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How to Destroy Angels = Trent Reznor + Wife?

Rumors have been swirling today that a new project called How to Destroy Angels is perhaps the collaboration between Trent Reznor and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig of West Indian Girl. Consequence of Sound received a cryptic email from a publicist that says a 6-track EP will be out this summer and it includes the URL for the "band" website. Though the site features little else but what could be the album art and an equally mysterious 40-second video (below), the lady on the cover does resemble Mariqueen and the music bears all the sonic similarities to NIN's Year Zero. If anything, Reznor's stated in the past that he is a fan of Coil and How to Destroy Angels is one of said band's earliest, best releases. 



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How to Destroy Angels
Trent Reznor

I like the sound. Pretty cool if this turns out to be Reznor.

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That's a horrible band name.

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I like what little there is out there on the project.

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Wow, hope not. Why would you be so unoriginal as to take the name of a Coil album? I used to think Reznor was an innovator, now I see he's nothing but an industrial copycat.
Mariqueen was in West Indian Girl, right? I know the band from LA, or is it Detroit? Can't remember, anyway, Heck no to this. Mariqueen has no talent. It's kind of sad that Trent's career has come to this. He has tons of talented females he could work with, but I guess it's more important to control a person who has no talent, than a woman who knows her music. Do.Not.Want to hear this and neither does anyone else I know. This could be worse than "The Slip"
lmao O_o


the name's quite contrived and kinda corny, but i dig what little i've heard of the music..

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Same publicity firm that reps NIN too!

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how to destroy angels is by no means near Coils best releases, love the title tho


look closely at the pitch ribbon... there are marks on the white line above it showing her where to put her fingers. i guess trent had to give her some help.


Artist have been using album names as band titles for a LONG TIME, it's a good way to show what you are inspired by. I anticipate only good things if Trent is attached to it. So far... So good.


That's a signiature NIN sound. It's gotta be Reznor. Even the rhythm is NIN-like.

-shawn, wow i didnt even see that, thats interesting.

I like the sound. I'm not sure about its novelty though.


i agree with number5 there. its got trent written all over it. the backbeat, the rhythm sections...all signature NIN sound.


hey cannon if you don't make music than shut the hell up we should all be happy Trent is in the studio still he's given us enough already... all you sound like is a spoiled little brat so just shut your mouth because your opinion doesn't really matter your nothing special or different


rest assured i wont be listening...even on the off chance it's decent.

andy b

thiz iz the s*** mayne

pinp 4 ever

Wow, I can't believe some of these comments. Trent has nothing to prove to anyone. If he decides he wants to work with his wife so be it! I know nothing about her or her voice but I am looking forward to any new music Trent's involved with. At this point he should only be doing what makes him happy. If anyone has earned it he has!

the dude

Oh and as far as the band name all artists "borrow" from one another. It's called inspiration. The best just make it their own. He has said repeatedly that he has borrowed form other artists during his career. That should in no way diminish his music or art. Anyway, I should be out living my life and not on here. Later.

the dude

haha i love trent but man this bitch has got it good atm she had better not screw it up.. end up having tons of nin loyalists hate her off the face of the earth while trent makes a comeback trying to be mr self destruct again.. his back would go out trying to murder a keyboard with a mic stand.. he'd pout and the crowd would cheer until they realized that he wasn't putting on a show. dude just have her prance around half naked and turn her mic level down..... best band since the turn of the century...


How to Destroy Angels is determinedly Coils WORST album. Not one of their "best releases". The person that wrote this article has probably never even listened to Coil. Pfff


What the hell did you do Trent? What a nightmare.


Im really enjoying this new project. Im a huge Nin fan and looking forward to hearing more of this project. Definitely and inspiration to me as a musician


Say it with me people, Yoko Ono. Okay so I know she wasn't the cause of the Beatles split but her name has become synonymous with women/men ending bands.


@shawn, I guess fret markers on guitars and basses are for talentless losers. You're an idiot.


I don't think I'll bother to download this crap, thanks but no thanks.

Michael Ashworth

This idiot Mariqueen who believes she is "corseted by God" and couldn't even play a tambourine convincingly last year is now working odd instruments, playing keyboards, and fronting a band??... LMAO.

This woman is in the band because she's young and silly enough to play the role so she was handpicked by an insecure 45 year old man who wants to sell p*ssy but knows he's too old to do it and sex sells after all. Nobody is dying to see a 45 year old in tight pants poke his a** out to his audience.

liz rogers

I lost all respect for the man when he put his wife in his band and started pushing photo-shopped pictures of her to sell the band. Granted, they are a thousand times better than she looks in person, but, dude, I thought it was all about the art. A true artist doesn't show his band, he puts artwork on the cover and the music is the art. Remember? This band is a terrible gimmick.

Matthew Deer

Ok ah, big time NIN fan here. I listened to this new crap. Same TR melody and effects, which is cool, but her voice is soooo low and blah. You need a stronger voice to go with this music, sorry. I could barely understand what she was moaning about :( I was hoping for some rocking chick voice not some emo crap.


Wasn't planning to pay money for the goth-industrial-rock equivalent of "Wings," but I downloaded it and it suxs. Unfortunately none of this stuff seems very interesting in the past 6 years.

Manny Stein

Trent Reznor was one of the few artists from the 90s who up to now had managed to avoid doing anything too cravenly embarrassing (musically, that is... personal life is another story and one I don't really follow). That is UP...TO...NOW. His wife, Mariqueen is tone def.


i have so much respect for this guy!
Please trent.. dont stop doing music EVER ! 8)


I currently have this EP, downloaded it for free on their official website... Since I've downloaded it I haven't stopped listening to it, the music is almost hypnotizing... Overall, I think this is a GREAT project for Trent and I'm looking forward to more...

Zach B.

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