Trent Reznor has been lying to fans for awhile about new Nine Inch Nails music. The singer, producer and composer announced Tuesday (May 28th) that his band has completed a new album and signed to Columbia Records. Reznor retired the band in 2009, but has been “secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record” for the past year.
Reznor made the announced via Nine Inch Nails’ Tumblr today (May 28th).
“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately,” he writes. “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!”
“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.”
The band previously announced a return to the road headlining major American festivals for this summer. Reznor tapped Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin to join him as a new regrouped NIN for the band’s 2013-2014 world tour. Eric Avery was also announced, but quit earlier this month after deciding to focus on film work.
Reznor and NIN haven’t released an album since 2008’s The Slip, but Reznor has stayed busy scoring several acclaimed soundtracks for The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. He’s also released an EP and album from How to Destroy Angels, his side project with wife Mariqueen Maandig, composer Atticus Ross and designer Rob Sheridan.
Hesitation Marks will be released on September 3rd.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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