The metal and hardcore community has gone into maximum potato mode after various media outlets have reported that wildly popular hardcore crossover act NAILS have cancelled their European shows and gone on hiatus, leaving many fans and detractors alike asking “Y tho”.
The news came on Monday in the form of several posts by U.K promoters, with one dropping a bombshell by stating that Nails have reportedly called it a day.
”Important: Unfortunately this show has been cancelled. Nails have gone on hiatus with no plan to play live or record again. For refunds, please contact your point of purchase.”
Another promoter from The Underworld in Camden, U.K, posted a similar statement to the show’s event page.
Nails have copped a huge amount of critical acclaim for their most recent album You Will Never Be One Of Us, leaving behind their underground cool-guy obscurity for an unprecedented level of mainstream success. Some fans have speculated that frontman Todd Jones has buckled under the pressure and screwed the pooch, while others are hoping for something a little less dramatic. If the statements from promoters is anything to go by, however, it looks like the former may be true after all.
With no official word from the band or Todd Jones as of yet, we’ll have to cope with shitty puns on the album name and the blistering editorial from MetalSucks, in which Axl Rosenberg called Jones a “frat house bully” and that his “power derives from anti-intellectual tribalism, machismo, and persecution.” No chill.
Check out our interview with Todd Jones back in May:
Interview: Todd Jones (NAILS)