We've been looking forward to more output from How To Destroy Angels, the dark electronic band formed by Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor, his wife and vocalist Mariqueen Maandig, art director Rob Sheridan and Trent's fellow Golden Globe-winning composer Atticus Ross. The band's first video “The Space In Between” made our list for 2010's creepiest music video, their EP An Omen made last year's Top Albums list, and today it looks like they're gunning for a spot on our 2013 list with their latest effort.
“How Long?” a new single from the band's long-delayed but much anticipated full-length album Welcome Oblivion, is accompanied by a visual scenario that's even darker than the double murder depicted in their debut clip. Directed by the London-based visual arts collective Shynola, the film depicts a glowing-eyed wanderer fighting a life-or-death struggle in a dystopian future. The creative team worked with the band on fleshing out the album's themes of “modern identity, the effect of technology on culture, and our inability to connect with others.” Shynola is also considering a feature film project about “a post-technology civilization, in which humans have reverted to primitive behavior,” so this video may serve as a preview of what's to come.
Welcome Oblivion is now slated to drop on March 5th, so stay tuned for the full report on that one. But right now, turn the lights down and viddy the dark future of “How Long?”...