Pitchshifter: Industrial LP
Marking 30 years since its original release comes the newly remastered genre-defining debut from the UK greats.
Pitchshifter formed in Nottingham, UK, in 1989 by guitarist/programmer
Johnny Carter & bassist/vocalist Mark Claydon, with Mark’s brother
Jon later joining the fold following initial demo recordings. From their
pioneering early days along with the other seminal industrial masters,
Godflesh, Pitchshifter’s ascension throughout the 1990s culminated in
the band becoming one of the UK’s biggest metal exports around the new
millennium, with a spell at Geffen & MCA Records helping
Pitchshifter’s profile grow enormously. Their ‘Deviant’ (2000) album
reached number 39 in the billboard 200, & this also led to the band
embarking on major tours, as well as playing at the renowned Ozzfest.
From their more raw & primitive metallic origins, Pitchshifter
continued to expand their sound, experimenting with ideas such as drum
and bass as they evolved.
Marking 30 years of this genre-defining classic debut from the UK pioneers; released in 1991, ‘Industrial’ still stands as a stunning concoction of walls of unrelenting heaviness & primal aggression. With a punishingly stark and brutal sound, punctuated with profound lyrical statements, Pitchshifter had found a highly effective cocktail of dissonance to build upon when they entered Lion Studios in Leeds, in September 1990, with the album coming together in a mere 72 hours. Upon the release of ‘Industrial’, the band swiftly found itself on support slots with acts such as Napalm Death & Paradise Lost, and had also notably caught the attention of highly revered Radio DJ John Peel, who invited Pitchshifter to perform for his prestigious Peel Sessions.
Black vinyl in black/white sleeve with printed inner sleeve.