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.”
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It has been nearly 5 years since Trent Reznor announced that his Nine Inch Nails concept album “Year Zero” would be adapted into a television series. It made the rounds and found a home at HBO back in 2010. Still, with 2013 on the horizon, Reznor and co. have yet to even get a pilot presentation off the ground. Who does he blame? Himself.
During a Reddit conversation to hype the sale of the terrible How to Destroy Angles EP “An omen_”, a new album he recorded with Yoko…whoops, I mean, his wife Mariqueen Maandig, Reznor tells his fans that there’s nothing going on with the “Year Zero” project at the moment.
“This is currently in a holding state,” says Reznor. “We didn’t find the right match with a writer, and really have been avoiding doing what we should have done from the beginning: write it ourselves. We = Rob and myself.
“This project means a lot to me and will see the light of day in one form or another,” says the optimistic NIN frontman.
“Year Zero” began (as so many things do in the music of Nine Inch Nails) from a place of wrenching emotion and sonic adventure. The “Year Zero” album criticizes the U.S. government — specifically the Bush years — and presents a dystopian vision of the year 2022. 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
Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) has taken to his Facebook page to announce that he is working on a project that involves Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Luke Wood, who are all behind the Beats By Dre. While no details were given regarding the project or the style of music, Reznor states that this project is something out of normal element and that we will begin to see this work emerge in 2013.
Reznor’s official statement reads, “Some of you may have read that I have begun working with Beats By Dre. For the past year I have indeed been involved with Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Luke Wood, and the rest of the team on a number of very interesting projects that will start to emerge next year. I have been wanting to experiment and focus my energy and creativity in some different directions, and Beats has afforded me that very opportunity. The process has been challenging and fascinating and as much as I’d like to tell you about the things we’ve dreamed up… I just can’t. Not yet…(I can tell you it’s probably not what you’re expecting!)”
Who’s got some guesses as to what we’re going to hear? READ MORE
How To Destroy Angels, which features Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig, has released “Keep It Together”, the first single from the upcoming An Omen EP, which comes out Nov. 13th. They have also made the song available for free download, so get to listening below!
The track is a stuttering, mellow, somewhat haunting piece that never really hits any sort of climax. However, it never intends to, content in being something soothing yet oddly jarring.
How To Destroy Angels singer Mariqueen Maandig Reznor has released, through her twitter, the vinyl artwork for the band’s upcoming EP An Omen, which you can check out below. The album is scheduled to come out Nov. 13th through Columbia Records, which the band just signed to (more information here).
Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) has posted on his Facebook the upcoming details for How To Destroy Angels, which include being signed to Columbia Records as well as a new EP entitled An Omen coming out Nov. 13th. The band will also put out other releases through Columbia.
An Omen will be the band’s second EP. Their first is available for free download through their website.
Reznor states, “Sorry for the radio silence lately… I’ve been busy! There’s a number of things to be revealed over the coming months. Some you may expect, others you may not. Patience, my friends.
Today’s news is about my band How To Destroy Angels. I’m happy to announce we’ve formally partnered with Columbia Records for our next series of releases. The first of these will be available in November and it’s called An Omen EP. As you may have guessed, it’s an EP. It contains six songs, some of which are from our full-length LP which is coming early next year.
We are making some videos, we are going to be performing live, and that’s all the details I have for now on those matters.”
Read on for more information. READ MORE
The video game industry has grown exponentially over time, and it’s only going to get bigger. In a poll I made up right now some people would argue that the video game industry has grown to be even bigger than the movie industry. Bringing in billions and billions a year, over the past 10 years the gaming industry is seeing much more people from movies and tv making the cross platform jump into working on video games. Call Of Duty: Black Ops II is no exception. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame scored the theme song for the game. David S. Goyer who helped write the original Black Ops as well as the Batman Begins series is again writing Black Ops II. Check out the featurette video below where David, Trent, and the games Devs talk about Black Ops II.
Call of Duty Black Ops II will be released November 12th on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
USA Today is reporting that Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor will be composing the main theme song for the upcoming action FPS game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Reznor is no stranger to composing for video games as he has lent his talent to both the Quake and Doom video game series’. Reznor states that because of the US/China Cold War storyline, that “There is a lot of reservation and angst and sense of loss and regret and anger bubbling under the surface. So it didn’t make sense to have a gung-ho patriotic feeling kind of theme song. It has to feel weighty.”
