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Nine Inch Nails’ new self-released EP Not the Actual Events is the group’s first release in three years. In a statement, mastermind Trent Reznor describes the release as “an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make. It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”

Not the Actual Events was recorded by Reznor and now official band member Atticus Ross. The release is a heavy turn from the group’s last album, 2013’s Hesitation Marks, and is unrecognizable from their current film score work.

The EP features contributions from Dave Grohl drumming on the track ‘The Idea of You’, while Dave Navarro plays on ‘Burning Bright (Field on Fire)’, and Reznor’s wife and How to Destroy Angels bandmate, Mariqueen Maandig, appears on ‘She’s Gone Away’.


Download Not the Actual Events on iTunes here and stream it below: