Review By Lauren Rae
Let me state for the record now that I am a huge Nine Inch Nails fan and I have been since 1994. So, like many fans, when Trent Reznor bombarded us with a single, album news and tour dates back in June after having called it quits and putting on the band’s final show in September 2009, I was ecstatic, if not a little curious. Yes, I expected that eventually he’d make his way back to what essentially is his baby. But a lot has changed in that space of time in which NIN was not prevalent; scoring movies, winning Oscars, raising a family, starting a whole new band and dropping an album. All those can take a toll. And all those can change a sound and a musician’s perspective. Also, let’s face it; the man’s not in rage mode anymore, and a good chunk of his catalogue is filled with anger, fear, self-loathing, and questions. So what tricks could he have up his sleeve that could shape an album’s worth of songs?
Well, if you’re good at your game, you can tap into that vein whenever you’d like. But I’m thinking that he’s possibly tapped it dry at this point. READ MORE
Fans of Nine Inch Nails can commence rejoincing AND frantically pacing back and forth while biting their fingernails in anticipation. According to mainman Trent Reznor a new NIN album has been completed and will be released this year! Reznor signed NIN to Colombia Records (the same labels as How To Destroy Angels).
Reznor stated in a press release, “I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!”
NIN will be embarking on several tour dates this year. The live lineup will consist of Reznor, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin. Below is the full schedule. READ MORE
I’m not the biggest fan of music festivals. I just don’t have the energy or patience to stand amongst thousands of screaming, often drugged out people for 10 to 12 hours in hot, humid weather. That’s why I’ve never really been interested in going to something like Lollapalooza as it’s just not my scene. But what irritates me is that these festivals are often the only time I might be able to see a band that I really love. So what’s a fella supposed to do??
Well, Coachella has just the answer for people like me. The insanely popular music festival is streaming the entire festival on three separate YouTube channels, which you can see below. You’ll be able to catch such acts as Blur, The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more from the comfort of your own couch (and not to mention the comfort of air conditioning, cheap beer, and easily accessible bathrooms).
Also, if you want to see How To Destroy Angels with their live performance, simply click here and you shall be magically transported! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting’s music podcast Aural Pleasures is back with a episode to tickle your ear canals! Hosts Jonny and Bill are joined by BD contributor SuperRadMike to discuss all sorts of fun topics. The guys chat about the return of Nine Inch Nails and the music of How To Destroy Angels as well as Scott Weiland and his termination from Stone Temple Pilots. The fellas also discuss the Detroit stop of Metallica‘s Orion Music + More Festival and Mike brings up his excitement for the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Things get a little bit serious when Mike brings up some serious issues he’s been having that involve sleepwalking and Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos. You can hear about all of it below in the podcast!
Make sure to subscribe to Bloody-Disgusting Radio on iTunes to get all of our podcasts when they come out! READ MORE
Nine Inch Nails has posted an amazing gallery of tour posters from their ’05/’06 With Teeth tour. Designed by Rob Sheridan, each poster bears unique traits and characteristics, making them fascinating to see side by side. You can see the full gallery below.
How To Destroy Angels just released their debut full length album Welcome Oblivion. You can order it here.
Make sure to check out our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos list starting here. READ MORE
For those of you who want to feel really old, it’s been 19 years since the release of the classic Nine Inch Nails album The Downward Spiral. Yeah, 19 years. A baby born that year is now either in college or getting ready to go there. Let that sink in for a moment and then come over to my place where I have box upon box of tissues so that we may weep together.
In celebration of this milestone, we want to point you to a fantastic mini-documentary that focuses on Mark Romanek’s now infamous “Closer” music video. Romanek says about the song that, “…it’s probably the most amazing piece of music I’ve ever been given to make a video for…“. The documentary was compiled and edited by How To Destroy Angels member/visual editor Rob Sheridan. Give it a watch below.
