Trent Reznor teases new Nine Inch Nails record by end of the year

'2016 is not over yet'

Trent Reznor has given renewed hope to fans, teasing that a Nine Inch Nails‘ new album could be released by the end of 2016.

The industrial metal icons previously promised to return this year when Reznor tweeted ‘New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.’

After having to deny rumours of a single release as a ‘hoax‘, one fan got impatient on Instagram and asked “What’s the word on new NIN for 2016 like you said?” before Reznor replied “2016 is not over yet”.

The award-winning soundtrack writer Reznor has also spent much of the last year working on two film scores – one for Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary Between the Flood and Peter Berg’s Boston Marathon bombing movie Patriot’s Day.

Earlier this year, Reznor paid tribute after former NIN keyboardist James Woolley died, aged 50.

“Terrible news regarding James,” he said. “I hadn’t crossed paths with him for some time, but always thought of him fondly. He was a fun character to be around, a solid musician and a genuinely good guy.

“Those of us from that era of the band have been sharing ‘James’ stories… lots of laughs and love and sadness. Wishing his family the very best.”