In a new interview with Revolver, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor announced that the band will record a new album and tour in 2020.
Neither the article nor Reznor provides a specific date for the album or dates for the tour, but with all of the work Reznor has been doing for films and TV shows, the article assured fans that “Nine Inch Nails is not forgotten.” It adds, “[t]he band recently released ‘the definitive edition’ of its 2005 album With Teeth, and in 2020, Reznor and [Atticus] Ross plan to take the group back out on tour, as well as record new NIN music.”
Revolver also notes the possible influence that Reznor’s new home studio, where the interview took place, may have had in his recent burst of creativity. It was there that he wrote and recorded the scores for Bird Box, Watchmen, his song for Twin Peaks: The Return, and many other soundtracks for movies and shows. The home studio is his first personal studio since his New Orleans location of Nothing Studios closed in 2004.
The interview is only available in print, but luckily some Redditors were generous enough to share a picture of the page that confirms new music from NIN.
This will mark the band’s first studio album since Hesitation Marks in 2013, and their follow-up to the EP-trilogy Not the Actual Events, Add Violence, and Bad Witch (technically released as an LP) released between 2016 and 2018.