NAILDOWN has entered Sound Supreme studio to begin recording its second album, tentatively due on March 14, 2007 via Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "World Domination" will be mixed by Jacob Hansen at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark.

Formed in November 2003 under the name ACID UNIVERSE, NAILDOWN's sound has been described as a mixture of "CHILDREN OF BODOM, IN FLAMES and SOILWORK, with power metal riffs, while effortlessly alternating between several vocal styles (from the gruffest Alexi Laiho bark to AMORPHIS-style croon)."


Daniel Freyberg - Vocals, Guitar
Asko Sartanen - Guitar
Jarmo Puikkonen - Keys
Matti Hämäläinen - Bass
Janne Jukarainen - Drums

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