Nine Inch Nails
is an American industrial rock
project, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor
. As its main producer
, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains solely responsible for its direction. NIN's music straddles a wide range of genres, while retaining a characteristic sound using electronic instruments
and processing. After recording a new album, Reznor usually assembles a live band
to perform with him. The touring band features a revolving lineup that often rearranges songs to fit a live setting. On stage, NIN often employ spectacular visual elements to accompany performances, which frequently include mesmerizing light shows.