Update (Aug. 5): Following news that Nine Inch Nails were gearing up to release new music based off an alleged image from music publishing company Kobalt Music Group, the company and Trent Reznor himself have both debunked the rumor.
While the band's frontman simply tweeted "not true" the day the news hit on Aug. 3, Kobalt has since revealed that the user on Reddit who initially shared the news falsified the image. Kobalt made a statement saying:
"Kobalt Music dismisses any claims related to a recent hoax where falsified information and images of a fictitious Nine Inch Nails release were posted on the web. As an established leader in both music and technology, Kobalt maintains the highest standards of security, integrity, and transparency in the industry."
Read on for why you should expect new NIN music in 2016 though.
A user who claims to work in the music industry leaked a photo of an image allegedly taken from Kobalt Music Group's private database, one that promises a NIN song called "Dive and Slam" coming Sept. 16. To get really into the nitty gritty, it's 4:35 long.
Consequence of Sound also notes that "Dive and Slam" is licensed to Trent Reznor in ASCAP's own database. Back in December, Reznor tweeted, "New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too." Whenever it arrives, it'll surely happen on Apple Music. (A rep for the group did not respond to Fuse's request for comment).
The last Nine Inch Nails album was 2013's Hesitation Marks, their eighth studio offering. Before that one came a gap of more than five years, so don't tell yourself you're owed any NIN music quite yet.