It appears that Californian heavy hitters Nails have had a major shift in their line-up, with the departure of both drummer Taylor Young and bassist John Gianelli.
Young was the first to confirm his exit from the band yesterday, issuing a statement via his Instagram account which you can read in full below.
“Here we have my first and final recorded contribution to Nails. The 10th anniversary version of ‘Unsilent Death’ is out now on Southern Lord Records featuring two previously unreleased songs, as well as the Obscene Humanity 7″ remixed and remastered with those two songs.
The band and I parted ways this past spring, and I played my final show with the band last December. I’ll always be a TYRANT; the band will always be a massive part of me, and I hope it keeps going. If anybody has an inkling of a feeling that Nails can’t make good music without me, that’s simply not true as Todd’s attention to detail, and quality control is unmatched. It was a wild decade with Todd, John, Saba, Leon and others and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. However, I cannot update you on the status of the band so no more questions about it please.”
A short while after bassist John Gianelli also confirmed his departure from the band in a very brief and direct statement.
“To all my fans across the world that have been wondering, I parted ways too. #classiclineup”
At the time of writing, there’s no word on potential replacements or the current status of the band.
More details will be confirmed as they develop.