Industrial metal legends Nine Inch Nails have just surprise released a pair of sequels to their ‘Ghosts’ instrumental album series, which were released back in 2008.
The two new additions, ‘Ghosts V: Together’ and ‘Ghosts VI: Locusts’, have both been made available for free download from the band’s official website.
Along with the release of the records, the band have issued a statement about them, offering them as a means of escapism during the current global coronavirus crisis.
Weird times indeed.
As the news seems to turn ever more grim by the hour, we’ve found ourselves vacillating wildly between feeling like there may be hope at times to utter despair – often changing minute to minute. Although each of us define ourselves as antisocial-types who prefer being on our own, this situation has really made us appreciate the power and need for connection.
Music – whether listening to it, thinking about it or creating it – has always been the thing that helped us get through anything – good or bad. With that in mind, we decided to burn the midnight oil and complete these new ‘Ghosts’ records as a means of staying somewhat sane.
‘Ghosts V: Together’ is for when things seem like it might be all okay, and ‘Ghosts VI: Locusts’… well, you’ll figure it out.
It made us feel better to make these and it feels good to share them. Music has always had a way of making us feel a little less alone in the world… and hopefully it does for you, too. Remember, everyone is in this thing together and this too shall pass.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Be smart and safe and take care of each other.
Trent & Atticus”
Both ‘Ghosts V: Together’ and ‘Ghosts VI: Locusts’ will be made available later today on music streaming platforms.
There’s no word on whether or not these will be made available in a physical format.