Published Apr 15, 2016It's been a couple of years now since Oxnard, CA grindcore obliterators Nails announced they had signed to Nuclear Blast, but the band have now unveiled plans for their label debut. Titled You Will Never Be One of Us, the band's third full-length release arrives June 17.
The new album follows 2013's Abandon All Life, which had been issued through Southern Lord, and features 10 new tunes put together by vocalist/guitarist Todd Jones, bassist John Gianelli and drummer Taylor Young.
A statement from Jones, who had previously played in bands including Carry On and Betrayed, explained that the record's title track is dedicated to "lifers" in the scene.
"You Will Never Be One Of Us" is about the pain and the pride that goes into being involved in hardcore/punk/metal unconditionally...being a lifer. It's a knife to the throat of the people who come and litter their bullshit and impose on everyone for their own selfish agenda. It's for everyone who dedicates themselves to their craft...their music...their passion...whatever the fuck it is, and seeing someone come along and attach themselves to what you do/love and abuse it, with no regard or respect for it. This song is not for NAILS, but for all of US.
Back in 2014, Jones described the then in-the-works LP as the band's next "campaign of grindcore/death/punk tyranny," noting it was being recorded in the band's "Southern California bunker."
You'll find a music video for the menacing, blasted-out title cut below.
UPDATE (4/18, 11:20 a.m.): Nails have now announced a North American tour in support of the record. You can see the dates, which include shows in Montreal and Toronto, below.
You Will Never Be One of Us :
1. You Will Never Be One Of Us
2. Friend To All
3. Made To Make You Fall
4. Life Is A Death Sentence
5. Violence Is Forever
6. Savage Intolerance
7. In Pain
9. Into Quietus
10. They Come Crawling Back
06/11 Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater (Sound and Fury Festival)
06/17 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle *
06/18 Femdale, MI - The Loving Touch *
06/19 Toronto, ON - Hard Luck *
06/20 Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques *
06/21 Cambridge, MA - Middle East *
06/22 New York, NY - Marlin Room at Webster Hall *
06/23 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts *
06/24 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
06/25 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
07/20 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick ^
07/21 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room ^
07/22 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre ^
07/23 San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside %
08/05 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory (This Is Hardcore)
* with Full of Hell, God's Hate, Eternal Sleep
^ with Terrorizer, Freedom, Nomads
% with Freedom, Nomads