NEW ALBUM ‘HAILZ’ OUT NOW (APF RECORDS)
Riff juggernaut Pist who released new album ‘Hailz’ on 8th November through APF Records (Mastiff, Battalions, BongCauldron, Desert Storm) have shared the lyric video for new single ‘Fools Gave Chase’. Vocalist Dave Rowlands comments,
“Fools Gave Chase is a snapshot of what this record is all about: it’s punky, got black metal influences, good old heavy groove and a mellow bit with a face-melter of a guitar solo. For me this song flows perfectly and is a real indication of where we’re heading as a band. Lyrically it deals with my contempt for current times and the state of the world falling apart around us. It’s about fighting back and carving your own path. Enjoy!”
Watch now – https://youtu.be/LhKkgs7eq1Q
Formed in late 2013 Pist have since released an EP and album chock-full of NOLA-influenced, Southern-tinged heavy rock whilst traveling the UK playing gigs, festivals and drinking beer. Both long out of print on CD, APF re-released 2014’s “Riffology” EP and 2015’s “Rhythm & Booze” album on one disc under the title “68 OFO” in March 2018 with new artwork by Dominic Sohor.
As with their debut EP and previous album, ‘Hailz’ was recorded with Chris Fielding (Conan, Witchsorrow, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard), this time over at Foel studio.
Only 2 years after starting out Pist had already supported Orange Goblin and Raging Speedhorn, toured with Ten Foot Wizard and Widows and come to the attention of Simon Hall at Bloodstock Open Air Festival who booked them to perform on Bloodstock’s the Sophie Lancaster Stage in August of 2015.
During the six years since their formation Pist has also supported Napalm Death, Church Of Misery, Monolord, OHHMS and Dopethrone and played at Mammothfest, ‘Kinhellfest, Red Sun Festival, Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest (twice). The band undertook UK tours in 2014 with Diesel King, 2015 with Foetal Juice and BongCauldron & Gurt, and with their label-mates BongCauldron again in 2016. Last year saw a co-headline tour with APF Records label-mates Battalions in the Spring, playing at Desertfest London in May.
‘Hailz’ is a record that is currently grabbing the attention of fans of Orange Goblin, Kvelertak, Motörhead, Entombed, Uada and Black Breath making Pist one of the standout bands in the current UK underground heavy scene.
Pist are: Dave Rowlands – Vocals, John Nicholson – Guitars, Mike Collins – Bass, & backing vocals Andy Hunt – Drums
1 – Ex-Nihilo
2 – Wreck
3- Mind Rotter
4 – Fools Gave Chase
5 – If I Was You…
6 – Strangle The Sun (featuring Elephant Tree)
7- Skin Your God
Upcoming Pist shows:
1st February 2020 – APF Records showcase – The Bread Shed – Manchester
19th March 2020 – Hammerfest – Great Yarmouth
20th March 2020 – The Dev – London
21st March 2020 – The Old Salutation Inn – Nottingham
6th June 2020 – Stonebaked Festival – Temple of Boom – Leeds
‘a multi-faceted but supremely pissed-off attack from the depths of the British underground’ – KERRANG
“This is nuts-out and rum-fucked outlaw metal from the dingy pubs of Manchester” – METAL HAMMER
‘Pist is certainly doing it as well as anyone else; besides that, they’re trying something new and making bold choices. Hails, indeed’ – INVISIBLE ORANGES
“Pist have got everything – groove, riffs, great sound, heaviness and rawness and bags of attitude” – AVE NOCTUM