Nine Inch Nails revealed to the public earlier last week that the award-wining industrial rock band will be releasing their eleventh studio album this coming September 1. The album will serve as the band’s first studio album since 2013’s Hesitation Marks.
Before the early September release of the new record, front man Trent Reznor and friends are set to release an EP titled Add Violence on July 21 via Reznor’s label The Null Corporation.
Yesterday, the band released their second track from the EP called “This Isn’t The Place,” which comes in one week after the video debut of “Less Than” –the first single from the EP.
Add Violence is numbered two of three EPs Nine Inch Nails plan to release in-or-around six-month intervals. The first, titled Not The Actual Events, was released last December, while the third EP does not have a release date or title at this time.
As for Add Violence, it will be available for digital download first with a physical component to follow on August 8.
According to Blabbermouth, Reznor was interviewed by Beats 1 Radio last week when he discussed his thoughts behind the triple EP release.
“I love the format of an album,” he said. “I like having forty minutes to ninety minutes to communicate a grand suite of songs that relate to each other and have something to say beyond the single song serving.
“But we were thinking about the amount of time it takes to do that and a bit of awareness about what it’s like as a fan with so much choice… We thought it might be interesting to split the record up into three parts that come out and have their own moment of attention — each of which are stylistically a bit different.”
Nine Inch Nails set out on Sunday, July 23, to play FYF Fest in Los Angeles, California, and will perform a select number of dates this summer and fall.
Visit the band’s official website to get a full list of dates.
Listen to “This Isn’t The Place” below.