Survivalism (4:22)

Cover of Year Zero

From Year Zero and 45 other releases

“Survivalism” (also known as Halo 23) is the first single by Nine Inch Nails from their 2007 release entitled Year Zero. The song is the third track on the album. On Valentine’s Day of 2007, a clip of the chorus to “Survivalism” was first heard by fans calling the telephone number (310) 295-1040, which was found by joining discolored numerals on the back of a tour t-shirt. FMQB reported that “Survivalism” would arrive at radio stations on February 27th [2007] with an add date of March 6th [2007], but 102.1 The Edge in Toronto, Canada debuted the song on February 15th [2007], and on the next day, it was officially played on radio stations across the United States. It was later made available on Nine Inch Nails’ MySpace page. “Survivalism” was also featured in an episode of CSI.

As with “The Hand That Feeds” and “Only,” the “Survivalism” multi-track GarageBand file was released by the band for fan remixing on March 13th. It can be downloaded on the album’s website.


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  • thejackyl

    Such a solid jam.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Offino

    best on album!

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • hungarianpaprik

    " Mother Nature is a Whore " .... the Natural World DEMANDS that LIFE Continues & Flourishes

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • zero000000000


    28 Aug 2013 Reply
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    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jpeiper

    Lol about the comment on the electronic drums. I get that, and I was not crazy about this song when I first heard it. And then I saw it performed live....with Josh Freese drumming.....holy shit, it rocked. Talk about the new appreciation. Great song.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Thonydef

    I got my Violence in High Def UltraRealism!

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • shift_refresh


    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Exzart

    Mother nature is a whore. [5]

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • forbidden-love

    Crazy ass track.

    22 Oct 2011 Reply
  • thesquishyfishy


    19 Oct 2011 Reply
  • pictureofme


    6 Oct 2011 Reply
  • NicoleP87

    Love nin

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • maryann2version

    "All bruised and broken, bleeding... she asked to take my hand. I turned, just keep on walking... but you'd do the same thing in the circumstance - I'm sure you'd understand." Wasn't there a biography about Reznor or Manson where Manson blew off a girl - All she wanted was some company before she died.

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • ruslawcallender

    This song kicks ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • behelorn

    I got survivalism...

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    The only thing that stops me from enjoying this 100% are those annoying tinny electronic drums. Geez, Trent, why couldn't you add exploding arena drums like in... oh I dunno, Eraser?

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • rangsta-gapp

    "Sounds like he's saying "I've got my fist stuck up my pan, I've got survivalism"." god damn, I just can't unhear it.

    25 Feb 2011 Reply
  • LuckyHanna


    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Deardeadfriend

    I got my fist, I got my plan, I got survivalism.

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
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