2018 release. Bad Witch is the ninth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It is the band's first full-length release since Hesitation Marks (2013). In 2016, Nine Inch Nails planned a trilogy of EPs, starting with Not the Actual Events. The second EP, Add Violence, was released in 2017. Regarding the third entry in the trilogy is a delayed production. "The reason this has been delayed is because it took us a while for - what has become the third [record] - to reveal itself to us" Trent Reznor said. While Bad Witch was originally set to be released as the final EP in a trilogy, it has since been confirmed to be a standalone studio album.