Nine Inch Nails, the industrial band that Trent Reznor formed almost 25 years ago, is set to release its ninth full-length album in 2013. Following his collaboration with filmmaker David Fincher on "The Social Network" and the remake of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," Reznor recorded the LP in secret with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, with plans to hit the road for a tour in conjunction with its release.
Reznor confessed that he'd kept the album under wraps while he worked on other projects, he said in a statement to MTV News released by the band's new record label, Columbia. But those outside efforts directly inspired his new music for Nine Inch Nails, a band that broke up in 2009 but are daring a 2013 comeback. "I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately," Reznor explained. "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---ing great."
"This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again," he continued. "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!"
Nine Inch Nails already has committed to performing at a number of music festivals in 2013, including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Leeds, Reading, Made In America and the Voodoo Festival. The band's appearance at the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan, will mark its first live performance in nearly four years, and the first to showcase the current lineup of Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Robin Finck, Trent Reznor and Ilan Rubin.