Nine Inch Nails Will Release Two New Projects in 2017

It’s been an incredibly busy year for Nine Inch Nails lead vocalist/founder Trent Reznor. In addition to composing a couple of movie soundtracks, Reznor has also been working on new NIN material. And at the end of December, Reznor delivered on his promise to release new music in 2016.

The Not the Actual Events EP is a really exciting offering for NIN fans. The 5-song EP is a poignant, concentrated effort that makes strokes both broad and acute. In describing the intent behind Not the Actual Events, Reznor says “I wanted the music to sound kind of ugly and to sound unfriendly, not suck you in with a sexy hook.” There is incredible vocal ability exercised throughout from Reznor, but the EP’s sound is largely unrecognizable from the band’s previous works. At times theatrical, and others ominous, Not the Actual Events tells a short story that has us excited for the other narratives we’re going to get from NIN this year.

Trent Reznor Atticus RossFresh off releasing Not the Actual Events, Reznor and recent collaborator Atticus Ross took to Beats 1 Radio with Zane Lowe to discuss what 2017 will have in store for Nine Inch Nails, since it had been three years since the band released a full record. Reznor responded by saying that NIN won’t have one but two big works coming out in 2017. You can listen to the full interview here.

Reznor has been working closely with Atticus Ross for the past few years to co-create a couple of movie soundtracks: Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary Before the Flood and the terrorism drama Patriot’s Day. Not to mention their composition for The Social Network which garnered the pair an Oscar. Now, Ross is listed as an official Nine Inch Nails member on their website. We wouldn’t be surprised if Ross shows up on the list of credentials for NIN’s upcoming projects. Or if he shows up at NIN’s first NYC performance in awhile, at the Panorama Music Festival where the band will serve as Sunday’s headliner. But considering how well they’ve collaborated in the past, we’re almost certain that the two will continue working together in the future.

Dave Grohl Trent ReznorTwo longtime rock artists, Foo Fighters drummer Dave Grohl and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro appeared on Not the Actual Events EP, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they provide support on NIN’s upcoming projects. Both have been appearing on Nine Inch Nails albums for over a decade now, and with the lack of new rock talent that could possibly surpass the greats, we don’t think Reznor would be in better hands than Grohl and Navarro for their upcoming LPs.

Not much else is known about the two upcoming projects from Nine Inch Nails, one of America’s most innovative and talented rock bands. Check back for details regarding an album release date, title, and possible upcoming NIN tour dates!


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