Monday, March 03, 2008

Nine Inch Nails - Demand for "Ghosts" crashes Servers


Today's completely unexpected news - that Nine Inch Nails have released four albums worth of new material on-line caught the music world by storm. Ghosts I-IV is a collection of 36 instrumental tracks available for just $5. Physical copies including deluxe editions will be made available on April 5th.

Ghosts I (the first nine songs of this massive new collection) is available for free via download right now was available. The site was forced down tonight due to monumental demand levels from thousands of people from across the globe.


Here's the official statement about the download server outage:

"We quietly released this album last night without any warning, and without any press. Because we know how devoted our fans are, we planned for an overwhelming response, and expected heavy traffic. To our surprise, the traffic was more than three times what we anticipated, and has only been getting heavier throughout the day.

"The response has been absolutely phenomenal, and we couldn't be happier, but our servers have taken a beating, causing numerous problems with the download site. Our developers, who have been working non-stop to combat the surge of traffic, feel that taking the site down for a few hours to fix some crucial issues is the best way to get things running smoothly again. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience."

Reznor and company opened Pandora's box today

While the site is down, you can still purchase the complete Ghosts I-IV here from Amazon's MP3 store for only $5. The MP3s are high quality and DRM-free. You can also order the deluxe and limited edition packages from Artist in Residence.

If you're familiar with BitTorrent, you can download Ghosts I, the first of the four volumes, for free, from our official upload at The Pirate Bay.

If you ordered a download and have not yet been able to retrieve it or have experienced any technical difficulties with the download, your download link will work as soon as the site returns.

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