Nine Inch Nails Document Their Comeback


This has definitely turned out to be the week of Nine Inch Nails. On Tuesday, they let fans listen to their new album in full on iTunes for free. Yesterday, they revealed that there will be an audiophile version of Hesitation Marks coming out as well, but it would in no way challenge the original; rather it’s a different take on it.

Today, they have come back with a more great news for their fans; there’s a 13-minute documentary about the comeback tour.  Nine Inch Nails had teamed up with Vevo to record everything that it took for the band to make their comeback especially with a new line-up. The documentary is made up of interviews with Trent Reznor and the other band members, the band’s art director Rob Sheridan, and more in the days leading up to NIN’s performance at this year’s Fuji Rock in Tokyo.

The documentary can be seen here and don’t forget, as if you could at this rate, Hesitation Marks comes out on September 3, but if you want you can head on over to iTunes and listen to it for free.


Nine Inch Nails to Release Alternate Version of New Album


Just when you thought that Nine Inch Nails would just call it a day after releasing their new album on iTunes a week before its scheduled arrival for fans to hear for free, Trent Reznor and the rest of his merry men have announced that there will be an  “audiophile mastered version” of the album which fans, who already purchased the original version, will get for free.

In a press release, the band or rather Reznor, revealed the plan for this alternate version of Hesitation Marks. In it he explains that it is not a new album, nor would it take away from the highly anticipated version, but rather it’s a different take on the already recorded and mixed tracks.

The full release can be seen below.

“Hesitation Marks was mastered in two different ways – the standard, “loud” mastering (which is what you’ll find on the CD, on iTunes, and everywhere else), and also an alternate “audiophile” mastering, which we’re offering as a free download option for anyone who purchases the album through For the majority of people, the standard version will be preferable and differences will be difficult to detect. Audiophiles with high-end equipment and an understanding of the mastering process might prefer the alternate version. Alan Moulder, who mixed the album, offers a more detailed explanation: When we were mixing Hesitation Marks we decided to treat the mastering process in a slightly different way to the usual. Since we had tried to treat every other aspect of making this record differently to how we were used to, it seemed to make sense. We were mixing as we went along with the production of each song rather than at the end, so we thought that once we had a song pretty close we would send it off to Tom Baker, our long time serving mastering engineer, to give it some mastering treatment. Normally you wait until the record is finished being recorded and mixed, then take all the mixes to mastering. But we thought doing it again, as we went along, might make us push the process further and spend more time on mastering rather than rush through it at the end. Whilst doing this we became aware of how much low bass information there was on the record. Since that can define how loud of a level the mastering can be, we were faced with a dilemma: do we keep the bass and and have a significantly lower level record, or do we sacrifice the bass for a more competitive level of volume? The biggest issue in mastering these days tends to be how loud can you make your record. It is a fact that when listening back-to-back, loud records will come across more impressively, although in the long run what you sacrifice for that level can be quality and fidelity. So after much discussion we decided to go with two versions. On the main release Tom did exceptional work to maintain the integrity of our mixes and reproduce the low end as much as possible and still get a decent level, although it’s still nowhere as loud as a lot of modern records. The Audiophile Mastered Version is more true to how the mixes sounded to us in the studio when we were working on the songs. Have a listen, turn up the volume and enjoy the experience!

Mastering Engineer Tom Baker adds:

I believe it was Trent’s idea to master the album two different ways, and to my knowledge it has never been done before.
The standard version is “loud” and more aggressive and has more of a bite or edge to the sound with a tighter low end.
The Audiophile Mastered Version highlights the mixes as they are without compromising the dynamics and low end, and not being concerned about how “loud” the album would be. The goal was to simply allow the mixes to retain the spatial relationship between instruments and the robust, grandiose sound.

NOTE: The standard mastered version is in no way inferior to the Audiophile Version – we wouldn’t release something inferior as the default. And vinyl purists rest assured, the vinyl edition was mastered to sound the very best for that format. The Audiophile Version is merely an alternate take on the mastering, which some people will appreciate. It’s meant to give a slightly different experience, not denigrate the standard version. Listen to each and come to your own conclusions.
If you ordered any format of Hesitation Marks from, you’ll be able to download one or both mastering versions, in whichever formats you prefer (MP3, FLAC, Apple Lossless, and WAV), beginning September 3rd.”

Nine Inch Nails will begin their upcoming Fall tour with Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky in October.

Stream Nine Inch Nails’ New Album


Nine Inch Nails fans rejoice, the band have finally come around and decided to stream their new album, Hesitation Marks in its entirety a week early.

The band recorded the new album, their first in five years, on the down low with a fully refurbished line-up which led to the confusion when frontman Trent Reznor revealed the news. Reznor and his new line-up had been recording the new album in secrecy without all the pressures of whether it would live up to its hype or not.

Since his announcement that a new album would make its way to store shelves by the end of the year, Reznor and his merry men have embarked on several festival tours, announced a new full tour, and released several new songs for eager fans. First was the lead single, “Came Back Haunted” followed by “Copy of A,” “Find My Way” and the poppy and completely not them track, “Everything”; most which made their debut during some of those festival stops.

For now, you can check out Hesitation Marks over at the band’s iTunes page here for free.



Another New Nine Inch Nails Songs Released


While the world was reeling about Ben Affleck being cast as te caped crusader last night, Nine Inch Nails secretly released another new rack from their upcoming album, Hesitation Marks.

Earlier this week, they had released their poppiest song to date, “Everything” which was largely denounced by fans and casual listeners alike. All you really need to do is look up that parody video that was released yesterday for proof.

The new track premiered overseas  on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 Show. The song which can be heard here around the 43:40 mark is called, “Find My Way.” The song also stays away from the other two songs that had been released, “Copy of A” and “Came Back Haunted,” but at least it won’t be in a mockery way.

Hesitation Marks is out September 3 through Columbia.

Nine Inch Nails Gives Us “Everything”


Nine Inch Nails have been on the tour circuit since it was it was announced that they would be releasing their new album, Hesitation Marks. Until now, they have released lead single, “Came Back Haunted,” “Copy of A” just last week and now we have gotten the official audio of “Everything.”

The new track premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1, while in no time at all, the song made its way onto the internet. The song finds the band making its way toward a more upbeat tone, something that might be unfamiliar territory for the group and fans alike. For now take a listen and drop a line about what you think about it.

Hesitation Marks will be released on September 3 through Columbia Record while Nine Inch Nails will begin their Tension 2013 tour on September 28 in St. Paul, MN.

Nine Inch Nails Debut Two New Songs


If you couldn’t make it to last night’s Nine Inch Nails set at Japan’s Fuji Rock Fest, then you missed out on the band performing two new songs from their upcoming album, Hesitation Marks. Like most of the people in the world who were not able to make it to Japan for their annual festival, it means that you missed out on the newly reformed band giving those in attendance the first taste at other tracks besides their first single, “Came Back Haunted.”

The first song is titled “Find My Way” which is a brooding type song, while the second song titled “Copy of A” is the complete opposite of the first one with its heavy beat and bass.

Check out both videos below:



While Hesitation Marks isn’t due to hit stores until September 3, the band will be making an appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza which can only mean that there might be a few new songs making its way on their set list. Or, at least we can hope they will.

Nine Inch Nails Premiere ‘Came Back Haunted’ Video


Last week, Nine Inch Nails revealed the tracking list for their upcoming album, Hesitation Marks as well as production staff and guest stars. Fans were over the moon when they found out that Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham would be on the album and that David Lynch would be directing the music video for their first single, “Came Back Haunted.”

Today, the video has premiere to eager and excited fans, but we should forewarn you, in true Nine Inch Nails fashion, the video is dark, dizzy so if you’re prone to seizures or get headaches easily then maybe this isn’t the video for you, but if you’re a daredevil, check it out.

