Nine Inch Nails Secretly Worked On New Album Due This Year

"I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately."
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NIN leader Trent Reznor. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

NIN leader Trent Reznor. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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It was announced today (May 28) that Nine Inch Nails has inked a new deal with Columbia Records, and are finishing up work on a new album that will be released in 2013.

“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately,” the band’s frontman and mastermind Trent Reznor said on the official NIN Tumblr page. “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 f****** great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA (How to Destroy Angels) 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!”

How to Destroy Angels, Reznor’s latest band that features his wife, Mariqueen Maandig on lead vocals, signed to Columbia Records last year to release An omen EP_, followed by their full-length debut, Welcome Oblivion, which came out on March 5 of this year.

The latest incarnation of Nine Inch Nails features musicians Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis and Robin Finck, who recently replaced a departed Eric Avery (formerly of Jane’s Addiction), who left to work on other projects. The new line-up is set to make an impression on this year’s festival seasons, with appearances lined up at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Made in America and more.

Nine Inch Nails is the latest high-profile signing for Columbia Records, who recently made headlines by securing Daft Punk for their most recent album, Random Access Memories, which is expected to debut at Number One on the Billboard 200 this week.

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