How to Destroy Angels – The Loop Closes
When I was in San Francisco last year I spent a few days crashing with an old fried from VA named Joey. Unbeknownst to me, Joey was a Nine Inch Nails fanatic, and had seen them in concert multiple times. Although I was never fortunate enough to see them live, I began listening in 1994 with the release of The Downward Spiral. At the time Nine Inch Nails broke through rock and electronic music conventions and made industrial, with its signature synthesizer-heavy melodies and distorted vocals, a mainstream branch of rock music.
Years later Nine Inch Nails would break up and the prospect of seeing them live instantly disappeared. Last summer with Joey I lamented the lost prospect of seeing NIN live while we watched live footage that he had collected from NIN in the 1990’s. However, as of last month, Trent Reznor (the founder, nay, heart and soul of NIN) announced: NIN is returning in 2013 to tour. Not only that, but Trent Reznor’s new band, How to Destroy Angels, is also touring this year and performing at Coachella Music and Arts Festival this summer.
I am a fan of nearly every Trent Reznor project: from Nine Inch Nails, to his film scoring work (The Social Network, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), to his latest band, How to Destroy Angels. He was also among the highlights of Dave’s Grohl’s Sound City documentary.