Author & Punisher

electromechanical devastation since 2004

“..extremely loud, bass-heavy, powerful and industrial, calling to mind Godflesh-gone-‘roidal.”

– MetalSucks on the A&P live experience
REBOOT: music Live!

April 25, 2014


DAEDELUS - http://daedelusmusic.com/ JEREMY ELLIS - http://jeremyellismusic.com/ ONYX ASHANTI - http://onyx-ashanti.com/ AUTHOR & PUNISHER - http://www.tristanshone.com/ Sixteen interactive REBOOT:music installations - http://www.thetech.org/plan-your-visit/special-exhibitions/rebootmusic Inspiring Playshops w/ the Artists Much more TBA! Tickets Available Here: http://thetech.org/rebootmusic LoveTech and The Tech Museum of Innovation bring you a world class lineup of live electronic musicianship, staged in the largest exhibition of interactive, collaborative digital music installations ever created. […]
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Live at Union Transfer, Philly, 8/17/2013

March 11, 2014


Some great live shots by Frank Lanigan from the Union Transfer, 8/17/2013 alongside Philip H Anselmo and the Illegals and Warbeast.
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MASKS video directed by Augie Arredondo released

March 11, 2014


Chillin with my buddy Augie making some grindcore pneumatics on a Saturday sipping some fine local IPA.
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A&P Masks Featured in Wired

March 11, 2014


From Earplist pr: AUTHOR & PUNISHER master sound manipulator, Tristan Shone, recently spoke with Wired Magazine for an in-depth investigation of the voice modulating masks – among many other handcrafted industrial contraptions — that aid in his cacophonous manifestation of cold mechanical doom. Elaborates Shone, “These Masks are as much an abstract representation of what […]
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NEW A&P CREST REVEALED

February 21, 2014


Author & Punisher crest, designed by Christina Liu (http://christinaliu.com/), featuring the new Mute Mask. Set Flames!  Also, check out the new hoolie SCARF designed by Christina Liu (http://christinaliu.com/). Get yours at:  http://authorandpunisher.bandcamp.com/merch/author-punisher-set-flames-scarf, these are in limited supply!
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some nice live photos from the recent tour

February 18, 2014


Great live shots from the Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals tour, January 2014.
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2 Dates with Corrections house- LA and SD in January

December 20, 2013


1/5/14  - Los Angeles, CA  Echoplex w/Corrections House and Wreckmeister Harmonies 1/6/14  - San Diego, CA  Soda Bar w/Corrections House
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Tour with Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals + Hymns, January 2014

December 20, 2013

how we made our live tour visuals

November 15, 2013

new set of live concert visuals/performance vids

November 15, 2013


Special thanks to Decibel for presenting these: http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/in-person-aural-devastation-author-punisher-live/ See all 6 of the live videos HERE. Special thanks to Cutmod for the live manipulation during the tour.
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Tristan Shone (Photo Credit: Luke Haughwout)

Author & Punisher hs released 5 albums over a period of 10 years.  The first two albums: THE PAINTED ARMY and WARCRY (EP) were self released and recorded by Tristan while he was in art school at the University of California, San Diego studying sculpture.  During this time he designed and built what would become his master’s thesis project, the DRONE MACHINES, which would become the name of the third album, later released by Heart & Crossbone out of Tel-Aviv, Israel.  DRONE MACHINES is probably the heaviest of the A&P albums and also the longest at around 70 minutes.  This album is definitely is motherfucker with most of the tracks written and droned out on the DRONE MACHINES themselves.   After graduating, Tristan began touring extensively, which forced him to design a new set of lighter more dynamic instruments, called the Dub Machines.  These machines spawned a new album called URSUS AMERICANUS in 2012  released on CD, digital and viyl, this marked the first release with Seventh Rule Recordings out of Portland, OR, a doom metal and industrial juggernaut of a label.  Unlike the previous album, URSUS AMERICANUS was written and played entirely on these machines.  At about 45 minutes, this is an intense jarring album with the most notable track being Terrorbird (see the video here).  Throughout the process of touring, more songs were written and other more traditional instruments were added to the mix giving birth to WOMEN & CHILDREN in 2013, also released on Seventh Rule on all mediums.  Expect new material from Author & Punisher every year in different capacities.

Iconoclastic in the truest sense of the word, Tristan Shone inverts the tenets of doom metal completely, relying on cold steel and soulless machinery to sonically replicate the despondency of life. Described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” this one-man project utilizes primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers. From Shone’s background and current position as a mechanical engineer, his designs and devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics with also a focus upon the eroticism of interaction with machineThe machines are designed to require significant force from the performer, aligning he/she with the plodding doom-influenced sounds that are created.

“SHONE’S APOCALYPTIC NOISE BLENDS ELEMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL, DOOM, AND DUBSTEP, AND CONTORTS THAT MASS INTO SOME CHILLING, UNRECOGNIZABLE FORM…”

- Stereogum

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Discography

2013- WOMEN & CHILDREN (PURCHASE CD/VINYL from SEVENTH RULE HERE || PURCHASE DIGITAL from  AUTHOR & PUNISHER HERE)


2012- URSUS AMERICANUS (PURCHASE CD/VINYL from SEVENTH RULE HERE || PURCHASE DIGITAL from  AUTHOR & PUNISHER HERE)


2010- DRONE MACHINES (PURCHASE CD and DIGITAL from  AUTHOR & PUNISHER HERE)


2007- WARCRY (PURCHASE DIGITAL from AUTHOR & PUNISHER HERE)


2005- THE PAINTED ARMY (PURCHASE CD and DIGITAL from AUTHOR & PUNISHER HERE)

Press

“It’s a thrill to watch this musical cyborg at work, as he literally fires on all cylinders and pulls levers like an executioner.”National Public Radio

“Traces of doom, dubstep, industrial, noise, and honest-to-goodness pop show up within Shone’s best songs. His music is immediate but mysterious, a chimera that’s recognizable but strange.”Pitchfork

“…a powerful and chilling piece of music…”Metal Injection

“..extremely loud, bass-heavy, powerful and industrial, calling to mind Godflesh-gone-‘roidal.”MetalSucks on the A&P live experience

“Women & Children is a record that wants to hurt you and never stops probing your psyche for a weak spot.”Exclaim

“Shone’s apocalyptic noise blends elements of industrial, doom, and dubstep, and contorts that mass into some chilling, unrecognizable form…”Stereogum

ARCHIVE OF PRESS OVER THE YEARS

Selection of print press from the last few years.

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Tour

Tour
RECENT TOURS:
Technicians of Distortion 2014 (with Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals and Hymns, Western USA)Technicians of Distortion tour: Phil Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast and Author & Punisher, Micro Tour with Corrections House (2014- San Diego/Los Angeles, CA), Technicians of Distortion 2013 (with Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals and Warbeast, Eastern USA and Canada), Man and Machine Tour 2013 (with A Life Once Lost, Eastern USA), Spring European Tour 2013 (1 month UK and EU).
RECENT FESTIVALS:
Music Tech Fest (2013, London, UK), Halloween Industrial Fest (2012, Providence, RI), Boomslang Festival (2012- Lexington, KY)Crucial Fest (2012- Salt Lake City, UT), File Festival (2009 and 2011- Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, BR), Incubate Festival (2011- Tilburg, NL), Gogbot Festival (2011- Enschede, NL), STEIM Festival (2011- Amsterdam, NL), Fall Into Darkness (2011- Portland, OR).
DETAILED SHOW LISTING
EXHIBITION HISTORY