How to Destroy Angels (band)

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How to Destroy Angels
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How to Destroy Angels performing in April 2013; from left to right: Alessandro Cortini, Atticus Ross, Mariqueen Maandig, Trent Reznor, and Rob Sheridan
Background information
Also known asHTDA
Genres
Years active2009–present
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Associated acts
Website howtodestroyangels.com
Members

How to Destroy Angels (HTDA) is an American post-industrial supergroup formed in 2009 by Nine Inch Nails members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross alongside Reznor's wife Mariqueen Maandig and longtime Nine Inch Nails collaborator Rob Sheridan. [4] [5] [6] The group is named after a 1984 Coil EP of the same name. [7] Alessandro Cortini joined the lineup for the duration of the 2013 tour.

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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 .

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

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.

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.

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

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
  • Released: June 1, 2010 (US) [21]
  • Label: The Null Corporation
  • Formats: CD, 10", digital download
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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