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Biography

Pitchshifter are an English rock/metal/industrial metal band from Nottingham.

Originally known as Pitch Shifter, the band was started by Johnny A. Carter (Lead Guitar/Programming) and Mark Clayden (Bass/Vocals), with Stuart Toolin (Rhythm Guitar) and JS Clayden (Backing Vocals) in 1989. JS Clayden soon stepped up to the position of lead vocalist and co-programmer with the Submit EP in 1992.

Through a few line-up changes and two incarnations, the band have released eight studio albums and numerous singles & EPs. They have collaborated in the studio with: Jello Biafra (singer of Dead Kennedys), John Stanier (drummer of Helmet), Dave Jerden (producer of Alice in Chains, The Offspring) and 'Machine' (producer/remixer of White Zombie, Lost Prophets). Pitchshifter have also remixed bands such as Stereophonics and Pigface, and commissioned remixes by the likes of Therapy?, Biohazard, Luke Vibert, and Fuzz Townshend amongst others.

Over the course of their career, Pitchshifter have played live in twenty five countries, with the likes of Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iggy Pop, Fear Factory, The Offspring, Bad Religion, Deftones, Quicksand, Junkie XL, Fugazi, Incubus, Ministry, Staind, Pantera and many more. The band has also graced the stages of many festivals worldwide such as Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Reading Festival, Livid, Big Day Out, Dynamo Open Air and the Phoenix Festival.

Pitchshifter disbanded amicably after playing a “farewell for now” club tour of the UK in 2003 but have reunited from time to time to make random appearances in the UK 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 to all concert attendees, fueling rumors that Pitchshifter continue to secretly write new material in the studio during their self imposed ‘indefinite hiatus’ (although these rumors have never been confirmed by front man JS Clayden).