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Wanna Join Naildriver??

Naildriver News: We are still in the process of auditioning guitarists and vocalists for the band. Here's what we ask for: Guitarists: Must be well versed in metal. We are a thrash-based original metal band with modern influences. Must be open to jazz chordings and runs, and willing to learn. Professional level gear is a must, preferably tube amps. Rehearsals are one day (usually Saturday) per week, with 2-3 gigs per month. This is NOT a side project, must be committed to making the best original metal that we possibly can. Vocalists: Must be able to sing AND scream. Excellent sense of timing needed. Willing to be available for all rehearsals and contribute to the writing process. Above all, MUST be able to grab an audience in your hand and dominate them. Shoe gazers need not apply. If interested, visit www.rockpage.net and see our advertisement in the forums and respond as instructed. If you can't figure that out, then you are not right for our band. Thanks.

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