Ushering in a new era of confessional music that explored trauma, depression, and self-loathing Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral is a seminal album that changed popular music forever. Into The Never: Nine Inch Nails And The Creation Of The Downward Spiral tells the story behind the album.
REVIEWS & PRESS
THE FOUNTAIN – Review: Into the Never by Adam Steiner
HOT PRESS – Book Review: Into The Never by Adam Steiner
GENRE IS DEAD! – Book Review: Into The Never By Adam Steiner
PODCAST & INTERVIEWS
360 DEGREE SOUND – Author Talk: New book on NIN’s ‘The Downward Spiral’
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Author Adam Steiner joins us to talk about the creation and cultural impact of Nine Inch Nails’ album “The Downward Spiral,” one of the most influential and artistically significant albums of the twentieth century.Steiner goes deep into Trent Reznor’s state of mind during the recording process, the deeply disturbing music and videos he created, and the chilling location where the album was recorded.
Adam discusses his process in researching The Downward Spiral, and what he learned along the way. The conversation digs deep in to the importance of NIN and spirals into tangents about 90’s angst, American gun culture, The Manic Street Preachers, and much more…
PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL – Jessa Crispin – INTERVIEW
On the darkest day of the yearit seems an appropriate time to discuss the Nine Inch Nails masterpiece The Downward Spiral. How did someone with actually so few real hits become such an influential artist? Why do people love to take their clothes off to Closer? Will Trent ever go through another velvet phase (please please)?
THE DISCOGRAPHERS – INTERVIEW
Great podcast that takes a deep dive into the musical theory of several alternative bands – including the complete discography of Nine Inch Nails.
HEAVY METAL THERAPY – The Downward Spiral and Mental Health
An interview with a charity that explores connections between heavy metal music and therapeutic benefits to mental health.
TASTE OF VINYL – INTERVIEW
Adam Steiner sits with us to talk about his new book Into The Never: Nine Inch Nails And The Creation Of The Downward Spiral. Listen to our most intellectually stimulating conversation to date.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Released in 1994, the album resonated across a generation, combining elements of the Nine Inch Nails sound; metal, industrial, synth-pop, and ambient electronica, and going on to sell over four million copies it brought transgressive themes of heresy, S&M, and body horror to the masses, to find limits of music technology. The Downward Spiral resonated across a generation, combining elements of metal, industrial, synth-pop, and ambient electronica, and going on to sell over four million copies, while bringing Trent Reznor to the edge of self-destruction.