It is also reported that Reznor will be releasing another How To Destroy Angels, the project with his wife Mariqueen Maandiq and film composer Atticus Ross, although the distribution and release date have yet to be determined. READ MORE
Review written by Chris Lockett: It’s been almost a decade since Marilyn Manson made a good album. The fantastic, The Golden Age of Grotesque came out in 2003, followed by the mediocre Eat Me, Drink Me in 2007, and finally, the mixed bag that was The High End of Low in 2009. Now Manson is at it again with his new album Born Villain, which he deems as his “comeback album”. A lot of hype has been surrounding the release, but is it deserving of it? And more importantly, does it hold a candle to Manson’s early albums? READ MORE
Sometimes I get really bored. I’m only human, and like the rest of you, there are times when I need a little entertainment. During one of my recent fits of boredom where I was lying naked on the floor of my room in a sticky puddle of dried up Mountain Dew while staring up at the ceiling wondering what wordsmith came up with the word ‘orange,’ I decided to come up with a little game — something to fill my time so I didn’t have to finally concede to what the voices in my head were telling me to do. For the unaware, at Bloody Disgusting lies a mythical creature known as a Jonathan Barkan. He runs the music section on BD with a tyrannical fist and a sweet moustache. If I were reviewing Jon, his Baby Factor would go something like ”If Albert Wesker and a Big Daddy got together to make sweet, sweet love inside a record store, Jonny B would be their musically inclined offspring.”
All that is a long-winded way of saying he knows his music, and he also happens to share my love of video games. So let’s get back to the game I was teasing earlier. I gave Jon ten video game franchises and asked him who he thought would be best suited to score the soundtracks for that series. For example, if Akira Yamaoka had never joined Konami to craft the incredible scores the Silent Hill series is known for, who could’ve taken his place? Find out whom he chose for Silent Hill, as well as nine others, after the jump. READ MORE
Neil Gaiman, best known for his work on the Sandman series among comic fans, along with a bunch of other big name artists addressed an open letter to Washington today concerning SOPA. This is big for people like us, the readers, the artists, the community who will suffer from such censorship. Today, websites such as Wikipedia and Reddit took a stand against the act as well. Take a look at the letter below. Let’s keep art and the internet a free place (this is the most serious thing you will ever hear from me).
Noisecreep.com is reporting that Trent Reznor has confirmed through the Nine Inch Nails forum that a new NIN album is in the works. On top of that, he’s also putting out another How To Destroy Angels album, the project that features his wife Mariqueen Maandig, which is scheduled for release this fall. Also, don’t forget that Trent is confirmed for a cameo role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Quite the busy guy, don’t ya think?
I’m still feeling a bit weird saying it out loud: “Trent Reznor, Oscar winner.” The Nine Inch Nails frontman has come a long way since his bout with drugs, depression and writer’s block. A decade after the release of “The Fragile,” Reznor is married, has released a slew of new albums, alongside produced side-projects, and is now an Academy Award winner for his work on David Fincher’s The Social network. F*cking awesome if you’re a fan (which I am).
While I was hoping we’d one day get a new NIN album, Trent Reznor has stated he’s working on a full “How to Destroy Angels” album (thanks to Yoko), while he’s also committed to working with Fincher again on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Even cooler is that the site claims Reznor will also “be appearing as the vampire who kills Lincoln’s mom, as well!”
In theaters June 22, the story revolves around the president’s quest to rid the world of vampires, presented as part of the conflict behind the Civil War.
Mr. Disgusting tweeted a badass video that I had to share with all of you. Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and wife Mariqueen Maandig’s project How To Destroy Angels has debuted a really awesome video for their second single, ‘The Space In Between’, on Pitchfork.com. Bloody, fiery, hypnotizing and beautifully shot, I highly recommend taking a few minutes and watching!
“Godfather of Goth” Peter Murphy has never been far from the music scene in which he was key in creating. His band Bauhaus, probably best known for their hit “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, was integral in the stabilization of the Goth genre of music. Even though they broke up in 1983 (they reunited for a tour in 1998, and again in 2006 with Nine Inch Nails, as Bauhaus was a huge influence on Reznor’s work), Murphy has been toiling on his solo work ever since. Murphy has had success in his solo career with singles like “Cuts You Up” off of 1990’s Deep, and “I’ll Fall With Your Knife” from 1997’s Cascade. In 2008, Murphy revealed he had plans to release a new album in 2009. Trent Reznor is rumored to have been producer on this new album, which will hopefully see release in 2010.
What is definite for 2010 is that Murphy will be embarking on something he calls the “Secret Bees Series”. A series of web casts starting in February which will feature Murphy and a group of musicians he has hand chosen. The first episode will be set in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate NY at a yet undisclosed location featuring Murphy, Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls) on drums and John Andrews(Peter Murphy band) on guitar. Murphy and his band will play his own solo classics as well as never before performed Bauhaus songs.
To keep yourself updated on the location, and times when the series will be broadcast, check out Murphy’s site: http://www.petermurphy.info/
Trent Reznor is apparently hard at work not working, but posted a small but significant update on nin.com for his fans.
“Happy holidays everyone and thank you for an exceptional year! Sorry I haven’t been around much lately, I’ve been working on not working for a couple of months, which for me is hard work. 2010 has a number of things planned including new material from nine inch nails and something else that isn’t nine inch nails. I am in a state of rediscovery and reinvention that feels unfamiliar, unsure and exactly what I need.”
Whatever the hell that means, it definitely sounds like good news for fans of Trent Reznor and NIN. He also posted video of some random performances from 2009, check out “Last” live from Holmdel, NJ 6.06.09 Below…