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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #225 on: February 07, 2007, 08:16:58 PM »
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To hold you guys off, heres something I found.

Heres the vinyl version of the fragile that someone ripped from their record.

Their at 192.

http://www.seamless-vision.net/thefragile/
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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #226 on: February 11, 2007, 10:27:32 AM »
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from the nin hotline:

NIN kicks of European tour, plays Last

The European tour kicked off tonight (as of yesterday) with Mr. Self Destruct and the live debut of Last, but as promised, no songs from the new album.

Manuel Lino wrote in tonight with a link to this Portuguese article about the show, which is accompanied by about 40 pictures from the show. The article also includes a full setlist, check it out.

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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #227 on: February 17, 2007, 04:10:00 AM »
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two new songs "survivalism" and "my violent heart" is available to hear at nin's myspace page.

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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #228 on: February 17, 2007, 01:35:46 PM »
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they're kinda blah on first listen. i have a friend who called me up yesterday to tell me about the singles b/c he loves them, but i'm not so into it. it seems like he's trying to be a little more dance friendly (didn't he tour with peaches on the second leg of the with teeth tour?) but it's not incredibly interesting. if this is the single, i don't know if i should be setting my standards too high for the album, but i am still excited to see what else he's got.
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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #229 on: February 17, 2007, 01:58:54 PM »
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My Violent Heart has its moments. Survivalism is crap.

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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #230 on: February 17, 2007, 04:23:28 PM »
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I'm not too crazy about either one after first listens.

Seems like he's entering his "late 80s Bowie" period right about now.  Expect him to turn out albums for the next 5-10 years that die-hard fans will defend but everyone else will write off as crap.

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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #231 on: February 17, 2007, 04:35:43 PM »
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actually, i don't even think die hard fans try to defend "never let me down." even bowie calls it a piece of crap.

look at this cheesy ass cover...
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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #232 on: February 18, 2007, 12:54:48 AM »
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i kinda like My Violent Heart after a few more listens, although it's clearly mediocre NIN.

i'd rather listen to 80s bowie. :shock:

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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #233 on: February 18, 2007, 03:49:13 AM »
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i kinda like My Violent Heart after a few more listens, although it's clearly mediocre NIN.

i'd rather listen to 80s bowie. :shock:

I like the keyboards in My Violent Heart... it's kind of oldschool... I'd say it's on par with 80s Bowie though overall

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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #234 on: February 18, 2007, 11:37:22 PM »
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Weird Web Trail: Conspiracy Theory — Or Marketing For Nine Inch Nails LP?
Series of alternate-reality sites linked to 'concept record' Year Zero, due April 17.
By James Montgomery; MTV

A dystopian civilization in the throws of extinction. A government poisoning its own citizens through the drinking water. Military police raiding private residences. The end of civil liberties. The creation of a Church-State. Mind control.

The contents of some conspiracy theorist's personal manifesto? The plot of a rote first-person shooter? The results of a quick jaunt through Snopes.com? Actually, it's all part of the elaborate (and somewhat terrifying) concept behind Nine Inch Nails' upcoming Year Zero album (due April 17), details of which are currently being disseminated through a series of increasingly spooky — and downright odd — Web sites.

Strangely enough, the story actually began on the back of a T-shirt sold on NIN's current European tour. Dates and cities are listed, with certain letters highlighted. When those letters were arranged, they spelled out the phrase "I am trying to believe," which most saw as just another statement of shattered hope from NIN mastermind Trent Reznor ... that was, until one particularly, uh, "enterprising" individual decided to Google the phrase.

What was revealed was a rather unsettling site (IAmTryingToBelieve.com) dedicated to information on "Parepin," a drug allegedly added to the water supply by the federal government at some unknown date to protect citizens from bioterror attacks. While all appears to be normal, the author of the site — who is not identified — paints a different picture, referring to Parepin as "bioterrorism" being waged on U.S. citizens without their knowledge, designed to placate them.

But in some cases, the opposite occurs. Dosage is not controlled and, according to the site, the more water that unknowing citizens drink, the harsher the side effects.

"Parepin affects brain chemistry — specifically dopamines. Dopaminergic overactivity is linked to schizophrenia. Parepin dosage is not controlled. It's just in the water. The more water you drink, the more Parepin you ingest," the author states. "Parepin may make some people more susceptible to visions and hypnagogic hallucinations (those very vivid dreams you have when you think you are awake.)"

The site also makes mention of citizens witnessing something called "The Presence," which is shown in a series of blurry photographs as what appears to be a giant hand descending from the heavens.

"I used to dismiss conspiracy theories about the Administration's 'real reason' for adding Parepin to our water," the author writes. "Now, I'm not so sure."

Hidden on the site is an e-mail address to contact the author, yet all correspondence to the address is answered with the following auto response, which indicates that he or she has changed (or, possibly, was forced to change) their opinion:

"Thank you for your interest. It is now clear to me that Parepin is a completely safe and effective agent developed to protect us from bio-terrorism. The Administration is acting purely in the best interests of its citizens; to suggest otherwise was irresponsible and I deeply regret it. I'm drinking the water. So should you."

And things only grow more confusing — and unnerving — from there. Members on a NIN fan site, EchoingtheSound.org, soon began to uncover even more sites, all seemingly unrelated upon first glance. But through careful — and some may say obsessive — examination they all began to tie together, creating a rather Orwellian picture of the United States circa the year 2022.

