Nails debut new single ‘Give Me The Painkiller’

Author Benedetta Baldin - 9.7.2024

With the impending release of Nails’ long-awaited, 4th full-length album, “Every Bridge Burning”, comes a new level of aggression. Today, the four-piece has revealed the 2nd single from the record, ‘Give Me The Painkiller’, a near 3-minute unrelenting blitzkrieg of unbridled, furious rage.

Set for release on August 30th from Nuclear Blast, “Every Bridge Burning” was produced by Kurt Ballou at God City Studio and is adorned with aptly diabolic artwork by Jef Whitehead. Their first record in 8 years features 10 tracks of unyielding, cataclysmic violence that can only be described as the sound of Nails, as witnessed on the record’s opening track ‘Imposing Will.

Stream the new single, ‘Give Me The Painkiller,’ now at:

Pre-order “Every Bridge Burning”:

Give Me The Painkiller’ VISUALIZER: 

“Every Bridge Burning” Tracklist:

1. Imposing Will
2. Punishment Map
3. Every Bridge Burning
4. Give Me The Painkiller
5. Lacking The Ability To Process Empathy
6. Trapped
7. Made Up In Your Mind
8. Dehumanized
9. I Can’t Turn It Off
10. No More Rivers To Cross

Nails Tour Dates:

W/200 Stab Wounds, Mammoth Grinder & Tribal Gaze

Sept 11 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Sept 12 – Toronto, ON – The Axis Club Theatre
Sept 13 – Detroit, MI – Tangent Gallery
Sept 14 – Chicago, IL – Avondale Music Hall
Sept 15 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Sept 16 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Sept 17 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept 18 – Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
Sept 19 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Sept 20 – Brooklyn, NY – The Brooklyn Monarch (w/special guest Stabbed)
Sept 21 – Worcester, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival @ The Palladium
Nov 2 – Manchester, UK – Damnation Festival

w/Xibalba, World Peace, Deadbody & Auditory Anguish

Nov 14 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
Nov 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco (w/special guest Entry)
Nov 16 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (no Xibalba)

ABOUT Nails:

For the first time in over 8 years, the blistering assault on our nervous system that can only be described as the sound of Nails, has reemerged. With Carlos Cruz on drums, Andrew Solis on Bass, Shelby Lermo on Guitars, and Todd Jones on guitar & vocals, the upcoming studio album, “Every Bridge Burning,” will be revealed August 30th, 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The album artwork, a creation by Jef Whitehead, serves as a visual prelude to the auditory chaos—a stark representation of the aural brutality that Nails delivers.

Recording for the album commenced in Massachusetts at God City Studio with Kurt Ballou (of CONVERGE), whose contribution is integral to the Nails sound, as elucidated by Jones: “we’ve recorded every album with Kurt. He’s such an important ingredient as to how we present our music. When our fans want to hear NAILS, they want to hear something that is through the filter of Kurt’s engineering.” 

“Every Bridge Burning “was born out of unwavering dedication to Nails fans and the underground music scene. It echoes their commitment to authenticity and raw power. Nails remains a beacon of rebellion and resilience in a world hungry for genuine expression. With no shortage of effort or meticulous song arrangement, the time has arrived to become engulfed in the ferocity of Nails once again as “Every Bridge Burning “unveils a new, but familiar chapter in extreme music.          

This band was modeled after some of my favorite bands; the type of bands where, when they put out an album, you know what it’s going to sound like,” describes Jones, “it’s the delivery of the expectation.” The sensory destroying musical onslaught that we’ve all been missing is back. Nails is Todd Jones, Carlos Cruz, Andrew Solis, and Shelby Lermo.