The long-awaited new Nine Inch Nails album finally has a name, but still no firm release date. Group mastermind Trent Reznor unveiled the title “With Teeth” on NIN’s official Web site, having scrapped the original name, “Bleedthrough,” in November. Sources say the set will arrive in the spring via Interscope.
“‘With Teeth’ is finished,” Reznor said. “The band is rehearsing. I can’t wait to present this music to you on your stereo and in your town.” He added, “this is a more lyric-based record than [1999’s] ‘The Fragile'” and that “the tracks were very thought out and realized and didn’t mutate that dramatically through the [mixing] process.”
In a recent development, sources say longtime NIN collaborators Danny Lohner and Charlie Clouser have parted ways with the group, and that Reznor has already hired replacements for the upcoming tour.
Reznor self-produced “With Teeth” with assistance from noted producer/engineer Alan Moulder. Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl plays drums on the album, which is being simultaneously mixed in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound.
In late November, Interscope released a deluxe edition of NIN’s 1994 album “The Downward Spiral” as well as a dual-disc DVD-audio edition of the set. Reznor said he would also “like to eventually release a deluxe version” of his 1989 album “Pretty Hate Machine,” but “there is the additional hassle of dealing with TVT Records, who I was signed to at the time. So, I don’t know how possible that is.”