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.”

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)