Nine Inch Nails fans have something to be excited about today. After Trent Reznor announced earlier this year that he was bringing Nine Inch Nails back for a series of tour dates this year, he dropped a pretty big bomb today: There’s going to be a new Nine Inch Nails album. The album is slated to come out later this year via Columbia Records, which is Nine Inch Nails’ new label home.
Reznor said, via press release, “I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!”
The new album will be the band’s first since 2008’s The Slip. The current touring lineup of Nine Inch Nails is Reznor, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous collaborators Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin.
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