“Our recommended shows in Portland this week - Nails Hide Metal have a quirky mix of retro rock, punk and even a little country twang that’s absolutely joyful in a live setting. They’re dirty, but in the best possible way.”

“Thanks to Cygnus Radio for keeping us in the daily stream.”

“Nails Hide Metal can now be heard on Dan Herman's Radio Crystal Blue internet radio and podcasts.”

“Nails Hide Metal can be heard on the long running Dead Air Radio show hosted by legendary rockers, Hugh Birdsall and Peter Detmold. Along with DJ Paul Sweeny, they play a variety of music from all corners.”

“Nails Hide Metal can be heard on the Cygnus Radio Continuous Stream at www.cygnusradio.com”

“CALIFORNIA We had the best time playing in San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Pacifica. Thanks to the new friends we met who danced it up, showed us around and showed their support. We hope to play again with all of the great bands that were rocking out with us. Thanks to the staff at the Milk Bar, Streetlight Records and Winters!”

“Another fun evening, this time at Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz, CA. If you are in the area, do yourself a favor and check out this store. Thanks for adding our music to the bins! We hope to be back soon for another in store performance!”

“Traveling... Wednesday, Nov 11 @ 2:11 PM We have a few new show dates added to the month of November. We are playing tonight in Seattle with our friends Big Bad and we are heading to Southern Oregon on Friday. We are then traveling to California next week. We are also happy to add Aquarius Records in San Francisco as one of the stores carrying our music. There are new online stores too! As always, we are looking forward to meeting you on the road! - Nails Hide Metal Shows: 11/11 The Substation - Seattle, WA 11/13 Johnny B's - Medford, OR 11/18 - Streetlight Records - Santa Cruz, CA 11/19 - Milk Bar - San Francisco, CA 11/21 - Winter's - Pacifica, CA”


“We're excited to have our latest release, 'Outside City' available for download at ReverbNation and on our website www.nailshidemetal.com! Music will also be available in a variety of online stores in the near future! CDs, t-shirts and other merchandise will be added. Check our site for updates!”

“We are looking forward to playing again at Music Millennium on September 24th. 'Outside City' will be available at Music Millennium for the first time and we'll be kicking things off with an instore performance. Music starts at 7:00pm. http://pdxpipeline.com/monthly-event-list/nails-hide-metal-music-millennium-2015/”

