How to Destroy Angels To Release Debut Album ‘Welcome Oblivion’ in March
After teasing fans in recent years with a pair of EPs, How to Destroy Angels have revealed their plans for their first full-length album. The group, featuring Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor, revealed in a posting at their website that the new disc, titled ‘Welcome Oblivion,’ is expected on March 5.
While that was all that was revealed about the long-anticipated album, the group has dug a little deeper into 2012’s ‘An Omen‘ EP, with a trippy new video for the track ‘The Loop Closes.’ Just as the song is filled with all sorts of digital blips and bleeps, the accompanying video offers something visually similar, with quick cutting and often blurred or mangled images of animals, natural disasters, eyeballs, human limbs and even the shadowy faces of the band’s members. The video can be seen below.
The clip follows the band’s more story-driven video for ‘Ice Age,’ which arrived last fall. That promo found the band members in a remote cabin, with singer Mariqueen Maandig looking out the window as the climate began to shift into something similar to the song’s title.
Speaking about How to Destroy Angels last year, Trent Reznor explained, “We’ve just been chipping away at this thing, and it’s been a nice pressure release valve really to have something to dump this energy into that doesn’t fit the other containers. It’s been fun.”
Watch How to Destroy Angels’ ‘The Loop Closes’ Video