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.”

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Author & Punisher Premieres New Song “Night Terror”

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

Author & Punisher Premieres “Nihil Strength” Video, Reveals Details For New Album “Beastland”

Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher, has premiered a new video for his new song “Nihil Strength.” This track is from his new album “Beastland,” which will be released on October 5.

“Beastland” Track Listing:

01. “Pharmacide”
02. “Nihil Strength”
03. “Ode to Bedlam”
04. “The Speaker is Systematically Blown”
05. “Nazarene”
06. “Apparition”
07. “Night Terror”
08. “Beastland”

Shone said the following about the upcoming album:

“I built new machines for this album to make more aggressive and dynamic music. These devices are compact and powerful, made from robotic components, intended for high energy repetition. I, as do many others, feel rage against the Beasts of our era: those who horde, who poison, or who discriminate. We need aggressive music to make an aggressive statement.

‘Beastland‘ is an introspection of who we are as a human race. At a time when we have the tools, the intellect, and the history to remind us how to treat each other and the earth, we go far out of our way to feast on the less fortunate and vulnerable, disregarding the atrocities and lessons of the past.”

Tour Dates:

09/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (‘Cold Waves‘)
09/22 Chicago, IL – Metro (‘Cold Waves‘)
09/27 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (‘Cold Waves‘)
10/12 Rotterdam, NET – RVLT Festival
10/13 Helsinki, FIN – Blowup Vol. 4
10/14 Tallinn, EST – Sveta Baar
10/15 St. Petersburg, RUS – LES
10/16 Moscow, RUS – Model T
10/17 Malmo, SWE – Plan B (feat. Conan)
10/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset (feat. Godflesh)
10/19 Oslo, NOR – Bla
10/20 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers (feat. Godflesh)
10/24 Lisbon, POR – MusicBox
10/25 Porto, POR – Maus Habitos
11/08 Cambridge, MA – Sonia (feat. Uniform and The Body)
11/09 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa (feat. Uniform, The Body, and Intensive Care)
11/10 Toronto, ON – Baby G (feat. Uniform, The Body, and Intensive Care)
11/11 Detroit, MI – El Club (feat. Uniform, The Body, and Intensive Care)
11/12 Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College (feat. Uniform, The Body, and Intensive Care)
11/13 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle (feat. Uniform, The Body, and Intensive Care)
11/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall (feat. Uniform, The Body, and Intensive Care)
11/16 Philadelphia, PA – Philamoca (feat. Uniform, The Body, and Intensive Care)
11/17 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel (feat. Uniform, The Body, and Intensive Care)

Author & Punisher Recording New Album

Tristan Shone has started the recording process for the new Author & Punisher album. He said the following about that:

“I’m excited to finally share more information regarding the production of my upcoming 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.”

Tour Dates (with Trepaningsritualen):

05/17 Durham, NC – Moogfest (no Trepaningsritualen)
05/21 Leipzig, GER – Wave-Gotik-Treffen
05/23 Copenhagen, DEN – VEGA / Ideal
05/24 Berlin, GER – Urban Spree
05/25 Antwerp, BEL – Het Bos
05/26 Nijmegen, NET – Merleyn w/Sumac
05/27 Amsterdam, NET – Occii
05/28 London, UK – Elektrowerkz
05/29 Glasgow, UK – Nice N Sleazy
05/30 Manchester, UK – Rebellion Manchester
05/31 Bruxelles, BEL – Mag3
06/01 Athens, GRE – Temple Athens
06/02 Moscow, RUS – Joy
06/05 St. Petersburg, RUS – Serdce
06/06 Wroclaw, POL – D.K. Luksus
06/07 Warsaw, POL – Klub Hydrozagadka
06/08 Gdansk, POL – Protokultura
06/09 Poznan, POL – Pawilon

