Pitchshifter is a British metal band from Nottingham.
Formed in 1989, the band with lead guitarist and programmer Johnny A. Carter, and bassist and vocalist Mark Clayden, and was initially known for the early industrial metal sound - cited as one of the originators of the genre, alongside Goldflesh.
With new members Stu Toolin and Jon "JS" Clayden added to the mix, Pitchshifter's debut album 'Industrial' was recorded in 1990, and they went on to tour with Napalm Death. After signing to Earache Records in 1992, they dropped a second record, 'Submit'. Reformations and member re-jigging ensued, and they put out a handful of more albums - 'Desensitized' in 1993 and 'Infotainment?' in 1996.
With later albums, Pitchshifter's music became more melodic and punk-influenced, and the band eventually gained attention with their 1998 release 'www.pitchshifter.com' for its fusion of electronic music, drum 'n bass, metal and rock - compared with other electronic groups like The Prodigy.
After two more albums 'Deviant' in 2000 and 'PSI' in 2002, the band went on an indefinite hiatus, during which member shad various side projects.
In April 2018, it was confirmed that Pitchshifter would return to play a UK tour to celebrate 20 years of their seminal 'www.pitchshifter.com'. They'll hit up the UK in November - make sure to catch these legends live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.