Trent Reznor has announced that Nine Inch Nails (NIN) is continuing, and that recording a new album with NIN is next on his list of priorities.
The industrial-rock pioneer had the following to say on the NIN forums:
"The three columns of things I’m currently funneling music into – HTDA (How To Destroy Angels), NIN and film work – I believe will start to make more sense to you (and me) as everything unfolds. By having a few different outlets for my work I’m finding more inspiration within each one. No, Nine Inch Nails is not dead and I plan to focus on that next."
He also confirmed speculation that he will indeed score and make a cameo appearance in Timur Bekmambetov‘s film, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
"I was familiar with the book, read the script and it felt like an interesting challenge as a composer – very different from the Fincher films. While discussing the film with Timur he started gently pressing me to play a small role in the film. The idea was a cameo-esque role that would be kept under wraps and be a surprise around opening night. I was considering this when I awoke a few days ago to the news I am now STARRING in ALVH (which is obviously not true). Fuck. We both apparently forgot the internet existed AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES anymore."
He also spoke about the upcoming How To Destroy Angels release, which he stated is not yet completed despite initial reports claiming it was.
"Perhaps I misspoke on the red carpet or wherever it was I said the new How To Destroy Angels record is finished – it is not. We’ve been working since last summer on it and are due to mix it this summer for a fall release. We’ve spent a lot of time experimenting and finding our own sound and identity this time around and we’re very happy with the results"