Nine Inch Nails May Not Be Dead

May 6, 2010 by  
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A short video was released last week by How To Destroy Angels, a new band that was put together by Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig. Three more videos were released several days ago to give a new glimpse at Trent and Mariqueen’s new project. Also, Atticus Ross has been announced as the third member.

Some fans may consider Mariqueen to be the Yoko Ono of Nine Inch Nails, with a comparison being made to how The Beatles broke up. How To Destroy Angels set up a discussion board on Facebook allowing fans to ask questions, in which members of HTDA may answer. For Nine Inch Nails fans, the following response I found by Trent Reznor to a question on Facebook appears to be good news:

Eliot Jenkins TR: it’s obvious that you’ve wanted to put nine inch nails on hold for a while and try some other things. so, for you, how is this different from nine inch nails (besides the obvious: a different vocalist, a more collaborative work, etc.)? what do you feel you can do now with this band that you couldn’t do with nine inch nails?

Trent Reznor: As stated above, this EP is a very early phase of this project. Yes, it sounds more NIN-ish than I believe it will as we progress. To me, HTDA frees me from some of the constraints I’ve begun to feel (primarily emotionally) in NIN.
NIN is not dead and I am about to work on some material that I believe will be quite different than previous NIN very soon.

Watch the three newest HTDA video clips that were released:

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First Song By How To Destroy Angels

May 4, 2010 by  
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How To Destroy Angels has released their first song, which is called “A Drowning.” The song consists of Trent Reznor’s wife, Mariqueen Maandig, singing over an electronic background track that sounds very similar to Nine Inch Nails. I was skeptical of the HTDA project before listening to their first track, but Mariqueen’s soft and soothing voice brings out the emotional depth of the song’s lyrics and leaves me wanting to hear more.

The new single is available for download at amazon.com. HTDA’s EP with six songs will be released sometime this summer.

Click here to listen to the full seven minute version of “A Drowning.”

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Trent Reznor’s New Project

April 29, 2010 by  
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After Nine Inch Nails played their final concert last year, Trent Reznor started a new project with his new wife Mariqueen Maandig. The two have formed a group called How To Destroy Angels, which is supposed to feature Mariqueen on vocals. With the exception of a short video clip, very little information has been released about the new group.

Watch HTDA’s short video:

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