Nine Inch Nails Release New Details About New Album


Nine Inch Nails have given fans a lot more information recently about their highly-anticipated new album, Hesitation Marks. The new album, which frontman Trent Reznor had been working on for a while, released its first single, “Came Back Haunted” a few weeks back and now word is, rather it has been confirmed that David Lynch will be directing the music video for the single.

But that’s not where all the good news for the new album ends. The track list and collaborators have also been revealed and that list consists of Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. The guests on the album don’t stop their with King Crimson and recently departed Adrian Belew and Pete Townshed’s favorite bassist, Pino Palladino.

As for the album itself, there will be a total of 14 tracks which also includes “Haunted.” Since the band are scheduled to take the stage on June 26 at  Fuji Rock Festival, chances are that they will be reveling new tracks to the fans during that time. Even if they don’t, the band are schedule for several more summer festivals including Lollapalooza on August 2, San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival and then they will head out on their massive “Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013” tour, kicking off on September 28 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The full tracklist can be seen below:


1) “The Eater of Dreams”
2) “Copy of A”
3) “Came Back Haunted”
4) “Find My Way”
5) “All Time Low”
6) “Disappointed”
7) “Everything”
8) “Satellite”
9) “Various Methods of Escape”
10) “Running”
11) “I Would for You”
12) “In Two”
13) “While I’m Still Here”
14) “Black Noise”


Produced by: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Alan Moulder
Mixed by: Alan Moulder
Mastered by: Tom Baker
Artwork by: Russell Mills
Art Direction by: Rob Sheridan
Additional Musicians:
Pino Palladino
Lindsey Buckingham
Adrian Belew
Eugene Goreshter
Alessandro Cortini
Ilan Rubin
Joshua Eustis

Hesitation Marks is due out on September 3 through Columbia Records just in time for the band’s big tour.

Nine Inch Nails Stream New Song


Nine Inch Nails announced earlier this week that the rumors of them releasing a new song were indeed true and here it is already. The song, “Came Back Haunted,” will be featured on their new album which has officially gotten a titled and a release date. The album will be titled, Hesitation Marks and will hit stores on September 3.

Oh and if that news wasn’t enough, they have also announced that they will be heading out on a North American tour. Tour dates can be seen below as well as their new song.


Sep.28   St. Paul, MN          Xcel Energy Center
Sep.30  Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center
Oct. 1   St. Louis, MO          Chaifetz Arena
Oct. 3   Montréal, QC          Centre Bell
Oct. 4   Toronto, ON            Air Canada Centre
Oct. 5   Cleveland, OH         Wolstein Center
Oct. 7   Auburn Hills, MI       The Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 8   Pittsburgh, PA          Petersen Events Center
Oct.11   Boston, MA             TD Garden
Oct.14   Brooklyn, NY           Barclays Center
Oct.15   Newark, NJ              Prudential Center
Oct.18   Washington, DC      Verizon Center
Oct.19   University Park, PA   Bryce Jordan Center
Oct.21   Raleigh, NC             PNC Arena
Oct.22   Nashville, TN           Bridgestone Arena
Oct.24   Atlanta, GA              Philips Arena
Oct.30   Sunrise, FL              BB&T Center
Oct.31   Orlando, FL             Amway Center
Nov. 5   San Antonio, TX       AT&T Center
Nov. 8   Los Angeles, CA       Staples Center
Nov. 9   Phoenix, AZ             US Airways Center
Nov.11   El Paso, TX              Don Haskins Center
Nov.13   Broomfield, CO        1st Bank Center
Nov.15   Las Vegas, NV          The Joint
Nov.16   Las Vegas, NV          The Joint
Nov.18   Portland, OR            Rose Garden Arena
Nov.19   Spokane, WA           Spokane Arena
Nov.21   Vancouver, BC          Rogers Arena
Nov.22   Seattle, WA              KeyArena
Nov.24   Edmonton, AB           Rexall Place
Nov.25   Calgary, AB              Scotiabank Saddledome