Honestly, it’s a surprise it’s taken this long. Back in 2009, Trent Reznor announced that, after much consideration in his skull and bones room, “it’s time to make [Nine Inch Nails] disappear for a while.” Most figured that “awhile” would last a year or two, enough time for Reznor to focus on the How to Destroy Angels and scoring Oscar-winning movies side dishes to the main “March of the Pigs” meal, but it turns out, “awhile” meant four years. Yesterday, Reznor announced a new NIN album will be out later this year, and that it will be “f*cking great.”
I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working nonstop 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 f*cking 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! (Via)
Stereogum notes the new-look Nine Inch Nails consists of “Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction), King Crimson’s Adrian Belew, techno band Telefon Tel Aviv’s Josh Eustis, Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin,” and the sound of you slamming your fists against a metal door. Out of happiness, naturally.