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Cleveland, OH, USA (1988 – present)

Nine Inch Nails is a Cleveland, OH, USA, band that was formed in 1988 by Trent Reznor, the only constant member of the band. He’s generally credited for popularizing the genre known as “” with both his releases and , theatrical music videos.

Born Michael Trent Reznor, he was raised by his maternal grandparents in Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA. Reznor took up piano at the age of five and in high school took up the tuba and saxophone. In the early to mid-, Trent played with various and groups such as Exotic Birds and Option 30 before beginning his solo project.

As a member of Exotic Birds, he appeared in the Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett film Light of Day. He also was mentioned on local TV as a proponent of music in general. Before the 1989 release of NIN’s first album, ‘Pretty Hate Machine’, he worked for Right Track Studio as a handyman heavily interested in recording technology. Both the name of Reznor’s band and the title of his second single, “Head Like a Hole”, came from remarks by Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Reznor’s biggest influence.

Nine Inch Nails has issued eight major albums, which have generally received both critical and commercial acclaim. Historically, NIN releases have been assigned a “Halo” index number. For example, the album ‘With Teeth’ is also known as Halo 19. With the inclusion of the ‘Broken’ EP, the band’s primary releases are:

1. ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ (1989)
2. ‘Broken’ EP (1992)
3. ‘The Downward Spiral’ (1994)
4. ‘The Fragile (Left)’ / ‘’The Fragile (Right)’ (1999)
5. ‘With Teeth’ (2005)
6. ‘Year Zero’ (2007)


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  • somacarcrash

    >getting this mad over someone you don't personally know

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  • Vhenne

    Not to mention trent is in his mid 50s atm and still look v good for his age, I want to see your picture in 30yrs, you know what I see? 400lbs landwhale surrounded by cats. Fuck.

    Yesterday 7:28am Reply
  • Vhenne

    "Fat', christs sake, he was ripped af most of his career, the only fat shit here is you and youll only get worse when you hit your 30s.

    Yesterday 7:26am Reply
  • SahaZ

    инструментал фрагилы <3

    5 Jul 8:36pm Reply
  • Rodwen

    developing a huge crush on Trent Reznor from know, before he got all fat n stuff

    4 Jul 12:26pm Reply
  • SoulsAdrift

    Fragile instrumentals are stunning, layers hidden within layers hidden within

    3 Jul 7:02pm Reply
  • GregReason

    Finally, outtakes from The Fragile

    1 Jul 5:02pm Reply
  • Tobey24

    Freaking new Fragile tracks and instrumentals, holy fuck.

    1 Jul 11:05am Reply
  • GhostFame

    ridiculously dark lyrics aimed at teenage emo girls are my favourite kind of lyrics [3]

    28 Jun 7:12pm Reply
  • Fircyk91

    26 Jun 3:17pm Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    @tastydogchow: for sure, I found EN/Coil through NIN

    21 Jun 2:43am Reply
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  • TastyDogChow

    Even though I object to this group being labeled as "Industrial" (I honestly feel that the ideology behind genuine Industrial music and the mainstream appeal of Rock music completely contradict each other), I still owe it to Nine Inch Nails for sparking my interest in Industrial music. If I hadn't grew up with Industrial rock groups like NIN I would have never branched into Throbbing Gristle and similar Industrial groups. Elitists can hate Trent all the want but I think it's fair to say that Trent opened many people to the world of Industrial music.

    15 Jun 12:25pm Reply
  • DDevilized

    he's just so full of surprises

    14 Jun 11:37pm Reply
  • DDevilized

    breaking noose: trent's just started yet another new band: "Scatology"

    14 Jun 11:37pm Reply
  • Cimersies

    I am every fucking thing and just a little more I sold my soul but don't you dare call me a whore STARFUCKERS INC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    13 Jun 8:05am Reply
  • bobo9390

    ridiculously dark lyrics aimed at teenage emo girls are my favourite kind of lyrics [2]

    11 Jun 8:35pm Reply
  • uranutan

    On an unrelated note, Hesitation Marks was so forgettable I literally forgot it existed until the other day.

    9 Jun 4:26pm Reply
  • Wuhdo

    What that guy said. That's one of my favorite lines ever. [2]

    7 Jun 7:35pm Reply
  • DDevilized

    " It's a perfect furious response to feeling a ton of shit flying at you" eww do you live in a monkey cage

    7 Jun 7:05pm Reply
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