Also, make sure to check out our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos list here. READ MORE
A performance video of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) playing “Mantra” from the Sound City soundtrack has been uploaded and can be viewed below.
Sound City chronicles the history of Los Angeles recording studio Sound City Studios, where band such as Nirvana, Kyuss, Tom Petty, and more recorded their albums. READ MORE
And so we have arrived! Today marks the release of How To Destroy Angels‘ debut full length album Welcome Oblivion (iTunes) and also the number one pick for our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos countdown! Head on below to see what many of you guessed would be the best of the best! READ MORE
Tomorrow sees the release of How To Destroy Angels debut full length album Welcome Oblivions, which comes out via Columbia Records (pre-order on iTunes. Tomorrow also sees our number one pick in our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos countdown. But that means we still have to show you number two, which you can check out below. However, I have to give a warning that it’s NSFW, so be careful where you watch it! READ MORE
We’re now entering the crème de la crème of our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos. From here on out, these videos are the very best that the band has to offer, the ones that stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Head on below to see our pick for #3.
How To Destroy Angels will be releasing their debut full length album Welcome To Oblivion this Tuesday via Columbia Records. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes. READ MORE
Today brings number four in our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos countdown and some of you may cry “Foul!” with this pick. But I do try to explain my thought process below, so gimme a chance before tearing me to shreds, okay? Check it out below.
How To Destroy Angels will be releasing Welcome Oblivion, their debut full length album, on Tuesday via Columbia Records. You can pre-order it on iTunes. READ MORE
It’s Friday and we’re only four days away from How To Destroy Angel‘s debut full length release Welcome Oblivion (iTunes). And with the anticipation at a near boiling point, we bring you number 5 in our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos countdown. We’ve been having some guesses as to what it could be. Was your guess right? Find out below! READ MORE
We’re almost halfway through our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos countdown and we’re gonna start entering the heavy hitters from here on out. We’ve already had “Survivalism”, “Wish”, and more. So what comes next, you ask? Head on down below to see which video landed at #6 as well as links to the previous entries.
Trent Reznor’s group How To Destroy Angels will be releasing their first full-length album Welcome Oblivion this Tuesday via Columbia Records. You can pre-order it on iTunes. READ MORE
We’ve not entered day four of our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos as a way to celebrate the upcoming release of How To Destroy Angels debut full-length album Welcome Oblivion (iTunes pre-order). If you head on down, you can see entry #7 as well as get links to 10, 9, and 8. READ MORE
In 10 days, How To Destroy Angels will be releasing their first full-length album, Welcome Oblivion (pre-order here). The group features Rob Sheridan, Atticus Ross, Mariqueen Maandig, and the legendary Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails fame.
As we look to the future of Reznor and crew, we can’t help but think back on the amazing releases from Nine Inch Nails, including their plethora of music videos.
And so, to celebrate the release of Welcome Oblivion, we’re going to be doing our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails music videos as a countdown. We’re starting today with #10 and will be counting down to the grand finale. Make sure to let us know what your favorite NIN videos are in the comments below! READ MORE
Electronic group How To Destroy Angels has announced a string of N. American tour dates that include both Coachella appearances. The band will be touring in support of their debut full-length album Welcome Oblivion, which comes out Mar. 5th via Columbia Records. The full touring schedule can be seen below.
How To Destroy Angels features Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Mariqueen Maandig, Rob Sheridan, and Atticus Ross. READ MORE
For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the chance to hear the new How To Destroy Angels album, your prayers have been answered. The group has teamed up with Pitchfork to stream Welcome Oblivion well in advance of its Mar. 5th release date (pre-order here). You can stream the album at Pitchfork’s new service, Pitchfork Advance, which “…allows fans to engage with album art, lyrics, credits, track listings, artist info, and more while they listen.” You can stream the album here.
How To Destroy Angels features Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and wife Mariqueen Maandig as well as Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan.
