AUTHOR & PUNISHER, led by one-man industrial doom enigma, Tristan Shone, will haul its steel through the motorways of North America this Spring as direct support for Weedeater. Shone’s latest excursion commences with the previously announced dates which run from March 14th and through April 3rdand include a performance at this year’s edition of SXSW in Austin. The tour, presented by MetalSucks, picks up again on May 6th and will stretch through May 27th. Additional support will be provided by Today Is The Day and Lord Dying. No city is safe. The journey follows AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s recent near-three-week march through Europe.
AUTHOR & PUNISHER w/ Weedeater, Today Is The Day, Lord Dying:
3/14/2016 Earl – Atlanta, GA [tickets]
3/15/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA [tickets]
3/16/2016 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX [tickets] * no Lord Dying
3/17/2016 Korova – San Antonio, TX [tickets] 3/18/2016 SXSW – Austin, TX
3/21/2016 Sister – Albuquerque, NM [tickets] 3/22/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets] 3/24/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets] 3/25/2016 Viper Room – Los Angeles, CA [tickets] 3/26/2016 Oakland Opera House – Oakland, CA [tickets] 3/27/2016 Ash St Saloon – Portland, OR [tickets] 3/28/2016 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC [tickets] 3/29/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA [tickets] 3/31/2016 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO [tickets] 4/01/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS [tickets] 4/02/2016 Gabes – Iowa City, IA [tickets] 4/03/2016 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN [tickets]
5/06/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
5/07/2016 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
5/08/2016 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
5/09/2016 5th Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
5/11/2016 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
5/12/2016 The Demo – St Louis, MO
5/13/2016 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
5/14/2016 Rock Island Brewing Co – Rock Island, IL
5/15/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL
5/17/2016 Outpost – Kent, OH
5/18/2016 Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
5/19/2016 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
5/20/2016 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/21/2016. Petite Campus – Montreal, QC
5/22/2016 ONCE Ballroom – Boston, MA
5/23/2016 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
5/24/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
5/27/2016 Hardywood Brewery – Richmond, VA
AUTHOR & PUNISHER, named, “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music,” by Noisey, continues to tour in support of latest full-length Melk En Honing, released last year via Housecore Records. The record was listed among Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums Of 2015 and continues to astound listeners globally.
After leaving a career as a mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER, moved west to pursue his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s first music and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery. Shone used his technical knowledge, along with his artistic background to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own “special brand of doom metal.” Shone’s high fidelity drone is thick and pulsating, laying a sonic lead blanket over your core, lingring only as long as it needs, regrouping or intensifying with pounding live rhythms and vocals. The sound builds up anxiously but always rewards with a hint of hope in the form of epic sonic phrases leaving you feeling exhausted but satisfied.
The custom devices that drive AUTHOR & PUNISHER begin mostly as big chunks of aluminum and steel that are worked into all manners of wheels, throttles, pedals, and masks to manipulate sound live. Shone’s electromechanical arsenal and physical approach to live production become to heavy music what Survival Research Laboratories was to live, unscripted performance art.
All aspects of the AUTHOR & PUNISHER sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of sequencing and plastic perfection. AUTHOR & PUNISHER performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him “immediate but mysterious,” Stereogum described his “chilling, unrecognizable form,” and NPR hails him as “a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders.”
AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s Melk En Honing is available now via Housecore Records. Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION.