Nails Hide Metal

Nails Hide Metal plays original, rock music. NHM combines a distinctive effects based guitar sound with driving rhythms, melodies and compelling lyrics.

"Expect the unexpected; a tour of rock n' roll from The Guess Who to The Shins.”— Jimbo Ivy, The Hype

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The band finished recording 'Outside City' while working with Larry Crane at Jackpot! Recording Studio in Portland Oregon. They were one of the acts chosen to play Canadian Music Week 2015 and a 2014 GASC Finalist.

Nails Hide Metal was formed in 2009 with the songwriting team of Russ Quinn and MeLinda Dalton. The chemistry was perfect to develop the songs that came out of the union. Starting out as the Ninas and then changing their name to NAILS HIDE METAL (a line from their song ‘Matter’), an atmosphere of musical experimentation began to take place and their sound emerged.
Over the next few years, they released three self-recorded EP's while playing clubs and venues throughout the Northeast.

After relocating to the Pacific Northwest, the two began playing live again and recorded another group of songs during their first trip to Portland's Jackpot! Recording Studio.

Nails Hide Metal continue to tour in the US, Canada and beyond.

Russ Quinn – guitars, bass and “other” instruments, vocals
MeLinda Lidia Dalton – drums, percussion and “other” instruments, vocals

2015 - Outside City
2013 - What's Left
2012/2013 - Blood and Makeup
2011 - Where Are We Now
2010 - Ghost

NAILS HIDE METAL can be heard on a variety of radio stations and websites including WPKN, WPLR/,, WESU, WRTC, WCNI, KBVR,,, KDUP/,,

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