NIN Premiere 'Came Back Haunted'

Listen to the first piece of "Hesitation Marks" here!

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Nine Inch Nails are officially back with "Came Back Haunted" single from the upcoming album titled "Hesitation Marks." Listen to the newest song in the player below.

As KROQ reports, the track harkens back to classic NIN, infused with the energy of the band's legendary 1989 debut, "Pretty Hate Machine," bolstered with the epic scope of the 1994 follow-up, "The Downward Spiral."

Buzzing synthesizers and a hard, rolling bass line propel the decidedly industrial rock song, with Reznor's distinctive vocals cutting through the dense maelstrom, screaming "I dont believe it/I had to see it/I came back haunted" throughout the arena-sized chorus.

"I love it," gushed KROQ music director, Lisa Worden. "It's the return of Nine Inch Nails that fans have been waiting for. If this song is any indication, the new album is going to be amazing."

The night before the song's release (June 5), the official Nine Inch Nails tweeted out a message that suggests a September 3 release date for the band's new album, with the title "Hesitation Marks." The tweet also referred to "Halo 28," with Halo numbers being "the numbers assigned to pieces of the Nine Inch Nails discography in the order that they are released." This new upcoming NIN album will be the 28th Halo release (2007 full-length "The Slip" is No. 27).

The full list of Nine Inch Nails North American tour dates (supported by Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor) is:

09/28 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center 09/30 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center 10/01 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena 10/03 - Montréal, QC - Centre Bell 10/04 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre 10/05 - Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Cente 10/07 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills 10/08 - Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Events Center 10/11 - Boston, MA - TD Garden 10/14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center 10/15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center 10/18 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center 10/19 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center 10/21 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena 10/22 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena 10/24 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena 10/30 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center 10/31 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center 11/05 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center 11/08 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center 11/09 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center 11/11 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center 11/13 - Broomfield, CO - 1stBank Center 11/15-16 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint 11/18 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena 11/19 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena 11/21 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena 11/22 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena 11/24 - Edmonton, A - Rexall Place 11/25 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome

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    Oh my god how can Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed you! Black Emperor be an opening act? I mean, their shortest songs are like 40 minutes long lol Helluva show
    The longest Explosions song in my iTunes is 13:27... and only 7 others around the 10 minute mark.
    That Train Razor guy will always be the best, cant wait for the tour, cant wait for the album!
    Train Razor?
    *choo...choo...choochoo choochoo..choochoochoo...choochoochoochoochoochoochoochoo* "I am the voice inside your head and I control you..." Makes sense in that context.
    Yeah. Hetfield's a table, Reznor's a train, and Steve Howe is a fossil.
    The song title pretty much sums up the awesomeness of this comeback. Nine Inch Nails is back bitches.
    Jobk3.ℂom JENNIFER...go there for the work at home job. My uncle makes $15.50 hourly working from home doing easy typing stuff and loves it. No experience needed.
    It's like a perfect mix of PHM, TDS and some of the more modern, mid-2000's NiN, as well. I look forward to hearing the whole album. I do really like how Trent's voice hasn't changed since the late-80's. It's perfect.
    This is an amazing track. Definitely not what I was expecting. I can hear some Pretty Hate Machine influences and it seems a bit more dance-oriented than Trent's recent work. Awesome song, I seriously can't wait for the album.
    Awesome song - EITS and GY!BE opening the tour as well - jealous I don't live in the states for this.
    Sounds a lot more like HTDA but still very awesome. Obviously has the NIN sound too. Can't wait for the album.
    Gerard Way Jr
    The bit of synthpop thrown in there was pretty cool. Reminded me a lot of Ghosts and the like.
    "Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take I'll be watching you" - Downvotes to Gerard Way Jr
    Gerard Way Jr
    So I was downvoted for my name? lol okay UG
    Well, your name is ridiculous. Not only does it compare YOU to an incredibly overrated musician, it shows absolute fanboyism. On the topic of the song, it's too close to "The Hand That Feeds" for my liking. Seriously. Listen to it. It's way too close.
    Gerard Way Jr
    Considering UG usernames don't change after registration (2008 for me), I'd think there'd be a bit of slack after...what, the same year? When the band was last in the spotlight? And it's against rules to create second accounts, so I'm screwed either way. Again, lol okay UG
    Better than I was expecting. A lot of Pretty Hate Machine in there. Alright Trent, I officially have expectations for this album. Don't let me down!
    Trent Reznor is rezzin' it up with this one. Also, tour with Godspeed? Bada ****in' bing!
    EL PASO! I will definitely be at that show! Great that they're back. I dig the new song as well