NAILS will take their combative anthems back to the streets again in the coming months with several new tours and shows confirmed.
First up, the band will return to the annual This Is Hardcore in Philadelphia, the massive fest boasting four days of bands, with NAILS performing alongside All Out War, Ringworm, Judge, World War 4 and countless others on Saturday, August 10th. Upon their return to California the band has locked down a pair of shows in Lancaster, California at the end of August.
NAILS have also recently confirmed that they have been invited to support industrial/metal pioneers Godflesh on four West Coast dates of the UK legends’ American tour this Fall, the package also featuring experimentalist act Prurient. NAILS will assault the crowds attending these special Godflesh appearances in Seattle, Portland, Oakland and Los Angeles as the tour makes its way south in late October.
Just two weeks later, the American tyrants will invade the UK for the first time in three years for a string of dates across the country on the Campaign For Elimination UK Tour. With shows locked down in Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and London, NAILS will be supplied with backup from Belgian nihilists Blind To Faith on the venture.
NAILS Tour Dates:
8/10/2013 The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore Fest [info]
8/30/2013 Industry Theater – Lancaster, CA
8/31/2013 Industry Theater – Lancaster, CA
NAILS West Coast US Tour w/ Godflesh, Prurient:
10/24/2013 Neumos – Seattle, WA
10/25/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
10/26/2013 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
10/27/2013 Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
NAILS Campaign For Elimination UK Tour w/ Blind To Faith:
11/13/2013 Classic Grand – Glasgow
11/14/2013 Star & Garter – Manchester
11/15/2013 The Exchange – Bristol
11/16/2013 Underworld – London
NAILS‘ demoralizing second LP, Abandon All Life, was released in March once again via Southern Lord. Recorded at Godcity with Kurt Ballou (Converge) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise), NAILS‘ hardcore/grind approach infiltrated with more unhinged death metal ferocity than ever before on the album, as depicted in the torrent of international praise from fans and media outlets alike testifying to the album’s defeating supremacy.
“[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
“Nails have delivered one of the most savage and head-spinning albums of the year so far. 5K ” – Kerrang
“No human being…could ever come up with the most hateful, bile-ridden, brain shattering 17 minutes you will hear this year, or this decade… 5/5, Album Of The Month ” – Terrorizer
“Songs tear along at a horrific pace, panic inducing vocals scream out from the murk of the songs and the claustrophobic intensity is terrifying… It kills, eats and pisses on the remains of all other contenders. 9/10” – Metal Hammer
“…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 literally in their own league… the entirety of the 17+ minute Abandon All Life plays out like a series of near-death experiences with increasingly ugly death rattles. 9/10” – Decibel