Nine Inch Nails Announce Art Book Cargo In The Blood

Nine Inch Nails — Cargo In The Blood

Nine Inch Nails and long-time col­lab­o­ra­tor and artist Rus­sell Mills present Car­go In The Blood, a deluxe, lim­it­ed edi­tion 320-page book col­lect­ing all of the works the artist cre­at­ed for Nine Inch Nails’ Hes­i­ta­tion Marks album. Each vol­ume also includes an orig­i­nal mixed media paint­ing cre­at­ed by Rus­sell Mills specif­i­cal­ly for the project. Avail­able exclu­sive­ly on, Car­go In The Blood is lim­it­ed to 2000 copies and will be avail­able to order 12/16/15 10 am PT.

To doc­u­ment the inspi­ra­tion and process behind the art­work of Car­go In The Blood and Mills’ pre­vi­ous col­lab­o­ra­tion with Nine Inch Nails on The Down­ward Spi­ral, film­mak­er Charles Leek cre­at­ed this short film con­tain­ing exclu­sive footage and access to the artist.

Press release by Russell Mills

Our renewed col­lab­o­ra­tion on Hes­i­ta­tion Marks very quick­ly sug­gest­ed mas­sive poten­tial for the strange and the famil­iar to col­lide and col­lude in works that I hoped would encap­su­late, by allu­sion, sug­ges­tion, metaphor and asso­ci­a­tion, the con­cep­tu­al ideas imbued in the album as well as in the under­tow of its son­ic world.

I cre­at­ed a total of 30 pieces for Hes­i­ta­tion Marks and they chose Car­go In The Blood for the cov­er of the deluxe CD. The title seemed to sum up every­thing I’ve been work­ing on for the last 5 — 10 years, this whole idea of some­thing that can be car­ried in the blood and it could be good or bad, some­thing that could be char­ac­ter-build­ing, some­thing that could be destruc­tive, some­thing that could be positive.

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