Trent Reznor Contributes “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” Theme Song, How To Destroy Angels Album is Finished

Trent Reznor

Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor sat down with USA Today to talk about a new endeavor in which he contributed the theme song to one of the highest selling video game series of all time, Call of Duty. The Theme song will feature on the upcoming Black Ops II release.

Reznor, who’s previously had audio featured in Doom III and Quake, regarded “I was intrigued by the idea that they were willing to get out of the [orchestral] zone with something a little bit different. What I did was present them with the concept of ‘Let’s have it arranged semi-orchestrally, but let’s have the voice be an instrument. Let’s veer it more towards guitar, bass, drum rock band aggression. And I don’t mean in a corny rock and roll way, but let’s have a more modern foundation in terms of how it sounds. But let’s have the way the voices are arranged mimic an orchestral range.’ If that makes sense. The first thing I sent back to them was what really wound up being the foundation of the core of the end result.”

Smartly, Mike Snider continued on talk with video games and systems. You can read the entire interview by clicking here. But, what we’re concerned about is the debut full length How To Destroy Angels album (which is Reznor’s side project with Mariqueen Maandiq and Atticus Ross), which the journalist inquired over. The response leaves us jumping for joy, with Trent proclaiming “We have a finished album.”

“We’re doing a little bit of tweaks on it. The record will be out soon. We are doing a different type of distribution this time so it’s taking a little bit longer to coordinate stuff. There’s a lot of music about to be unleashed, videos, etcetera. I’m working on some new Nine Inch Nails stuff.”

So, let’s recap:
01. The theme song to Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
02. New How To Destroy Angels music.
03. New Nine Inch nails music in the works.


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2 Responses to Trent Reznor Contributes “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” Theme Song, How To Destroy Angels Album is Finished

  1. jason says:

    how to destroy your reputation. Spend your early career badmouthing creativity draining record executives, then make the sequal to a game in the biggest selling IP of all time. This one being Call of Duty 9, where no fundamental change has happened since 4, and more than half of the games have been made without the original creators involved. The last time the game had any real gameplay changes were the last time the original creators had their hand on their creation.
    Imagine if there were outsourced NIN albums to keep us entertained between the Trent Reznor NIN albums. He would have never let that happen, and to bow down to master Kotick is way worse than any record executive, because the biggest game of all time is billions of dollars not millions. Bigger league, and hes on the side of the man. Who would have thought.

    • jason says:

      not “make the sequal, i meant to write make the soundtrack to the sequal….” obviously trent isn’t a 1000 man team.

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