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
Official “Melk en Honing” Album Release tour with Muscle and Marrow

September 10, 2015

New Album “MELK EN HONING” out June 30th on Housecore Records

May 1, 2015

Full North American Tour- April/May 2015

April 4, 2015

2nd Euro Trip of the Year- March/April

February 28, 2015

Author & Punisher 2015 WINTER EURO TOUR

January 15, 2015

August 17, 2014


It’s here: A&P covers Ejaculoid’s “FEARCE” on this special release of the comic, Wuvable Oaf, entitled Oafanthology. The track is part of a 7-inch split with LA based @Harassor! The layout and artwork are beautiful, please check it out! Purchase here: http://www.wuvableoaf.com/products.htm Review by Aquarius Records: Aquarius Records (SF) review: AUTHOR & PUNISHER / HARASSOR Fearce […]
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Bong​-​Ra Vs Gore Tech Vs Author & Punisher! It’s war!

August 17, 2014


Bong-Ra Vs Gore Tech Vs Author & Punisher (STX) Sonic Terror Recordings From the ashes of the 2000s rises the iconic sonic terror recordings, a notable zenith in the world of Industrial and breakcore during the last 20 years. At the helm of this operation is Lynn Standafer of Enduser, Blood of heroes and Iamthesun. […]
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Pure Industrial: A&P to play Cold Waves in Chicago September 26, 2014 with Fear Factory, Die Krupps, 3 Teeth and more.

August 17, 2014

2 Special Perfomances for A&P this year the Housecore Horror Fest, October 23-26, 2014

August 17, 2014

A&P at Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, AZ, October 18, 2014 with NEUROSIS, SunnO))), The Body, Goatsnake

August 17, 2014

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Tristan Shone (Photo Credit: Luke Haughwout)

Author & Punisher is a sonic and visual artist venturing into a new league of unwieldy, music and live performances utilizing his custom designed instruments on his albums and dynamic live displays.

After leaving a career as mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind Author & Punisher, moved west to pursue his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded A&P’s first music and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery that he calls Drone Machines, Dub Machines and now his series of Masks.

Shone used his technical knowledge, along with his artistic background to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own “special brand of doom metal.”  As experimental as he is at times, with the high fidelity drone so thick and pulsating it lays a sonic lead blanket waving over your core, it lingers only as long as it needs, regrouping or intensifying with pounding live rhythms and vocals.  The sound builds up anxiously but always rewards with a hint of hope in the form of epic sonic phrases leaving you feeling exhausted but satisfied.

All aspects of the A&P sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of sequencing and plastic perfection. Author & Punisher performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him “immediate but mysterious,” Stereogum described his “chilling, unrecognizable form,” and NPR hails him as “a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders.”

The custom devices that drive A&P begin mostly as big chunks of aluminum and steel that are worked into all manners of wheels, throttles, pedals, and masks to manipulate sound live. Shone’s electromechanical arsenal and physical approach to live production become to heavy music what Survival Research Laboratories was to live, unscripted performance art.

Author & Punisher’s new album, Melk En Honning, was produced by Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual, and label head for A&P’s new label, Housecore Records) who said, “Tristan Shone is the epitome of what Housecore Records stands for and look for in musical expression: absolute originality and innovation.  There is no pigeonholing this man’s art.”

With Melk En Honning, Shone has incorporated various drone machinery together, multiple physical rhythm machines, some synth and the new electromechanical masks that began to appear in A&P performances across the U.S. and Europe in 2014. After a year of heavy touring and festival appearances, the goal with this album is to capture the live dissonant power of the A&P experience. The combination of Anselmo’s persistence, expertise and Shone’s new experimentation with various vocal devices, led to a vocal-prominent, bass heavy album that combines A&P’s signature elusive drone sequences and hard hitting rhythms with unexpected terrains of melody and musicality that sustain Shone’s reputation as an unorthodox innovator in a class all of his own.

“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

2015- MELK EN HONING (PURCHASE VINYL and CD from HOUSECORE RECORDS  || PURCHASE DIGITAL from AUTHOR & PUNISHER HERE)


2014- BONG-RA VS GORETECH VS AUTHOR & PUNISHER (PURCHASE VINYL  || PURCHASE DIGITAL from AUTHOR & PUNISHER HERE)


2014- AUTHOR & PUNISHER/HARASSOR SPLIT 7″ (PURCHASE VINYL from WUVABLE OAF)


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)

  • BONG-RA Vs GORETECH Vs AUTHOR & PUNISHER (2014, Sonicterror Recordings)

    BONG-RA Vs GORETECH Vs AUTHOR & PUNISHER (2014, Sonicterror Recordings)
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  • FEARCE (2014, Author & Punisher/Harassor Split 7" by way of Wuvable Oaf and Ed Luce)

    FEARCE (2014, Author & Punisher/Harassor Split 7″ by way of Wuvable Oaf and Ed Luce)
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  • WOMEN & CHILDREN (2013, SEVENTH RULE RECORDINGS)

    WOMEN & CHILDREN (2013, SEVENTH RULE RECORDINGS)

  • URSUS AMERICANUS (2012, SEVENTH RULE RECORDINGS)

    URSUS AMERICANUS (2012, SEVENTH RULE RECORDINGS)

  • DRONE MACHINES (2010, HEART & CROSSBONE)

    DRONE MACHINES (2010, HEART & CROSSBONE)

  • WARCRY (2007)

    WARCRY (2007)

  • THE PAINTED ARMY (2005)

    THE PAINTED ARMY (2005)

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

  • Electronic Press Kit 2014

    Electronic Press Kit 2014
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Selection of print press from the last few years.

  • Revolver Magazine (2013)

    Revolver Magazine (2013)
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  • Rue Morgue (2012)

    Rue Morgue (2012)
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  • Wired Magazine (2011)

    Wired Magazine (2011)
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  • The Fader (2009)

    The Fader (2009)
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  • Make Magazine (2010)

    Make Magazine (2010)
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  • Make Magazine (2010)

    Make Magazine (2010)
    Make Magazine, Author & Punisher, Headger Harmonic DIY

  • San Diego Citybeat (2009)

    San Diego Citybeat (2009)
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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


  • Technicians of Distortion Tour (with Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals, 2014, Western USA)

    Technicians of Distortion Tour (with Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals, 2014, Western USA)

  • Technicians of Distortion Tour (with Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals, 2013, Eastern USA)

    Technicians of Distortion Tour (with Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals, 2013, Eastern USA)

  • A&P European Tour (2013, UK/Euro)

    A&P European Tour (2013, UK/Euro)
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  • Man Machine Tour (2013 with A Life Once Lost, Eastern USA)

    Man Machine Tour (2013 with A Life Once Lost, Eastern USA)

  • Crucial Fest (2012, Salt Lake City, UT)

    Crucial Fest (2012, Salt Lake City, UT)

  • Boomslang Festival (2012, Lexington, KY)

    Boomslang Festival (2012, Lexington, KY)
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  • Bleak November Tour (with Batillus and Theologian, 2010, Northeast USA)

    Bleak November Tour (with Batillus and Theologian, 2010, Northeast USA)
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  • STEIM Festival (2011, Amsterdam, NL)

    STEIM Festival (2011, Amsterdam, NL)
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  • Fall Into Darkness (2011, Portland, OR)

    Fall Into Darkness (2011, Portland, OR)
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