Nine Inch Nails ‎– Not The Actual Events

The Null Corporation ‎– none
5 × File, MP3, EP, 320 kbps

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Branches/Bones 1:46
2 Dear World, 4:06
3 She's Gone Away
Backing Vocals – Mariqueen Maandig*
4 The Idea Of You
Drums – Dave Grohl
5 Burning Bright (Field On Fire)
Guitar [Additional] – Dave Navarro

Companies, etc.



A “Digital + Physical Component” package was available solely for purchase through the Nine Inch Nails official web store for a limited time. Purchasing this version included the instant download of the MP3 EP and a “physical component” which shipped later.

The physical component contains six 10x7 inch color printed cards which contain song lyrics and EP credits, along with a 9.5x6.5 inch x-ray-like print of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross with their eyes scratched out, all sealed in an unmarked black envelope with a cautionary sticker on the back side. The package and all the contents also happen to contain a fine layer of black toner dust, which (as indicated on the cautionary sticker) will make a mess when opened. (See images for details).

According to the official NIN website, “The intention of this record is for it to exist in the physical world, just like you.”

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(5xFile, AAC, EP, 256) The Null Corporation none USA & Canada 2016
B0026566-01 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(12", EP, Blu) The Null Corporation B0026566-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
00602557530919 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(12", EP, Red) The Null Corporation 00602557530919 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
00602557534320 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(CD, EP) The Null Corporation 00602557534320 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B002656502, B002656502ST1 Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events(CD, EP) The Null Corporation, The Null Corporation B002656502, B002656502ST1 Canada 2017 Sell This Version


Reviews Show All 19 Reviews

Add Review



February 17, 2018
Listening to it now and I am thinking... Total steal from Wolfgang Press.
But is sounds great..


September 12, 2017
I am totally floored by this release, and yes I found it really bizarre with the last three tracks from TDS in reverse on the B-side.


September 8, 2017
edited 10 months ago
Wow. Been waiting a long time for another NIN album that I instantly love from first song onward... waited to listen to this album until I got the vinyl version of the album (which I feel is a great pressing regardless of a previous review) and I love it from the first song onward... haven't felt that since The Fragile. Totally impressed and I've been a fan since '92. Glad to see Trent is killing it again. Not saying albums after The Fragile weren't good, just lacking imho. But they had awesome elements and told great stories when listened in entirety w/o skipping through tracks. And am very glad to these getting vinyl releases and the represses he is putting out! Trent has been my favorite producer for about 25 years so I'm a lifelong fan and may have a biased opinion. But, I say if you are a fan of NIN you should buy the vinyl and listen to it from start to finish. LOUD! It's imperative to listen LOUD!


February 13, 2017
Soooooo when do we get our physical components for Not The Actual Events?
Anyone have any idea?


January 25, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Left overs from Year Zero, in my opinion.
I like all albums from the NIN catalogue.
But this one is simply not acceptable!
No clever catches like "Not What It Seems Like (Instr.)" in Deviations 1, for example.
Hoping this is not the actual NIN event in 2017.


December 23, 2016
Holy shit this is freakin awesome. Trent is definitely back.


December 22, 2016
Is this production better than Hesitation Marks? At least the single made me think it is