We can’t say that we’re not surprised, but it has been revealed that the boys in Nine Inch Nails are ready to release a brand new album, following the new line-up of the 90s rock band.
The new album which will be released through Columbia Records is so far scheduled to hit stores sometime this year.
“I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately,” Trent Reznor said in a 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 fucking great.”
Reznor had told Rolling Stone Magazine last year that he had been working on new material for the group even though they had disbanded in 2009. While that was just the tip of the iceberg, Reznor announced earlier this year that there would be a newly, reformed Nine Inch Nails that would be performing at several festivals this year including Lollapalooza and Outside Lands.
“This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again,” the singer added in the release. “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.”
The new Nine Inch Nails line-up includes: Reznor, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Robin Finck and Ilan Rubin. The new and ‘improved’ line-up will make their world-wide debut on July 26th at the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan.