You could say that Nine Inch Nails have been keeping fairly busy — they’ve announced summer tour dates, been mashed up with Carly Rae Jepsen, and oh yeah, someone won an Oscar — but now the Trent Reznor-helmed rock project are officially planning a new album.
Reznor said in a post on the Nine Inch Nails official web site that he has enjoyed writing film music (he scored The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network with bandmate Atticus Ross) and working on other projects outside the band, but now he is ready to get back to his core business.
“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately,” Reznor said in the statement. “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*****g 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!”
NIN’s first live show since 2009 will be at Fuji Rock in Japan, July 26. After that, they will be gracing the stage at various festivals throughout the summer. The band is planning an arena tour for the fall, starting in the U.S. and expanding worldwide.