NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"Is it possible I am actually finished writing and recording a new NINE INCH NAILS record? Apparently so. We begin mixing in January!
"Juggling fifteen all-new tracks around. Testing sequences. No leftovers from 'With Teeth'. Highly conceptual. Quite noisy. Fucking cool."
The next NINE INCH NAILS album will follow 2005's "With Teeth", which was the group's first collection of new material in six years.
NINE INCH NAILS will chronicle the tour in support of its 2005 comeback album "With Teeth" with the DVD "Beside You in Time", due February 27 via Interscope. The main body of the project features 19 songs, two of which ("Right Where It Belongs" and "Beside You in Time") can be viewed from alternate camera angles.
Trailers from "Beside You in Time" can be viewed on the band's web site. The DVD will be available in standard form as well as in HD and Blu-Ray, although the regular edition will include audio mixes in Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1.
Reznor played the first solo show of his career on October 21 at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit outside San Francisco, according to Billboard.com. Reznor was backed only by a four-piece string section as he played subdued versions of NINE INCH NAILS tracks such as "Piggy", "The Fragile" and "Hurt".
(Thanks: Matthew Glisson)