The Spiral is the official fan club for Nine Inch Nails. It features message boards, exclusive photographs, exclusive videos, and Q&A chat sessions with the band.
The Spiral was started in June 2005 and features two levels: Standard and Premium. The Standard membership is currently an annual fee of US $25 and includes:
- A membership card
- Spiral patch
- Set of album lithos
- Access to concert ticket pre-sales
- Access to Spiral entrance at concerts
- Photos, videos, and updates from Trent Reznor
- Band chats
- Spiral message board access
- Spiral blog
The Premium membership is a US $55 annual fee and consists of everything in the Standard membership plus:
- A Premium-only Spiral T-shirt
- NIN-related e-mail account
- Early entrance to concerts at the Spiral entrance
As of recent a message was left on the Spiral page stating: 'after much thought and discussion, we've decided to give nin.com and the spiral a drastic overhaul/upgrade. over the next 6-7 months, we'll be preparing for the launch of the new nin.com/spiral (merged) site. we will not be accepting any new memberships during this time. the spiral will remain "as is" and all existing memberships will remain valid. be prepared'
Existing Members will still be able to upgrade to Premium durring this period of time, but the upgrade will only last the span of their current membership.
Recently, a new message explaining the closing of The Spiral was posted on the homepage:
"as of march 31st 2009, the spiral will close its doors for good. any spiral members that are interested in archiving personal content may do so before march 31st. the status of nin.com e-mail accounts will not change for the time being, but all other components of the spiral will be taken down."