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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Nine Inch Nails Streaming New Song

Tomorrow - December 23rd, 2016 - Nine Inch Nails will drop new EP "Not The Actual Events," fulfilling the promise to release new material by year's end.

Today a first listen has come onlien from "Not The Actual Events." Check out a static-laden clip for "Burning Bright (Field On Fire)" in the YouTube clip below.

"Not The Actual Events" will be available via all digital retailers on 12/23, with physical orders available at this location.

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Nine Inch Nails Releasing New EP

A handful of days ago Rolling Stone asked Trent Reznor about his vow to release new Nine Inch Nails material in 2016, with Reznor playing coy and teasing that something might still be coming.

Turns out he wasn't just yanking your chains, as a Nine Inch Nails EP will drop on December 23rd!

Pre-orders for "Not The Actual Events" can be made right here. The EP finds Reznor and now official bandmate Atticus Ross taking an unexpected left turn from 2013’s "Hesitation Marks" and sounding unrecognizable from the duo's current film work.

“It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make” says Reznor. “It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.” More...

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Trent Reznor Teases NIN Album By End Of Year

It's been three years since the release of "Hesitation Marks," without much in the way of specific info coming from Nine Inch Nails about when (and an in what form) a follow-up would arrive.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Trent Reznor has teased that a new Nine Inch Nails album may still be coming by the end of the month... maybe.

This excerpt from the article is particularly relevant:

A year ago this week, Trent Reznor tweeted, "New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too." When reminded of this tweet now, though, he's coy. "Those words did come out of my mouth, didn't they?" he says bluntly. Then he feigns surprise. "Oh, yeah, it's December, isn't it?" He pauses. "Just wait and see what happens."

What do you think? Is Reznor being a big tease or will a surprise NIN album drop by December 31st, 2016? If you need new music, Reznor and Atticus Ross provided the score for "Patriots Day," a movie about the Boston marathon bombing that opens on Christmas Day. More...

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Metal Must Evolve

My biggest issue with metal in the 2010s is that in contrast to the past three decades, there's just a lack of creativity. Newer metalcore is being increasingly influenced by nu-metal and post-hardcore as the new musicians who are in their 20s and 30s are now playing music that's entirely an amalgam of what they grew up with as teens rather than creating anything new.

Blackgaze was novel for the first few years but now feels like the light beer version of black metal at this point that doesn't have the same edge that metal is supposed to have. I'm not sure if I want black metal to have a kinder, gentler, dare I say, “cuddlier” face when compared to the antisocial behavior that defined the second wave. When I hear a band like Alcest or Deafheaven, I don't feel like these are maniacs with serious mental issues precisely because it sounds way too calculated and professional for my aging ears.

Djent is nice but often feels too monotonous to really do justice to how technical it is. For, “progressive metal” the songwriting lacks the same level of unexpected changes in direction that make progressive rock acts like Rush and Yes so appealing. Yeah, Djent is heavy but it's also often predicable when unconventional songwriting is half of what separates metal and makes it so special and unique. Blackened sludge on the othe rhand is only going to appeal to people who want extremely raw production... who will never be great enough in number to establish a trend rather than a fad. More...

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Nine Inch Nails Streaming New Album

Nine Inch Nail's new album "Hesitation Marks" is due out next week on September 3rd, 2013. For iTunes users who can't wait until release, you can now hear the album in full over at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. The Eater of Dreams
2. Copy of A
3. Came Back Haunted
4. Find My Way
5. Explicit
6. Disappointed
7. Everything
8. Satellite
9. Various Methods of Escape
10. Running
11. I Would For You
12. In Two
13. While I'm Still Here
14. Black Noise
15. Find My Way (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)
16. All Time Low (Todd Rundgren Remix)
17. While I'm Still Here (Breyer P-Orridge "Howler" Remix) More...

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Nine Inch Nails Posts Art Teaser

Nine Inch Nails has posted a video teaser for the artwork/packaging of new album "Hesitation Marks," which features previously unreleased music. Check it out below.

"Hesitation Marks" includes artwork by Russell Mills and art direction/layout by Rob Sheridan. The album is due out September 3rd, 2013.

You can also watch a music video for "Came Back Haunted" over at this location.

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Nine Inch Nails Concert Streaming Online

Nine Inch Nails will release new album "Hesitation Marks" this coming September 3rd, 2013. Now you can check out several of the album's tracks in a live setting.