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I’m excited to finally share more information regarding the production of my upcoming 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. Photo: Marilia Maschion @exoendonoise @relapserecords @vytear @juha_arvid_helminen @440mgmt @broncostagway #authorandpunisher #exoendonoise #relapserecords

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Author & Punisher Announces 2018 European Tour

Author & Punisher has announced a 2018 European tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

05/21 Leipzig, GER – Wave-Gotik-Treffen
05/23 Copenhagen, DEN – VEGA / Ideal
05/24 Berlin, GER – Urban Spree
05/25 Antwerp, BEL – Het Bos
05/26 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
05/27 Amsterdam, NET – Occii Stu
05/28 London, UK – Elektrowerkz
05/29 Glasgow, UK – Nice N Sleazy
05/30 Manchester, UK – Rebellion Manchester
05/31 Bruxelles, BEL – mag4
06/01 Athens, GRE – Temple Athens
06/02 Moscow, RUS – JOY
06/06 Wroclaw, POL – D.K. Luksus
06/07 Warsaw, POL – Klub Hydrozagadka
06/08 Gdansk, POL – Protokultura – Klub Sztuki Alternatywnej

Author & Punisher Signs With Relapse Records, Streams New EP “Pressure Mine”

Author & Punisher has signed a new deal with Relapse Records and plans to release a new album in 2018. For now you can stream his newly released EP “Pressure Mine” over at Noisey.

Tristan Shone said the following:

“It’s an honor to join the the label that has been providing the soundtrack to most of my adult life. With a new gear arsenal and the backing of one of the kings of the underground, something special awaits.

2016 and 2017 have been very unique for Author & Punisher retooling mechanically and sonically. In the pipeline for years but only now coming to life, the latest machines, Gridiron, are made up of a number of reconfigurable manual/physical units, each intended to couple with a separate piece of analog gear, and give unique control over it.

The force feedback from the interaction of machine components and materials, coupled with the integrity and quality of scrutinized analog sounds, is meaningful and powerful. Whether harshly rhythmic or dissonant, these are relatable in ways that programmed sequences often aren’t. This new exploration is an attempt to work with one foot within rhythmic framework of existing analog drum sequencing, while dragging a tire iron on the railroad spikes.”

Tour Dates:

03/24 Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
03/25 Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon
03/27 Seattle, WA – Barboza
03/30 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside (feat. Sanford Parker and Bruce Lamont)
03/31 Oxnard, CA – Oxnard Club Fallout
04/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Complex (feat. Sanford Parker and Bruce Lamont)
04/07 Brussels, BEL – AB
04/08 Antwerp, BEL – Het Bos
04/09 Utrecht, NET – dB’s
04/11 Cologne, GER – Underground
04/12 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik
04/13 Berlin, GER – Droneburg
04/14 Hamburg, GER – Droneburg
04/15 Manchester, UK – Fat Out
04/17 London, UK – Underworld
04/23 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival
04/24 Paris, FRA – Espace B
04/25 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – Raymond Bar
04/27 Bologna, ITA – Freakout Club
04/28 Milano, ITA – Ligera
04/29 Rome, ITA – Acrobax

Author & Punisher Announce April 2017 European Tour

Author & Punisher have announced an April European tour. The following was said about the trek:

“Author & Punisher will embark on a European headline tour this April as well as performing at the Roadburn and Droneburg music festivals. A&P has recently finished new music and will also be announcing his signing to a new label home. The past year has seen him spending most of his time constructing new machines/instruments to incorporate into his live show on the upcoming European tour.”

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Tour Dates:

04/07 Brussels, BEL – AB
04/08 Antwerp, BEL – Het Bos
04/09 Utrecht, NET – dB’s
04/11 Cologne, GER – Underground
04/12 Dresden, GER – Scheune
04/13 Berlin, GER – Droneburg
04/14 Hamburg, GER – Droneburg
04/23 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival
04/24 Paris, FRA – Espace B
04/25 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – Raymond Bar
04/27 Bologna, ITA – Freakout Club