In 2009, Trent Reznor announced that Nine Inch Nails were embarking on a 20th anniversary “farewell” tour. But a few years on, new NIN material is on its way.
Reznor has since recorded with his new band, How to Destroy Angels, writing music for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and scoring movies The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo with composer Atticus Ross. "It's really been an unexpected, weird ride," Reznor tells Rolling Stone. "I'm grateful to have the opportunity to work. I'm just trying to approach things with integrity and try to find things that are interesting to me."
Reznor now says of new NIN material: "All signs point to yes. Yeah, there will be new music. There are some things in the works.
“I never said that that wasn't going to happen, just that it couldn't go on as it was. Having a few years doing other things, I've enjoyed [them] and I'm enjoying doing How to Destroy Angels, and there will be a place for stuff that falls in the Nine Inch Nails column of things. It's a different kind of work.
"Stay tuned," he added. "We'll see what happens here."
How to Destroy Angels release An Omen EP on 13 November, and Reznor promises a full-length release in early 2013.