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AUTHOR & PUNISHER, named, “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music,” by Noisey, has just signed to Relapse Records and will begin writing a new album this Summer due for a 2018 release. Prior to signing, Shone put out a surprise EP ‘Pressure Mine’ and continues to tour in support of latest full-length Melk En Honing, released last year via Housecore Records. The record was listed among Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums Of 2015 and he is currently well into writing his new album as well as a new setup of machines. 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 AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s first music and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery. 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.” All aspects of the AUTHOR & PUNISHER 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.”

“ In the contiguous realms of metal nerds and gear nerds, Shone possesses semimythical status. He performs within a semicircle of frightening homemade machines that seem at once futuristic and medieval.“The New Yorker (2016).

Listen to an interview with Tristan Shone on the Takeaway (WNYC) earlier this year: http://www.wnyc.org/story/mechanically-engineering-heavy-metal-music/

Tour

Tour
New surprise EP ‘Pressure Mine’ out now!

June 22, 2017

Summer US East Coast Shows Announced: NYC with The Body and Moor Mother

June 22, 2017

Author & Punisher Scandinavian Summer dates with Neurosis, Appearance at Roskilde and first Oslo show Announced

June 22, 2017

A&P Signs to Relapse Records, Planning first release for 2018

March 14, 2017

Author & Punisher West Coast US Tour March 2017

March 9, 2017


3/24/17 Vancouver, BC, The Astoria 3/25/17 Portland, OR Ash Street Saloon 3/27/17 Seattle, WA Barboza 3/30/17 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside w/Sanford Parker and Bruce Lamont 3/31/17 Ventura/Oxnard Club Fallout 4/1/17 Los Angeles, CA, The Complex w/Sanford Parker and Bruce Lamont
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Author & Punisher April 2017 European Tour

March 1, 2017

A&P to Perform at Das Bunker 20th Anniversary Party (3 day industrial fest) October 15th in Los Angeles

September 21, 2016


Das Bunker 20th Anniversary Weekend – SATURDAY- Doors 4:30pm First act 5pm MAIN STAGE VNV Nation (performing “Empires” + vintage rarities) Apoptygma Berzerk (exclusive synthpop set) Aesthetic Perfection performing “A Violent Emotion” Tactical Sekt Author & Punisher DOWNSTAIRS STAGE High-Functioning Flesh Continues ROMY Street Sects Drainage NOISE / TECHNO STAGE end.user Daniel Liebknecht iVardensphere Baseck […]
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Interview on THE TAKEAWAY (WNYC/NPR)

September 20, 2016


I stopped into the WNYC studios while on tour and sat down with John Hockenberry to discuss all things Author & Punisher. http://www.wnyc.org/story/mechanically-engineering-heavy-metal-music/
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Author & Punisher on Fuse TV

April 29, 2016


I sat down and spoke with the folks at Fuse TV a couple months ago in between tours and was able to do a quick performance of “Callous and Hoof” off of MELK EN HONING (2015) as well as some machining and repairs. Enjoy. http://www.fuse.tv/videos/2016/04/riffs-author-and-punisher
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Weedeater, Author & Punisher, Today is the Day , Lord Dying- North American Tour (Part II)

April 29, 2016

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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)