Nailed (band)

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Origin Wakefield
Genres Death metal
Years active 2000−present
Labels Anticulture
Members Garth "Vader" Wray
Dan Cocker
Jim Knights
Mass Firth

Nailed are a death metal band from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK. They are currently signed to Anticulture Records, who have worldwide distribution through Plastic Head.


Nailed was formed in the year 2000 by vocalist John Robson, drummer Garth Wray and guitarist Phil Rayner formerly of In Dying Grace. They were joined by Mass Firth on guitar and vocals formerly of bands Blasphemer, Dominion (signed to Peaceville Records) and Ebony Lake (signed to Cacophonous Records) and Simon Watson on bass. After John Robson departed from the band he was replaced on vocals by Andy Whittaker.

Their first recording was undertaken in January 2001 entitled Every Possible Uglyness. Since then they have recorded one more demo / EP, entitled Calculated Act Of Murder (2002), and two full-length albums (A Pure World Is a Dead World in 2005 and Hatred, Failure & the Extinction of Mankind in 2008). During this period the band has seen the departure of Simon Watson in 2004, Andy Whittaker in 2006 and Paul Cuthbert (guitar) in 2007,[1][2] being replaced by Dan Cocker on bass and main vocals and Jim Knights on guitar (formerly of Manchester based band Incassum).

The band embarked upon a full UK tour alongside Belfast's Condemned supporting Visceral Bleeding from Sweden in 2005. Since then they have also played a number of other dates in mainland Europe, including the Neurotic Deathfest in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Obscene Extreme festival in the Czech Republic.[3][4][5][6] The band has also played a number of dates in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

In early 2008 the band signed a record deal with Anticulture Records. Their second album "Hatred, Failure & The Extinction of Mankind" was due for release in May 2008, but was delayed until November due to remastering and new artwork. The original master was reviewed in Zero Tolerance and Terrorizer magazines in May 2008, gaining scores of 3/6 and 6/10 respectively. Online reviews have been disparate to these scores, generally being much higher.


Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Jim Knights - Guitar (2007-)
  • Garth Wray - Drums
  • Mass Firth - Guitar/Vocals
  • Dan Cocker - Bass/Vocals (2005-)

Former members[edit]

  • Phil Rayner - Guitar (2000–2003)
  • Simon Watson - Bass (2000–2004)
  • Andy "Scum" Whittaker - Vocals (2000–2006)
  • Paul Cuthbert - Guitar (2003–2007)


  1. Copro Records band page
  2. Metalteam UK Review
  3. MusicMight article[permanent dead link]

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