After releasing their last album Hesitation Mark in 2013, Nine Inch Nails have not release any music and members have focused on different projects, like the limited-edition book about the album’s artwork Cargo in the Blood, of which we talked about here.
On December 18, the frontman Trent Reznor announced the band’s return in 2016. He tweeted on his official page saying:
New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) December 18, 2015
The “other stuff” might refer to the other projects that are keeping Reznor busy, like the rumoured idea about bringing the novel Fight Club on stage as a rock opera piece, and his active role in the Apple streaming service Apple Music, where he helped design and launch the platform.