Author & Punisher Premieres New Song “Maiden Star”

Author & Punisher has premiered a new song titled “Maiden Star.” This track is from his new album “Krüller,“ which will be released on February 11. Author & Punisher commented:

“‘Maiden Star‘ continues the trudge of escape and survival from ‘Drone Carrying Dread‘, but with a focus on the vital interpersonal conflicts and triumphs that exist in times of war and peace. This track, my personal favorite from the balance of the heavy and the melodic, is deeply personal and painful at the same time. The first note both lifts me up and beats the shit out of me.”

Tool Members To Guest On New Author & Punisher Album “Krüller”

Tool’s Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor will be guesting on Author & Punisher’s new album “Krüller.” That effort will be released on February 11 and the cover art and track listing for it can be found below:

“Krüller” Track Listing:

01. “Drone Carrying Dread”
02. “Incinerator”
03. “Centurion”
04. “Maiden Star”
05. “Misery”
06. “Glorybox” (Portishead cover)
07. “Blacksmith”
08. “Krüller”

With this news, Author & Punisher has also shared an official video for “Drone Carrying Dread” from the record. He had the following to say about that:

“‘Drone Carrying Dread‘ was the first song I wrote on ‘Krüller‘. I had just gotten home from the final tour of the ‘Beastland‘ album cycle and I spent a couple weeks updating my overall tones with a nice balance of sub, saw/synth and tube amp. This track was basically the one where it all clicked and I had these chords that resonated just right, shaking the entire warehouse. It’s a simple but raw progression that was ripe for the addition of synthesizer programming from co-producer Jason Begin [Vytear]. Lyrically, it’s about escape and survival, as the events that were unfolding in 2020 were prophesied by the books I was reading throughout the year.”

He also added the following about the album:

“Melody has been and is still a part of my sound. I’ve always bathed them in a lot of reverb, delay, and distortion, though. This time around, I was bothered by the wall of distortion I had created. I wanted a little more clarity. I wanted to refine the sound.

I wanted to step back from my own show and analyze it a bit. I had all these competing distortions that I wanted to streamline. I like contrast and wanted the vocals to be immediately noticeable. There’s something about mixing punishing drones and rumble with a mellow thing on top that I really like on ‘Krüller‘.”

Author & Punisher Announces February European/UK Tour

Author & Punisher has announced a February European/UK tour. Here’s the dates

02/07 Tallin, EST – Sveta bar
02/08 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
02/09 Vilnius, LIT – XL 20
02/12 Haarlem, NET – Complextiy Festival
02/13 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
02/14 Brighton, UK – Patterns
02/15 London, UK – The Underworld
02/16 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
02/17 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
02/18 Newcastle, UK – Cluny
02/19 Birmingham, UK – Castle And Falcon
02/20 Bristol, UK – Fleece
02/21 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute

Author & Punisher Releases Cover Of Perturbator’s “Excess”

Author & Punisher has released a cover of Perturbator‘s “Excess.“ This track is from Perturbator‘s upcoming “Excess” EP, which will also find INVSN, HEALTH, She Past Away, OddZoo, and Pig Destroyer covering the song. Each track from that effort will be released one at a time in the coming months. Author & Punisher commented:

“In the middle of making this record I decided to shake things up and rake my face across the coals in the form of a Perturbator cover! Thanks to John Cota for mixing this one. “Excess” is up on all streaming services now.”

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