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Project Pitchfork was formed by Peter Spilles and Dirk Scheuber. Having agreed to work together, they then picked the project's name by picking a word at random from the dictionary. The demo K.N.K.A. was recorded. Hypnobeat released their debut album Dhyani in 1991.
Their second album Lam-'Bras appeared in February 1992. This album yielded the first vocal appearance of Patricia Nigiani. The third Pitchfork album, Entities appeared a mere six months later, from which the track "Souls" was later reworked into an extended version on 1993's Souls/Island EP. The band then switched to the Off-Beat label for 1994's IO, yielding the singles "Renascence" and "Carrion".
In 1995, Project Pitchfork established their own label, Candyland Entertainment, through which they release the majority of their own material as well as the material of other bands.
The next Pitchfork release, the Corps d'Amour EP was more sexually-influenced than previous works. In 1995 the album Alpha Omega was released. In the same year, Project Pitchfork's tour was supported by the band Rammstein. The next Project Pitchfork's studio album ¡Chakra:Red! arrived in 1997, the first album since Dhyani to be written as a group effort rather than by Spilles alone.
Eon:Eon appeared in 1998, their first on a major label (the Warner Music Group label EastWest). The album yielded three singles: "Steelrose", "Carnival" and "I Live Your Dream". In the same year, the band was nominated for an Echo Award in the category Best Video National'. The next Project Pitchfork album, Daimonion would not appear until 2001, with the song "Timekiller" becoming one of their biggest club hits to date.
In 2002 Project Pitchfork were again nominated for an Echo Award, this time in the category Best Alternative Act National.
2003 saw the release of the Nun trilogy, with the Inferno album and the EPs Trialog and View From a Throne, released in quick succession.
It would be a further three years before Pitchfork returned again with the album Kaskade in 2005. In 2006, the band released their first download-only releases in the form of "Wonderland" and "One Million Faces", though these were later released on CD in May 2007.
On 23 January 2009, the band released the new MCD "Feel!" via Prussia Records. Then on the 27 February, the band released the new album Dream, Tiresias!, also via Prussia Records. The album received high appraisal from electronic music magazine, ReGen.
In 2010, Project Pitchfork released their follow up album, Continuum Ride. Many praised the album for being similar in tone, lyrics, and production quality to their critically acclaimed 2009 LP; Bernard Van Isacker of SideLine said the album was a "perfect successor to 'Dream, Tiresias!'". A video was released for the song "Beholder."
Project Pitchfork showed no signs of slowing down, as a new year brought a new album. "Quantum Mechanics" was released in 2011, an LP ripe with a "reoccurring theme [...] that of criticism towards modern, corrupt society" as Hemi Malkki noted in a review from Reflections of Darkness. Bernard Van Isacker said he "got the feeling that 'Quantum Mechanics' might be the most intimate album from the past few years." The band filmed a video for the album's second track, "Lament."
2011 also saw the release of the band's 2 disc retrospective album, "First Anthology." 31 songs were chosen from Project Pitchfork's back catalogue, dating back to 1991, and all were remastered by the band. A new track called "Burning" is the compilation's opener.
Although there was no new album from the band the next year, Spilles was just as prolific in 2012; with his other band Santa Hates You he released the album "It's Alive!"
The next Project Pitchfork album came in January 2013 with the release of "Black." A video was released in advance of the album, accompanying the song "Rain." SideLine's Bernard Van Isacker gave the album a glowing review, saying the music is indicative of the band's place in electronic music history; the album "is the illustration of a living legend of electronics," he said. Zander Buel of Coma Music Magazine said, "after two decades and 14 albums, Project Pitchfork still sounds ripe with enthusiasm and a hunger to prove something to the world."Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments