Author & Punisher

electromechanical devastation since 2004

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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

Author & Punisher + Elektron Machines (Video and Release Planned)

March 15, 2016


I spent a few days at Elektron in Gotheburg, Sweden to work on combining the powers of the Drone Machines I have designed and built with the Elektron Machines.  It was an amazing experience and soon they will become part of my permanent arsenal.
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Weedeater, Author & Punisher, Today is the Day, Lord Dying North American Tour Part I

March 13, 2016

2016 Winter European Tour

January 1, 2016

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

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

– MetalSucks on the A&P live experience

Bio

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CONTACT/BOOKING: USA: kelly.alexander(at)unitedtalent(dot)com //// EU/UK: ansgar(at)community-promotion(dot)com and gee(at)solfomusic(dot)com


AUTHOR & PUNISHER, named, “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music,” by Noisey, 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 continues to astound listeners globally.

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.” Shone’s high fidelity drone is thick and pulsating, laying a sonic lead blanket over your core, lingring 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.

The custom devices that drive AUTHOR & PUNISHER 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.

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.”

“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)

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    melkenhoningcover

  • 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)
    fearce_split_72_webalbum

  • 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