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Nails

Formed: 2008
From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Nails Entire New Album Streaming

Southern California-based hardcore metal / grindcore outfit Nails premieres the full-album stream of the band's new album "You Will Never Be One of Us", which will be out in stores todayJune 17th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Check out now "You Will Never Be One of Us" in its entirety below.

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Nails Streaming "Life Is A Death Sentence"

Southern California-based hardcore metal / punk group Nails will release new album "You Will Never Be One Of Us" on June 17th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Today, the band has released a brand-new song from that album, entitled "Life Is A Death Sentence." Listen in below.

"You Will Never Be One Of Us" was recorded, mixed, and produced by Kurt Ballou (Misery Index, Today Is The Day). More...

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Nails Releases New Studio Clip

Southern California hardcore metal / punk outfit Nails will release new album "You Will Never Be One Of Us" next week (June 17th, 2016) through a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Today, the band have released a fifth installment in an ongoing in-studio series, which can be viewed below.

"You Will Never Be One Of Us" was recorded, mixed and produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Vallenfyre). Artwork for the album was created by WHTHD and the track listing is:

01. You Will Never Be One Of Us
02. Friend To All
03. Made To Make You Fall
04. Life Is A Death Sentence
05. Violence Is Forever
06. Savage Intolerance
07. In Pain
08. Parasite
09. Into Quietus
10. They Come Crawling Back More...

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Nails Posts Studio Video

The hardcore metal punks from Nails are gearing up to release new album "You Will Never Be One Of Us" through Nuclear Blast on June 17th, 2016.

Today, the band releases a third installment in a series of in-studio series, which can be viewed below. The album's track listing consists of:

01. You Will Never Be One Of Us
02. Friend To All
03. Made To Make You Fall
04. Life Is A Death Sentence
05. Violence Is Forever
06. Savage Intolerance (watch the video here)
07. In Pain
08. Parasite
09. Into Quietus
10. They Come Crawling Back More...

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Nails Posts "Savage Intolerance" Video

Southern California's Nails will release new album "You Will Never Be One Of Us" on June 17th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has debuted a music video for the track "Savage Intolerance." Check it out below.

"You Will Never Be One Of Us" was recorded, mixed and produced by Kurt Ballou. Artwork was created by WHTHD and the track listing consists of:

01. You Will Never Be One Of Us
02. Friend To All
03. Made To Make You Fall
04. Life Is A Death Sentence
05. Violence Is Forever
06. Savage Intolerance
07. In Pain
08. Parasite
09. Into Quietus
10. They Come Crawling Back More...

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Nails Posts Second Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Southern California's hardcore metal punks from Nails will release "You Will Never Be One Of Us" on June 17th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band releases the second part in a behind-the-scenes-making-of documentary for that album. Check it out below.

"You Will Never Be One Of Us" was recorded, mixed and produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Vallenfyre). Artwork was created by WHTHD.

If you missed it, the previously posted documentary clip is still online here. Fans who pre-order the album digitally through iTunes or Amazon will receive the title track instantly. More...

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Nails Posts Documentary Clip

Southern California's Nails will release "You Will Never Be One Of Us" on June 17th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band releases the first part in a behind-the-scenes documentary for that album. Check it out below.

"You Will Never Be One Of Us" was recorded, mixed, and produced by Kurt Ballou. Artwork was created by WHTHD and digital pre-orders are online now at this location.

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Southwest Terror Fest V Reveals Full Lineup

Having announced dozens of bands over the past several weeks, the full lineup for Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy is now complete, and all ticket options for the festival are now available.

For the fifth installation of the annual even, the Southwest Terror Fest will overthrow Tucson October 20th through 23rd, with forty-five artists from across the U.S. and Canada converging on five stages, including venues 191 Toole, Club Congress, The Flycatcher, and Gary's Place. The full lineup consists of:

Thursday, October 20th - Early Show @ 191 Toole
Main:
10:30 - end - Sumac
9:10 - 9:55 - The Body/Full Of Hell
8:00 - 8:40 - Kowloon Walled City
7:00 - 7:30 - Generation Of Vipers
6:00 - 6:30 - North
Side:
9:55 - 10:30 - Theologian/Lament Cityscape
8:40 - 9:10 - Senior Fellows
7:30 - 8:00 - Waft
6:30 - 7:00 - Via Vengeance More...

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Eternal Sleep Joining Nails And Full Of Hell Tour

Following the late May release of debut LP "The Emptiness Of..." through Closed Casket Activities, Pittsburgh-based Eternal Sleep will take part in one of the year's most damaging live excursions, joining Full Of Hell and God's Hate supporting Nails on a mid-Northeast North American tour run in June.

The newly announced tour will begin on June 17th in Chicago, with shows in Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore before closing down June 25th in Richmond.

Later in the Summer, Eternal Sleep will play This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia, confirmed to share the stage with Integrity, Ringworm, Nails, Full Of Hell, and more on Friday, August 5th.

