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PIST.ON Returns With New EP, Their First New Music In 20 Years

PIST.ON Returns With New EP, Their First New Music In 20 Years

Following an extended break from the music scene, reactivated New York alternative rockers PIST.ON will release a new EP, ‘Cold World’, on 25th March 2022. The EP marks the bands’ first new studio recordings since 2001 and contains three tracks, ‘Cold World’‘Ruin Your Day’ and ‘Icicles’.

‘Cold World’ will initially be available as a digital release on all major channels with a limited edition CD set to follow.

The EP was recorded at Flatline Audio, Denver Colorado, USA and produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Tetrarach, Cattle Decapitation).

The new songs display a natural progression which sees the band drawing on their past whilst adding a contemporary feel to their sound. PIST.ON have evolved. With a different approach in the studio and a producer in tune with the band at the helm, their renewed vigour has been fully captured in the new recordings.

States frontman and guitarist Henry Font“We’re extremely happy with the work Dave Otero has done. He’s modernised our sound and brought a fresh dimension to the band. This feels like where we would have ended up had we continued writing and recording over the years. We’ve moved on from being gloomy miserable to being happy miserable“.

PIST.ON is built around the core members who recorded the ‘$ell Out’ album, with Henry Font (vocals/guitar), Burton Gans (guitar) and Jeff McManus (drums). They are joined by bass guitarist Jack Hanley (ex The Deadlyz).

Formed in the USA in 1993, PIST.ON have released two albums – ‘Number One’ through Fierce Recordings/Atlantic Records in 1996 and ‘$ell Out’ through Mayhem/Music for Nations in 1999. In addition the band released the independent ‘Saves’ EP in 2001.

Alongside numerous headline tours, PIST.ON have featured prominently on tours supporting the likes of Marilyn Manson, Korn, Clutch, Fu Manchu, Type O Negative, Queensryche and The Misfits.

PIST.ON made their live return in 2018 with appearances at high profile European festivals Sweden Rock and Graspop Metal Meeting followed by shows in the USA. In 2019 the band completed a short UK tour.

The advent of the Covid pandemic in 2020 put a restriction on all activities, which has led the band to adopt a cautious approach to future plans.

Artist: PIST.ON
Cold World
Ruin Your Day
Available on all major digital channels.
1996 – Number One – Fierce / Music for Nations
1997 – Number One – Atlantic Records
1999 – $ell Out – Mayhem Records / Music for Nations 
Singles & EP’s
1997 – Grey Flap – Fierce / Mayhem (North America)
2001 – Saves EP – Independent Release 

About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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