Southern California-based four man hatecrew NAILS has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band's as-yet-untitled third album is tentatively scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2015.
"After waging an oppressive blitzkrieg against the world in 2013 with 'Abandon All Life', NAILS will join the ranks of the legendary Nuclear Blast for our next campaign of grindcore/death/punk tyranny," comments NAILS vocalist/guitarist Todd Jones. "Alongside the hate dogs is none other than Monte Conner, building on his work with gods like OBITUARY, DEATH and SEPULTURA in bringing the extreme underground to the forefront of heavy music.
"Deep in a Southern California bunker crafting our newest LP, the tyrants offer sincere thanks to our former team at Southern Lord for their commitment to NAILS' vision. Long live bleak aggression, crushing rage, and audial warfare. Long live NAILS. HATRED AD INFINITUM…"
Formed in December 2007, NAILS is comprised of Todd Jones, Taylor Young, John Gianelli and A.R. Saba. Their music can only be described as being beyond conventional aural brutality. Their unique blend of grindcore, death metal, and punk invokes the most unabashed violent emotions from the recesses of its listeners' reptilian brains. Their raw sincerity, take-no-prisoners live show and D.I.Y. work ethic has earned the band a vast loyal following, and made them the most talked about band in the underground. The legendary Max Cavalera recently accurately declared their current album "Abandon All Life" as "one of the best albums of the last 20 years," and NAILS to be "probably the heaviest band right now."
Todd Jones - Vocals, Guitar
Saba - Guitar
John Gianelli - Bass
Taylor Young - Drums
Trent Reznor has tapped David Lynch to direct NINE INCH NAILS' video for the band's new single, "Came Back Haunted". Earlier today, Reznora photo of the duo on Twitter with a caption of their initials ("tr;dl").
"Came Back Haunted" will appear on NINE INCH NAILS' new album,"Hesitation Marks", which is scheduled for release on September 3.
Reznor, who produced the soundtrack to Lynch's 1997 film "Lost Highway", told Rolling Stone magazine at the time: "I'm a huge David Lynch fan — we used to hold up NINE INCH NAILS shows just so we could watch the latest 'Twin Peaks'. So we set up a weekend for him to come to my place in New Orleans. At first, it was like the most high-pressure situation ever. It was literally one minute, 'Hi, I'm David Lynch,' and he's cooler than I even imagined he would be. Three minutes later, he's saying: 'Well, let's go in the studio and get started.'"
Six years after his NINE INCH NAILS contract with Interscope Recordsexpired and he became an independent artist, Reznor has signed a new deal for NINE INCH NAILS with Columbia Records, marking NIN's return to the major label industry. Reznor's other act, HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS, made a deal with Columbia last year, so extending the partnership to NINE INCH NAILS doesn't seem like much of a stretch.
Guitarist Adrian Belew has announced his departure from the new touring lineup of Trent Reznor's NINE INCH NAILS.
Belew wrote on Facebook: "Hey, folks, before this goes too far, let me say this: I greatly respect [NINE INCH NAILS mainman] Trent [Reznor] and the music he makes. No one is at fault. We both agreed it just was not working. I'm sorry to disappoint anyone. That really hurts. But NIN will do an amazing show and I am back where I belong: creating FLUX."
Bassist Eric Avery quit NINE INCH NAILS last month, writing onFacebook that he was "overwhelmed" at the thought of going out again with NIN after spending the last year on tour with GARBAGE.