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The 'Driver Returns To The Metal Deli!!

Hey metalheads! Naildriver is being featured on THE METAL DELI #153!! It starts TUESDAY OCTOBER 7 and plays ALL WEEK at www.themetaldeli.com Check it out -- We hope you enjoy!!! Death Rattle Poor Excuse For a Man Cracked Alice Hangman Genotype Heliosphere Catapult the Propaganda Breathless A Higher Demise Here We Go Again Seventrain Bittersweet The Mighty Swine Last Man Standing Mammoth Salmon Dark Descent Malas Disgraced Skull Jack Make Me ill Southern Whiskey Rebellion Wander the Banks Pain Savior Poison is the New Medicine Revel 9 The Good Fight Round Four Starving Piranah Solid Ground Lords of the Trident Plan of Attack Legions of Raum The Great Beast Evolved Liberty in Embers Death By Betrayal Perpetual Fire Time Machine Naildriver Phoenix Mother Misery Standing Alone Death Rattle Doomsday The Metal Deli is also featured on the following stations: mhxradio.com splashmusic.com (England) rockmauritius.com (Maurituis Island) coreofdestruction.com inthepitradio.com 13stepsradio.com www.hardrockradio.hu (Hungary) Audio Graffiti (UK)

Review of Naildriver w/ Wrath Of Typhon from PA Musician Magazine!

"Indoors, Naildriver and Wrath Of Typhon provided hard-hitting metal excitement at McGarvey’s last month. Making their first Altoona appearance, York’s Wrath Of Typhon quickly riveted the audience’s attention with their lively presentation, as they introduced a volatile, often unpredictable sound that blended elements of classic, power and thrash metal. Charismatic lead singer Jason Robison was the wild personality out front, working all parts of the stage, floor and audience with his intense delivery and crazed antics. Backing him was the forceful corps of guitarist Bill Miskowitz, bassist Alan Willoughby and drummer David Miskowitz. The group mixed material from their first CD, Speak from the Fire, with newer songs from their forthcoming release. Naildriver then followed with their scathing brand of unrelenting power metal, mixing songs from their White Devil Chronicles, Vol. I EP, newer originals and select metal covers. Furiously backed by guitarists Scott Botteicher and Todd Dale, bassist Scott Bush and drummer Kevin Siegel; frontman Matt Watson unleashed his Doberman snarl on the set opener “Enemy,” “Hypocrite’s Anthem,” “Executioner,” “Phoenix” and “Seal the Exits” off the EP, plus new numbers such as the group’s title “Naildriver,” “Ghost of Me” and more. Naildriver also incorporated their ferocious edge into such numbers as Clutch’s “50,000 Unstoppable Watts” into Anthrax’s “Only,” Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “Wasting My Hate,” Black Label Society’s “Suicide Messiah,” Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” and more. If you missed this blistering metal double-bill, both bands return to McGarvey’s on September 6th." - Jim Price, PA Musician Magazine, 8/8/14. www.pamusician.net

Don Jamieson Returns!!!

Here is the show announcement as promised!!

FRIDAY, NOV 21, 2014 The Return to McGarvey's Bar & Grill of...


That's right, Don Jamieson, national comedian and host of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" is returning to McGarvey's! A full night of music and comedy, with performances from Filthy Lowdown, the reunion of Choking Faith, and a headlining set from Naildriver!!

Make plans now, take vacation, call in sick, tell your boss you're dead, whatever you can do, but BE THERE. Ticket info is TBA, but don't miss this show!!!

Show Cancellation!!

SHOW UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Naildriver will NOT be playing at Around The Corner in Johnstown, PA, tomorrow night (Saturday, May 10). We sincerely apologize to Placid Promotions, The ECMC, and our friends in Hopscotch With Landmines and Black Sun. We fully encourage and hope that our fans will make the short journey to support original metal and the ECMC in their efforts to bring more original metal shows to the area! Thank you, and again, our apologies.

Metal Deli AGAIN!!! AWESOME!!

