Author & PunisherSan Diego

Author & Punisher is the project of Tristan Shone, a mechanical engineer who wandered from native Boston to California to pursue his artistic interests and ended up using his scientific skills to build custom musical instruments that give the term „industrial“ a new meaning.

If the music has indeed ties to the output of bands such as Godflesh, early Swans or even Cabaret Voltaire, it’s the nature of his „Drone Machines“ which mostly justifies the industrial tag.
The mechanical processes that give life to the music aim to reproduce the rhythms of industrial machinery and its relationship to their human operators, a merging of the flesh and the steel. „Metal“ as a vital, physical component of sound before it is used to define heavy music.

After several albums on different labels, among them Phil Anselmo’s own Housecore (who also produced 2015’s „Melk En Honing“), Author & Punisher has now joined the famed court of Relapse Records.




Date City Venue Country
21/05/18 Leipzig Wave Gotik Treffen Festival Germany
23/05/18 Copenhagen VEGA Denmark
24/05/18 Berlin Urban Spree Germany
25/05/18 Antwerp Het Bos Belgium
26/05/18 Nijmegen Doornroosje Netherlands
27/05/18 Amsterdam OCCII Netherlands
28/05/18 London Electrowerkz United Kingdom
29/05/18 Glasgow Nice and Sleazy United Kingdom
30/05/18 Manchester Rebellion United Kingdom
31/05/18 Bruxelles Magasin 4 Belgium
01/06/18 Athens The Temple Greece
02/06/18 Moscow Joy Russian Federation
06/06/18 Wroclaw D.K. Luksus Poland
07/06/18 Warsaw Hydrozagadka Poland
08/06/18 Gdansk Protokultura Poland

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