Reflecting in the Chrome has posted a full Nine Inch Nails set online from the band's performance at the Rock 'n' Heim Festival in Germany. Check out the full show in the player provided below, and the set list is as follows:

00:00:00 Copy Of A
00:06:07 Disappointed
00:12:03 Came Back Haunted
00:17:20 1,000,000
00:21:24 March Of The Pigs
00:25:35 Piggy
00:30:30 Reptile
00:37:00 Terrible Lie
00:42:02 Burn
00:46:52 Closer
00:51:27 Gave Up
00:56:02 Help Me I Am In Hell
00:57:47 Me, I'm Not
01:05:20 Find My Way
01:07:46 The Way Out Is Through
01:11:29 Wish
01:15:14 Survivalism
01:19:43 Only
01:24:07 The Hand That Feeds
01:27:39 Head Like A Hole
01:33:19 Hurt More...

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Nine Inch Nails Offering Free Song Download

Until the end of the day today (August 19th, 2013), Nine Inch Nails is offering the new song "Copy Of A" for free download. You can snag the track at Amazon.com here.

"Copy Of A" will appear on the band's new album "Hesitation Marks," due out September 3rd, 2013. To hear more from the album, check out the music video for "Came Back Haunted" in the player below. More...

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Nine Inch Nails Performs New Song Live

Rockmite.com has posted footage online of Nine Inch Nails performing a new song titled "Disappointed," which will appear on the band's upcoming album "Hesitation Marks."

Check out the live clip below (the new song starts about halfway through).

Nine Inch Nails' upcoming album "Hesitation Marks" is due out this coming September 3rd on Columbia Records.

To hear more from the album, check out the previously posted video clip for "Came Back Haunted" at this location.

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Nine Inch Nails Releases New Music Video

Nine Inch Nails has a new video out now for the "Came Back Haunted" single, which was directed by David Lynch and can be viewed below.

The track comes off upcoming album "Hesitation Marks," available for pre-order at this location. "Hesitation Marks" is due out this coming September 3rd on Columbia Records.

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Nine Inch Nails Streaming New Single

Nine Inch Nails has posted a new single online titled "Came Back Haunted," which can be heard below, and the band also comments:

"Our new full-length album, Hesitation Marks, will be released September 3rd on Columbia Records. The first single, 'Came Back Haunted,' is out now, and you can listen to it below. You can also download the song right now by pre-ordering the album from us or on iTunes.

"We’ve also announced our new tour, Tension 2013, coming this fall to North America. Picking up where Lights in the Sky left off, this is the full-on NIN live experience realized as we never could before. View tour dates and on-sale dates on our tour page. As usual, we have a nin.com presale designed to get the best tickets in the hands of real fans at reasonable prices - check here for full presale details and times. This is just the beginning…" More...

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Nine Inch Nails To Release New Album

After announcing plans to regroup for live shows, a brand new Nine Inch Nails album is now finished, and it's coming out later this year on Columbia Records. Trent Reznor comments:

“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great.

"This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!”

Further details will be announced as they are made available.

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Nine Inch Nails Regrouping, Announces Tour Plans

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has released a statement via Pitchfork.com about the band regrouping to tour during 2013.

You can read the full article right here. The official statement from Trent Reznor reads as follows:

Nine Inch Nails are touring this year. I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.

The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014. Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.

Details on the dates will be announced as they become available. In related news, Trent Reznor also recently took home two Grammy wins for his soundtrack to the movie "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

Read the full article at Pitchfork.com.

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Metal Bands Lose Out To Rock At The Grammy Awards

It probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise that metal isn't well represented in the annual Grammy awards, with possibly our most noticeable wins coming from Slayer in 2007 and 2008.

This year wasn't an exception, and unfortunately there isn't much wiggle room for actual metal acts to win when hard rock and heavy metal are lumped into a single category.

None of our "Best of 2012" winners here at Metalunderground.com made the nominations, and fully heavy bands only managed to get into the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category at the Grammy's this year. The nominees were:

"Love Bites (So Do I)" – Halestorm
"I'm Alive" – Anthrax
"Blood Brothers" (live) – Iron Maiden
"Ghost Walking" – Lamb of God
"No Reflection" – Marilyn Manson
"Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" – Megadeth

In a move that will likely leave metal fans scratching their heads, but will please fans of the mainstream, Halestorm took home the win for "Love Bites (So Do I)." Footage of the event and Halestorm's acceptance of the Grammy can be viewed below, courtesy of Artisan News Service.

