Nine Inch Nails are quite possibly the coolest rock band in the world* and have been wowing fans with their industrial sound since 1988. Fronted by the dashing Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails have been creeping their way back into the limelight recently – particularly when they turned up on an episode of Twin Peaks. Dreamy!
Recently, we have also seen them cover Bowie and release their new EP, lovingly entitled ‘Violence.’ Aww, cuties. In order to prove their comeback game is as strong as ever, and just in time for All Hallows Eve, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have put together a pretty impeccable cover of the classic theme song for Halloween. This haunting piece of music is one of those that you’ll go “ohhhh yeah” whenever you hear it, and was originally composed by John Carpenter, the director of Halloween. In a statement, Reznor explained why the duo decided to take on this iconic piece of music:
I clearly remember my friends and I at thirteen years old conning our parents into letting us see Halloween when it came out in 1978. We left the theater forever changed. We were damaged and scarred…and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. John Carpenter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did.
We’re sure Carpenter will happily take the credit for helping shape the path of Trent Reznor!
The Nine Inch Nails Halloween cover is available through most streaming services and you can buy it digitally, but it’s not clear if the track will make it onto any records as a bonus track. Alternatively, you can just listen to it on repeat on YouTube every day until actual Halloween. You know, whatever floats your boat and channels your inner Michael Myers. Just don’t go around brutally murdering anyone, okay? Thanks.
* According to my co-editor’s husband, I think they’re alright.