Nine Inch Nails Premiere New Song, “Came Back Haunted”

As previously reported right here, Nine Inch Nails have signed to Columbia Records and will release a new album, which is already completed, later this year. Now, the record has a title, Hesitation Marks, and a release date, September 3. Even more excitingly, the band has premiered the first single from that album, “Came Back Haunted.” Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Nine Inch Nails Tension 2013 North American Tour dates:

Sep.28   St. Paul, MN          Xcel Energy Center
Sep.30  Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center
Oct. 1   St. Louis, MO          Chaifetz Arena
Oct. 3   Montréal, QC          Centre Bell
Oct. 4   Toronto, ON            Air Canada Centre
Oct. 5   Cleveland, OH         Wolstein Center
Oct. 7   Auburn Hills, MI       The Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 8   Pittsburgh, PA          Petersen Events Center
Oct.11   Boston, MA             TD Garden
Oct.14   Brooklyn, NY           Barclays Center
Oct.15   Newark, NJ              Prudential Center
Oct.18   Washington, DC      Verizon Center
Oct.19   University Park, PA   Bryce Jordan Center
Oct.21   Raleigh, NC             PNC Arena
Oct.22   Nashville, TN           Bridgestone Arena
Oct.24   Atlanta, GA              Philips Arena
Oct.30   Sunrise, FL              BB&T Center
Oct.31   Orlando, FL             Amway Center
Nov. 5   San Antonio, TX       AT&T Center
Nov. 8   Los Angeles, CA       Staples Center
Nov. 9   Phoenix, AZ             US Airways Center
Nov.11   El Paso, TX              Don Haskins Center
Nov.13   Broomfield, CO        1st Bank Center
Nov.15   Las Vegas, NV          The Joint
Nov.16   Las Vegas, NV          The Joint
Nov.18   Portland, OR            Rose Garden Arena
Nov.19   Spokane, WA           Spokane Arena
Nov.21   Vancouver, BC          Rogers Arena
Nov.22   Seattle, WA              KeyArena
Nov.24   Edmonton, AB           Rexall Place
Nov.25   Calgary, AB              Scotiabank Saddledome


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  • All Sorrows Joy

    Long time fan (16 years). I actually thought it was going to be a disappointment, pretty mediocre, but I’m totally impressed and really, really loving ‘aome Back Haunted’. It’s a promise of great things to come with the new album.
    Now I’m not just excited to be seeing my favourite band playing live again, but excited to see them playing new material that carries on with the exceptional NIN standards millions of fans know and love. Reading will be awesome!

    • Evelz6

      As long as we don’t get ‘With Teeth’ again. I’m worried that’s what it will be. ‘With Teeth’ had some good songs, but nothing like what came before it. Same with The Slip. He seems to be going to easy with ‘Came Back Haunted.’ It’s very repetitive, very radio-esque (which is why I reserve full judgment). Al I can do is hope he isn’t just commercially rushing it for whatever reason… that every other song on the album won’t make it to the radio. (Not that I have anything against the radio stuff, but I tend to skip over those tracks as time goes on). I can’t remember the last time I played ‘Sunspots’ or ‘Hand That Feeds.’

  • Dustin

    I find myself thinking that the structure of the song or the chorus or something is cheesy… which is weird, because Trent never has been the best lyrcist… I don’t know what my issue with it is as compared to the previous material. I like the music. But something about the title and the catchy aspect of everything is turning me off. Maybe it will grow on me. It’s better than The Hand that Feeds at least.

    • Evelz6

      “never been the best lyricist?” What are you talking about? The shit he use to spout out about was very well constructed and made sense. Up until ‘With Teeth’ he had a very good way of hitting home his message.

      • Dustin

        My statement is relative and that is my opinion based on other stuff I have heard from other artists. Sure, there are some great lyrics in some older stuff, and even some great song titles… but really, “Rain, Rain Go away” …while I am a huge Nine Inch Nails fan and I love ‘Down In It,’ come on… most of the lyrics are not that complex. Perhaps I’m not giving enough credit, though.

        • Evelz6

          Well that is just background for one song, but I see your point. Maybe even some of ‘Starfuckers’ could be considered in that category. But, overall, he is still miles ahead of most these days. HTDA has some good lyrics too. These NIN lyrics have always stood out for me personally:

          “I’ll heal your wounds, I’ll set you free, I’m Jesus Christ on Ecstacy”

          “The clouds will part and the sky cracks open, And god himself will reach his fucking arm, Through, Just to push you down, Just to hold you down, Stuck in this hole with the shit and the piss, And it’s hard to believe it could come down to this back at the beginning, Sinking, Spinning”
          -The Wretched

          “In the back off the side far away
          Is a place where I hide, where I stay,
          Tried to say, tried to ask I needed to,
          All alone by myself, where were you?
          How could I ever think it’s funny how?
          Everything that swore it wouldn’t change, is different now
          Just like you would always say, “We’ll make it through”
          Then my head fell apart and where were you?”
          -Somewhat Damaged

          • Dustin

            While I definitely enjoy Suck, Trent did not write those lyrics…. it is a cover of a Pigface song. The other two, I do like, though.

  • Chris

    it’s crap. NIN continues to decline, which is sad cause they used to be amazing

    • polly

      That is pretty much what happens when you become sobber

  • Rick

    I’ll wait and judge the album as a whole but this song is a major disappointment for me. Seemed to be lacking that raw emotion I’m used to regardless of their sound through the years. So much for pushing the boundaries…

  • PHM

    Yes it’s crap, Trent, we are not 18 anymore. Move on.

    • Evelz6

      I’m sure he will read your comments and do as instructed too… cause your opinion actually matters on the internet.

  • Evelz6

    Not every song on his album will be perfect anymore. This has radio written all over it. I could care less about the radio-ready songs he puts out, it’s everything else on the album that I am waiting for.

  • Megs

    I think his new song is good. Does seem a little catchy and radio-esk. Then again who knows what the album will hold!!! Can’t wait!

  • Steve F

    It was a little faster tempo than I’m used to in NIN. To me, some of the rhythm licks were standard, and I’m not sure Trent put a lot of time into this song. It sounded best with a big stereo with a sub. It’s pretty good; I rate it a B+.

  • Paul

    It sounds like he’s learning how to program music on a new system or something…. I bet alot “dubstep” shows up on the album..

  • Metalpaul

    Its NIN!!!! Did you hear me? It’s NIN! NEW NIN MUSIC!!??
    Don’t like it , shut your earholes. WELCOME BACK(HAUNTED)!