After releasing one of the most talked-about metallic hardcore albums of the year (and in truth, probably the most talked about since Black Breath’s Heavy Breathing), California’s Nails are crossing the Atlantic later this month to bring their brand of nasty, brutish and short-crust rage to venues up and down the UK. Ahead of the tour, we caught up with Nails mainman Todd Jones to discuss what’s going on behind all that fury.
There are three bands that use the name Nails. None of which are to be confused with the two artists that use the name The Nails:
1. A grindcore band from California
2. A hardcore band from Texas
3. A hardcore band from Germany
1. Nails is an extreme metal/hardcore punk band from California, that started as a 3-piece until the inclusion of Andrew Saba (formerly of Bad Seed and Harm's Way). Formed by Todd Jones, who had previously played in Carry On, Terror, and still an active member of both Internal Affairs and Snake Eyes. Read more on Last.fm
Nails on Thrash Hits
April 8th, 2013
Abandon All Life
01 April 2013
by Raziq Rauf
This album leaked a long time ago. It was the middle of February – six weeks before it was meant to be released to the public. The clamour to hear Abandon All Life was so tangible because this is one of the most anticipated releases in their corner of the metal world. Ever. Since they released Unsilent Death in 2010, the likes of Trap Them and All Pigs Must Die have come along and astounded listeners a couple of years ago with their Entombed-encrusted hardcore and Black Breath did it before and after that, turning into leaders of the field, but Nails are the ones that always embodied the purest feeling of futility that permeates the genre.