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How To Destroy Angels, the project featuring Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Maandig and collaborator Atticus Ross, has signed a deal with Columbia Records. A new EP called An Omen will be released on November 13th as both a digital download and a 12-inch vinyl disc. For Reznor, this marks a return to the major label end of the music business for the first time since 2007, when his contract with Interscope Records expired and he decided to go independent.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Reznor said, "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 . . . 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."

Reznor added that some of the six songs on the EP will appear on a full-length album coming out next year.

He added that How To Destroy Angels will make videos and perform live, with further details yet to come.

Reznor has reportedly also been at work on new Nine Inch Nails music, although he did not address that.

He and Ross won an Oscar for their score for the 2010 movie The Social Network, and collaborated again with that film's director, David Fincher, to compose the score for last year's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

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