Nine Inch Nails to Air Newest Single This Thursday

Tune up to KROQ radio to hear "Came Back Haunted," the first piece of the upcoming album by NIN.

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Nine Inch Nails are set to debut their brand new single "Came Back Haunted" this Thursday (June 6), NME reports.

US radio station KROQ will be broadcasting the track later this week. The song comes from the band's new album, which is set for release later this year.

Lisa Worden, Music Director for the Los Angeles station said of the track: "I think it's in line with the first two albums. Its got a great beat, it's not the experimental material Trent [Reznor]'s done in the last five years."

She added: "I wouldn't say that it's dance-y, but it does have a great beat, a groove. Trent really brought it with this song. Its going to sound amazing to new fans and old. It's just cool."

Trent Reznor recently announced plans for the follow-up to 2008's "The Slip" which he has been working on with Alan Moulder and Atticus Ross. In statement, the frontman said the album is "f--king great."

Trent Reznor has also revealed that band's former guitarist Robin Finck will rejoin the group for their forthcoming tour. The news came after Eric Avery announced that he was leaving the band. The musician, who was a founding member of Jane's Addiction, said he was "overwhelmed" after recently touring with Garbage and didn't feel like he could commit to another year and a half on the road "with all the intensity that Nails demands."

Nine Inch Nails are set to play Reading and Leeds Festivals this August, as well as Lollapalooza in Chicago and Jay-Z's "Made in America" Festival in Philadelphia this summer. They were also announced as the headliners of this year's Voodoo Festival, with more tour dates to be announced.

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    I'm looking forward to this, Reznor rarely disappoints.
    any nine inch nails song that i don't like just requires 3 or 4 more listens and it becomes just as amazing as all the other ones.
    I agree totally. After "The Fragile" I got a little behind and when I finally listened to "With Teeth" and "Year Zero" I didn't like them as much... But after a few listens I realized that they're both just as brilliant as the earlier records.
    I did the same for Ghosts I-IV. I wasn't a big fan of instrumental pieces at the time, but after listening to it more and more, I just loved it.
    I wish I could agree with that; I've listened to the last three albums quite a bit, but I still can't bring myself to like them as much as the first three. They all have some great songs on them, but the quality just isn't uniform; there are a lot of weak moments on each. I actually find Ghosts to be the most interesting thing NIN has released since 2000, just because it has that experimental, proggy tendency that's lacking from their recent work.
    Thing is... I've just recently got back into NiN, and to hear that it won't be all experimental, and from the sounds of it back to their more classic sound, is elating.
    It better not be as overrated and boring as the rest of their music
    matter of opinion. just because you don't identify with his message doesn't mean the music is overrated and boring. i don't really like the beatles that much... but that doesn't mean they are overrated and boring. its just not my thing. i suspect the material you have heard from NIN is limited. I wouldn't be so quick to bash something you probably don't understand. Not to be condescending, I just think you're missing something.
    I will be trolling the internet tomorrow and all the rest of the weekend ..... sounds like it would be a basic strip down... with just may be a few synthesizer
    Sounds pretty good, would say its a mix of "With teeth" era nails with a few of the guitar leads sounding similar to "The Slip" stuff. Looking forward to the whole album!!