The mastermind behind Nine Inch Nails admits that he’s been “less than honest” about his recent activities, revealing the real reason behind re-assembling Nine Inch Nails.
I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately.
It has been known for awhile that Trent Reznor reconfigured Nine Inch Nails, including the departure of bassist Eric Avery and the addition of Robin Finck, but until now Reznor was reconfiguring NIN under the pretense of having a band to tour with. Reznor came clean in a press release though:
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!
This will be the first album since NIN’s 2008 effort, The Slip and it will be released on Columbia. Not that Reznor hasn’t been busy since then; scoring several films and starting How to destroy angels_ who just announced a remix contest. Earlier this year Nine Inch Nails also released their 1994-1995 Self Destruct Tour documentary for free streaming online.
UPDATE 6/5: The official Nine Inch Nails Twitter account has just tweeted the following: “halo twenty eight: hesitation marks. 9.03.13.”
halo twenty eight: hesitation marks. 9.03.13.
— Nine Inch Nails (@nineinchnails) June 6, 2013
It would appear that this the official album title and release date for the new Nine Inch Nails album. More on this as it develops.
UPDATE 2 6/6: Confirmed to be the title. Available for pre-order here. Album cover below.
Nine Inch Nails 2013 Tour Dates
Jul 26: Niigata Prefecture, JP – Fuji Rock Festival
Jul 28: Ansan, KR – Ansan Valley Festival
Aug 02: Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Aug 09-11: San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
Aug 15: Kiewit, BE – Pukkelpop
Aug 16: Biddinghuizen, NL – Lowlands Festival
Aug 18: Hockenheim, DE – Rock ‘n’ Heim
Aug 21: Belfast, IE – Belsonic Festival
Aug 23: Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
Aug 24: Saint-Cloud, FR – Rock en Seine
Aug 25: Reading, UK – Reading Festival
Aug 28: Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum
Aug 31 – Sep 01: Philadelphia, PA – Made in America
Oct 25-27: Asheville, NC – Mountain Oasis Electronic Summit
Nov 01-03: New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Experience