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'''How To Destroy Angels''' (stylised as '''"How to destroy angels_"''') is a musical project announced in April 2010, when they released a series of [http://vimeo.com/destroyangels teaser videos]. The band is named after ''[[wp:How to Destroy Angels (single)|How To Destroy Angels]]'', a song, and first release, by [[Coil]]. The first single, "[[A Drowning]]" was released on May 4th 2010 via Pitchfork Media. There is currently a [[Htda Questions|Q&A]] on their [http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=116607905027354&topic=51 Facebook page].
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'''How To Destroy Angels''' (stylised as '''"How to destroy angels_"''') is a musical project founded by [[Trent Reznor]], [[Mariqueen Maandig]] and [[Atticus Ross]], with [[Rob Sheridan]] later becoming a member in a mainly visual capacity. The band have an official site at [[howtodestroyangels.com]].
  
The band was originally signed with [[The Null Corporation]], but in 2012 signed to Columbia Records.
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==Biography==
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The project was announced in April 2010, when they released a series of [http://vimeo.com/destroyangels teaser videos]. The band is named after ''[[wp:How to Destroy Angels (single)|How To Destroy Angels]]'', a song, and first release, by [[Coil]]. The first single, "[[A Drowning]]" was released on May 4th 2010 via Pitchfork Media. There is currently a [[Htda Questions|Q&A]] on their [http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=116607905027354&topic=51 Facebook page].
  
In June 2010, [[Trent Reznor]] indicated a hopeful Q1 2011 release for a full length album in [http://destroyangels.tumblr.com/post/660231753/are-you-planning-on-releasing-a-full-lp-if-so-when an answer to a Tumblr question]. On July 29, 2010, Trent Reznor posted on his Twitter account that new HTDA music was in progress. On November 27, 2010, HTDA posted on Facebook: "We are fully immersed in working on new material right now. Lots coming in 2011!".
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The band released its [[How To Destroy Angels (album)|self-titled debut EP]] as a digital download on June 1, 2010 with a physical release the following month. The band announced via twitter on 30th November 2011 that they would be putting out a cover of Bryan Ferry's "[[Is Your Love Strong Enough?]]" on ''[[The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack]]''.
  
On February 26, 2011, Trent Reznor revealed that the first full-length album had been finished and would be released in early Fall 2011. He also revealed that the album would be free, with the options of higher-quality sound files for money and a physical release. After signing to a major label the following year, the free album concept was no longer viable and the release was also pushed back to 2013.
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On February 26, 2011, Trent Reznor revealed that the first full-length album had been finished and would be released in early Fall 2011. He also revealed that the album would be free, with the options of higher-quality sound files for money and a physical release. On September 21st 2012, after several months of hinting, Trent Reznor finally announced that the band's second EP, ''[[An Omen EP]]'', would be released on November 13th.
  
The band announced via twitter on 30th November 2011 that they would be putting out a cover of Bryan Ferry's "[[Is Your Love Strong Enough?]]" on ''[[The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack]]''.
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He also announced that the band was now signed with [[Columbia Records]] and would be releasing their full length album, ''[[Welcome Oblivion (album)|Welcome Oblivion]]'', in early 2013. The band was originally signed with [[The Null Corporation]] but in signing to a major label, the free album concept was no longer viable. The album was released on March 5th, 2013 and was followed by a short North American tour, featuring [[Alessandro Cortini]] as an additional member.
 
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On September 21st 2012, after several months of hinting, Trent Reznor finally announced that the band's second EP, ''[[An Omen EP]]'', would be released on November 13th. He also announced that the band was now signed with Columbia Records and would be releasing their full length album, ''[[Welcome Oblivion]]'', in early 2013.
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==Band members==
 
==Band members==
*[[Mariqueen Maandig]] - lead vocals, swarmatron, keyboard
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*Mariqueen Maandig - lead vocals, swarmatron, keyboard
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*Trent Reznor - guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
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*Atticus Ross - bass, programming and synthesizer
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===Live band===
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The live band is currently:
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*Alessandro Cortini - bass, backing vocals and synthesizer
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*Mariqueen Maandig - lead vocals, keyboard
 
