Ok so I was completely unaware of this but Nikolai is doing a solo project, called Nickel Eye! (lolz best name ever), the album will be released in the fall and its called The Time of the Assassins.
Some more info
Nikolai plays all the instruments (on Dying Star at least) except the drums and guitar
Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) plays guitar on Dying Star
The songs were played on Mark Ronson's radio show, and here are the rips (has some of Mark talking over it)
Brandy Of The Damned
Myspace page for Nickel Eye