Nine Inch Nails fans have a huge reason to rejoice and look forward to next week. The band’s frontman Trent Reznor just announced the band will be releasing a new album before 2016 closes out, just as promised.
Reznor posted a tweet Friday afternoon that directed his followers to the Nine Inch Nails official site, temporarily crashing it. But, once fans were able to access the site, they received news they had long been waiting for — the new project, titled Not the Actual Events, will be releasing next Friday.
“Not the Actual Events, the new 5 song EP will be released next Friday, 12/23 with preorders live right now. The EP finds Reznor and now official bandmate Atticus Ross taking an unexpected left turn from 2013’s Hesitation Marks and sounding unrecognizable from their current film work.
“It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make” says Reznor. “It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”
That wasn’t all either as it was also announced NIN’s 1999 album The Fragile being reissued on four LPs and will include an additional 37 bonus tracks. As well, reissues for Broken and The Downward Spiral are in the works as well as Reznor and art director John Crawdord plan to create “definitive editions of all the major NIN releases on vinyl.” Pre-orders for all three reissues are available now in the NIN’s store.
Check out Reznor’s tweet, which includes the cover art for Not the Actual Events, below.