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“Rock won't eliminate your problems, but it will let you sort of dance all over them.” - Pete Townshend
“I just do what I do. I like to make music.” - Neil Young

After discussing the music that they listened to and loved, MeLinda Dalton and Russ Quinn got together to write and play. The chemistry was perfect to develop the songs that came out of the union in 2009. In 2010, they recorded a six song EP titled ‘Ghost’ under the name The Ninas. In 2011, they recorded their second EP ‘Where Are We Now’ and changed their name to NAILS HIDE METAL (a line from their song ‘Matter’). While the two recorded and produced ‘Where Are We Now’, an atmosphere of musical experimentation began to take place and their sound emerged.

During this time, the duo played clubs and venues throughout the Northeast while still living on the East Coast.

'Blood and Makeup' was their next self recorded release of 2012/2013 before their move to Portland Oregon.

The two began playing live throughout Portland and finished recording their latest release 'What's Left' at the end of 2013. 'What's Left' is the first group of songs recorded in Portland's Jackpot! Studio.

Shortly after, bass player Jon Carpenter joined the duo and the three continue playing live shows together.

Nails Hide Metal is a Portland Oregon based power trio playing original rock music. NHM blends melody, strong lyrics, driving rhythms and a distinctive effects based guitar sound.

NAILS HIDE METAL can be heard on a variety of radio stations and websites including WPKN, WPLR/www.cygnusradio.com, www.independisc.com/www.cygnusradio.com, WESU, WRTC, WCNI. KBVR, www.milkofminutia.com, www.thedelimagazine.com, KDUP/http://kdup.up.edu, http://www.kpsu.org/

Check www.facebook.com/nailshidemetal and www.reverbnation.com/nailshidemetal for show dates.
To get on the direct NAILS HIDE METAL email list or to get a CD email: nhm@nailshidemetal.com
Email nhm@nailshidemetal.com for booking, promotion and other correspondence.
Nails Hide Metal is also on Songkick, Sonicbids and Youtube. https://www.songkick.com/artists/5537463-nails-hide-metal ... http://www.sonicbids.com/band/nailshidemetal/...https://www.youtube.com/user/NAILSHIDEMETAL
MeLinda Lidia Dalton – drums, percussion and “other” instruments, vocals
Russ Quinn – guitars, bass and “other” instruments, vocals
Jon Carpenter - bass

All Songs - Dalton, Quinn

General Info

Band Members
MeLinda L. Dalton, Drums, Percussion, Vocals - Russ Quinn, Guitars, Bass, Vocals - Other Instruments, M.L.D.& R.Q.- Bass, Jon Carpenter- All songs M.L.D.& R.Q
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Indie / Rock / Alternative

Contact Info

Portland, OR
MeLinda - nhm@nailshidemetal.com