Mariqueen Maandig

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Mariqueen Maandig
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Maandig performing in May 2013
Background information
Birth nameMariqueen Arrabaca Maandig
Born (1981-04-05) April 5, 1981 (age 37)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active2004–present
Associated acts

Mariqueen Maandig Reznor (néeMaandig; born April 5, 1981) [1] is a Filipino-American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the vocalist for How to Destroy Angels, and was the former vocalist of Los Angeles-based rock band West Indian Girl.

How to Destroy Angels (band) band

How to Destroy Angels (HTDA) is a musical group consisting of Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, Mariqueen Maandig, and Rob Sheridan. The group is named after a 1984 Coil song of the same name. Alessandro Cortini joined the lineup for the duration of the 2013 tour.

West Indian Girl is a rock band from Los Angeles. The band's name comes from a type of lysergic acid (LSD) that was popular in the early 1960s. The initials are also a reference to Robert James' and Francis Ten's previous band, "WIG".



West Indian Girl (2004–2009)

Maandig was a vocalist for the band West Indian Girl from 2004 to 2009, [2] performing on the albums West Indian Girl and 4th & Wall . She appeared in Playboy magazine as the "Becoming Attraction" for the January 2009 issue.

West Indian Girl is an album by West Indian Girl.

<i>4th & Wall</i> 2007 studio album by West Indian Girl

4th & Wall is the second studio album by the dream pop band West Indian Girl, released in October 2007 on Milan Records.

How to Destroy Angels (2010–present)

In 2010, Maandig and her husband Trent Reznor formed the group How to Destroy Angels, along with long-time Reznor collaborator Atticus Ross. [3] [4] They have released two EPs named How to Destroy Angels and An Omen , and a studio album entitled Welcome Oblivion .

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.

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.

<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.

Guest appearances

Maandig has worked with LA-based songwriter BAO and appeared as a guest vocalist on two of his band Ming & Ping's songs, "Mixed Melodies" from their eponymous 2009 album and "Chinatown" from 2012's The Darkness of Night. She also provided backing vocals on the track "She's Gone Away" on Nine Inch Nails' 2016 EP Not the Actual Events , as well as on "Shit Mirror" off the band's 2018 album Bad Witch .

Bao Vo, also known as BAO, is a Vietnamese American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has done extensive work with other Asian American artists like Mariqueen Maandig and the band Ming & Ping, where he was responsible for the production, concept, branding, marketing, and visual design, in addition to being a co-writer to the music itself.

Nine Inch Nails American industrial rock band

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988. The band consists of producer and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, as well as English musician Atticus Ross. Over the course of their three-decade existence, the band has signed with several major labels, the most current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.

<i>Not the Actual Events</i> 2016 EP by Nine Inch Nails

Not the Actual Events is the fifth extended play (EP) by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It was released physically on December 23, 2016, under Trent Reznor's own label The Null Corporation, while those who had pre-ordered received a download link a day early. The second Nine Inch Nails EP of original material following Broken (1992), it marks longtime collaborator Atticus Ross's first appearance as an official member of the band. The digital pre-orders included a "physical component" that was shipped in early March 2017. The EP is the first in a trilogy released between 2016-2018, preceding Add Violence (2017) and the band's ninth studio album Bad Witch (2018).

Personal life

Maandig married Trent Reznor in October 2009. [5] [6] They have four children: sons Lazarus Echo (born October 10, 2010), [7] Balthazar Venn (born December 31, 2011), [8] [9] a third son whose name has not been revealed (born November 1, 2015), [10] and daughter Nova Lux Reznor (born December 3, 2016). [11]


With How to Destroy Angels
<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.

<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.

With West Indian Girl

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