6/17/2016 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God's Hate
6/18/2016 The Loving Touch - Detroit, MI w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God's Hate
6/19/2016 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God's Hate
6/20/2016 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God's Hate
6/21/2016 Middle East - Boston, MA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God's Hate
6/22/2016 Marlin Room at Webster Hall - New York, NY w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God's Hate
6/23/2016 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God's Hate
6/24/2016 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God's Hate
6/25/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Nails, Full Of Hell, God's Hate
8/05/2016 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore w/ Integrity, Ringworm, Nails More...

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Nails Announces World Tour Dates

Southern California's hardcore metal punks Nails will release "You Will Never Be One Of Us" on June 17th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In support of this album the band just announced several worldwide tour dates. Confirmed shows are as follows:

11.06. USA Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater

w/ FULL OF HELL, GOD’S HATE ETERNAL SLEEP
17.06. USA Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
18.06. USA Femdale, MI - The Loving Touch
19.06. CDN Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
20.06. CDN Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
21.06. USA Cambridge, MA - Middle East
22.06. USA New York, NY - Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
23.06. USA Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
24.06. USA Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
25.06. USA Richmond, VA - Strange Matter More...

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Southwest Terror Fest V Announced

The initial lineup for Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy has been announced, as early bird tickets for the event have been made available this week.

For the fifth installation of the annual Southwest Terror Fest, this year's edition will once again overthrow Tucson, the 2016 installment of the annual gathering running from October 20th through 23rd.

Forty-five artists from across the U.S. and Canada care onverging on three stages, including venues 191 Toole, Club Congress, The Flycatcher, and Gary's Place. This first wave of announced bands features Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Infest, Nails, Power Trip, Final Conflict, Full Of Hell, Sumac, Kowloon Walled City, Khemmis, CHRCH, Behold! The Monolith, Theories, Wake, and The Drip.

The second wave of artists set to play Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy will be announced April 18th, the same day VIP passes and individual tickets go on sale. More...

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Choosing Death Fest Lineup Announced

One killer book, one killer show, eight of the best death metal and grindcore bands on earth. If you love the underground, there's no alternative: choose Choosing Death Fest.

In celebration of 2015's revised and expanded edition of "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore" (penned by Decibel Magazine editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian), Decibel Magazine has lured eight of extreme music's most pugnacious practitioners to Philadelphia, PA's Union Transfer on Saturday, April 16th.

The show will consist of Dying Fetus, Nails, Misery Index, Deceased, Noisem, Horrendous, Magrudergrind and Taphos Nomos. What better way to celebrate the fifth annual Decibel Magazine Tour, which will conclude the day before at the same venue? Tickets for Choosing Death Fest ($22 advance or $25 day of show) go on sale Saturday, December 19 at this location. More...

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Nails Recording New Album

Southern California's four-man hatecrew Nails will begin recording a third full-length album entitled "You Will Never Be One Of Us" on December 27th with Kurt Ballou. Due out in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast, head Nails Misnathrope Todd Jones comments on the release:

"In fear of sounding redundant of how 97% of these pre-album release descriptions always come off, I won't try to describe how our new album 'You Will Never Be One Of Us' sounds. What I will tell you is that the same care and the same attention went into this album as our previous albums 'Unsilent Death' and 'Abandon All Life,' and our new album sounds as inspired as either of those two full length recordings.

"Our new record has some new twists and turns that are built off the foundation we laid with our previous albums, as well as a lot of familiarity that you've come to expect from Nails. 'You Will Never Be One Of Us' is for us, for our fans, and for anybody else who feels disgusted and fed-up with social-climbing impostors, trying to leech off of anything they've ever dedicated themselves to. I can say with 110% certainty: We will not let you down."

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King Diamond Added to Housecore Horror Film Fest

This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces More Bands

Housecore Horror Film Festival has announced another wave of bands. Corrosion of Conformity will be appearing with Pepper Kennan as their front man. Crowbar will make its second appearance at the festival. Agoraphobic Nosebleed will make its second ever live appearance. Also, on the bill are hardcore veterans Negative Approach and Gristnam (formerly known as haarp). More...

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Nails Streaming New Tracks

Southern California based four-man hatecrew Nails just revealed the band's first new music since the release of 2013's "Abandon All Life."

The two brand new tracks "Among The Arches Of Intolerance" and "In Pain" were recorded for Decibel Magazine and have been pressed to an extremely limited Flexi-Disc given away with February's issue. You can also hear the tracks at this location.

Nuclear Blast announced the signing of Nails last year and will be releasing an upcoming as-of-yet-untitled third album in 2015. See the band live with Terror on these dates: More...

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The Red Chord And Allegaeon Added To NEM&H Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival today announces additional acts for the 2015 edition: The Red Chord, Allegaeon, Rivers of Nihil, Overcast, and more. This year's edition takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Headliners already announced include Testament, Between The Buried and Me, and Motionless In White. The currently revealed lineup is as follows:

Friday April 17th
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
Code Orange
Overcast
The Atlas Moth
The Banner
Black Mask
Homewrecker
Discourse
Phinehas
Downpour More...

