The long-out-of-print 1996 breakthrough album from U.K. deviants PITCHSHIFTER, "Infotainment?", will be reissued on September 24 via Earache Records.
Marking the band's evolution from underground notables to mainstream success, "Infotainment?" perfected the PITCHSHIFTER sound, merging a caustic industrial backbone with a growing interest with drum 'n' bass and techno influences. Tracks like "Underachiever" and "Virus" connected with rock fans of all persuasions and paved the way for even greater success, as the band went on to record major label records for both Geffen and MCA, with much commercial and critical acclaim.
"Infotainment?" was produced by Simon Efemey who also worked with U.K. rock giants PARADISE LOST, THE WILDHEARTS and NAPALM DEATH. PITCHSHIFTER memorably created chaos during their appearance at the U.K.'s Phoenix Festival with a legendary stage invasion, and went on to tour the U.K., USA and Europe on Ozzfest and Warped Tours, playing with bands such as DEFTONES, QUICKSAND, TOOL, FUGAZI, STATIC-X, BLACK SABBATH, INCUBUS, TAPROOT, HUNDRED REASONS and LIMP BIZKIT. Members of the band recently resurfaced with the THIS IS MENACE project featuring a variety of guests including Matt Davies from FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, Jeff Walker of CARCASS and Casey Chaos of AMEN.
PITCHSHIFTER will be joined by BRIGADE, THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND and SHAPED BY FATE on their two British dates in October. The details are as follows:
Oct. 12 - London, UK @ Astoria
Oct. 13 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Check out a poster for the shows at this location.
PITCHSHIFTER disbanded amicably after playing a "farewell-for-now" club tour of the U.K. in 2003 but have reunited from time to time to make random appearances at festivals (Bulldog Bash) and at large venues such as the London Astoria and the Nottingham Rock City. The last reunion shows on the "Back from the Dead Tour" in 2006 saw the band handing out free CD copies of the "None for All and All for One" EP containing two new songs (the first new material from PITCHSHIFTER in five years).