Stop your mouth-breathing right now! Put away your Fleshlights and drop the coffee cups! Now is the time of your reckoning. Lane recently reviewed Nails‘ latest album Abandon All Life and you can now listen to this bastard in full! This is definitely not something you’d want to pass up. Continue reading »
By Lane Oliver
Perhaps you can recall that classic 80’s anti-drug PSA in which the human brain on drugs is compared to an egg frying in a skillet. Well I am certain that is not your brain on drugs, but your brain on Nails; reduced to mush. The ultra violent crusty hardcore purveyors are back with ten new tracks of stunning brutality that arouse the inner hate-filled beast in all of us. Just as I had expected, Nails do not screw around on Abandon All Life.
Southern California’s finest in hardcore bludgeoning: Nails, Xibalba, and Early Graves are set to embark on a nine date trek across Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada starting late April and extending towards early May. I’m pretty sure these are the kinds of show people enter without ever knowing if they are coming back. Look out for Nails’s upcoming LP, Abandon All Life out March 19th via Southern Lord Records and pick up Xibalba’s excellent Hasta La Muerte and Early Grave’s Red Horse out now via Southern Lord Records and No Sleep Records respectively. Peep the full tour circuit and details courtesy of GlueHC after the jump. Continue reading »
We here at American Aftermath HQ are all patiently awaiting the release of Nails’ new record, Abandon All Life (April 1st). We’ve already heard our first taste of new Nails in the form of “God’s Cold Hands” and now we have been treated to TWO new crushing tracks. The first is the album’s title track, which can be downloaded for free at Southern Lord Records’ site. It’s a speedy little metallic chug fest that will leave you bleeding profusely. The next track is the nearly four minute “Wide Open Wound”, which can be streamed over at Terrorizer or after the jump below. It seems that every hardcore record nowadays just HAS to have a slower, sludgier number. I personally wish some bands would come up with something else for a change. But that aside, this track is pretty damn massive. It’s just sludgy, blasphemous breakdown after breakdown in a dangerous procession. Both tracks are pretty solid so check them out.
I think it’s safe to say that all of us here at American Aftermath like to jam a little Nails every now and then. It’s also safe to say that all of us here are anxious to hear their second LP, Abandon All Life, which comes out on March 19th via Southern Lord. Well it looks like the Pitchfork crew are teasing us with the first song to be released from the upcoming record, “God’s Cold Hands”. This three minute song is just massive sounding and is full of that crushing, noisy D-beat haberdashery that we come to know and love about this kind of music. Check out the killer track now and peep the album’s track listing and their upcoming Spring tour dates with Xibalba and Early Graves below!
Hardcore/metal stalwarts Twitching Tongues, whom I was introduced to last year, are planning a slew of things for 2013. The band has announced a new full-length, a split with Wisdom In Chains as well as a short tour with the likes of Nails, Death Threat and Incendiary. Sounds like loads of fun, eh kids? Continue reading »
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It’s that time of year again: when we tell all of you folks what our favorite albums of 2012 were. Well, like last year I have compiled a few different lists and I wanted to start off with this one.
Who doesn’t love split albums? I mean, getting not one, but two bands on a single record is a thing of beauty. I listened a shit-ton of split albums this year and it was a pain in my ass narrowing down to only ten splits. This is what I have come to think of as the best split releases of 2012.
We previously mentioned that Nails would be releasing a 7″ entitled Obscene Humanity that would featured three re-recorded songs from their 2009 Obscene Humanity EP. The pulverizing hardcore trio are currently streaming the title track over at CVLT Nation. The song is what you would expect out of Nails at this point; heavy, dirty and plain awesome. Don’t sleep on this song! Check it out!
Nails’ new record Abandon All Life is slated for a 2013 Spring release on Southern Lord.
The group will also be playing with Converge, Torche and Kvelertak on the following dates:
10/24/2012 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/25/2012 Branx – Portland, OR
10/26/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/27/2012 Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
10/28/2012 EchoPlex – Los Angeles, CA
10/30/2012 The Nile – Mesa, AZ
While earlier news stated that the band were set to record starting Winter, it seems from this ripping teaser that the Southern California metallic hardcore giants, Nails, have moved forward and are currently recording their sophomore effort NOW over at Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts. Working again with renowned hardcore and metal producer, Kurt Ballou, Nails has a scheduled release for Abandon All Life sometime this upcoming Spring quarter. Additionally, Nails are set to embark on a short West Coast stint(with their new additional guitarist, Saba) this month with Converge, Torche, and Kvelertak before releasing a new 7″ entitled Obscene Humanity shortly after. Obscene Humanity resurrects three slamming tracks from the band’s debut album, Unsilent Death: “Confront Them,” “Lies,” and the title track, “Unsilent Death”. Peep the dates for the mini tour courtesy of MetalUnderground below and keep an eye out for those 7″ pre-orders. Continue reading »
Todd Jones‘s (ex-Terror) hardcore juggernauts, Nails, have finished writing for their forthcoming Southern Lord debut “Abandon All Life” and are currently set to enter Kurt Ballou‘s Godcity Studio in December to start the recording process. In the meantime, Southern Lord will be (re)releasing their previous album “Obscene Humanity” but as a three song 7″ in.
The 7″ in will feature the songs “Obscene Humanity“, “Confront Them” and “Lies“. These three songs were re-recorded by the band during their “Unsilent Death” sessions, but were not featured on that album for some reason. As of now, the “Obscene Humanity” seven-inch release date is still TBA, but it should hit the streets some time in October.
– Josh Huddleston
Sick and twisted grinding hardcore motherfuckers Nails recently performed at This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia and their set was fucking righteous. If you weren’t able to catch the show, the good people at Hate5Six were there to catch the whole fucking thing. As with all of Hate5Six’s videos, the sound quality is top-notch and the footage is killer. You can check out the video below and get your mind blown.
Holy fuck. This. Tour. Rules. I mean, putting Kvelertak and Converge on a bill together is crazy enough. Adding in Torche? Whoa! That completely changes the game. And now you’re telling me that select dates will feature NAILS and/or Whips/Chains? You have got to be fucking kidding me. This is the kind of thing that dream tours are made of. If you miss this tour, you will forever be shunned. Please, do yourself a favor and catch these amazing bands if they are going to come through (and most likely destroy) your town. Check out the dates after the jump. Continue reading »
By Lane Oliver
On January 31st, two hardcore heavyweights will self-release a split 7” EP to tear apart the ear drums of unworthy listeners everywhere. The heavyweights in question are Skin Like Iron and Nails. This will be a one-time pressing of 1000 copies available through the bands only. I was lucky enough to be given an early listen to this thing and I am obligated to give you my verdict.
Good morning. How are we all feeling on this fine Saturday? Anyone hung over? Not me, but I hope you all had fun last night. If not, it doesn’t matter because this morning’s playlist is fantastic regardless of your mood. The band I have picked today is the almighty Nails. If you have yet to take in the uncanny, ungodly power that is Nails, please take the time to do so. I can assure you, you will never look at chaotic, grinding hardcore the same way ever again. Sit back and enjoy.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.