Monday, 12/30/02 :: January 2003

The January issue of is up. Have a great New Year everyone!
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Monday, 12/23/02

Happy Holidays

... from TNH staff to all.
A new fan site from Germany has been created. It's very cool, please visit here. Thanks Toby.
From "We had Charlie [Clouser] from Nine Inch Nails come down and put some samples on it, and that really added a cool element to the song," he said. "We would like to explore with that stuff some more on the record." - Frontman Brett Scallions (of Fuel) talking about their contribution to the "Daredevil" soundtrack. Thanks to Deadpool5 for the submission.
Wednesday, 12/11/02

id software looking for a sound designer

Rick sent in news from Shacknews that Christian Antkow from id software is on the hunt for a sound designer for Doom 3. From the details in his .plan file. We've got the word on this that this doesn't affect Trent's work on the game.
Tuesday, 12/10/02


Thanks to the fans who sent in news speculatating that Robin is out of GnR and tour cancellations. Any rumors of the guitarist possibly returning to NIN are false. We've also heard chatter that side projects have taken the place of NIN work. This is also incorrect- the upcoming NIN album is top priority.
Friday, 12/06/02

Actually, he's not working on Pop Scars.

Following up on an earlier post, the story about Trent Reznor working with American McGee on a game called Pop Scars is actually misleading. Trent has not in fact worked with McGee since working on the Quake soundtrack.

Almost Live: Nine Inch Nails in the UK

If you're in the UK and aren't doing anything on Monday at 19:00, you may want to hit up your nearest UCI Cinemas, as a good number of them are listing a showing of "Almost Live: Nine Inch Nails" at that time. Thanks to BigAl at Echoing the Sound for digging up this information. This is showing at the following cinemas:
Dudley, East Kilbride, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Huddersfield, London (Greenwich), London (Surrey Quays), Maidenhead, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Poole, Silverlink, Manchester (Filmworks), Greenwich (Filmworks)
As we find out more information, we'll be posting it here, as usual.
Thursday, 12/05/02

New Clouser interview online

If you surf on over to, you can find a brand spankin' new interview with Charlie Clouser, where you can read about how he has stacks of equipment but generally adheres to software when it comes to composition these days. After reading this, your gearlust is sure to flare up.

American McGee's "Pop Scars"?

Russianguns sent in a blurb he read in the newsletter from Res magazine, shedding light on possibly one more project to file under coming indefinitely whenever:
American McGee is known in the video game world for his work with id Software on the "Doom" and "Quake" titles, as well as at Maxis, where he developed the creepy take on Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," "Alice" (note: which Chris Vrenna provided the soundtrack). McGee last year signed a four-movie deal with Dimension Films and is reportedly collaborating with Trent Reznor on a new game called "Pop Scars."
This is the first we've heard of this so far. As usual, if we hear anything else, we'll post it here.

Aphex Twin remix album to include NIN

Although these tracks are already available on Further Down the Spiral, it is worth noting that on the upcoming double disc Aphex Twin release, "26 Mixes For Cash," you can find The Beauty of Being Numb Section B and At the Heart of it All. The complete track listing goes something like this:

01 Seefeel - Time To Find Me (AFX Fast Mix)
02 Gavin Bryars - Raising The Titanic (Big Drum Mix)
03 Gentle People - Journey (Aphex Twin Care Mix)
04 Kinesthesia - Triachus (Mix by Aphex Twin)
05 David Bowie & Philip Glass - Heroes Symphony (Aphex Twin Remix)
06 Buck Tick - In The Glitter Part 2 (Aphex Twin Mix)
07 Jesus Jones - Zeros & Ones (Aphex Twin Reconstruction Mix #2)
08 Nav Katze - Ziggy (Aphex Twin Mix #1)
09 Saint Etienne - Your Head My Voice (Voix Revirement)
10 Nav Katze - Change (Aphex Twin Mix #2)
11 The Beatniks - Une Femme N'est Pas Un Homme (Aphex Twin Mix)
12 Nine Inch Nails - The Beauty of Being Numb Section B (Created by Aphex Twin)
13 Nobukazu Ta! kemura - Let My Fish Loose (Aphex Twin Remix)
01 Die Fantastischen Vier - Krieger (Aphex Twin Baldhu Mix)
02 Phillip Boa & The Voodoo Club - Deep In Velvet (Aphex Twin Turnips Mix)
03 Curve - Falling Free (Aphex Twin Remix)
04 Mescalinum United - We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin QQT Mix)
05 Nine Inch Nails - At the Heart of It All (Created by Aphex Twin)
06 Remix By AFX
07 Aphex Twin - Windowlicker (Acid Edit)
08 Baby Ford - Normal (Helston Flora Remix by AFX)
09 Aphex Twin - SAW2 CD1 TRK2 (Original Mix)
10 Meat Beat Manifesto - Mindstream (The Aphex Twin Remix)
11 DMX Krew - You Can't Hide Your Love (Hidden Love Mix)
12 Wagon Christ - Spotlight (Aphex Twin Mix)
13 Mike Flowers Pops - Debase (Soft Palate)

Thanks to "roBBy ~rEzNoR~ mOrRiSoN" for sending that one in.
On a related note, the Aphex Twin has yet to have heard The Fragile, or at least that's what he's told one interviewer. Check out this interview sent in by Somewhat Fragile.

Nine Inch Nails listed as 8th Best Band Ever by WHFS

D.C. based alternative rock station, WHFS, listed Nine Inch Nails in thier 'Best Bands EVER'. NIN was listed as the 8th best band EVER, following Rage Against the Machine in the 7th position, U2 in the 6th, and Nirvana is the best band EVER.
Tuesday, 12/03/02

Small NIN Blurb is featuring a short interview with electronic musician Richard Devine, and the new NIN album is mentioned:
And now you're working with Trent Reznor. What's he like?
He's actually really cool, very professional. Trent wants a different sound, so he was looking for a sound designer. He flew me out to do a studio session. He's nothing like you see in the videos. Meeting him was more like a corporate meeting. He introduced himself like I knew nothing about him. I'll be polishing his tracks on the new album, adding breaks and transitions.

The rest of the interview can be read here. Thanks Joe.

December 2002:

The December issue of is online! This month features a look at "Theremin" one of the strangest instruments around. Used by Charlie Clouser the theremin is an instrument you never need to touch.
There is also a deconstruction of Supernaut, and an artist profile of Prick.
Click here to check it out!