There are at least two bands called PIST: 1. PIST - Stoner Rock from Manchester, UK Formed in December 2013, PIST are moving at breakneck speed. The 4 piece riff merchants, from Greater Manchester, already have had the release of their 5 track EP 'Riffology' in their trail. Drummer Andy Hunt (MOLLY BLOOM) and singer Dave Rowlands have played together for over a decade, bringing into the fold Guitarist John Nicholson and Bassist Michael Collins (WORT) - 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. 2014 has seen PIST spread their noise across the UK, whilst working on their upcoming split release with BongCauldron, to be released early 2015. They also have an upcoming UK tour with aforementioned bands, GURT and BongCauldron in April of 2015. https://www.facebook.com/pistband 2. PIST was formed in 2003 with the intent of creating marketable music from influences of Heavy Metal , Death Metal , Thrash , Hardcore , Punk , and just about ALL gods of Metal we grew up listening to in the 80's and 90's ... Grinding chunkfest head bobbing beats and positive lyrics you could understand ... PIST recorded their 1st. demo in the beginning of 2004 and started playing shows in April ... Handing out over 20,000 3 song demos and played over 30 shows by the end of 1st. year out ... Making a name around Illinois as a heavy slamming energetic live act showing they meant business and were here to stay ... 2005 kept going with more shows, new songs and entered the studio to start recording their 1st full CD ... Out of 18 songs PIST decided to keep 10 of the stronger in the set and CD ...Due to money and scheduling it took toward the end of 2006 to get the CD mixed and mastered ... Recorded at Mercenery Digital Studio with Scott Creekmore and Mastered at Mastermind Productions with Trevor Sadler . After 78 shows PIST Finally in Nov. of 2007 unleashed the CD "RELEASE" through Dark Star Records.