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Nails To Support Terror On Tour

After signing a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and concluding a successful headlining tour this summer, Southern California-based four man hatecrew Nails announces a return to European shores for March 2015.

The band will be supporting Los Angeles-based hardcore outlet Terror. Joining in the live shenanigans will be Redemption Denies and Risk It.

Commented Nails vocalist & guitarist Todd Jones: “We're coming to Europe March 2015. Our last European excursion was successful beyond our imagination so we decided to come back when the opportunity to tour with the almighty Terror presented itself. A match made in mosh pit heaven. See all you maniacs soon.”

05.03. D Berlin - Lido
06.03. D Schleiz - Woodys
07.03. D Magdeburg - Factory
08.03. NL Sneek - Bolwerk
09.03. D Karlsruhe - Stadtmitte
10.03. D Cham - La Cafe
11.03. D Weinheim - Cafe Central
12.03. FR Paris - Petit Bain
13.03. D Bochum - Bahnhof Langendreer
14.03. BE Hasselt - Music O Drom
15.03. UK London - Underground (without NAILS)

Furthermore, Nails just published two brand new and previously unreleased songs: "Among The Arches Of Intolerance" and "In Pain." The songs are available on a flexi disc with the newest issue of Decibel Magazine. More...

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Roundtrip To Hel, Part I

THURSDAY, 6/27 - 13:30

“Tuska?”

Unmistakable, husky German accent behind me. I glance over my shoulder, turn, step aside the river of disembarking passengers from the Lufthansa Airbus parked out in the drizzly gray. The veteran green-fatigue-jacketed metalhead, balding, sporting a life-without-parole graying goatee, sticks out his hand.

“Holger. Nuclear Blast.” We shake, he grins and nods at the Testament logo above my lapel, only partially obscured by my boarding pass. He slips me a company card - “Holger Tiefenbach, Distribution & Marketing” - and lifts a finger toward a sign down the corridor: “Matkatavarat.” Luggage.

As we stride through Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, locate the carousel for Flight 848 from Frankfurt, and wait for our suitcases to materialize - I was forced to check mine at the last minute and have since developed acute missing-luggage paranoia - Holger brings me up to speed on our shared reason for being here: Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, sixteen years running, 2014 edition set to kick off tomorrow afternoon.

“It used to be held in Kaisaniemi Park, right in the middle of the city. It was the greatest. You’d show up, basically have an afternoon at the park, and then head straight to the bars nearby, when the sun was just barely set.” He seems to almost sigh while tossing off a plaintive, what-are-you-gonna-do shrug. “They moved the location three, four years ago.”

“So it’s not as much fun now?” I want to get my finger on the pulse of conventional wisdom.

He’s quick to clarify. “It’s still awesome. The new location just took some getting used to.” On our painless stroll through the open doorway that passes for an immigration barrier - the stamps and stern looks and “papers, please” stuff was handled back in Germany, natch - Holger gives an inside view of current happenings back at the Nuclear Blast bunker.

“We spent a lot of time promoting that Tuomas Holopainen solo album - the one about Scrooge McDuck,” he tells me. I haven’t heard it, and ask him how it is. “Not metal. That’s how it is,” he chuckles. “But cool if you’re into that wacky stuff, like the last Nightwish album.

“And we signed Slayer!” He clenches a victorious fist like a kid receiving his BB gun on Christmas. “Finally.”

We’ve reached the Arrivals lobby, and a leather-jacketed brunette gives a wave. Rachel Roth (WandererOfKalevala), Metalunderground.com photographer and correspondent, currently residing in Vantaa. We have a bus to catch, and before parting ways with Holger, I bum a cigarette, pocketing the e-cig I’ve been abusing for two months.

I make a half-hearted promise to myself not to do this too much during Tuska (and not to beat myself up for doing just that). Rationalization is still the great human sport. More...

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Denver Black Sky Adds Three More Bands

Denver Black Sky - set to take place August 2nd and 3rd at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's BBQ - has announced plans to extend the lineup of the two-day, three-stage event with three additional acts.

The festival organizers are pleased to welcome Mexican death grind perpetrators, Rottenness, which features Mile High City metal veteran Ben Pitts on vocals. The band will drag its own special brand of filthtified death metal to the DBS stage on Saturday.

Also making its way to the ceremony of chaos is Los Angeles powerviolence troupe Maladjusted, and finally Denver Black Sky welcomes iconic grindcore/crust combatants Nausea to the riotous bill.

The second edition of Denver Black Sky features another vicious lineup that includes appearances by 908, ACxDC, Annul, Brutal Truth, Cannabis Corpse, Cattleist, Cephalic Carnage, Condemned Remains, Dead Temple, Doperunner, Early Graves, Ghosts of Glaciers, Gomorrah, In The Company Of Serpents, Khemmis, Municipal Waste, Nails, Noisem, North, Phobia, Resurrection, Scalafrea, Skinned, The Drip, The Xiphoid Process, Theories, Transient, Vale of Pnath, Wayfarer, Xibalba, and Zombie Hate Brigade.

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