Below you can watch the video for “How Long?”, which was directed by Shynola (Coldplay, Blur, The Rapture). READ MORE
Dark electronic act How To Destroy Angels has released an official video for “How Long?”, which comes off their upcoming debut full-length album Welcome Oblivion. The album will be released Mar. 5th via Columbia Records and the band will be making their first live appearance at Coachella this year.
The video was created and directed by visual arts collective Shynola. The band states, “Their work is visually striking and consistently stands out. When we started talking about possible directors to work with for “How long?”, their name came up right away. It’s been an honor to finally work with them, and to get their wholly unique interpretation of the themes we’ve been exploring with this record and this song.”
How To Destroy Angels features Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, as well as longtime collaborators Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross.
You can watch the video as well as see the vinyl cover art and the CD/vinyl track listing below. READ MORE
The full Coachella 2013 lineup has been unveiled and…well, it’s pretty boring. There are some pretty cool entries, such as the first ever live performance of How To Destroy Angels, or Ghost and I’d definitely be up for Bat For Lashes and Wu-Tang Clan, but not terribly much else pops out. Then again, I will fully admit that Coachella is not the type of festival that is aimed at my type of audience, so I’m sure there are countless thousands of people that are collectively crapping their pants at this festival. Below is the official poster with the full lineup.
The festival will take place April 12th-14th and again on April 19th-21st. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 29th here. READ MORE
How To Destroy Angels, the project from Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig, has released a video for “The Loop Closes”, which you can watch below. The song comes from their recent EP An Omen. I wouldn’t recommend watching it if you are prone to seizures as there are lots of flashes and color changes.
The group has also announced that they will be releasing their debut full length LP Welcome Oblivion on March 5th via Columbia Records. READ MORE
Electronic artist Deadmau5 has uploaded a remix of How To Destroy Angels‘ “Ice Age”, which appears on their recently released EP An Omen. You can stream the song below.
How To Destroy Angels is the project of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig. You can watch the video for “Ice Age” below. READ MORE
How To Destroy Angels (the band featuring Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig) have released an official music video for “Ice Age”, which comes off their newly released An Omen EP. Directed by John Hillcoat (Depeche Mode, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds), the video is quite simplistic, showing the group performing the song in a boarded up wooden cabin and using long, drawn out shots. You can check it out below. READ MORE
Update: Reznor also mentioned that he is working with Josh Homme on a Queens Of The Stone Age track as well as finalizing things for a full length How To Destroy Angels release, which will be coming out in Spring.
Earlier today, Trent Reznor took to Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) for one hour and answered several questions that have left fans delighted and, as per his usual cryptic nature, clamoring for more. Among the topics he discussed were the Fragile 5.1 reissue, Nine Inch Nails concerts, individual How To Destroy Angels tracks, and more. Reznor also hints that a future Nine Inch Nails tour could be set for 2013, although nothing has been confirmed as of yet. See below for status updates on various topics.
On the Fragile 5.1 edition: “The 5.1 mixes are done and sound amazing. Alan [Moulder] was the only person who could have possibly done it, and he did not disappoint. There are a couple other elements involved that we want to get right before we put this into production. These involve packaging and additional content. Patience, my friends.”
On how tour lighting/visuals are chosen: “I spend a lot of time and energy thinking about how music is presented live. Lights in the Sky was probably my favorite live show I’ve worked on so far. This was a real collaboration between myself, Rob, Roy Bennett, and Moment Factory. We set out to make an experience and I really felt proud to put that on every night. Cryptic additional comment: 2013.”
Continued below. READ MORE
How To Destroy Angels, the project that features Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig, is now streaming their upcoming EP An Omen via Pitchfork. The EP will come out Nov. 13th via Columbia Records. You can listen to it below. [Note: I had serious trouble getting it to work in Chrome. I ended up using Safari and that fixed everything.]
Trent Reznor also recently confirmed that new Nine Inch Nails material is in the works. Check out all the info here. READ MORE