'''''Hesitation Marks''''' (also known as '''''[[Halo numbers|Halo 28]]''''') is the ninth studio album from [[Nine Inch Nails]]. It was released on September 3, 2013 in a total of five formats: CD, Deluxe Edition CD, vinyl, digital and iTunes Deluxe Edition. The album was recorded secretly over the course of a year and came as a complete surprise to fans.
On August 26th, 2013, the full album was leaked on the internet, and was made available for streaming on iTunes the following day. The album
will be available in two different masters for digital download, a "standard" version and an "Audiophile Mastered Version" - the latter having extended dynamic range, not meant to be competitive in the loudness war.[http://nineinchnails.tumblr.com/post/59587808317/hesitation-marks-was-mastered-in-two-different]
It was then officially announced via Twitter on June 5, 2013, the day before the release of its first single, ''[[Came Back Haunted (halo)|Came Back Haunted]]''. Nine Inch Nails signed with [[Columbia Records]] in 2013, making this the first album on a major label since ''[[Year Zero]]''.
During the month of August, the tracks "Copy Of A", "Everything" and "Find My Way" were also made available through various online sources. "Copy Of A" and "Everything" were then released as commercial digital singles via Amazon and iTunes on August
20, 2013. A teaser trailer featuring "The Eater Of Dreams" and a look at the album's packaging was posted on August 26, 2013.
==Inspiration and recording==