Late last year, Nine Inch Nails released Not The Actual Events, the group's second EP of original material and first since 1992's Broken. As you can probably tell, Trent Reznor's project doesn't often involve itself in EPs, but that is about to change soon, and we only found out because the band messed up (via Birth.Movies.Death.).
When the group released Not The Actual Events, they also announced a vinyl release of The Fragile: Deviations. Sadly, though, that record has yet to come out, and after months of speculation, Reznor sent an email that read in part,
"The blame for this lies with me and my team. We ran into a variety of quality control issues with the audio and various aspects of the artwork, then we got obsessive about getting it right. At some point these f---ups started to add up to a substantial delay that I wasn't fully aware of until recently."
Then, in the same email, Reznor announced that Not The Actual Events is actually just the start of something more:
"Finally, did you know there's a new top-secret Nine Inch Nails EP that will be released before the first shows we do this summer? Did you know Not The Actual Events was the first part of a trilogy of related EPs that will be released about 6-8 months apart? Now you do."
Since Not The Actual Events came out just before Christmas, this means that the next EP should come out at some point in the next month or so, and the third EP perhaps in time for the end of 2017. Listen to "Burning Bright (Field On Fire)" from Not The Actual Events above, and let us know in the comments below what sort of musical direction you'd like to hear from the upcoming EPs.
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