Abandon All Life, the demoralizing second full-length from American tyrants NAILS, is out now in North America via Southern Lord. Recorded at Godcity with Kurt Ballou (Converge) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise), Abandon All Life is already a notorious front-runner for most crushing release of 2013, with NAILS‘ hardcore/grind approach infiltrated with more unhinged death metal ferocity than ever before.
With Abandon All Life out wreaking havoc on the masses, today NAILS gives the beaten public a full-on lashing with a full stream of the album via Revolver Magazine. Unleash pure hell RIGHT HERE.
NAILS‘ upcoming North American Spring tour in support of Abandon All Life alongside Early Graves and labelmates/co-headliners Xibalba is set to begin in one month. The confrontations begin at the Chicago-based two-day The Rumble, with the three bands joining The Killer, Twitching Tongues, Crown of Thornz, Hoods, Wisdom In Chains, Weekend Nachos, Expire, Power Trip, Alpha and Omega and more, then pounds through eight cities throughout the Northeast US as well as Toronto and Montreal.
NAILS Spring Tour w/ Xibalba, Early Graves:
4/26/2013 The Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL @ The Rumble [info]
4/27/2013 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
4/28/2013 The Funeral Home – Buffalo, NY
4/29/2013 Sneaky Dea’s – Toronto, ON
4/30/2013 Il Motore – Montreal, QC
5/01/2013 Bogies – Albany, NY
5/02/2013 Great Scott – Boston, MA
5/03/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/04/2013 O’Reillys – Philadelphia, PA
“Blistering through the core of their material, Nails has perfected the art of blending crusty hardcore, grind, and power violence like very few bands, if any, can handle. 5/5” – Stereokiller
“…the California quartet slingshots between surging drone, blistering grindcore, battering black metal, and stubborn D-Beat… Here, they are brutal, intricate and, to put it plainly, frightening.” – Pitchfork
“…Nails are litereally in their own league… the entirety of the 17+ minute Abandon All Life plays out like a series of near-death experiences wtih increasingly ugly death rattles. 9/10” – Decibel
“[Kurt] Ballou helped harness and focus the brutality of their hardcore death-grind sound in the 10 face smashers that make up Abandon All Life.” – Guitar World
“…a completely visceral experience. It’s all emotion and heart here; everything is forced out like a dying breath. Purity of rage, clarity of sound and commitment to devastation all intertwine to produce a seventeen-minute bastard of unpleasantness, and there is a definite joy to that. 9/10” – Crave Online
“…Abandon All Life is a reminder that sometimes the only way to get heavier is to slow things down a notch. 8/10” – Exclaim!
“…Nails doesn’t just want to bludgeon you senseless with these abrupt attacks without any reward; they’ll often throw in a memorable breakdown or two that’ll leave you crawling back bleeding and toothless practically begging for more. 4.5/5” – About.com
“…a massive shot to the dome of blistering grind, shuddering drone and careening tempos – delivered in surgical strike fashion in less than 18 minutes.” – Noisecreep
“…when a band is as unabashed, as fearless, and as expressive as this Todd Jones-led quartet, there is not even a possibility of failing to live up to expectations. Once again, Nails have given it their all… 9.5/10” – Metal Assault
“Nails are aggression and red-eyed fury incarnate.” – Cvlt Nation