Posts Tagged ‘trent reznor’

May 17, 2018

One of the first things I did this morning after I got up was listen to the new Nine Inch Nails (whilst doing some planks, because I really need to, because I’m like way too out of shape lately, but I digress). Dark muddy God Break Down The Door raised my heart-rate in an instant. Frantic drums and glowering vocals abound on the wicked track, which even boasts some incredibly spectral saxophone. It’s a song that reminds me of NIN’s stint on Twin Peaks: The Return. It would’ve fit right in with the haunting performance they turned in on the cult television series. I have a feeling Lynch is really digging the new offering, which ventures deep into electro punk territory alongside its industrial electro-rock. God Break Down The Door is our first scowling, snarling taste from NIN’s next full length, Bad Witch, arriving June 22nd on Capitol Records. Pre-order the long awaited return, here. Oh, and by the way, happy birthday, Trent Reznor. 

July 19, 2017

As reported last week, industrial rock legends Nine Inch Nails will be releasing a new EP entitled Add Violence this Friday, the second in a series of three related EPs. We received our first taste of Add Violence last week in the form of gloriously thrashing, noisy seething Less Than. Today’s THIS ISN’T THE PLACE is just as gripping and phenomenal, but in a very different manner. It’s an eerily haunting brooder whose atmosphere is so intense that it recalls some of Trent Reznor’s film soundtrack work. THIS ISN’T THE PLACE is a slow build of an opaque droning crescendo that recalls recent Radiohead as well as Massive Attack and Portishead. The whole ambiance of THIS ISN’T A PLACE and the control panel visualizer that comes along with the song also remind me of that masterpiece of a Twin Peaks episode on which NIN performed just a month prior. Twin Peaks: The Return episode 8 is David Lynch’s magnum opus, and NIN couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for its atmosphere. NIN’s Add Violence EP can be pre-ordered digitally, here, or on vinyl, here. A CD version will be out on September 1st.

July 13, 2017

Oh hey, Nine Inch Nails, who are about to headline FYF in LA and Panorama in NYC (their first performances since 2014), are back with a deliciously gritty and industrial new track! They’ve also announced a fresh collection of tunes named Add Violence, due out July 21st.

Add Violence is the second in a series of three related EPs. The first, Not The Actual Events, was released back in December. Less Than is the five track EP’s lead single, out today, and what a glorious bristling, dark seething NIN treat it is. Fans can pre-order Add Violence in hi-res digital format now at NIN’s website, here, and get an instant download of Less Than. It’s becoming quite a year for NIN fans, what with the new EP, their first performances in so long, and that awesome appearance on Twin Peaks, too.

Copy of A

August 12, 2013

NIN was one of the jaw dropping good headlining acts I was privileged to catch over the weekend at Outside Lands Music Festival. Trent Reznor was arresting on stage, as expected. Suffice to say, it was a helluva set. Listen to brand new Nine Inch Nails track Copy of A off of coming album Hesitation Marks. There were other live clips of this floating around previously, but we can now hear the studio version in all its glory. And it’s SO goooooood. So dark. So industrial. So NIN.

Copy of A

August 12, 2013

NIN was one of the jaw dropping good headlining acts I was privileged to catch over the weekend at Outside Lands Music Festival. Trent Reznor was arresting on stage, as expected. Suffice to say, it was a helluva set. Listen to brand new Nine Inch Nails track Copy of A off of coming album Hesitation Marks. There were other live clips of this floating around previously, but we can now hear the studio version in all its glory. And it’s SO goooooood. So dark. So industrial. So NIN.

Trent the man

July 31, 2013

Alright, quality of the video aside, you gotta admit, this is KILLER DOPE. NIN previewed another track off their eagerly awaited new album Hesitation Marks. Disappointed is far from disappointing. It’s sick. I can’t wait to see Nine Inch Nails at Outside Lands in a couple weeks. And I can’t wait to blast Hesitation Marks come September 3.

Trent the man

July 31, 2013

Alright, quality of the video aside, you gotta admit, this is KILLER DOPE. NIN previewed another track off their eagerly awaited new album Hesitation Marks. Disappointed is far from disappointing. It’s sick. I can’t wait to see Nine Inch Nails at Outside Lands in a couple weeks. And I can’t wait to blast Hesitation Marks come September 3.

OFFICIAL VID: Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted

June 28, 2013

Alright, let’s jump into it! Big release of the morning! Nine Inch Nails drove people into a frenzy recently with their comeback single Came Back Haunted (most people, some die hard fans were not too satisfied). Today, they debuted the David Lynch directed music video! That David Lynch sure is everywhere these days. Warning to the seizure prone, this one has its share of epilepsy triggering effects. Those prone to motion sickness might want to be careful too. Oh, and those that are recovering from a hangover might want to proceed with caution too. Yep. 😉 Otherwise, it’s a cool, super dark, uber freaky video. New album Hesitation Marks is due to release on September 3! Can’t wait!

OFFICIAL VID: Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted

June 28, 2013

Alright, let’s jump into it! Big release of the morning! Nine Inch Nails drove people into a frenzy recently with their comeback single Came Back Haunted (most people, some die hard fans were not too satisfied). Today, they debuted the David Lynch directed music video! That David Lynch sure is everywhere these days. Warning to the seizure prone, this one has its share of epilepsy triggering effects. Those prone to motion sickness might want to be careful too. Oh, and those that are recovering from a hangover might want to proceed with caution too. Yep. 😉 Otherwise, it’s a cool, super dark, uber freaky video. New album Hesitation Marks is due to release on September 3! Can’t wait!

Nine Inch Nails’ brand new song

June 6, 2013

I’m sure by now, many of you have already listened to Nine Inch Nail’s new single Came Back Haunted. If you haven’t, it’s time to listen. If you have, time to listen to it again. The band threw fans into a happy frenzy by announcing ninth album Hesitation Marks, which is set to drop on September 3. It’s been a long 5 years since their last release and subsequent announcement of hiatus. In that interim, we’ve seen members of NIN dabble in all sorts of projects, some of them garnering major awards and much success. Trent Reznor has proven himself to be a great soundtrack composer for Hollywood motion pictures. How To Destroy Angels has done some pretty amazing things, particularly live. I guess they decided it was time to end that hiatus, despite still having much going on elsewhere.

Came Back Haunted is a fitting return. Just listen to the lyrics. The track harkens back to earlier NIN. It also fits right in with the EDM scheme of themes these days, since it’s very much an electro funk song. I also can’t help noticing how similar the production sounds to some of How To Destroy Angel’s material. Came Back Haunted is dark, creepy, and so wonderfully NIN. I’ve already listened to it many times, today.