Studio album by Place of Skulls
Released September 18 2001
Recorded 2001 at Lakeside Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genre Doom Metal, Traditional Doom
Length 39:02
Producer Travis Wyrick, Victor Griffin
Place of Skulls chronology
Death Row Reunion 2000
With Vision

Nailed is the debut album by the Knoxville, Tennessee doom metal band Place of Skulls. Originally intended to be released on Man's Ruin Records before the label would fold in the spring of 2001. Guy Pinhas (The Obsessed, Goatsnake), friend of the band, then appealed to Greg Anderson for assistance, and got the band signed to Southern Lord to distribute the album. Nailed would be released by Southern Lord Records on 18 September 2001. Recording would be handled at Lakeside Studios in Knoxville by Travis Wyrick while mixing and mastering would be handled by Wyrick and Griffin at Soundcurrent Mastering in Knoxville. Bassist Lee Abney would depart from the band soon after the album's release.

Notably this album would feature a cover of "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", originally performed by Nina Simone and later The Animals and Pentagram. Notably "Feeling of Dread" was performed by Victor Griffin's old band Death Row while "..." is actually the second half of "Sinister", performed by Death Row and Pentagram, later appearing on Pentagram's debut album.

"Nailed" has seen positive reception from various publications, at the time and retroactively. At the time of release Nailed would see positive reception from the likes of Exclaim!,[1] Lollipop Magazine,[2] while Contaminated Tones would retroactively praise the album in 2017, observing the more personal nature of the band.[3]

"Nailed" was only released on CD in 2001 though the song "The Fall" was released as a Southern Lord single, with a live rendition of the Pentagram song "Evil Seed" as a b-side, limited to 1000 copies (800 black, 200 clear). The live rendition of "Evil Seed" originates from Place of Skulls Live!.

Place of Skulls Nailed

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All songs written by Victor Griffin except where noted.

  • 1. The Fall (4:38)
  • 2. Never Die (4:29)
  • 3. Dead (5:18)
  • 4. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus) (4:40)
  • 5. Feeling of Dread (2:31)
  • 6. "..." (2:20)
  • 7. Love She Gave (Lee Abney, Tim Tomaselli, Victor Griffin) (5:12)
  • 8. Return (Victor Griffin, Annie Griffin) (4:34)
  • 9. Song of Solomon (5:23)


  • Victor Griffin - Guitar, Vocals, Producer, Mixing
  • Tim Tomaselli - Drums
  • Lee Abney - Bass
  • Seva - Keyboards (9), Mastering
  • Travis Wyrick - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
  • Stephen O'Malley - Layout

External LinksEdit


  1. Exclaim!
  2. Lollipop Magazine
  3. Contaminated Tones
V·T·E Place of Skulls
Current Members Victor GriffinLee AbneyDan LivelyRussell Lee Padgett
Past Members Tim TomaselliRon HolznerGreg TurleyScott Weinrich • Dennis Cornelius • Pete Campbell
Studio Albums NailedWith VisionThe Black Is Never FarAs A Dog Returns
Other Releases Place of Skulls Live!Death Row Reunion 2000Love Through Blood
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Death RowPentagramThe ObsessedTroubleRevelationCathedralLate For An Early GraveVictor Griffin's In-Graved
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