If Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 masterpiece ‘Downward Spiral’ was an opera of depression-induced suicide, then new album ‘Hesitation Marks’ is an opera where Trent Reznor grieves, forgives and buries the body.
The intimate show followed their enormous festival dates, but they sure didn’t sound any smaller, pummeling the tiny Troubadour with the band’s legendary industrial strength.
Here’s a primer on Trent Reznor’s many, many projects after Nine Inch Nails waved goodbye in 2009.
Like Public Enemy, who played the Rocky stage the prior day, NIN did not fit into the #YOLO vibe, which means that a fair portion of the didn’t know what to do with their music.
With the band’s comeback album on the horizon, Nine Inch Nails are releasing a slew of behind-the-scenes extras, including a tour doc and 45 minutes of Trent Reznor talking about all things NIN.
The L.A. duo’s 2012 debut, ‘Ministry of Love,’ transports listeners to cities like London, Berlin, Milan, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing–some locations more literally than others, lyrically speaking.
At Nine Inch Nails’ first show since 2009 at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival, they premiered their new song “Copy Of A,” off their upcoming album, Hesitation Marks (due September 3). Now all of those fans who were unable to catch the song in person are able to stream the track for themselves.