Nine Inch Nails to release “unfriendly” new EP, re-issue albums

nin-nottheactualeventsNine Inch Nails announced on Friday they will be releasing a new five-song EP before year’s end and will also be releasing vinyl re-issues of their albums.

The EP, entitled Not the Actual Events, comes out December 23. The band’s website says the EP will take “an unexpected left turn from 2013’s Hesitation Marks” and will sound “unrecognizable” from the film work of frontman Trent Reznor and bandmate Atticus Ross.

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

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What the band means exactly by “unfriendly,” “impenetrable” and “unrecognizable” is anyone’s guess, but we’ll find out soon enough.

Nine Inch Nails also announced they will re-releasing their previous albums remastered and in vinyl form and will also be releasing a special edition of the double album The Fragile called The Fragile: Deviations 1, which will include 37 instrumental, alternate and unreleased tracks.

The Fragile occupies a very interesting and intimate place in my heart,” Reznor said. “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.”

The albums are available for preorder now. Check out for more.

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