Author & Punisher Releases New Live Album “Live 2020 B.C.”

Author & Punisher has digitally released a new live album titled “Live 2020 B.C.” The effort was recorded when he opened for Tool earlier this year and it features the following tracks:

01. “Nihil Strength”
02. “Disparate”
03. “Ode To Bedlam”
04. “A Crude Sectioning” (feat. Tool’s Justin Chancellor)
05. “Nazarene”
06. “The Barge”
07. “Pharmacide”
08. “Terrorbird”

Author & Punisher Added To Tool’s March U.S. Dates

Author & Punisher will continue to open for Tool during their March U.S. shows. Here’s the dates:

03/09 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
03/11 Portland, OR – Moda Center
03/12 Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Center
03/14 Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
03/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center

Author & Punisher Added To Tool’s Australian/New Zealand Tour

Author & Punisher has been added to Tool’s Australian/New Zealand tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

02/14 Perth, AUS – RAC Arena
02/17 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
02/18 Sydney, AUS – Qudios Bank Arena
02/20 Boondall, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
02/22 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
02/23 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
02/28 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena
02/29 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

Author & Punisher Added To Tool’s Early 2020 U.S. Tour

Author & Punisher has been added to Tool’s early 2020 tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

01/10 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
01/12 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
01/15 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
01/17 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
01/18 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
01/21 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
01/22 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena
01/28 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
01/29 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
01/31 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
02/01 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

Author & Punisher, Xasthur, And Wear Your Wounds Announce West Coast Tour

Author & Punisher, Xasthur, and Wear Your Wounds have announced a West Coast tour. Here’s the dates:

05/26 Seattle, WA – Highline
05/27 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
05/28 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
05/29 Los Angeles, CA – Satellite
05/30 Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room
05/31 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
06/01 Mesa, AZ – Underground

Author & Punisher Announces European/UK Tour With Lingua Ignota

Author & Punisher has announced a European/UK tour with Lingua Ignota. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/02 Berlin, GER – Kantine Berghain
04/03 Malmo, SWE – Plan B
04/04 Gothenburg, SWE – Musikens Hus
04/05 Aarhus, DEN – Royal Metal Fest
04/06 Aalborg, DEN – Studenterhuset
04/08 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
04/09 London, UK – Electrowerkz
04/10 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds (no Lingua Ignota)
04/11 Edinburgh, UK – Summerhall (no Lingua Ignota)
04/12 Sheffield, UK – Record Junkee (no Lingua Ignota)
04/14 Lille, FRA – Aeronoef
04/16 Bordeaux, FRA – I-Boat
04/18 Dudingen, SWI – Bad Bonn
04/19 Milano, ITA – Santeria
04/20 Ljubljana, SLO – Klub Gromka
04/22 Prague, CZE – Cross Club
04/23 Wroclaw, POL – DK Luksus
04/24 Warsaw, POL – Poglos
04/25 Kosike, SLV – Tabacka Kulturfabrik
04/26 Trnaga, SLV – Maly Berlin
04/27 Bregenz, AUT – Vorarlberg Between (no Lingua Ignota)

Author & Punisher Premieres New Song “Ode To Bedlam”

Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher, has premiered a new song titled “Ode To Bedlam.” This track is from his new album “Beastland,” which will be released on October 5.

Shone told Consequence Of Sound the following:

“‘Ode to Bedlam’ is a track inspired by a book The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin — a brilliant dystopian fantasy focusing on elements of racism, planetary demise and tribalism, among other things. Like the novel, the track is heavy and dark, but also meandering, eventually finding a triumphant finale.

Along with being a somewhat political album, albeit in an abstract prose, Beastland is an one that explores the emotional and physical pain of our downfall, where I’d like to think I take an analytical approach, rather than one of pure cynicism and despair.”