It wasn’t that long ago, three years actually, that Trent Reznor took Nine Inch Nails on a farewell tour for their 20th anniversary, putting the band on an indefinite hiatus. Then, at the beginning of this year, Reznor told Billboard that he’d be “writing for Nine Inch Nails this year.” He then proceeded to record an album with his newest project, How To Destroy Angels, and work on music for the forthcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 game. But it was at an interview about that game with Rolling Stone that Reznor repeated that Nine Inch Nails aren’t dead. “Yeah, there will be new music,” he told the magazine. “There are some things in the works.”
And one of the things would possibly include playing live. “Yeah, if it feels right, it’s a possibility,” Reznor told the magazine. “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.” In short, it sounds like after the How to Destroy Angels album comes out and he tours behind it, that he’s finished promoting that album. It would make sense to see Nine Inch Nails pop up at some standalone festivals, like Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. At any rate, NIN fans have reason to rejoice. And Reznor fans can get a double dose of Trent on Tuesday, since both Call of Duty: Black Ops II and the new How To Destroy Angels EP, Hope, will both be in stores this coming Tuesday, November 13th.