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Nine Inch Nails - Not The Actual Events Album

  • Performer: Nine Inch Nails
  • Title: Not The Actual Events
  • Size MP3 ver: 2207 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 2980 mb
  • Country: US
  • Date of release: Aug 2017
  • Style: Industrial
  • # Catalog: B0026566-01
  • Label: The Null Corporation
  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
Nine Inch Nails - Not The Actual Events Album


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


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneNine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events ‎(5xFile, AAC, EP, 256)The Null CorporationnoneUSA & Canada2016
noneNine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events ‎(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320)The Null CorporationnoneUK, Europe & US2016
00602557530919Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events ‎(12", EP, Red)The Null Corporation00602557530919Europe2017
00602557530919Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events ‎(12", EP, Blu)The Null Corporation00602557530919Europe2017
00602557534320Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events ‎(CD, EP)The Null Corporation00602557534320Europe2017


  • Art DirectionJohn Crawford
  • Design [Additional]Corey Holms
  • EngineerChris Holmes , Chris Richardson , Dustin Mosley, Jun Murakawa
  • Lacquer Cut ByCB
  • ManagementSilva Artist Management
  • Mastered ByTom Baker
  • Mixed ByAlan Moulder
  • Other [Special Packaging] – Jeff Anderson [Artist In Residence]
  • Written-ByTrent Reznor
  • Written-By, Mixed ByAtticus Ross


Sealed polybag features a tear-off top and hype sticker on the front which reads "The preferred edition of NOT THE ACTUAL EVENTS. It has been pressed on a single sided 180 gram vinyl. Made to be played loud."

Originally meant for release in December 2016, which is also the date printed on the hype sticker.

Printed inner sleeve with lyrics is included however the vinyl is in a separate plain white poly lined sleeve from the factory.

Each jacket appears to differ slightly from the next due to various smudges, fingerprints etc.

Side B features 3 additional, unlisted tracks from The Downward Spiral in reverse: Hurt, The Downward Spiral & Reptile.

Includes a download card for the full fidelity audio files.


  • Barcode (Text, sticker, back of sealed polybag): 6 02557 53091 9
  • Barcode (String, sticker, back of sealed polybag): 602557530919
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): B0026566-01-A HALO-29-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): B0026566-01-B HALO-29-B CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout sides A & B, stamped): -44165- P.USA
  • Other (Catalog number, sticker, back of sealed polybag): B0026566-01ST02


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Null Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – The Null Corporation
  • Manufactured By – Universal Music Enterprises
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Enterprises
  • Mastered At – Baker Mastering
  • Pressed By – Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH – 44165
  • Manufactured By – Pallas USA


Comments (30)

hype sticker should also say that side b is recommended listening in the red room.
I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere. The two lyric sheets are mirror images of each other. The red one's glossy text is the same as the blue ones regular text, and on the blue's glossy text being the same as the red one's regular text. If you have both it's really cool to compare them side by side.
This is one of the greatest LP's in my collection. The presentation is superb!
Impala Frozen
This is a superb pressing...as expected. Trent Reznor says that this vinyl is the way this album should be heard, and he wasn't kidding! Truly amazing. My copy had the black powder on it (only a thin, thin layer), but if you house the sleeve in the plastic cover it comes with you shouldn't have an issue with it. The entire EP is on the A-side, while the B-side contains backwards versions of "Hurt", "The Downward Spiral", and "Reptile". They are based off the 2017 Definitive Edition of The Downward Spiral vinyl, so even though they're backwards they still sound incredible!
Nice pressing but WAY too quiet. I know the EP says "Made to Be Played Loud" on the sticker, but you actually have to turn your system all the way up just to hear it at a nice volume.The reverse tracks on the b-side are a nice and very weird touch.
Shouldn't be a problem if you have a decent amplifier with speakers that have a high sensitivity rating. Any speakers with a sensitivity rating in the 90's dB range should be good.
Haha yeah, that was fun. Side B is the last 3 tracks of TDS played in reverse. I'm pretty certain it comes from the 2017 remaster too.
No bells and whistles with this release but the sound is phenomenal. Great pressing.
Would it be worth creating a separate release for the pressings that come with the red on blue/ blue on red lyric sleeves?
Yes, I believe it qualifies as a variant. I also have the red inner with blue text. I noticed some of the lyrics are printed in clear gloss, a nice touch.
Is that not this release? It's just a lyric sheet.
Pretty sure this is a misprint and should not contain 3 songs from TDS played in reverse...
Yeah. I was going to say that it has to be intentional when it's designed specifically to drag the needle from the inside out (provided your table doesn't physically push and simply drags along the groove).
You must be new to Nine Inch Nails. This is fully intentional.
Mine didn't arrive in a plastic sleeve and YES the powder on the outer card sleeve does smudge and was all over my fingers. Mine has a big blood stain on the reverse too.
Yeah mine has the blood stain as well. Pretty interesting release especially with side B being songs played in reverse!
I think the blood stain is actually printed on every copy and not something they added later. Is it right under the NG and RE of Burning Bright (Field on Fire)?
Does the download card in the album include the reversed tracks? Or only the 5 numbered on the A side?
No, you only get the tracks on the A side.
Only the A side tracks are available to download. The B-side tracks are vinyl only.
I'm looking close at the label and can even feel the texture of grooves. It would be like Trent to that sneaky.I remember Jack White did this for one of his vinyl releases a few years back and it did work. Didn't sound great, but it can be played and heard. Not that that he and Trent are similar, but just stating that it has been done before, so not a far-fetched notion.I would take one for the team and chance fucking up my needle, but my table is auto-return and won't go that far in. Anyone feeling brave?
There is no audio on/under the label. I did try it for a few seconds to confirm. I think it's just how this pressing plant does labels, as the other reissues (TDS and Broken) look the same.
I've uploaded pictures of my printed inner sleeve as it's a different colour to the ones already printed. Everything else is identical except the smudges on the cover.
Yeah, my inner sleeve is red instead of blue. And I think all the smudges are different.
Shouldn't another entry be made in this case since it's a variant??
Try playing side B in reverse, if your player allows you to. Sounds great when played forward, but much cleaner in reverse.
Recording the audio of Side B into the computer and then reversing it so that it's now correct, it sounds exactly the same as the original tracks (Reptile, The Downward Spiral, Hurt), there is nothing new or special about it, other than it being reversed.
Can someone explain how the fingerprint smudges work? I haven't received my copy yet and want to know if there is any certain way to handle it or not. Thanks in advance.
It's just a very thin, light dusting of the black powder. But the thing is, it WILL get on your fingers. Fortunately though, the record comes packaged inside a slightly oversized plastic wrapper. It has a perforation on top so you can open it without ripping the whole thing off. Just simply store the sleeve inside that wrapper at all times, and that'll ensure you won't get the powder on your hands, on the record, or on you collection when you store it!
This isn't anything like the Physical Element, if that is what you're concerned about. I literally just got mine, and have been handling it for a few minutes, and there is very little on my hands. If you really press on some of the smudges, it will come off on your hands. It seems like the powdery stuff is already stuck on pretty good, almost as if it was handled by someone with damp fingertips, for the sake of making smudges on the sleeve.For the record, there is NO powder on the lyric insert, inner sleeve/record. Pretty sure, that although this whole situation with the preorders has been a clusterfuck, they weren't dumb enough to just throw a shit ton of powder onto a media type that would be ruined by the very powder.

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