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West Yorkshire brutal Death Metal band. NAILED was assembled during 2000 by a triumvirate of erstwhile IN DYING GRACE players, vocalist John Robson, drummer Garth Wray and guitarist Phil Rayner, the latter also citing affiliation with Doom outfit SWEET SORROW. They would be joined by the BLASPHEMER, DOMINION and EBONY LAKE credited guitarist / vocalist Matthew 'Mass' Firth and subsequently bassist Simon Watson. However, Robson exited in November of that year, being duly superseded by Andy Whittaker, formerly fronting SWEET SORROW and Metalcore act ORPHIACUS.

NAILED's inaugural recording sessions came with the January 2001 three song 'Every Possible Ugliness' demo, cut in just one day at Leeds College of Music. Debuting on the live front the band put in their first showing that March at the Bradford Empress' 'Day Of Metal' event. Further solid progress came with the inclusion of the track 'Caressed Strangulation's Of Children In Slumber' on Psychophonic Record's 'Kill Your Management 2', a compilation showcasing 18 unsigned British acts, and their selection to appear at Wakefield's Clarence Park festival, Yorkshire's longest running free music festival. NAILED performed to over 1,000 people in a set that included a cover of OBITUARY's 'Chopped in Half' and earned a standing ovation.

Further gigging throughout the country took NAILED into 2002 and throughout March and April the band recorded at Phonic Twist Studios in Goole to produce their second session 'Calculated Acts Of Murder'. This five song effort surfaced that August. Toward the close of the year Phil Rayner opted out to join FORSAKEN and a substitute was located in Paul Cuthbert, previously with Wakefield Black Metal act SERMON OF HYPOCRISY. In March of 2003 the revised group made their first live showing at the 'Godless Fest' in Stoke-On-Trent.

NAILED partnered with with VISCERAL BLEEDING and CONDEMNED for UK dates in May 2005. In July the band put in an appearance at the 'Dungeonfest 555' festival at The Royal Park Cellars in Leeds.

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