Last week we brought you the news that Nine Inch Nails are returning, with a new album already complete – and now we have confirmation that the band is set to debut their brand new single "Came Back Haunted" this Thursday (June 6).
Los Angeles station KROQ will debut the track later this week, the first track off the band's yet-untitled forthcoming album.
Lisa Worden, Music Director for the Los Angeles station had the following to say about the track: "I think it's in line with the first two albums. Its got a great beat, it's not the experimental material Trent's done in the last five years." She added: "I wouldn't say that it's dance-y, but it does have a great beat, a groove. Trent really brought it with this song. It’s going to sound amazing to new fans and old. It's just cool."
Trent Reznor recently revealed that he has been working on the follow-up to 2008's The Slip with Alan Moulder and Atticus Ross in secret. In statement, the frontman said the album is "fucking great".
His full statement: "I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately. For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!"
A few unexpected lineup shifts have been in the works as well. As rehearsals for their upcoming tour were getting underway, former Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery pulled out, while longtime guitarist Robin Finck was brought back into the fold.
Nine Inch Nails' new album will be out later this year on Capitol Records.