Tenatively titled 'Bleed Through', the whatever-number-it-is (win a grin by posting how many albums they've done as a comment) new Nine Inch Nails album is getting talked about all over the net. Firstly because drum slut Dave Grohl hasn't done anything for a few days and is contributing some drum tracks to the new record.
But today Billboard are getting rather excited about the new news, which is that the conceptual genius playing-everything-but-what-Grohl-does, Mister Trent Reznor, has confirmed that he is self-producing the album at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California. It's not like he hasn't done it before as, he's notably produced and/or mixed everyone from Marilyn Manson and David Bowie to KMFDM, Megadeth and Peter Gabriel.
Reznor isn't doing it all alone: Alan Moulder (whose credits include the amazing production/mixing on Remy Zero's 'Villa Elaine', My Bloody Valentine, A Perfect Circle, Ride, Jesus and Mary Chain...) has been brought into the project as a "sounding board/co-producer/mixer," according to Trent. Oh, and Atticus Ross is serving as a programmer and "right-hand man."
The album is due in early 2005 via Interscope, and NIN have an extensive world tour planned to support it. Two other NIN-related items will precede the album in the Autumn: the DVD debut of the 1997 home video 'Closure' and a deluxe, double-disc edition of the 1994 album 'The Downward Spiral', remixed in 5.1 surround sound.