Nine Inch Nails Has Set an April 17 Release Date

NIN new album Year Zero is set to release April 17. Their website has a list of all the tracks and photos of production. The site has also revealed the title of the second song on the 16-track album: The Beginning of the End. NIN is currently filming a video in the Los Angeles area for the new track "Survivalism". The song is expected to be the third cut on Year Zero, which Trent Reznor descrbed in a recent interview as "a collage of sound type of thing, not heavy in a metal guitar kind of way." He added, "With this record I feel a lot less concerned about what people think about it — especially the dying record industry. I couldn't care less about that right now." Reznor also revealed that the new effort is a concept album and "part of a bigger picture of a number of things I'm working on. Essentially I wrote the soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist." Reznor said that most of the album was recorded "in hotel rooms around the world on laptops," with very few musicians beside himself and "maybe some surprise vocalists that pop up here and there." When asked why the new record took less than two years to arrive when the last one took six, Reznor said, "I'm probably as surprised as some fans are (laughs). But really it's just a matter of discipline. When I was on the last tour, to keep myself busy I was just really hunkered down and was working on music the whole time, so this kept me in a creative mode and when I finished the tour I felt like I wasn't tired and wanted to keep at it." NIN will release a DVD called Beside You In Time on February 27. The disc documents the band's tour in support of 2005's With Teeth. You can check out the website at NIN.com. Good stuff! I can not wait to hear this album.

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