PITCHSHIFTER completed the first leg of mastering for their upcoming P.S.I. CD yesterday at Portland, Maine's Gateway facility with Bob Ludwig (who mastered the group's www.pitchshifter.com record), and will take the mastered tunes back to Nottingham in order to insert in-between song interludes and perform additional touch-ups before the final mastering session takes place. P.S.I. is tentatively due to be released through Sanctuary Records on April 23rd. In other news, PITCHSHIFTER have been confirmed to headline British comic 2000 AD's 25th Birthday Party at the Ministry of Sound in London on February 28th. According to vocalist J.S. Clayden: I read 2000 AD obsessively as a kid. It was my all-time favorite comic. ABC Warriors blew my mind. To be asked by such a great British comic to play at their 25th birthday party is a massive honor. We are all very flattered and excited to play the show, and it's great that 1 from every ticket will go to a great cause like Amnesty International. It's the first time we've done a UK gig since the LP. Who knows...We might even sneak in a new tune or two Meanwhile, here is the full press release from 2000 AD regarding the matter: 2000 AD, the influential weekly British comic which gave the world legendary comics writers such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and Garth Ennis, and characters such as Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog, will be celebrating 25 years of thrill-powered comic entertainment on 28 February 2002, with the Galaxy's Greatest Party at the Ministry of Sound in London. The Mighty Tharg, Betelgeusian editor of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic will be hosting a packed night of top thrills including a live headline performance by techno-punk-metal types (and avid 2000 AD fans) PITCHSHIFTER, plus other bands to be announced DJs spinning choons from 7pm-2am signings and events hosted by some of 2000 AD's most well known writers and artists celebrity guests a games room featuring the hottest new games a chill-out room screening awesome cult movies, and much, much more. Tickets for the event, priced 15 in advance, are available from www.ticketweb.co.uk, or by phone on 08700 600 100. 1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Amnesty International.
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