Trent Reznor To 'Find Songwriting Voice' With Nine Inch Nails

2012 is already shaping up to be quite a year for Trent Reznor.

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2012 is already shaping up to be quite a year for Trent Reznor. Starting with the release of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack, Reznor has also hinted that 2012 will see the debut album from his side project band How To Destroy Angels and new material from Nine Inch Nails.

With regard to the direction of the new NIN record, the musician has made some allusive comments to Billbaord.com:

"I'm going to be writing for Nine Inch Nails this year... [I don't] have any particular goal in mind other than... my voice as a songwriter feels like it needs to speak up or at least work out a little bit to not atrophy. I think I have something to say that feels unique to who I am right now, and that's when it tells me it's time to do something."

According to Reznor, there were initial doubts as to whether the project would be branded as Nine Inch Nails at all:

"At the moment it's going to live in the Nine Inch Nails column, for a few reasons. I enjoy the challenge of moving that kind of brand forward, that identity, shaping it to who I am now instead of who I was a few years ago when I last left off... It's all kind of hypothetical right now. When I sit down with a notebook and a little mini-recorder is when my bluff will be called, and then it might not happen at all."

With the return of Nine Inch Nails being in such early stages at the moment, there's been no talk yet as to how the new record might be released. Nine Inch Nails last album, The Slip, was available as a free digital download back in 2008.

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    TOOLeffingTOOL
    Such an honest musician. He won't put out just anything he can come up with. He sits down, thinks about what it is he wants to do and say, tries it out while recording some stuff, then decides if it's any good to release. Trent Reznor is the opposite of Nickelback...
    Basti95
    NIИ is one of the few bands that could never make bad material. Yeah Trent!!
    Caustic
    haygoe wrote: have not listened to nine inch nails but still it's a new Hard Rock/metal album so..... hell yea
    Yeah, you clearly haven't listened to NIN!
    Root Beer
    I thought Ghosts was a much more interesting album than The Slip, personally. I hope he does something dark and experimental like that again, except with vocals. Might be the closest we'll come to "The Downward Spiral".
    Pagan_Poetry
    Fuckin' right! Even if its shit, you will always get something fresh and interesting from this guy. It's rarely bad though, so I'm not worried. I've been waiting for the How to Destroy Angels album for a while, but had no idea that there could have been a possibility for a Nine Inch Nails album. To quote Fry, "shut up and take my money", Trent.
    bigjonny02
    haygoe wrote: have not listened to nine inch nails but still it's a new Hard Rock/metal album so..... hell yea
    What the ****?!?!?! Where have you been? I think my mind just exploded. Go listen to some Nine Inch Nails....NOW!!!!
    Pagan_Poetry
    NIN1993 wrote: Too bad his score for TGWTDT didn't win. Some movie I've never heard of called Artist won
    The Artist is a silent film that relies solely on its music for any form of sound. It deserved its win, as good as the score from TGWTDT is. At least if the score in Fincher's movie is bad, it has other saving graces for sound like sound editing and, of course, dialogue. Artist didn't. It was make it or break it for sound, and it definitely made it. Plus, Trent and Atticus won for Social Network, so I don't think they're too upset by this. Two soundtracks and two nominations/one win? That's amazing enough and I think they know it. Also its just the Golden Globes. Don't take it too seriously. Still have the BAFTAs and the Oscars. =]
    Steelrod
    TOOLeffingTOOL wrote on 01/16/2012 - 11:21 am / quote | Trent Reznor is the opposite of Nickelback... Yes he is
    dan0z
    I'm also looking forward to the re-released Fragile in 5.1 surround. all that atmosphere flying around my living room is going to be amazing. and hoping that Trent will throw a few extra goodies into the package too!!
    Pr1cK
    though anyone holding their breath on a "downward spiral"-ish album, is sure to go blue in the face and die... i'm sure he is through fighting his personal demons (to an extent)-(the Fragile seems to be on the UPSWING)... i'm sure it'll be FANTASTIC like EVERYTHING ELSE NIИ.
    haygoe
    bigjonny02 wrote: haygoe wrote: have not listened to nine inch nails but still it's a new Hard Rock/metal album so..... hell yea What the ****?!?!?! Where have you been? I think my mind just exploded. Go listen to some Nine Inch Nails....NOW!!!!
    Okay I will relax lol
    NIN1993
    Too bad his score for TGWTDT didn't win. Some movie I've never heard of called Artist won
    haygoe
    have not listened to nine inch nails but still it's a new Hard Rock/metal album so..... hell yea
    zeroceid
    I liked half of How To Destroy Angels' EP, so Im curious to hear a full album. As for new NIN, although The Slip wasn't his best album, it was still great and Ghosts was fantastic. Can't Wait.