Formed in December 2013, PIST are moving at breakneck speed. The 4 piece riff merchants, from Greater Manchester, already have the release of their 5 track EP 'Riffology' and a May UK tour in their sights. Singer Dave Rowlands and Drummer Andy Hunt have played together for over a decade, bringing into the fold Guitarist John Nicholson and Bassist Michael Collins - the four members regularly jam over some beers and the riffs flow.
The band immediately caught the attention of Gurt's Gareth Kelly, who instantly stepped up to release their inital offering via his When Planets Collide label. Recorded in one weekend at Skyhammer Studios with producer Chris Fielding (Conan, Winterfylleth, Electric Wizard, Napalm Death) at the helm, 'Riffology' showcases PISTs heavy and groovy jams perfectly and is as much a statement of intent as a debut EP.
Not content with simply being part of a scene, the members of PIST are also busy organising the scene - with 3/4 of the band independently promoting shows in Manchester, including the upcoming Orange Goblin headlined 'F.O.A.D.' Festival at Sound Control.
2014 will see PIST spread their noise across the UK, moving straight from the EP into writing their debut album.