Speaking to NME, the industrial music pioneer said:
“The intention is to reconstruct songs based on this new instrumentation and only play songs we as a band feel good about. With Nine Inch Nails last time, I felt that I’d explored that kind of bludgeoning rock thing in a lot of different ways, like I’d done everything I could do with that format.”
It’s not yet known whether these songs will make it on a new album or simply supplement the group’s upcoming Greatest Hits compilation.
Reznor also recently announced that NiN will be touring for the first time in four years during 2013 and 2014 with a whole new line-up.
The new-look roster will feature Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv and previous collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin (formerly of Lostprophets, Angel & Airwaves and Paramore).
Among the upcoming tour dates are appearances at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals. Check more acts announced for those here.