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.
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.
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
Prog-metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan has announced that they will be releasing their fifth studio album, One Of Us Is The Killer, this May. 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). The album cover has been revealed and can be seen below.
The band also has several tour dates confirmed, which you can see below. More tour dates will be announced in the near future. READ MORE
Alt-rock band Foals have announced a N. American tour that will commence on Apr. 10th and end June 12th. The tour will include two performances at Coachella and will see the band tour from as far south as Mexico City and as far north as Vancouver, BC, Canada. Support will come from Surfer Blood and Blondfire. The full touring schedule can be seen below.
Foals will also released their latest album Holy Fire tomorrow via Warner Bros. Records. Their third album, Holy Fire was produced by Flood & Moulder (PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins). You can pre-order the album here. READ MORE
Industrial-tinged group IO Echo will be opening up for alt-rockers Garbage on a N. American tour this Spring. The group, who were handpicked to open up for Nine Inch Nails, will be touring with Garbage from mid-March to early April and will be supporting their upcoming debut LP Ministry Of Love, which comes out Apr. 2nd. All tour dates can be found below. 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
Hard rock act Stars In Stereo have released a cover of the classic Nine Inch Nails song “Closer” via Revolver. The cover is a harder, less sexy version. So if you’ve been wanting a crunchier “Closer” with female vocals, check it out below! Note: Does anyone else hear the cellphone static thing at the very end of the stream?
Stars In Stereo will be touring with Drowning Pool and Flyleaf. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
Just before 2012 ended, I had a chance to catch up with Hollywood Undead‘s Charlie Scene to discuss their upcoming album Notes From The Underground (review), their plans for 2013, and what it was like working with Slipknot‘s Shawn “Clown” Crahan. We also discussed some of Scene’s favorite movies from 2012 as well as his favorite albums. You can check it all out below. READ MORE
Remember when Trent Reznor confirmed that new Nine Inch Nails music was in the works? Yeah, well it seems like we’re gonna have to wait a little while, according to an article by The New Yorker. The first sampling of new music is apparently going to be on a “Best Of” compilation album that will feature two new tracks. Supposedly a new NIN album will follow sometime after that.
On top of that, Reznor fully explained what his collaboration with Beats By Dre is all about: music streaming. Currently called Daisy, the service “…uses mathematics to offer suggestions to the listener… [but also] would present choices based partly on suggestions made by connoisseurs, making it a platform in which the machine and the human would collide more intimately.” It is set to be released early next year.
Reznor also says that the difference between Daisy and Spotify is that, “…you’re not stumbling into anything. What’s missing is a service that adds a layer of intelligent curation.”
He finished describing Daisy as “…like having your own guy when you go into the record store, who knows what you like but can also point you down some paths you wouldn’t necessarily have encountered.”
You know what? That sounds pretty interesting! However, I’m curious to know what kind of pricing model will be used to pay the artists whose music is streamed. 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
On Dec. 18th, Hot Topic will be releasing a 2-disc deluxe edition of In This Moment‘s Blood. This edition will feature the original track listing on disc one while the second disc will have four remixes of various tracks as well as a cover of the Nine Inch Nails classic “Closer”. The album can be pre-ordered here. Check below for the full track listing. 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.]
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Trent Reznor was asked about the status of new Nine Inch Nails music, to which he replied, “All signs point to yes. Yeah, there will be new music. There are some things in the works.”
This also could include touring: “Yeah, if it feels right, it’s a possibility. I never said that that wasn’t going to happen, just that it couldn’t go on as it was.”
Back in 2009, Reznor embarked on a Nine Inch Nails 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour, stating “I’ve been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while.” Since then, he has helped score such films as The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo as well as working with his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, on the How To Destroy Angels project. They will be releasing an EP entitled An Omen on Nov. 13th via Columbia Records. You can find more information here.
Reznor teases, “Stay tuned. We’ll see what happens here.”
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go change my pants. READ MORE
How To Destroy Angels, the project of Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig, has released a “Factory Floor” remix of their recent single “Keep It Together”, which comes off the An Omen EP (out Nov. 13th via Columbia Records). You can stream AND download it below.
How To Destroy Angels, the project from Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig, has released a video for “Keep It Together”, which comes off the upcoming EP An Omen (out Nov. 13th via Columbia Records). The video takes place in a darkened studio, lit, it seems, almost entirely by all of the equipment that surrounds the group. Check it out below. READ MORE