New Nine Inch Nails Record Coming In Time For Christmas

Christmas really will come early this year for fans of Nine Inch Nails, as Trent Reznor has revealed the band is releasing a brand new EP on December 23rd, dubbed Not the Actual Events.

Reznor again has collaborated with his frequent creative partner, producer Atticus Ross. The duo worked on film scores with Ross for features such as Gone Girl, Before the Flood and Patriots Day. Ross has now been announced as an official member of Nine Inch Nails and a main contributor alongside Reznor on the EP. The band released Hesitation Marks in 2013.

Reznor commented on the album being “It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make,It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”

The EP can now be pre-ordered at the NIN store on vinyl and a unique limited digital and physical component version. Not the Actual Events will be available for digital download on Dec. 23.

Nine Inch Nails are also planning a limited vinyl edition of through the NIN store. The four-disc, 150-minute version will feature 37 instrumental, alternate and unreleased tracks, many of which have never been heard before. The Fragile: Deviations 1 will be shipped in Spring 2017.

Reznor commented on this release as well:

The Fragile occupies a very interesting and intimate place in my heart. I was going through a turbulent time in my life when making it and revisiting it has become a form of therapy for me. As an experiment, I removed all the vocals from the record and found it became a truly changed experience that worked on a different yet compelling level. The Fragile: Deviations 1 represents Atticus and I embellishing the original record with a number of tracks from those sessions we didn’t use before. The result paints a complimentary but different picture we wanted to share.”

Trent Reznor and art director John Crawford are also beginning to create “definitive editions” of every major NIN release via vinyl.

We want to present the catalog as it was intended to be, with no compromises. That means a careful remastering of the audio from the original sources, a painstaking recreation of the artwork, pristine materials, some surprises and an insane attention to detail that you probably won’t notice…but it matters to us. No extra bullshit and gimmicks – the ‘real’ records in their truest form.”