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The album was first acknowledged by [[Trent Reznor]] on May 28, 2013 in a post on [[]]:
<blockquote>"I’ve I've been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!"
— Trent Reznor, 5.28.13.</blockquote>