HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 18: Trent Reznor speaks at the 2012 ASCAP Pop Awards - Show at Hollywood Renaissance Hotel on April 18,
Jonathan Leibson

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor took to Facebook to announce that his side project How To Destroy Angels will release an EP titled An Omen in early 2013 after signing a deal with Columbia Records.

Any new music by Reznor is a win-win. In a fairly lengthy post, the Oscar-award winner writes: "I'm happy to announce we've formally partnered with Columbia Records for our next series of releases. The first of these will be available in November and it's called An Omen EP. As you may have guessed, it's an EP. It contains six songs, some of which are from our full-length LP which is coming early next year. We are making some videos, we are going to be performing live, and that's all the details I have for now on those matters."

Reznor, who has been reluctant to sign with a major record label in the past, continues: “Regarding our decision to sign with Columbia, we've really spent a long time thinking about things and it makes sense for a lot of reasons, including a chance to work with our old friend Mark Williams. There's a much more granular and rambling answer I could give (and likely will in an interview someplace) but it really comes down to us experimenting and trying new things to see what best serves our needs. Complete independent releasing has its great points but also comes with shortcomings.”

Members of How To Destroy Angels includes Atticus Ross (brother of Liberty, and who also won an Oscar, along with Reznor, for their score on The Social Network), and Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Maandig.

Check out How To Destory Angels' video "The Space in Between."