Friday, June 27th 2008
News: Nine Inch Nails
2008 is rapidly becoming the year of Trent Reznor. In the first six months alone, the nucleus of Nine Inch Nails has already released a full album of brutal new rockers at no cost to fans (The Slip) and a five-dollar, 36-track instrumental album (Ghosts I-IV), the first nine tracks of which were also free. With a dream-team lineup arranged for a big summer tour set to start next month, and word of a Year Zero television series based on his 2007 future dystopia concept album (and you can be sure it won’t be any goddamned reality show), there’s no end in sight for the pioneer of the music industry’s own inevitable industrial revolution. Trent continues to beat the majors to the punch, bringing their most terrifyingly hideous nightmares to reality: the strings have been cut, and some of the puppets are dancing just fine, all on their own.
On top of all that, Reznor’s releasing The Slip as a limited edition CD/DVD on July 22 through his own Null Corporation label. Only 250,000 copies will be released worldwide, so get your Ebay accounts ready. The album will consist of an individually numbered six-panel digipak, including a bonus DVD of performances filmed during rehearsals for the band’s upcoming Lights In The Sky tour (which kicks off July 25 in Canada) and a 24-page accompanying booklet.
Speaking of the new Nails tour, the band is currently in Los Angeles rehearsing for the shows. A couple days ago we posted a pretty badass video of 1,000,000 from those rehearsals, highlighting the return of Robin Finck to the band.
Trent has put up two more: