Saturday, December 19, 2015

New Nine Inch Nails Album "Coming Soon"

by Newsdesk

Trent Reznor announced on Twitter Friday that he and his bandmates are planning on releasing a new Nine Inch Nails album.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting new music from the rock group since their eighth studio LP, Hesitation Marks, reached listeners in 2013, and fortunately more fresh music is forthcoming.

Trent confirmed the news on his Twitter account, writing: "New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too."

The "other stuff" he is referring to remains a mystery, however, just moments after the album proclamation, Trent promoted his new coffee table tome Cargo in the Blood, which features original artwork by British painter and multimedia artist Russell Mills.

"A very nice book we made with Russell Mills, some still available," Trent tweeted.

Cargo in the Blood is a 320-page hardback which contains the artwork Russell created for Nine Inch Nails' last album Hesitation Marks. It has a limited run, as only 2,000 copies of the tome were printed.

Russell and Nine Inch Nails have collaborated before, as the artist created the cover art for the band's 1994 LP The Downward Spiral, in addition to working on the visuals for the release's accompanying singles.

In a press release for the book obtained by Pitchfork earlier this month (Dec15), Russell explained in detail why he and Nine Inch Nails decided to work together again for Hesitation Marks.

"Our renewed collaboration on Hesitation Marks very quickly suggested massive potential for the strange and the familiar to collide and collude in works that I hoped would encapsulate, by allusion, suggestion, metaphor and association, the conceptual ideas imbued in the album as well as in the undertow of its sonic world," Russell said.

"I created a total of 30 pieces for Hesitation Marks and they chose Cargo In The Blood for the cover of the deluxe CD. The title seemed to sum up everything I've been working on for the last 5 - 10 years, this whole idea of something that can be carried in the blood and it could be good or bad, something that could be character-building, something that could be destructive, something that could be positive."