The internet is a wonderful and resourceful place. Fans of Nine Inch Nails have been losing their mind since it was announced that a new album would be released later this year. Live footage performances from festivals have been making their rounds and garnering huge interest. But the latest release comes not from the stage but rather from the studio.
According to reddit, a member of the band’s live production team recorded a full rehearsal set complete with Trent Reznor’s notes and dictations.
From a text file within the download itself: “This was sent to me by the ETS member, accelestar. I am not going to say where this came from but these rehearsals are from the month of June, so right in the middle of rehearsals for the upcoming Festival dates as well as the fall Tension 2013 tour. There were two long mp3 files that I received. One was just a few songs that they stopped and started with Trent giving some advice along the way, as well as setting up the mix on the board. The other mp3 file was a full run through performance of one of the festival sets calibrating Trent’s IEM feed along the way with only one stop in 1,000,000 that I removed because they restarted the song fully. I have not included the long files, only the tracked version to play it like a seamless performance. It was very interesting to hear some of the “behind the scenes” talk in what goes on at rehearsals but I don’t think that is something that needs to be public. I hope everyone can understand that as these are rehearsals. And obviously the quality is phenomenal!”
The download link can be found below.
Hesitation Marks comes out September 3rd via Columbia Records. It can be pre-ordered here.
Copy of A
Came Back Haunted
March of the Pigs
I’m Afraid of Americans
Help Me I Am In Hell
Me, I’m Not
Find My Way
What If We Could?
The Way Out Is Through
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
The Day The World Went Away
Download the rehearsal tapes here.