NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's upcoming fourth album, "Bleed Through", which is currently being recorded in Los Angeles.
"It's more song-oriented [than 1999's 'The Fragile']," Reznor said of the album which he hopes to complete by the summer for a late 2004 release. "It's much more lean. It's going to be twelve good punches in the face — no fillers, no instrumentals, just straight to the point.
"It's a complicated concept record," Reznor added, "but reduced to just simple songs. It's not epic in its scope. It's minimal and a bit brutal."
NIN plan to hit the road in the next few months to preview the new material. "It's been forever since we played," Reznor said. "I'm re-energized right now, my life's in order, and I'm ready to combat the shitty music that's out right now."