Quebec hard rock band WhiteNails has signed with New York-based independent rock label Magnetic Eye Records (Ghastly Sound, Elephant Tree, Summoner). The electric six-piece plays amped-up rock ‘n roll riddled with massive riffs and a vintage swagger and will release its debut, First Trip, on May 26.
WhiteNails formed in 2015 when guitarist Taylor Johnson (ex-Atomis) relocated to Quebec, met local tattoo artist and guitarist Danahé Cote and agreed to jam in Cote‘s “side project.” Within six months, WhiteNails was opening for The Sword and Royal Thunder in sterling testament to the group’s undeniable chemistry.
On First Trip, WhiteNails deliver unabashed heaviness that rides fuzzed-out riffs and thick-as-hell grooves straight into the sonic void. The album contains a guest appearance from fellow Canadian Gabrielle Shonk who lends her standout voice to the track “Dead In Time.” The album captures the radiant energy of WhiteNails‘ powerful live performances and is a strong introduction to a killer band on the rise.
“WhiteNails is extremely excited to sign with Magnetic Eye records, who has a reputation for thinking big, working extremely hard, and putting out quality record after quality record,” says Johnson. “First Trip is a debut full of energetic, big riffs and an attention to songwriting that we feel separates WhiteNails from the pack. We look forward to what the future brings.”
In additional WhiteNails news, the band is confirmed to appear on Magnetic Eye‘s successfully crowdfunded Pink Floyd tribute, The Wall (REDUX), also set to include The Melvins, Mark Lanegan, Pallbearer, Ruby the Hatchet and more. WhiteNails will contribute its take on the Floyd classic “Waiting for the Worms.”