In other news of interest to hard rock and metal lovers, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails snagged a Grammy win for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack in the category of "Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media," along with a related win for "Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package" for the same soundtrack. More...

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Inverse Phase Posts 8 Bit Nine Inch Nails Covers

Inverse Phase has posted an all 8 bit cover of the full Nine Inch Nails album "Pretty Hate Machine," titled "Pretty Eight Machine." You can check out the covers in the player below or over at the Inverse Phase bandcamp page here.

The "Pretty Eight Machine" track listing is as follows:

1. Head Like I/O
2. Atarible Lie
3. Downloadin' It
4. SYNCtified
5. Something You Didn't Ever Have
6. Kinda I Want 2A03
7. SID
8. hat's What I Chipped
9. The Lonely Byte
10. Token Ringfinger More...

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Woman Learned Parents Wanted to Kill Her From NIN

The latest in the saga of "metal made me do it" stories, this one is pretty far out there:

Christina Paz, 29, was arrested after starting a fire that seriously damaged her father's home in Cileo Vista in Texas last week and is now facing a felony charge of arson.

The El Paso Times claims that court documents show that Paz told investigators she wanted to burn down the house as revenge on her parents, who she believed were trying to kill her. On December 27 she allegedly poured flammable super glue on a bed in one room before lighting it, and then entered another room to set fire to the curtains.

The court papers report that Paz was angry at her parents "for trying to kill her on Christmas Day, that they had planned to sodomise her and chop her up with the help of a neighbour".

When asked how she knew her parents wanted to kill her, Paz replied that she had become aware "through the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails."

Read the full article at NME.

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Trent Reznor's Latest Soundtrack Details Revealed

Details of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' soundtrack for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" has been released. The soundtrack is the follow-up to their Oscar-winning score for The Social Network.

Here's the update from Reznor on NIN.com:

For the last fourteen months Atticus and I have been hard at work on David Fincher’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. We laughed, we cried, we lost our minds and in the process made some of the most beautiful and disturbing music of our careers. The result is a sprawling three-hour opus that I am happy to announce is available for pre-order right now for as low as $11.99. The full release will be available in one week - December 9th.

The soundtrack is available in several formats: regular and high quality digital downloads, released December 9, a triple CD released December 27, and a deluxe package that will ship February 6. The deluxe version features six LPs, a book, a fold-out poster, and a USB drive shaped like a razor blade and it is signed by Reznor and Ross.

The download is up for pre-order on iTunes now. Those pre-orders get their cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" (featuring Karen O) instantaneously. Also, iTunes is streaming an eight-minute trailer for the film.

Reznor will self-release the soundtrack on his own Null Corporation imprint in North America, while Mute will release it internationally. You can download a free six song sampler from the soundtrack from Null Corporation (by providing your email address).

All preorders of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack include an instant download of the free 6-track sampler.

Here's the track listing for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" soundtrack: More...

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Nine Inch Nails Streaming U2 Cover

As was previously announced, Nine Inch Nails has provided a cover of U2's "Zoo Station" for Q Magazine's tribute to the "Achtung Baby" album. The song is now available for streaming online, and can be heard in the player below or through Consequences of Sound website at this location.

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Nine Inch Nails Records U2 Cover Song For Tribute

A new Nine Inch Nails cover of U2’s “Zoo Station” will appear on Q Magazine’s upcoming tribute album to "Achtung Baby." The album will be included free in the magazine’s October 25th issue. The track listing is as follows:

1. Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station
2. U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – Even Better Than The Real Thing
3. Damien Rice – One
4. Patti Smith – Until The End Of The World
5. Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
6. Depeche Mode – So Cruel
7. Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways
8. The Fray – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
9. Gavin Friday – The Fly
10. The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
11. Glasvegas – Acrobat
12. Jack White – Love Is Blindness

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Trent Reznor Wins Academy Award

Nine Inch Nails founder and main member Trent Reznor picked up an Oscar award last night for Best Original Score thanks to his work with Atticus Ross on the acclaimed movie, The Social Network, a film about Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg. Reznor and Ross were able to win despite stiff competition from Hans Zimmer and his work on the sci-fi hit, Inception, as well as beating three other big films in, How To Train Your Dragon, The King's Speech and 127 Hours.

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