“Eastern Breaks - "The drums are what started this song off and I just love that! The beautiful melody came in after and it made me love the song even more. The singers voices blended together very well. I especially loved the woman's voice, she has a different sound to her. The beat has got to be one of the best beats I have heard in a while."... "A bit of an eerie country pop song. I like it. I think it could be a great hit. His voice sounds a bit like a young Johnny Cash. I like the mixture of the voices. The pre chorus music sounds 70s. I love it. They have a great sound. The guitar is moving and intriguing. Love the drums."”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“Looking For It - " I like the bad A** feel this song gives you. It’s a classic rock song all the way through. I kinda feel as if I were the drummer to this song. I'm drumming along with my hands and feet. I think people would like this song on k 109.6 The rock station! I also think a lot of people will appreciate some new rock."... " I love how this sounds. The guitarist plays the guitar perfectly, and the drummer plays the drums perfectly. They each sound amazing throughout the song. The singer has a great voice. I think this rock song sounds great."”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“What's Left - "This song sounds has a dreamy sound. The singer has a natural storyteller voice. The lyrics sound philosophical. I like the rockin' chord progression. Cool underground sound. This band clearly has a garage rock appeal as well as a Lou Reed type rock sound. It's free spirited rock."... "The drum beat that makes me think these guys/gals have some musical talent. It has that rhythmical sound I like between the drummer and the guitarist. There is a good feel to the song. The singer has the right voice for this song. The best part is he brings quality style. Some singers are not to be able to do that with good musical beats.".... "A great alternative rock song that gives off an edgy feeling and delivers an energetic performance. "”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“What's Left - " I like how this sounds very contemporary with a vintage vibe. It feels very indie but also classic. The singers voices complement the sound as well. I am a fan of the tone and pace of the song." .... " great songwriting and melody and lyrics, this should be well liked by fans of modern rock"”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“Homer Deville's Flatbed "Wow, Unbelievable, It was so unexpected, Amazing, Love it great job:) Love the vocals too, It was unexpected."... "From the start of this track I really liked the background instrumentation. It was unique with percussion and a guitar. The singer had a vocal tone that complimented this song well. The instrumental on this I was captivated by, it was pretty unique. It was like a mix of country and blues. I also really liked the harmonica as well. It's not an instrument that you hear very often. " ... " Instrumentals, lyrics are great. Flow of the whole song is great. Drums are great. Back up vocals were interesting, and intriguing all at the same time."”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“Matter - "The lyrics are very deep and I think also happen to match the mood of the song very well. It's unexplainable how sad yet comfortable the song makes me feel. It is a very relatable song. I will probably remember this song for a long time and I would love to hear more from the artists. There's nothing I didn't like and I think the song has great commercial potential. I can hear this song have a part in a movie even!" .... "I felt really drawn to this song from the first 30 seconds. I think the instrument arrangement is very well done. I would definitely listen to this song again. The lyrics, harmonies and instruments just go so well together, and blend well too. I think this song has much potential in the charts."”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“What About The Holidays - "Beautiful drums on the intro… wow I am very impressed. I want to lean back in my chair and get into this groove. It is a funky 70 inspired groove. The lead guitar is very very accurate and well-defined. I love this song, I love this song, I love this song. My only wish now is that I can hear more of this… they are very, very, very good. I would love to see this group." .... "Subtle guitar chords are nicely mixed with two distinct sounds -a glossy phased line and a clean toned rhythm. Flowing music is nicely sung with a folky dude's voice and elvin female vocals on the chorus. The thoughtful lyrics require some pondering to unravel their domestic spiritual bent. Good build to the woven guitar lined finale."”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“What About The Holidays - "The contrasts in mood are very well handled. Deep, dynamic vocals that are lined with great acoustic like instrumentals which are great together. I would like to hear more tracks like this. This could easily be a popular song. Keep up the amazing work!"”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“Darkness Glow - "Yes! Love the opening. Had an Eels/Radiohead feel instrumentally, while the lead singer's voice had shades of Chris Martin/ Bob Schneider. Lyrics are impactful, and the song feels like you are taking an actual journey. Sure, it could be interpreted as a little depressing as far as subject matter goes, but there is a time and a place for that. The long guitar solo at the end felt like the perfect release of energy. Best song I've heard on this forum yet."”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“Darkness Glow - "I like the guitar that the song was introduced with. The electric guitar and drum combination really give the song a slow rock atmosphere. The vocals also help achieve this effect as well. The singer has a familiar vocal quality that I would compare to Roger Waters. The tune of the guitar gets very interesting later on in the song with a dreamy and mysterious kind of tune with a heavier drum beat. The whole song has a really interesting psych rock feeling. I like the way that the song approached it's end with the heavier guitar and drum solo. I think it's a memorable song and I would like to hear more from the artist even."”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“Just A Word - "I was completely engaged just from the intro and wanted to hear what was to follow. For those that like this genre of music, they'll definitely be engaged immediately. Sounds like this song offers a great message lyrically. I'd definitely listen to it again just to hear the message that it presents and I'd recommend it to friends." .... " Great drum beat, right from the start. The lead guitar part is catchy, and didn't seem to get repetitive. The lyrics were also very nicely written"..... "I think the words are well written and are more of Lou reed style. I think there is some interesting alternative style music to this track. It's interesting."”

Reverbnation Crowd Reviews

“You Don't Say - "I dig this. Simple hook, quick, punchy lyrics."”

Revervbnation Crowd Reviews

“10 Portland Bands You Have To Hear Now - Nails Hide Metal is a power trio composed of Russ Quinn, MeLinda Dalton and Jon Carpenter. The band plays original rock music with some atmospheric songs in the mix. NHM blends melody, strong lyrics, driving rhythms and a distinctive effects based guitar sound. Currently they are finishing recording a new release called "Outside City" with Larry Crane at Jackpot! Recording Studio in Portland. NHM has been selected to play at Canadian Music Week in May.”

“We recently received recognition for MeLinda’s lyrics in the song “Matter” off of “Where Are We Now” (GASC honor lyrics finalist).”

“Nails Hide Metal is excited to have been chosen as one of the bands to play during Canadian Music Week 2015! Canadian Music Week is an international music, comedy and film festival that runs from May1st through May 10th in Toronto Canada. Canadian Music Week is Canada’s largest music festival. http://cmw.net/music/”

“Nails Hide Metal's 'Fly' is on continuous stream on Cygnus RADIO.”

“Awesome sound, very unique. Some of the best music I've listened to in a while!!”

R.R. - Fan message.

“Nails Hide Metal has been hanging out in the top ten Reverbnation indie charts for a while now... thanks!!”


“Nails Hide Metal October 12, 2014 - In Store Performance 6p.m. | Free | All Ages More info: Facebook Music Millennium 3158 E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97214 Nails Hide Metal plays at 6:00 pm on Sunday October 12th. Free! All ages! Come check out all of the music and merchandise in this great store! NHM CD’s will be available. Nails Hide Metal is a Portland based power trio playing original rock music. NHM blends melody, strong lyrics, driving rhythms and a distinctive effects based guitar sound.”

“Nails Hide Metal at Cartlandia’s Blue Room Bar Residency | Free, Wednesdays in October, Drink Discounts, Giveaways Nails Hide Metal Wednesdays in October 2014 7 p.m. | Free More info: Facebook Blue Room Bar @ Cartlandia 8145 SE 82nd Portland Oregon 97266. by Pipelineadmin on October 6, 2014 in events”

“Jimbo’s Take: “Lo fi is an overused term for lazy people, but I’m definitely that, so I’ll say it. Just once. NHM is all over the palate; one tune will remind you of late 70s punk rock, but not quite be that; slippery and well-read, would be my overwhelming impression. Notes and nods to epic-spinners like Townshend and other folks of that salubrious sort can be heard in much of the guitar work and vocal heights. The guitar, again, is slippery though. On tunes like Darkness Glow it has that supersonic, 60s and 70s psychedelic altitude; but then on Looking For it, it’s straight-up punk rock; crashing through four chords like a bruiser. Vocally, NHM shows it’s experience as well, raining between Hendrix-esque patois and more melodic duo work on tunes like Eastern Breaks. Bottom line: expect the unexpected; a tour of rock N roll from The Guess Who to The Shins.”— Jimbo Punk Rock, Power Rock, Classic Rock, all that Rock Hype Genre Assessment Ultra Flexible Low Fi Throwb”

“Nails Hide Metal's CD 'What's Left' can be purchased at Music Millennium - 3158 East Burnside, Portland, OR and at Everyday Music, Eastside - 1931 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR Thanks for your support!”

“'Looking For It' has been added to Cygnus RADIO's daily rotation. Thank you!”

““Nails Hide Metal is #10 in The Deli Magazine's Portland OR Indie Rock chart. Check out the charts and local music scene at: http://portland.thedelimagazine.com”

“Nails Hide Metal is in the The Deli Magazine Portland OR Indie Rock chart. Check out the charts and local music scene at: http://portland.thedelimagazine.com/top300”

“Hey! Have a listen to Cygnus Radio and IndepenDisc to hear Nails Hide Metal's 'Eastern Breaks', now on regular rotation. Plus, you can catch a whole lot of other great independent bands!! Check it out!”

“The Deli New England's Best of Year End Poll 2012... NHM has finished in the top 10 of one of the Deli New England's Indie Rock categories for 2012. Thanks for the support! ”

“Nails Hide Metal has been included in The Deli's Best Of New England Year End Poll 2012 (for emerging artists). Stay tuned...”

The Deli Magazine

“NAILS HIDE METAL has been nominated for The Deli Magazine New England band of the month. Please click on this link to vote. Voting ends September 18th. Thank you! http://newengland.thedelimagazine.com/”

“Nails Hide Metal can be found in the ‘Best Band – Overall’, 'Indie Rock' and 'Other' categories of the online voting form for the CT Grand Band Slam 2012. If you like us and would like to vote for us in these categories, please do! We should be found in the drop down menu. If you cannot find us, please write us in on these categories. Thank you! Go to this link to register and vote for us in each category : http://ct-survey.wehaaserver.com/survey-12-grand_band_slam_2012.html”