November 2009 - COFFIN NAILS on BBC Radio 1
- Press Release for new album 'The Dead Don't Get Older':
the sampler at:
2008 - New Album On Its Way
27th December 2005
concerts in California (The
Key Club, Sunset Blvd, Hollywood and
coming up in 2006:
10th December 2004
1st November 2004
"I remember seeing this band years ago at The Klubfoot in London and was immediately impressed with their brand of Psychobilly though I must admit their humour did have something to do with it, as I always found that scene a little too macho on most part! This album is excellent and covers their history from their debut (Ein Bier Bitte) to last album (Hard As Nails) and if Psychobilly is your poison then this is an album you've gotta add to your collection. Some great tracks on here like 'Let's Wreck', 'She's A Moose', 'No Way', 'When I'm Drunk' and 'Girl Next Door'. Even their cover of 'Heartbreak Hotel' is pretty cool. For a band with so many line up changes the main man from the Coffin Nails 'Humungus' can be proud of the original Rock N Roll tunes they've been turning out for years. Buy this album and these guys on tour as they've plans to both Europe and The USA! (Anagram/Cherry Red) 10/10." - Full Frontal Recordings 2004
And here's the track listing: 1.Let's Wreck 2.Uncle Willy 3.Psycho Disease 4.Wind Up Dead 5.Penetration 6.If Only Mother 7.Heartbreak Hotel 8.Coffin Nails 9.Blubbery Love 10.She's A Moose 11.Carling Black Label 12.Skeleton Swamp 13.Inspector Clueso 14.Been Around The World 15.Ooh Aah 16.No Way 17.When I'm Drunk 18.Girl Next Door 19.Neurotic Dave 20.Hard As Nails 21.STD 22.Forbidden Love 23.Freaks Come Out At Night 24.Scared Of The Dark 25.Woke Up This Morning
29th October 2004
The Coffin Nails agreed and signed to play the Wreckers Ball 8 months before the concert, the Coffin Nails name was used on the advertising for 6 months (the band were a headline act, third on the bill). The flights should have been booked months before the concert of course, but after much chasing the promoter eventually said he would send the money to the band the first week of October (less than a month before the show), so they could book the flights themselves. It didn't arrive, and 10 days before the concert (again, after much hassling) the promoter said it was cheaper to book the flights himself. So the Coffin Nails waited for confirmation, and they waited! Then 4 days before the show, the promoter said the flights were booked and he'd send the booking details etc. The band were of course a bit sceptical at this stage and phoned Virgin Atlantic to check. Guess what - no flights were booked! 3 days before the show the Nails got some flight details through. So they rang Virgin again, the flights were reserved, but were not paid for! Then just two days before the concert the band got an email from the promoter to say "Ok this is not going to work.....it was a big screw up from the beginning."
So the Coffin Nails would like to apologise to anyone attending the Wreckers Ball in Los Angeles expecting to see them play, and strongly advise any band promoter, tour agent, or gig goer, to have nothing to do with Manuel Lepe the promoter of the Wreckers Ball. We have also heard similar stories from other bands on the scene about this promoter. Coffin Nails
24th October 2004
Also, there's a couple of new photos added to the website's Hot Rod page! More updates coming soon.
30th August 2004
8th November 2003
to only have 1 beer before playing (don't worry though, he had about 15 beers on stage!!!).
15th July 2003
"HARD AS NAILS brings the guys back to their roots. After the last CD being a bit too much 60s style, this new CD will rock your socks off if you like old style Psychobilly! The title song tells the story of our life. Wrecking and tattoing. A song like STD tells us that Humungus is a really sick brain. The sound and rhythm kicks all trough the record. You will find yourself back in the old times. Two upright bass songs make the record complete. Good stuff!"
30th June 2003
TAT2-U, 56 Station Hill, Reading, UK
Humungus (Coffin Nails Front-man) - AKA Klunky
It was klunkys passion for music and the 80's punk/psychobilly scene that was the inspiration of himself becoming tattooed. Born in '66, he went to Ian of Reading at his Sailsbury Road studio for his first tattoo in 1985. Like many others, it was the beginning of many years under the needle. Being a regular customer to Ians they forged a friendship and so entrusted Ian a free reign to express his ideas. The result - some amazing work from the award winning artist. Klunky became part of the crew involved in the highly successful Expo which was held in Dunstable which ran for many years. During these years Ian expanded his studio taking on many talented artists along the way. In 1996 he approached klunky to work in the studio as his apprentice and in 1997 he took on the role full time. After 7 years working with some of the worlds most respected and talented tattoo artists Klunky took the plunge and opened his own studio in June 2003.
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