Nine Inch Nails/Industrial Doc En Route




By Blurt Staff



It will be interesting to see Trent Reznor’s reaction,
considering how closely he’s begun controlling all aspects of his career over
the past year or so, but you just can’t keep a good documentary down, eh? Due
on April 7 from MVD Visual is METAL
MACHINE MUSIC: Nine Inch Nails and the Industrial Uprising
, and you guessed
it, the title was inspired by the Lou Reed album which, despite speculation at
the time that it was a contractual obligation designed to shock the listener,
wound up having a long-reaching influence upon gearheads everywhere.



The likes of Genesis P.Orridge and Throbbing Gristle in London, Cabaret Voltaire in Sheffield however, were
concurrently performing a UK
brand of what would soon be termed ‘industrial’, and these seeds collectively
not only assisted and influenced the rapid rise of that period’s Punk assault,
they also moved electronic music into a new era. This
new era would run its own course and influence greatly an American drift
in the mid-1980s towards a home-grown, danceable variety of electro-industrial
rock, with the remarkable Nine Inch Nails at its heart and soul.



This film traces fascinating and reviews the fascinating
history of industrial music, via its 1970s origins, through its enormous rise
to prominence in America in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s with NIN as
the focal point, to culminate with the current activities of Trent Reznor as he
uses marketing and promotional initiatives in a manner just as creative as the
music he continues to compose. 



FEATURING: Brand new interviews with; Genesis P. Orridge,
Nine Inch Nails’ Chris Vrenna and Richard Patrick, NIN Biographer and Classic
Rock journalist, Tommy Udo, Jon Wiederhorn
from Revolver magazine, Chemlab’s Jared Louche and many others.



Also features rare footage and music from Throbbing Gristle,
Cabaret Voltaire, Depeche Mode, Ministry, Skinny Puppy and, of course, Nine
Inch Nails ….plus numerous archive interviews with Trent Reznor, seldom seen
live performances, news clips, photographs from private collections and much



Extras on the 135-minute DVD include:


Extended interviews

Featurette – “The Genesis of Industrial”

GPO on his personal ‘roots’

Digital Contributor Biographies





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