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

MIRP News and Interviews - The Last Days of Portland's Historic Ash Street Saloon  

"As the story goes for a lot of bands in the area, Ash Street Saloon is the first place that we played in Portland, years ago. We found friends in the people working for the venue. We became friends with both the local and touring bands that we played with. Shows were seven days a week with an in-house sound system, professional sound, booking people, and a great bar crew. Isn’t this what a music venue should be like? Putting on shows seven days a week made Ash Street a live music destination for all and not an “entry level” venue as some would like to say. If you played live and liked to hear live music, Ash Street was the place to be. We are going to miss it." – MeLinda Dalton & Russ Quinn, Nails Hide Metal 

MIRP News and Interviews - The Last Days of Portland's Historic Ash Street Saloon

Music Discovery- Nails Hide Metal - All Through (single) - Breach Album release  

Music Discovery - The Ark of Music

Prepare yourself for something rather unique…the atmospheric, psych-rock sounds of the Pacific Northwest’s own, Nails Hide Metal. 

Russ Quinn (guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals), and MeLinda Dalton (drums, percussion, keys, harmonica, vocals), began writing, playing and recording together in 2009, and thus the unique sounds of NHM was born. 

Since that moment, the two have been busy.  When they’re not touring throughout the US and Canada, they’re in the studio where inspiration is never elusive. 

Previous projects include: 2011’s Where Are We Now, 2010’s Ghost, 2012/2013’s Blood and Makeup, 2013’s What’s Left, and 2015’s Outside City. 

Their latest album, 2017’s Breach, contains the lead-off single, All Through, a satisfying alt-rock number that is both gruffly textured and ambiently smooth—all at once. 

Quinn’s silky, near spoken-word vocals are authentically minimalist, and sparkle when Dalton chimes in. Musically, guitars boast etheric tones atop layers of distortion, making the composition, at its least an—intriguing listen, and at its most—borderline brilliant. Be sure and check out the rest of their library where the NHM coolness continues. 

Whose lovechild…? 
The Doors meets 90’s eara Smashing Pumpkins, with a twist of The B-52’s and The White Stripes… 

Listen to Nails Hide Metal’s single, All Through, and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Nails Hide Metal by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music. And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!



Nails Hide Metal Deliver Driving, Melodic Rock on New Album Breach - Middle Tennessee Music  

Nails Hide Metal Deliver Driving, Melodic Rock on New Album Breach

Nails Hide Metal deliver distinct, driving, melodic, gritty rock music packed with a plethora of awesome effects, sonic nuance and enough groove to make you move. 

Nails Hide Metal is the songwriting team of MeLinda Dalton (drums, percussion, keyboards, harmonica, vocals) and Russ Quinn (guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals) who have an extensive catalog of music in their portfolio.  

This powerful and talented duo have arrived with their sixth studio project, Breach, consisting of eight really tasty rock jams. This is an album you simply turn on, turn up, and let it play. From beginning to end we are greeted with a consistent barrage of stimulating sonic arrangements that weave seamlessly into what I have no problem calling a GREAT album. 

In a world focused on singles, Breach is a very refreshing present to my ears. 

Uber infectious distorted guitar tones, body moving grooves, motivating rhythms and a lyrical depth that is above par compared to most music coming out these days, Nails Hide Metal deliver a musical layer cake packed with enough substance to appeal to more mature listeners while staying accessible to those who might not take their listening experiences quite as seriously. 

I can’t choose a favorite song. I was serious when I said this is an album you just turn on and turn up. 

All Through, On the Hill Stairs, Cause, Iconic Nobody, I Can’t Believe, Straight and Narrow, You Can See and Bend the Day are each solid singles on their own but also blend seamlessly for one of the better indie rock albums I have had the pleasure of discovering in 2017. 

Consider me a new fan of this band. Nails Hide Metal make GREAT music. - by Joshua Smotherman, Middle Tennessee Music


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Nails Hide Metal®  
All songs - MeLinda Dalton & Russ Quinn©

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All songs - MeLinda Dalton & Russ Quinn©

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