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New Nine Inch Nails album to be called Hesitation Marks

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks

When Nine Inch Nails announced earlier this year that they would be returning from hiatus after three years and releasing a new album, I think a lot of people pooped their pants from excitement. Highly regarded composers, musicians and producers, Trent Reznor & co. haven’t released anything since 2008′s The Slip, and so the news was very warmly received to say the least. The record is to be called Hesitation Marks, and will be released in September.

It’s possibly Pant Pooper 2: Return of the Poop time now, as the band have premiered the album’s first singe “Came Back Haunted“. Let’s not fanny about; take a listen:

Nine Inch Nails - Came Back HauntedIt sounds immediately familiar, yet still completely different than NIN’s previous work. It’s like some Pretty Hate Machine mixed with Year Zero and The Social Network score, with something else in there.

It seems Trent has been somewhat sneaky of late. With all his various projects, including that film score, and How To Destroy Angels with NIN collaborator Atticus Ross and wife Mariqueen Maandig, I guess everyone assumed Nine Inch Nails was still on the down-low. Guess not:

[quote-symbol symbol1]I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. 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!

The reunited band will be playing across the world in the second half of 2013 at a variety of festivals, mostly – including Fuji Rocks, Lollapalooza, Pukkelpop, Reading/Leeds Festival, and Jay-Z‘s Made In America - with the live lineup consisting of Reznor, Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, and previous NIN collaborators Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin.

They’ve also announced a massively exciting North American tour with post-rock masters Explosions In The Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor taking the reigns of support at various times. I’d not want to be the one missing that.

Hesitation Marks will be released September 3rd on Columbia Records. That’s really not that far away. You can pre-order it here!

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