*Trent Reznor - guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
 
*Trent Reznor - guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
*[[Atticus Ross]] - bass and synthesizer
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*Atticus Ross - programming and synthesizer
*[[Rob Sheridan]] - art direction
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===Former members===
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*Rob Sheridan - art direction and synthesizer
  
 
==Live==
 
==Live==
The band's live debut is to be at Coachella 2013. <!-- section to be expanded-->
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The band's live debut was originally scheduled to be Coachella 2013, but an earlier date, in Pomona, California, was played. The live setup includes highly immersive visual effects to work with the music, manipulated live by Rob Sheridan from the stage. Songs from all three of the collective's releases have been played.
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Some material was also performed in guest appearances by Mariqueen Maandig with [[Nine Inch Nails]] during the [[NIN 2014 Japan Tour]] and the [[NIN + QOTSA Tour]].
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===Tours===
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*[[How To Destroy Angels Live 2013]]
  
 
==Discography==
 
==Discography==
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''See also [[Sigil numbers]].''
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===EPs===
 
===EPs===
*''[[How To Destroy Angels (album)|How To Destroy Angels]]'' - released for download June 1st 2010, on CD July 6th.
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*''[[How To Destroy Angels (album)|How To Destroy Angels]]'' - 2010
*''An Omen EP'' - released on digital and vinyl on November 13th, 2012.
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*''[[An Omen EP]]'' - 2012.
 
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===Albums===
 
===Albums===
*''[[Welcome_Oblivion_(album)|Welcome Oblivion]]'' - 2013/03/05
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*''[[Welcome_Oblivion_(album)|Welcome Oblivion]]'' - 2013
 
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===Singles===
 
===Singles===
*''A Drowning''
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*''A Drowning'' - 2010
*''[[Keep It Together]]''
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*''[[Keep It Together (single)|Keep It Together]]'' - 2012
*''[[How Long?]]''
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*''[[How Long?]]'' - 2013
  
 
===Music Videos===
 
===Music Videos===
*"[[The Space In Between]]"
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*"[[The Space In Between]]" - 2010
*"Keep It Together"
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*"Keep It Together" - 2012
*"[[Ice Age]]"
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*"[[Ice Age]]" - 2012
*"[[The Loop Closes]]"
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*"[[The Loop Closes]]" - 2013
*"How Long?"
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*"How Long?" - 2013
 
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===Other Appearances===
 
===Other Appearances===
*''The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack'' - performing "Is Your Love Strong Enough?"
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*''The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack'' - performing "[[Is Your Love Strong Enough?]]"
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==Interviews and feeds==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1"
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! Name
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! Date
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! Link
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| Trent Reznor 'Finished Recording' Next How to Destroy Angels Project
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| 2011-02-28
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|[http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/472851/trent-reznor-finished-recording-next-how-to-destroy-angels-project#/news/trent-reznor-finished-recording-next-how-1005050432.story  Billboard]
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| [[November 2012 Reddit AMA]]
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| 2012-11-13
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| [http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/134vgv/i_am_trent_reznor_of_nine_inch_nails_and_how_to/ Reddit]
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| [[March 2013 Reddit AMA]]
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| 2013-03-05
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| [http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/19q0r9/we_are_how_to_destroy_angels_mariqueen_maandig/ Reddit]
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| [[Making How to Destroy Angels]]
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| 2013-04-15
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| [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N1ikxi41Zo YouTube]
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| Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels Plays Light Like an Instrument
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| 2013-04-19
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| [http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/04/trent-reznors-how-to-destroy-angels/?viewall=true Wired]
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==Band Images==
 
==Band Images==
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===Banner designs===
 
Since the site's conception, the banner design (featuring Mariqueen) has gradually changed to reveal more of her face (and slightly change in image quality), culminating in a fully revealed face as ''A Drowning'' was released:
 
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.howtodestroyangels.com howtodestroyangels.com]
 
