Newswire: Nine Inch Nails rolls with the times, calls new EP Add Violence

Now deeply into the “do whatever the hell I want, when I want” phase of his career, Trent Reznor announced today that Nine Inch Nails will drop a new EP a week from tomorrow. And because Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross are, like everyone else, acutely aware of the shitshow surrounding us these days, they’re calling the EP Add Violence.

Add Violence’s cover

Well, we’re reading into that part. The official word is that the Add Violence is the second of a planned EP trilogy, which kicked off last December with the fine-but-unmemorable Not The Actual Events. The press release also mentions that the trilogy’s “narrative arc” will emerge in Add Violence, including its “clue-filled” cover artwork and “accompanying physical component,” which Reznor is selling exclusively through NIN.com. That recalls the Easter-egg-laden story around 2007’s solid Year Zero, which put clues about the album …

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