Nine Inch Nails to release new EP before the end of June

The third installment in the band's EP trilogy is currently being finished, explains Trent Reznor

Nine Inch Nails, photo by Heather Kaplan
Nine Inch Nails, photo by Heather Kaplan

    The third and final installment in Nine Inch Nails’ EP trilogy will be released in the coming months, according to Trent Reznor.

    Speaking to BBC Radio 6 on Thursday, Reznor said the EP should be out prior to the start of the band’s European festival tour in June.

    The as-yet-untitled EP marks the conclusion of a trilogy that began in December 2016 with Not the Actual Events and continued in July 2017 with Add Violence.


    In explaining why it took nearly a year for the third EP to come to fruition, Reznor said: “We started out with a rigid concept, having not written them all. As we finished Add Violence we found ourselves… it felt too predictable. It felt like we were forcing things. Musically and storytelling-wise. The reason this has been delayed is because it took us a while for—what has become the third EP—to reveal itself to us.”

    “We’re in the process of finishing this right now and should be out before the shows take place,” Reznor added.

    In addition to Nine Inch Nails’ new EP, Reznor said he and Atticus Ross have signed on to score several new films, but he declined to share specifics.


    Nine Inch Nails 2018 Tour Dates:
    06/22 – London, UK @ Meltdown Festival
    06/24 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
    06/25 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
    06/27 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
    06/29 – St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air St. Gallen
    06/30 – Prague, CZ @ Aerodrome Festival
    07/02 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle
    07/04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/06 – Belfort, FR @ Les Eurockeennes
    07/08 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/12 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
    07/14 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
    08/17 – Tokyo, JP @ Sonic Mania
    08/19 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic Festival