If once is good, twice is nice!! Naildriver will be featured once again on The Metal Deli, Episode #142, beginning Monday, May 5th! The podcast will run through the week, and you'll be able to hear all nature of kickass unsigned metal bands from around the world, including us!! Your hostess Kimmi Rudolph will clear a table at the Deli just for you, so make sure to either listen via stream, or download to your mobile device! www.themetaldeli.com

Naildriver CD Review

Courtesy of Jim Price, WRKY-FM/PA Musician Magazine.

"NAILDRIVER – THE WHITE DEVIL CHRONICLES VOLUME 1 (no label) Altoona’s Naildriver doesn’t mince words or riffs on their first official EP offering, The White Devil Chronicles Volume 1, as they loudly and proudly put pedal to the metal. Naildriver brings brute-force, modern thrash metal over the disc’s five tracks; paced by Kevin Siegel’s precision rapid fire drum thunder and Scott Bush’s quaking low-end bass rumble, both laying the foundation for the snarling twin-edged guitar attack of lead axe Scott Botteicher and rhythm guitarist Todd Dale. These backdrops serve as the launching pad for the Phil Anselmo-informed Doberman snarl of lead throat man Matt Watson. Watson’s over-the-top delivery drives home the intense rage of “Hypocrite’s Anthem,” an impassioned, high-velocity condemnation of the Westboro Baptist Church and its agenda-serving protests. Watson turns introspective with his anger on the bracing disc-opener “Enemy,” exploring how such internal anger should be channeled. Naildriver takes listeners inside the mixed martial arts octagon on the bold and volatile “Seal the Exits,” and the disc-closer “Executioner” unapologetically levies the final penalty. Naildriver shows a darker flavor on “Phoenix,” ushered in by a piano intro by the disc’s engineer and co-producer Dave Villani; here Watson explores temptation and the struggle between good and evil, with Villani’s dark mid-song organ interlude providing extra color and depth. Naildriver’s agitated performances attack from start to end. The guitars snarl, and Botteicher’s scorching guitar leads slice with surgical precision. Watson rages with savage abandon; his rapid fire bark shows no mercy. The mix and production enable Naildriver’s attack to authoritatively pound, rip and tear; the sound is clean and razor sharp. The White Devil Chronicles Volume 1 offers power metal that connects with the jaw from the get-go; Naildriver’s heavy-hitting calling card will make fans of the metal arts eager for more where this came from. (The CD can be purchased through Naildriver’s website,www.naildrivermetal.com.)

Naildriver On The HomeGrown Rocker!

Naildriver is the featured band on WRKY-FM's "The Homegrown Rocker" program, airing Easter Sunday at 8PM EST, with your host Jim "The Professor" Price! You'll hear an in-depth interview with the band, and the entire "WhiteDevil Chronicles, Vol. 1" EP during the show, along with an older tune you may never have heard! The show is also available as a podcast download by visiting this web address:


The show will be available for download about 2 hours after the show airs! We invite you to get a look into our world and see what makes Naildriver tick! Tell a friend and tune in on Easter Sunday!!

NAILDRIVER Featured on The Metal Deli!!

METAL ALERT: This just in! Kimmi Rudolph, hostess of the Metal Deli, will be featuring NAILDRIVER on her show this coming week! You can check out her awesome show at www.themetaldeli.com and discover some kickass new metal that you haven't heard! We will be played on Episode #141, beginning Monday, April 14th!! Here's the show's playlist:

HURSEPOWER -- Fight Me RIKSHA -- Pulling Daisies THE BLACK CROSS BROTHERHOOD -- Megiddo TYRANNY THEORY -- Defeate EMOTIONAL FLATLINE -- Love's Sickness REST IN BEEF -- Homage to the Moon VANITY RIOTS -- I Love You (Almost As Much As I Love Myself) SAALYTHIC -- Butchered Bodies SLAVESTATE -- W.A.A.G. HELLDORADO -- Nasty Habits SCAR INC. -- Time Rots HATE STORM ANNIHILATION -- From The Inside Out **NAILDRIVER -- Enemy** FIST TO THE SKY -- Forever We Will Stand CLAYMORE -- Sorrow's Tear KILL RITUAL -- Unleashed AVERNUS -- Anastasia WAKING TERA -- MISS DEMISE BLACK FOR TOMORROW -- Within The Ruins DIES MALI -- My Father

Also, you can hear Kimmi's show on the following radio sites: mhxradio.com splashmusic.com (England) rockmauritius.com (Maurituis Island) coreofdestruction.com inthepitradio.com 13stepsradio.com and... www.metaldevastationradio.com

So we will be all OVER the internet this week! Tune in, show Kimmi and The Metal Deli your support, and get those HORNS UP!!