*[http://www.howtodestroyangels.com howtodestroyangels.com]
*[http://vimeo.com/destroyangels Vimeo channel]
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*[http://facebook.com/howtodestroyangels Facebook account]
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/howtodestroyangels Flickr account]
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*[http://instagram.com/destroyangels Instagram account]
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*[http://soundcloud.com/howtodestroyangels SoundCloud account]
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*[http://destroyangels.tumblr.com Tumblr account]
 
*[http://twitter.com/destroyangels Twitter account]
 
*[http://twitter.com/destroyangels Twitter account]
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*[http://vimeo.com/destroyangels Vimeo channel]
 
*[http://youtube.com/howtodestroyangels YouTube channel]
 
*[http://youtube.com/howtodestroyangels YouTube channel]
*[http://howtodestroyangels.tumblr.com/ Archive of HTDA official posts]
 
*[http://www.billboard.com/news/trent-reznor-finished-recording-next-how-1005050432.story#/news/trent-reznor-finished-recording-next-how-1005050432.story]
 
 
[[Category:Related to NIN]][[Category:How To Destroy Angels]]
 
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Latest revision as of 01:45, 18 April 2017

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How To Destroy Angels‎

How To Destroy Angels (stylised as "How to destroy angels_") is a musical project founded by Trent Reznor, Mariqueen Maandig and Atticus Ross, with Rob Sheridan later becoming a member in a mainly visual capacity. The band have an official site at howtodestroyangels.com.

Biography

The project was announced in April 2010, when they released a series of teaser videos. The band is named after How To Destroy Angels, a song, and first release, by Coil. The first single, "A Drowning" was released on May 4th 2010 via Pitchfork Media. There is currently a Q&A on their Facebook page.

The band released its self-titled debut EP as a digital download on June 1, 2010 with a physical release the following month. The band announced via twitter on 30th November 2011 that they would be putting out a cover of Bryan Ferry's "Is Your Love Strong Enough?" on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack.

On February 26, 2011, Trent Reznor revealed that the first full-length album had been finished and would be released in early Fall 2011. He also revealed that the album would be free, with the options of higher-quality sound files for money and a physical release. On September 21st 2012, after several months of hinting, Trent Reznor finally announced that the band's second EP, An Omen EP, would be released on November 13th.

He also announced that the band was now signed with Columbia Records and would be releasing their full length album, Welcome Oblivion, in early 2013. The band was originally signed with The Null Corporation but in signing to a major label, the free album concept was no longer viable. The album was released on March 5th, 2013 and was followed by a short North American tour, featuring Alessandro Cortini as an additional member.

Band members

  • Mariqueen Maandig - lead vocals, swarmatron, keyboard
  • Trent Reznor - guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
  • Atticus Ross - bass, programming and synthesizer

Live band

The live band is currently:

  • Alessandro Cortini - bass, backing vocals and synthesizer
  • Mariqueen Maandig - lead vocals, keyboard
  • Trent Reznor - guitar, backing vocals, keyboard
  • Atticus Ross - programming and synthesizer

Former members

  • Rob Sheridan - art direction and synthesizer

Live

The band's live debut was originally scheduled to be Coachella 2013, but an earlier date, in Pomona, California, was played. The live setup includes highly immersive visual effects to work with the music, manipulated live by Rob Sheridan from the stage. Songs from all three of the collective's releases have been played.

Some material was also performed in guest appearances by Mariqueen Maandig with Nine Inch Nails during the NIN 2014 Japan Tour and the NIN + QOTSA Tour.

Tours

Discography

See also Sigil numbers.

EPs

Albums

Singles

Music Videos

Other Appearances

Interviews and feeds

Name Date Link
Trent Reznor 'Finished Recording' Next How to Destroy Angels Project 2011-02-28 Billboard
November 2012 Reddit AMA 2012-11-13 Reddit
March 2013 Reddit AMA 2013-03-05 Reddit
Making How to Destroy Angels 2013-04-15 YouTube
Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels Plays Light Like an Instrument 2013-04-19 Wired

Band Images

External Links

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