Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has been an independent recording artist ever since he left Interscope Records in 2007. After founding his own record label in 2008 and releasing music independently, the Academy Award winning musician has reverted back to the majors for help in releasing his latest project through Columbia Records.

Reznor, wife Mariqueen Maandig, and Atticus Ross are ready to release their How To Destroy Angels EP and full-length album. The How To Destroy Angels EP An Omen will see a release date on Nov. 13 via Columbia Records. They also have a full length album due sometime next year.

Reznor, on his Facebook page says:

Sorry for the radio silence lately…I’ve been busy! There’s a number of things to be revealed over the coming months. Some you may expect, others you may not. Patience, my friends.

Today’s news is about my band How To Destroy Angels. 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.

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.

We are all very excited about you checking out the new stuff. Wish I could tell you more, but you know how this works… it would take all the fun out of it!

Stay tuned!

To get you in the right frame of mind, enjoy some earlier How To Destroy Angels videos:

And as an added bonus, enjoy some delicious photos of Trent's wife, and partner in How To Destroy Angels, Mariqueen Maandig: