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A&P // Lingua Ignota Eu/UK Tour April 2019

March 7, 2019


02/04 DE Berlin         Kantine Berghain03/04 SE Malmo         Plan B04/04 SE Gothenborg Musikens Hus05/04 DK Aarhus         Royal Metal Fest06/04 DK Aalborg         Studenterhuset 08/04 BE Antwerp         Trix09/04 UK London         Electrowerkz10/04 UK Birmingham Hare […]

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BEASTLAND tour hits Europe in October

August 13, 2018


Author & Punisher returns to Europe in October. Tickets are on sale now. Oct 12 Rotterdam, NL @ RVLT Festival Oct 13 Helsinki, FI @ Blowup Vol. 4 Oct 14 Tallinn, EE @ Sveta Baar Oct 15 St. Petersburg, RU @ LES Oct 16 Moscow, RU @ Model T Oct 17 Malmo, SE @ Plan […]

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Video for “Nihil Strength” from “Beastland”

August 13, 2018


Directed by Augie Arredondo with art direction by Marilia Maschion. Album produced by Braden Diotte, engineered by John Cota at K Street Recorders, and mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City. “Beastland” will be released October 5th on Relapse Records.  Presales and bundles on sale: http://relapse.com/author-&-punisher-beastland/

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New album “Beastland” coming out on Relapse Records October 5th

August 13, 2018


Beastland is coming October 5th on Relapse Records. Artwork by Juha Arvid Helminen. Pre-Order and hear “Nihil Strength” at smarturl.it/AP-Beastland. Beastland was recorded at K Street in San Diego, CA and engineered by Tristan Shone & John Cota (Death Eyes). Additional recording was done in Las Cruces, NM with Jason Begin (vytear). The album is co-produced with Braden […]

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Vice/Noisey Profiles A&P

April 17, 2018


We meet Tristan Shone—the mechanical engineer behind Author & Punisher—to learn more about how he makes his unique music.

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Author & Punisher to perform at Moogfest 2018 (May 17th)

March 29, 2018

Author & Punisher – Trepaningsritualen – May/June European Tour 2018

March 13, 2018

Author & Punisher to tour with Zombi in October as well as some extra west coast dates

September 26, 2017

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

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Photo: Augie Arredondo

AUTHOR & PUNISHER, named, “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music,” by Noisey, has just released his first album on Relapse Records entitled “Beastland”.  His newest and most intense album recalls Ministry, channeling Godflesh, traversing through dark, uncompromising, and often disturbing soundscapes, with occasional detours into rich melodies and splinters of light. 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/

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Discography

2018- BEASTLAND (PURCHASE VINYL and CD from RELAPSE RECORDS  || PURCHASE DIGITAL from ITUNES HERE)
2017- PRESSURE MINE (PURCHASE VINYL and DIGITAL from A&P) 
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)