Not The Actual Events

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Not The Actual Events (also known as Halo 29) is the second proper EP from Nine Inch Nails. It was released digitally on December 23, 2016, though pre-orders through allowed for a download one day early. A "physical component" version was also offered through, with further details not yet known.

Track List

  1. "Branches/Bones" – 1:46
  2. "Dear World," – 4:06
  3. "She's Gone Away" – 6:00
  4. "The Idea Of You" – 3:27
  5. "Burning Bright (Field On Fire)" – 5:50


The album was first acknowledged by Trent Reznor on December 17, 2016 in a post on

"It's an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make. It's an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story".


Alternate artwork #1 - Origin: Instagram
Alternate artwork #2 - Origin: Facebook
Alternate artwork #3 - Origin: Embedded in digital MP3 files
Alternate artwork #4 - Origin: Apple Music

The album cover artwork harks back to that of And All That Could Have Been and Still. Currently, there are five different variants.

External Links

Previous release - "Hesitation Marks" Halo number: 29 Next release - "The Fragile: Deviations 1"