Welcome is proud to announce our official collaboration with the legendary Nine Inch Nails, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, The Downward Spiral. Originally released on March 8, 1994, The Downward Spiral was instrumental in bringing industrial music to the masses, is one of the most influential records of all time, and as such has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. NIN has inspired countless fans around the world for decades, including many of us in the Welcome office. This is a project we have so much passion for, and we worked closely with the NIN team to ensure the collection felt authentic to the band, while still bringing something new to the table that their devoted fans had not seen before. In doing so we used a mix of visuals from the NIN archive, such as original album art, graphics, TDS era-specific typefaces, and photos by Joseph Cultice - including some from their iconic Woodstock ‘94 set. We then mashed them up with brand new illustrations inspired by NIN imagery and lyrics. The result is a truly collaborative offering that both sides are excited to share with you.

Today is the official release of the Welcome x Nine Inch Nails collaboration. The Dark Slide is pleased to offer a number of articles from this collaboration on our website.

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Welcome Skateboards was founded in 2010 by Jason Celaya. It was a way to create something different for his friends, but quickly grew to a major player in the world of Skateboarding. Welcome’s team of professional skateboards include Jake Yenko, Ryan Townley, Nora Vasconcellos, and Ryan Reyes.

This is not Welcome’s first collaboration with popular rock and roll artists. Welcome has also done releases with Avenged Sevenfold, AFI, and My Chemical Romance.

Nine Inch Nails is an American Industrial Rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988 by Trent Reznor. The 2 time Grammy Winning artists most recent albums were Ghosts V: Together, and Ghosts VI: Locusts both released in 2020. Their most recent tour was in 2022.


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