Time For A Short Break!!

Great night last night for Naildriver playing for our first time at Woodchux in Cumberland, MD! Thanks so much to the staff their for making us feel welcome! Also, thanks to our great friends Writing Off Tomorrow for having us! We spent the past 3 shows sharing the stage with them and they are a super bunch of people! Check them out on ReverbNation and Facebook and give them a like!! So what now? Well, more writing, as we take a needed short break for the month of April. But that doesn't mean that there's not a lot going on! Look for updates soon on the "Seal The Exits" video, updates on writing progress, and also, check us out and give us a vote and share for the Vans Warped Tour contest in the Ernie Ball Battle of The Bands!! We'll strive to do our best to represent PA Metal no matter what, but this is a great opportunity to show what this area has to offer! Please visit the site, play some tunes, vote for us, and MAKE SURE to hit the blue "Share This Band" button on the page and share us to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even via email! Thanks, and we'll see you in May!! http://warped.battleofthebands.com/u/Naildriver

Things Are Officially CRAZY!!

WOW!! Where to start?? Things are moving so quickly in the Naildriver camp that it's beyond difficult to keep up! So here's a rundown of what's going on...(Strap in, this is gonna be a long one!)

-We have entered the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands for a shot to play the Vans Warped Tour! It's going very well so far, thanks to your support we are in the top 10 to play the semi-finals in Burgettstown, PA! We would love to have all of your support, and your friends as well! All you have to do is visit this link: http://warped.battleofthebands.com/u/naildriver Listen to some songs, cast your vote for us, and most importantly, click the blue "Share This Band" button! You can share us with your followers on Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter, and even via email! There is no limit to how many times a day you can vote, so please feel free!!

-The Video Shoot!!! That's right, this Saturday, March 22, Naildriver will be appearing live in concert at McGarvey's Bar (formerly Aldo's) in Altoona, PA for our CD Release Party! We have a fresh batch of copies of our EP, "The WhiteDevil Chronicles, Vol. 1" for you for only $5 apiece, AND we will be filming a music video for our song "Seal The Exits" during this show! We also have new t-shirts and stickers for sale as well, so it's an entire plethora of metal goodness for you to snap up!! Showtime is 10PM with opening band Writing Off Tomorrow, must be 21 with valid ID to enter the nightclub! Bring your smartphones and vidcams, we will be asking for fan-shot video for the finished product, so that means that YOUR footage could be in OUR video!!

-Media, Media, Media! We will be appearing on WRKY-FM's "Homegrown Rocker" program hosted by Jim "The Professor" Price on Sunday, April 20, at 8PM. We have also completed an interview with PopVulture.com, a leading entertainment magazine/website, and have gained steady radio airplay on themetaldeli.com, radioriff.com, rockaddictradio.com, and iporadio.com! We cannot thank these folks enough for supporting METAL, and their belief in Naildriver! Support these websites, and request Naildriver to let them know that you believe is us too!!

-REVERBNATION. Holy Crap. Somehow, some way, this little band in Central PA has resonated with metal fans and is climbing the charts at an unprecedented rate. There are over 13,000 bands on R.N. on their USA Metal chart alone, and as of this blog post, Naildriver sits at #389. That's in the top 3%, people. Globally in Metal on RN, there are over 150,000 bands. Naildriver sits as of this blog post at #840. GLOBALLY. You do the math. And that, my friends, is due to each and every one of you. Words cannot express how appreciative we are. Truly humbling.

-SOCIAL MEDIA: It's done gone and blowed all up, and we want you to follow along on this wild ride! There are lots of links for our social stuff, so here's a list of them for you to check out, "like", follow, and share!!





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Thank you so much for your support, and keeping metal alive! HORNS UP!!

Kevin, Scott, Todd, Matt, Bushy.... Naildriver

Brian Coho
Brian Coho  (9 months ago)

And you know we got your backs!!!!

F'in NAILDRIVER!!!!!!!!!