Monday, 3/31/03

Chris Vrenna scores a track on Enter the Matrix

Tons of people have written in about this, I apologize for the wait on seeing it posted! Chris Vrenna's written a track called "Take the Pill" for the video game Matrix II: Enter the Matrix. The game will be released for all major platforms (PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PC) on May 15, 2003, the same day as the release of the film The Matrix: Reloaded.
"Take The Pill" will be made available as a limited edition blue vinyl 7" on the Kabuki Digital / Waxploitation label.

TVT Records For Sale, But Who Wants TVT?

According to the New York Post, Steve Gottlieb is actively pursuing the sale of the record label, hoping to fetch $20 million in the deal. Apparently they have had trouble finding buyers. Thanks to my old roommate Tony for that update :)
Wednesday, 3/12/03

Happiness in Slavery interviews Vrenna

John Raptis asks all those NIN questions you were afraid to bring up in this new interview with Chris Vrenna. Nice read! Also, word is that the upcoming Tweaker DVD is in beta testing, and from what we hear they're packing it with as much stuff as they can squeeze into a DVD, the latest addition being a studio walkthrough by Chris himself. Should be nice when it comes out.
Thursday, 3/06/03

Romanek's Johnny Cash Hurt Video, now on DVD

Following all the buzz surrounding Mark Romanek's video for Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt, the album which features the song has been re-released with a bonus DVD with the critically acclaimed video, and costs about $1.50 more than the non-bonus version. Not a bad deal. The album is called American IV: The Man Comes Around, and if you can't find it for a decent price at your local FYE, well, that's what happens when every music store merges into one big one. But you can order it from Amazon for $14.99.
Monday, 3/03/03

March Issue of

The March issue of is online! There are a lot of changes in the works and we are still looking for your ideas on where the site should be moving over the next year.
Check it out.

Chris Vrenna interview

Dre at Xtreme Gaming Radio has posted an interview with Chris Vrenna. Check out what Vrenna has to say here. There is also an upcoming interview with former NIN programmer Keith Hillebrandt.
Saturday, 3/01/03

Trent Reznor interview at

Actually, it's not necessarily a new interview, but you can check it out nonetheless at this URL, as things warm up towards Mardi Gras. Playboy offline, however, has some new information (and some stock promo photos) with a more recent chat with Trent. dandamar was kind enough to type this up:

Doom III finds Nine Inch Nails' front man and Id Software's John Carmack paired up to create what could be the most anticipated video game in history. Just don't hold your breath - according to Id Software, the
game's official release date is "when it's done." We tracked down Reznor to ask, "Are we there yet?"
Playboy: How is work on Doom III doing?
Reznor: It's difficult. Albums and movies move from point A to point B. Video games are harder because the player changes the pace. We end up spending many hours testing how the music sounds in each of the
Playboy: What do you think of the game so far?
Reznor: Doom III is complex and different. It has narrative, which has never been much of a consideration or strength for Id. John wanted to slow the pace and increase the immersion. I was enthused that it wasn't all action and explosions like some Schwarzenegger movie. It's creepy and filled with tension and dread.
Playboy: What games have you played lately?
Reznor: I really like Ghost Recon and the other online console stuff. And Metroid Prime stole a week of my life.

That can be found on page 34 of the April 2003 Playboy magazine, if you're looking for the original clipping.