NAILBITER is the synthesized alter ego of recording producer and engineer Josh Korody (CANDLE RECORDING).

The project came to light with the release of FORMATS LP in 2015 and SWORM EP in 2016 which was recorded by Korody himself with the exception of the title track, Sworm, which was recorded by Jeff Berner (Psychic TV) at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY.

With 2 releases and a line of impressive performances behind him, Nailbiter has been toying away, pulling cords and turning knobs to create his newest presentation, WAVESHAPER. Waveshaper came to life with the help of David Psutka (Egyptrixx) and Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys) on mastering. The live aspects of Nailbiter are ever shifting from collaborative works with hip hop artist Keita Juma at 2016 Forms Festival, to noise performances, to dark techno dance parties, and will continue to grow and take new forms through anxious beats and pulsating darkness.

Waveshaper is set to be released March 03, 2017 on Premium Digital via Hand Drawn Dracula




1. Smeared
2. Spoiled
3. Waspy
4. Neil
5. Sickly
6. Acid Borg

HDD057  · RELEASE DATE: March 03rd, 2017

“Dark, atmospheric, but always danceable, his sounds have been making waves from NYC to Montreal” – MUTANT MODULAR

“Nailbiter makes sludgy experimental electro with shades of industrial and a pinch of gothiness. “Smeared” is a short song with a sense of impending doom, and though the sounds are cacophonous, it is still melodious and beat-driven” – SILENT SHOUT

“a moody, threatening sonic vibe” – EXCLAIM!

All Songs Produced/Mixed/Recorded by Josh Korody. Mastered by David Psutka & Jeremy Greenspan. Cover by James Mejia.



1. Sworm
2. The Hunt
3. Spiral
4. Malgorithm
5. Shield

HDD052  · RELEASE DATE: August 5th, 2016

“Starting off with craggy static pulses of a top secret radio transmission, it veers into a potent blend of rudimentary beats and distorted laser beam synth improvisation, Pete Swanson meets Giorgio Moroder style.” – THE FADER

“anxiety-evoking – surging rhythmic collection explores Korody’s modular potential” – SPIN

“Nailbiter brings an entirely different trance-inducing force. The modular electronic solo project of Josh Korody finds his dreams of wires shifting into industrial nightmares.” – A-SIDE

All Songs Produced/Mixed/Recorded by Josh Korody, except “Sworm” Recorded at Studio G Brooklyn with Jeff Berner (Psychic TV). Mastered by Jarod Gibson (Odonis Odonis).



1. Vertigo
2. Splatter
3. Pressure
4. Fall Lows
5. Concrete City
6. Cycles
7. Moon
8. Scrambling
9. The Lighthouse
10. Orange Juice

HDD047  · RELEASE DATE: September 25th, 2015

“Nailbiter (Josh Korody of Beliefs) soundtracks your industrial nightmare on ‘Formats’ – Taking inspiration from late-’80s/early-’90s industrial (and maybe a little DJ Shadow)” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Josh Korody somehow found time to put out an experimental industrial album Formats under the appropriately goth moniker Nailbiter” – THUMP/VICE

Formats belongs conceptually and aesthetically in the tradition of artists like Throbbing Gristle, Aphex Twin, and Black Dice. Like those vanguards, play comes first” – CHARTATTACK

“Formats is a electronic album made up of industrial darkness, skin-crawling beats, and atmospheric drones akin to Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II” – EXCLAIM!

Written/Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Josh Korody in his apartment Jan-Jun 2015. Photograph by Robyn Phillips.

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