How to Destroy Angels (band)

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How to Destroy Angels
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Background information
Also known asHTDA
Genres
Years active2009–2013
Labels
Associated acts
Website howtodestroyangels.com
Members

How to Destroy Angels (HTDA) is a musical group consisting of Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor (both from Nine Inch Nails), Mariqueen Maandig, and Rob Sheridan. [4] [5] [6] The group is named after a 1984 Coil song of the same name. [7] Alessandro Cortini joined the lineup for the duration of the 2013 tour.

Atticus Ross English musician, composer and record producer

Atticus Matthew Cowper Ross is an English musician, songwriter, record producer, and audio engineer. Along with Trent Reznor, Ross won the Oscar for Best Original Score for The Social Network in 2010. In 2013, the pair won a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for their soundtrack to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He has worked with Reznor's band Nine Inch Nails since 2005, and became an official member of the band in 2016.

Trent Reznor American musician

Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer. He is the founder, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until adding long-time collaborator Atticus Ross as a permanent member in 2016. His first release under the Nine Inch Nails name, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success. He has since released nine Nine Inch Nails studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012.

Nine Inch Nails American industrial rock band

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. The band was founded by lead singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, who was the band's only official member until adding English musician Atticus Ross in 2016. The band has signed with several major labels over the course of three decades, the current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.

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Releases

The band's first release was a self-titled EP, released on June 1, 2010. [8] The band released a single from the album, "A Drowning", as digital downloadable content, [9] and a second song, "The Space in Between," debuted as a music video on Pitchfork on May 14, 2010. [10] A third track, "The Believers," was made available through Wired magazine's iPad application, along with a dissection and breakdown of the song, and through a free digital download from the official website. "The Believers", is also featured on the soundtrack of the 2011 film Limitless .

<i>How to Destroy Angels</i> (How to Destroy Angels EP) 2010 EP by How to Destroy Angels

How to Destroy Angels is the debut extended play by post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels. The six-song EP was released as a free download via the band's website on June 1, 2010, and a retail CD was released on July 6, 2010. A "Hi-Def Upgrade" was also available, with higher quality audio and the music video for the song "The Space in Between", while "A Drowning" was officially released as a single.

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has been in publication since March/April 1993. Several spin-offs have been launched, including Wired UK, Wired Italia, Wired Japan, and Wired Germany. Condé Nast's parent company Advance Publications is also the major shareholder of Reddit, an internet information conglomeration website.

<i>Limitless</i> (film) 2011 film by Neil Burger

Limitless is a 2011 American science fiction thriller film directed by Neil Burger and written by Leslie Dixon. Based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn, the film stars Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Andrew Howard, and Anna Friel. The film follows Edward Morra, a struggling writer who is introduced to a nootropic drug called NZT-48, which gives him the ability to fully utilize his brain and vastly improve his lifestyle.

The band recorded a cover version of Bryan Ferry's "Is Your Love Strong Enough?" [11] which was released December 9, 2011 on the soundtrack for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Bryan Ferry English musician

Bryan Ferry CBE is an English singer and songwriter. His voice has been described as an "elegant, seductive croon". He also established a distinctive image and sartorial style; according to The Independent, Ferry and his contemporary David Bowie influenced a generation with both their music and their appearances. Peter York described Ferry as "an art object" who "should hang in the Tate".

<i>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</i> (soundtrack) 2011 film score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an ambient soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, for David Fincher's film of the same name. It was released on December 9, 2011. This is the second soundtrack that Reznor and Ross have worked on together, the previous being the Oscar-winning The Social Network, also for Fincher. The album was released on Mute Records outside North America.

In November 2012, the band's second EP, An Omen EP was released on Columbia Records. [12] The song "Keep It Together" from the EP was released as a single on October 9, 2012. A music video for the song was directed by the band themselves. Two other songs from An Omen EP were also given music videos: "Ice Age", directed by John Hillcoat, and "The Loop Closes", which was also directed by the band.

<i>An Omen EP</i> 2012 EP by How to Destroy Angels

An Omen EP was the second extended play release by American post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels, released November 13, 2012. Produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Maandig and longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, the EP contained various tracks later issued on their 2013 debut album, Welcome Oblivion. It focused on Maandig's vocal style, with a lighter tone than its predecessor.

Columbia Records American record label; currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment

Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded in 1887, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business, and the second major company to produce records. From 1961 to 1990, Columbia recordings were released outside North America under the name CBS Records to avoid confusion with EMI's Columbia Graphophone Company. Columbia is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels, alongside former longtime rival RCA Records, as well as Arista Records and Epic Records.

John Hillcoat film director

John Hillcoat is an Australian-Canadian film director, screenwriter, and music video director.

The band's debut studio album, Welcome Oblivion , was released on March 5, 2013 through Columbia Records. [13] It included the tracks "Keep It Together", "Ice Age", "On the Wing", and "The Loop Closes" from An Omen EP. A deluxe edition of the album also included the How to Destroy Angels EP.

<i>Welcome Oblivion</i> 2013 studio album by How to Destroy Angels

Welcome Oblivion is the debut studio album by American post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels. It was released on March 5, 2013 on Columbia Records. It was described as sensual electronic rock by the Los Angeles Times.

The first single from Welcome Oblivion, "How Long?", was released on January 31, 2013, along with a music video directed by Shynola. [14]

Shynola is the collective name of a group of three visual artists based in London who have collaborated on a variety of projects, including a number of music videos.

Discography

How to Destroy Angels discography
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How to Destroy Angels logo
Studio albums1
Music videos5
EPs2
Singles3

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
[15]
US
Alt.

[16]
US
Electronic

[17]
UK
[18]
Welcome Oblivion 3082101

EPs

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
[15]
US
Alt.

[16]
US
Electronic

[17]
US
Indie

[20]
How to Destroy Angels 151822
An Omen EP
  • Released: November 13, 2012 (US) [22]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: 12", digital download
42101
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
Electronic
Digital

[23]
"A Drowning"201020How to Destroy Angels
"Keep It Together" [24] 2012An Omen EP
"How Long?" [25] 2013Welcome Oblivion
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances

TitleYearAlbum
"Is Your Love Strong Enough?"2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [26]

Music videos

TitleYearDirector(s)
"The Space in Between"2010 Rupert Sanders [27]
"Keep It Together"2012How to Destroy Angels [28]
"Ice Age" John Hillcoat [29]
"The Loop Closes"2013How to Destroy Angels [30]
"How Long?" Shynola [31]

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