AnotherVersionOfTheTruth.com is, on the surface, a site created by "the U.S. Bureau of Morality," featuring a fluttering flag superimposed over a rippling cornfield and emblazoned with the motto "Zero Tolerance. Zero Fear." But if users click and drag their mouse across the image, what is revealed is a black-and-white photo of a bombed-out wasteland. Visitors are then taken to a secret "messageboard" with topics like "End of the World?" and "Cops Murder Muslim Kid."

On the board, members — or perhaps government agents — discuss Parepin and the Presence (sample entry: "Was it an angel? Devil? Alien? God? I don't know. It was a Presence,") the rise of a new drug called Opal — which, we're told, was created by the U.S. Government after global warming destroyed coca leaves in South America — and a secret-police raid on a Muslim home in Saginaw, Michigan.

Several audio samples are also available on the site, including one taken from the cell phone of a girl in the Michigan home, and an "angry sniper" who opens fire (what he calls an act of "violent resistance") during a baseball game.

The messageboard also contains a link to BeTheHammer.org, the site belonging the "angry sniper," and makes mention of "Consolidated Mail Systems," both of which are important clues to advancing the story.

On BeTheHammer, the sniper says he worked for the secret police, raiding homes of Muslim-Americans, torturing and in some cases murdering them. He also makes mention of time spent in the 105th Airborne Crusaders.

And, of course, a quick Google search of "105th Airborne Crusaders" turns up a site dedicated to a special-forces group formed "as part of our nation's swift answer to the atrocities in Los Angeles," and made up of "men and women who kept a personal relationship with our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ and allowed the Holy Ghost to guide their rifles true." According to posts from former members of the 105th, the Crusaders launched campaigns in Iran (even mentioning the detonation of a nuclear device in Tehran), Yemen, Chad, Turkey, Syria and the Kashmir Region.

There are also mentions on that site of a New Evangelical Church, which donated land to the 105th. Somehow — and we're not entirely sure how — this led NIN fans to the discovery of another site, ChurchOfPlano.com, run by a fictitious New Evangelical outfit that practices "Neighborhood Cleansing" and holds sermons about the Presence.

And finally, as if all of that wasn't mind-bending enough, a Google search of Consolidated Mail Systems turns up a purported e-mail in-box owned by someone with the handle "NoOneImportant," which contains a police-manual definition of Opal that suggests it causes users to suffer the same hallucinations as those who ingest too much Parepin.

Are we to believe, then, that in the future the government has really been drugging its citizens? Will we engage in a Holy War with Muslim nations? Will secret police groups creep in the shadows at night? We're led to believe that the answer to all of these questions is "Yes."

And it all brings up a couple of new questions: Just who is behind all these Web-related shenanigans in the first place? And what do they have to do with Nine Inch Nails?

Well, in relation to the former: all of the sites are registered through Domains by Proxy, an Arizona-based company that protects the identities of site owners (when reached for comment, a spokesperson for DBP would not reveal exactly who registered any of the sites as it would "violate the terms of service provided by the company.") But according to reports published on the Web site of the U.K.'s Digit magazine and elsewhere, the sites are part of an alternate reality game, created by 42 Entertainment, a marketing company responsible for one of the most famously ambitious ARGs in history: "I Love Bees," an effort that combined Web sites, banks of public telephones and vials of honey sent through the mail to create, well, "buzz" for the fall 2004 release of "Halo 2".

When contacted by MTV News, a spokesperson for 42 had no comment on the company's involvement with NIN.

And about the latter: When the band's label, Interscope Records, was contacted they too had no comment, though they did release a statement by Reznor which seemed to put the whole project — and the concept behind Year Zero — into focus.

"This record began as an experiment with noise on a laptop in a bus on tour somewhere. That sound led to a daydream about the end of the world. That daydream stuck with me and over time revealed itself to be much more," Reznor said in the statement. "I believe sometimes you have a choice in what inspiration you choose to follow and other times you really don't. This record is the latter. Once I tuned into it, everything fell into place ... as if it were meant to be. ... The record turned out to be more than a just a record in scale, as you will see over time.

"Part one is Year Zero. Concept record. Sixteen tracks. What's it about? Well, it takes place about 15 years in the future. Things are not good. If you imagine a world where greed and power continue to run their likely course, you'll have an idea of the backdrop," he continued. "The world has reached the breaking point — politically, spiritually and ecologically. Written from various perspectives of people in this world, Year Zero examines various viewpoints set against an impending moment of truth."
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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #235 on: February 20, 2007, 01:56:26 PM »
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youtube clips (bad quality) from the upcoming live dvd "beside you in time"


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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #236 on: February 20, 2007, 03:18:35 PM »
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actually, i don't even think die hard fans try to defend "never let me down." even bowie calls it a piece of crap.

look at this cheesy ass cover...


Come on... you can't completely hate an album where Mickey Rourke does a rap during one song.

OK, maybe you can.

But to add to the "what the hell is Trent thinking" discussion, this is an e-mail I got this morning from a friend who likes the new stuff more than I do:

And another song has leaked. Apparently people on the european tour are finding little data holders with a song in high quality on it. One at random shows along the tour. Me I'm Not leaked. I heard it. It has a very "even deeper" sound to it. The new songs are quite fantastic....oh yeah....call this number
 
216.333.1810


The only thing I can make of this after calling the number is that Trent is a big fan of Lost.

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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #237 on: February 23, 2007, 10:49:23 AM »
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Come on, Trent...  :yabbse-undecided:
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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #238 on: February 23, 2007, 10:52:32 AM »
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"year zero" album artwork



"year zero" trailer

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Re: nine inch nails
« Reply #239 on: February 23, 2007, 12:11:44 PM »
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Go on, Trent...  :ponder:
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