Nine Inch Nails [ n a ɪ n ɪ n < / span> t͡ʃ n e ɪ l z ] , NIN , or sometimes stylized NII , is an American industrial metal band, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. It was formed in 1988 by Trent Reznor, the leading producer, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, who represents the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains the sole leader of his direction, until the arrival of the English musician Atticus Ross in the group in 2016>. Mainly industrial metal, the music of Nine Inch Nails offers an eclectic mix of genres such as alternative rock, ambient, electronica and synthpop. After recording an album, Reznor usually recruits a group of musicians to play with him. The training changes with each new tour and often re-matches the songs to match a live performance. On stage, Nine Inch Nails often incorporates light effects as visual elements of scenography.
Fans of underground music warmly welcome Nine Inch Nails during her early years. Reznor produced several highly influential recordings in the 1990s that achieved great popularity. Many Nine Inch Nails songs have become radio hits. Of the twelve Grammy nominations received by Nine Inch Nails, two songs are awarded ( Wish in 1992 and Happiness in Slavery in 1995). Their complete discography reaches sales exceeding 30 million albums worldwide>, with 11 million sales certified only in the United States>. In 1997, Reznor appeared in the magazine Time in the list of the most influential people of the year, and the magazine Spin describes it as the " incurournable artist of music ". In 2004, the Rolling Stone magazine placed Nine Inch Nails in the 94> place of the 100 greatest artists of all time> . Despite this fame, the band has had several feuds with the record industry. In 2007, these problems forced Trent Reznor to announce that Nine Inch Nails would separate from his label and become independent.
Since 1989, Nine Inch Nails has a total of twelve studio albums. The last, entitled Bad Witch , forming a trilogy with Not The Actual Events < / span> and Add Violence , published in 2018. Two of the previous albums, Ghosts I-IV and The Slip were published in 2008 under the Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA). These are initially published in digital version, the physical versions having arrived later. The digital version of The Slip is published free of charge, and Ghosts I-IV < / span>, also available for sale, is published under Creative Commons license and therefore freely shareable.
In 1987, Trent Reznor was keyboardist in Cleveland, Ohio, in a band called Exotic Birds, then headed by John Malm, Jr.>. Reznor and Malm then become friends> and when Reznor leaves the band to create his own music, Malm becomes his manager> At the time, Reznor worked as an engineer and caretaker at Right Track Studios>. He asks the owner of the studio, Bart Koster, permission to record some demos of his own material for free during