Nine Inch Nails Release “Came Back Haunted” Music Video

Nine Inch Nails have posted a new music video for “Came Back Haunted,” a track from their upcoming album, Hesitation Marks, which will be released September 3.

The video, which you can see below, was directed by filmmaker David Lynch.

The album, which features guest appearances by bassist Pino Palladino and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, is the band’s followup to 2008’s The Slip.

Speaking recently to CBS, Reznor came clean about the band’s ever-shifting lineup (King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew announced he was quitting the band earlier this month), admitting it had been “disruptive.”

“You can spend a lot of time hypothesising, imagining and projecting what it’s gonna be with this chemistry and this recipe of people in a room playing music, and in reality it rarely is that,” he said. “It’s felt like a wrench in the works at times, but at the same time it’s made me rethink a lot of how we put this together, and I think where we’re ending up at is a place that’s much truer to what Nine Inch Nails should be and better in the long run,” he added.

WARNING: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.


Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system: Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords. Heres a URL about the issue:


Want to read more stories like this?
Get our Free Newsletter Here!

  • Kevin Maloney

    The bright flashes weren’t what bothered me about that video. It was the overly shaky camera.

    Not a bad video, but I think Trent’s had much better results with David Fincher and Mark Romanek.

  • mastakaspa

    quite naive, looks like a student work

  • Joshua Mark

    I’m pretty thoroughly unimpressed. I know repetition is a NIN thing but this is 4 or 5 general images shaking and horizontal flipping. I like the style but like @mastakaspa said, it looks like student work. Like someone had not enough footage and too much time with after effects. I’d hate to know what Mr. Lynch was paid.

  • Dennis Spears

    WTF was that POS video? I WANT THAT 4:17 of my life BACK!!!

  • David

    Trent Renzor hasn’t made any good albums since “The Fragile”. Now he is the Queen of weird electronic noise. Its funny that he thinks this is music. I guess when he stopped shooting the junk he also stoped putting out the stuff he was know for. Nine inch nails fucking blows in the 21 century. Terrible show in Austin Tx. Get used to getting boo’d until you play some of your earlier stuff.

  • jon

    You guys are all fags..if you knew anything about David Lynch you would appreciate the movie lost highway and then see if your still talking shit