Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have collaborated on eight released film scores, two TV scores and the last six NIN albums, a 15-year partnership that combines atmosphere and melody, ambience and noise. They've won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Grammy and — in an improbable turn of events — a Country Music Association Award. The two could be basking in their success; instead, they're busier than ever. We met up with them at Reznor's new studio for a deep dive into the past, present and future of one of rock and electronic music's most revolutionary forces.
The new issue hits newsstands December 31st, but you can grab a copy now via our shop. (Stay tuned for collector's editions of the magazine.) See below for the rest of the contents.
Inside the shape-shifting, metal-embracing, surreal and subversive world of the "internet girl"
Ryan Matthew Cohn
The "maximalist" bone collector aims to bring new life to dead things. He curated a special sampling for us of some of his prized oddities.
Heavy-Metal Sign Language
How ASL interpreters are bringing hard-rocking shows to life for the hard of hearing
Rage Against the Machine
Ahead of their momentous return, a look back at the rap-rock firebrands' salad days in the early Nineties, and a tribute from the singer of the Fever 333, Jason Aalon Butler
The Refused frontman sounds off on the failures of capitalism and the need for protest music
Plus, an original piece of multimedia artwork by Thomas Hooper, inspired by the lyrics of Nine Inch Nails' "Into the Void" off The Fragile