Trent Reznor is embracing the power of the Internet like no other, using it to continually engage fans of Nine Inch Nails, and his new project, How to Destroy Angels.
Bloody’s Jonathan Barkan recently shared his top NIN music videos, which prompted me to re-watch them all. It also had me obsessing over the unreleased “Broken” short, a bootlegged video that resides in my old room in my parent’s house in Chicago.
Thanks to Reznor, I won’t have to wait until August to watch. The Academy Award winning musician has uploaded the never-before-released “Broken” short to Vimeo so everyone can enjoy the 1993 masterpiece.
“This 1993 short film, directed by Peter Christopherson, collects the videos from the NIN Broken EP and ties them together as a “snuff” film. It was never officially released due to its graphic content, but was leaked in the 90s, and became a widely-traded VHS bootleg. A high quality burnable DVD version has since leaked onto torrent sites.”
It’s is warned, though, that it was never officially released due to its graphic content (VERY NSFW). READ MORE
Just like movie remakes, cover songs can be really tricky. Some are fantastic while some are truly god awful that should have never even considered “paying homage” to the original. But when they nail it, oh boy is it something special. Look at the remakes of John Carpenter’s The Thing or Dawn Of The Dead, films that took elements of the original and created something new and exciting. Films like these got me thinking, “What are some of my favorite cover songs? What are songs that payed homage to a classic while creating something original?” So I put together five cover songs that I feel met these requirements for your enjoyment. Head on below for my 5 Great Cover Songs! READ MORE
Season 3 of “The Walking Dead” is a distant memory. Well, not distant, but I get the sense that a lot of you would like to go ahead and forget that finale. But still, one of the things the show does right are its’ expert makeup and visual/cg effects.
To that effect, Stargate Studios has uploaded a video taking a quick look at how some of the season’s messiest kills were orchestrated. Even better? It’s scored to NIN’s “Heresy.”
Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
Progressive metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a six and a half minute video that features samples from all of the tracks from their upcoming album One Of Us Is The Killer, which comes out May 14th via Sumerian Records. The new album was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, The Cure, Suicide Silence), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman’s studio. Mastering will be handled by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys). You can listen to the samples below. 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
There is something very violent yet erotic about the music of Nine Inch Nails. Mixing harsh, electronic tonal elements with organic flavors, there might not be a more perfect movie franchise to compare it to than the Hellraiser series. That’s why the below video of Nine Inch Nails “Happiness In Slavery” (taken from the Fixed EP) mixed with footage and clips from Hellraiser II: Hellbound seems to work so beautifully. Given the stamp of approval from Clive Barker himself, it’s definitely worth checking out.
“Happiness In Slavery” landed at #2 in my Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos list. 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
Recently, Trent Reznor announced that Nine Inch Nails was back and that the band would be touring heavily through 2013 and 2014. He will be joined by Adrian Belew (King Crimson), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin, and Eric Avery (ex-Jane’s Addiction).
Avery has now made an EP entitled Life.Time. available for free download. Head on below to snag your copy. 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
Electronic rock artist WVM has released a 5-track EP entitled The End Is Only The Beginning, which features Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, American McGee’s Alice) and Josh Freese (Queens Of The Stone Age, A Perfect Circle). Mixing of the EP was done by Sean Beavan (8MM, Marilyn Manson), who called the album an, “…electronic masterpiece.” You can snag the EP on iTunes. A full LP version of the album will be released on June 7th and can be pre-ordered here.
Sean Beavan also says “WVM has all the warm, yummy, electronic goodness of vintage Gary Numan, with instant melodic hookery and a real artist’s vision; unique, original, and accessible.”
Bloody-Disgusting is offering a limited stream/download of the track “When Universes Collide”, which features drummer Josh Freese. You can listen to the song below and we’re offering the track for you to download for the next 48 hours, so make sure to get it while you can! 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
If you know me by now, you know that I love a good mashup. They’re a great way to take a song that you know really well and inject some new life into it. And that’s just what pomDeterrific has done by mashing Nine Inch Nails‘ classic song “Head Like A Hole” with Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe”. Surprisingly, the two tracks works perfectly together and the song is incredibly entertaining. Give it a listen below and you can also download it here. 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
It is officially one week until How To Destroy Angels release their debut full-length album Welcome Oblivion (pre-order here) and we’re heading into the thick of it with our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos. We’ve already posted #10 and #9 and now below you can see what landed at #8 on our list. Check it out and see if you can guess the next video by leaving a comment! READ MORE
Yesterday we began a series entitled Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos in anticipation of the upcoming release of How To Destroy Angels‘ debut full-length album Welcome Oblivion (pre-order here). Now we head into the second day and that brings us to #9. Head on below to see what we’ve chosen and make sure to check back tomorrow for #8! READ MORE
Pitchfork is reporting that Nine Inch Nails is officially back and plans on touring extensively beginning this summer and extending well into 2014. This announcement comes just as Reznor And Co. are releasing How To Destroy Angels‘ first full-length album Welcome Oblivion, which comes out next Tuesday (pre-order here).
Perhaps even more exciting is that Reznor, in an official statement, hinted that new music might be on the way. Reznor states that he was working on some musical ideas with Adrian Belew (of King Crimson). Reznor also states that, “…the band is reinventing itself from scratch…” and that the touring line up will consist of himself, Belew, Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin.
Head on below for the full statement. 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