AUTHOR & PUNISHER: Enters Studio to Record New Album
One-man industrial metal force AUTHOR & PUNISHER enters the studio to record his 6th studio album. The yet-to-be-titled full-length is being recorded at K Street in San Diego, CA and engineered by Tristan Shone & John Cota (Death Eyes). Additional recording will be in Las Cruces, NM with Jason Begin (vytear). The album will be co-produced with Braden Diotte (Tarantula Hawk, EXO//ENDO), mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s new album is set to be released Fall 2018 on Relapse Records.
Additionally, AUTHOR & PUNISHER announces early Summer European headline tour dates with Trepaningsritualen. The tour begins May 21 in Leipzig, DE and ends June 9 in Poznan, PL. AUTHOR & PUNISHER will also make a special appearance at Moogfest on May 17 in Durham, NC. All confirmed tour dates are listed below.
AUTHOR & PUNISHER was recently featured on Noisey’s Specials feature highlighting Tristan Shone’s music. Watch the full video HERE.
Stream AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s discography on Bandcamp HERE.
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”, using these custom “Drone Machines”.
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 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”.
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