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Into the Void (Nine Inch Nails song)

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"Into the Void"
Single by Nine Inch Nails
from the album The Fragile
ReleasedJanuary 10, 2000 (2000-01-10)
Songwriter(s)Trent Reznor
Nine Inch Nails singles chronology
"We're in This Together"
"Into the Void"
"The Hand That Feeds"

"Into the Void" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their third studio album, The Fragile, released in 1999. It is the album's third single and saw release early 2000. A music video was directed by Walter Stern and Jeff Richter.

Release and reception[edit]

"Into the Void" was released as a single only in Australia on 10 January 2000. It peaked at #72 on the ARIA singles chart.[1] This Australian release lacks a halo number, making it the only commercial Nine Inch Nails release with that distinction. (The Capital G single was released to Europe as a non-halo'ed 9" vinyl in June 2007.) However, a two-track promotional CD for "Into the Void", released only in the United States, was incorrectly identified as Halo Sixteen. As it was not an international release and was only sold in Australia, it is considered a rare release for NIN memorabilia collectors.

The version of "The Perfect Drug" included on this single is slightly longer than the one released on the Lost Highway soundtrack. It fades out at the end instead of ending abruptly. It is the same version found on the "We're in This Together Pt. 3" single. This track and all of the other tracks on this disc can be found on other halos.

"Into the Void" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, but lost to "Again" by Lenny Kravitz.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was directed by Walter Stern and Jeff Richter. An alternate version of the video was later released.[3][4] The video begins with a series of macrophotographic close-ups of Trent Reznor, including his eyes, hair, and mouth. The video concludes with the Nine Inch Nails band performing the song in a red room and eventually destroying their equipment and the set itself. Into the Void was nominated for the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards Breakthrough Video award, but lost out to Björk's All Is Full of Love, directed by Chris Cunningham.

Track listing[edit]

1."Into the Void"4:52
2."We're in This Together"7:18
3."The Perfect Drug"5:43
4."The New Flesh"3:40


Chart (2000) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1][5] 72
US Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard)[6] 11
US Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[6] 27

In other media[edit]

During Tennocon 2023, the song was used in a cinematic teaser trailer for an upcoming update to the video game Warframe.[7]


  1. ^ a b "ariaNET The Singles Chart! > Top 100 Singles – Week Commencing 13th March 2000". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  2. ^ "Nine Inch Nails". Grammy.com. Retrieved 2023-05-23.
  3. ^ "Alternate take on Into the Void video surfaces". The NIN Hotline. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
  4. ^ "Nine Inch Nails - Into the Void". Academy Films. Retrieved 2007-09-28. Note: User must navigate Music Videos > Walter Stern > Into the Void.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 203.
  6. ^ a b "Billboard Music Charts - Search Results - Nine Inch Nails". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-09-28.
  7. ^ "Warframe 1999 Song Reveal Teaser Trailer". GameSpot. Retrieved 2024-02-12.

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