AUTHOR & PUNISHER Premiere New Song, “Callous and Hoof,” via Revolver Magazine; Pre-Orders for Melk En Honing Available
PHYSICAL PRE-ORDERS FOR JUNE 30 RELEASE AVAILABLE NOW
Author & Punisher, aka Tristan Shone, the musically-inclined mechanical engineer who has created an intricate set of machines to replicate his unique version of doom, is streaming “Callous and Hoof” a new song from the outfit’s Housecore Records’ debut, Melk En Honing (June 30), via Revolver (http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=73981).
“’Callous and Hoof’ is a track that encapsulates the aura of the album for me; the push/pull between urban dystopian fantasy, real fear, and sentiment towards a physical/medieval lifestyle, ” explained Shone of the nearly seven minute song. “We are not using our hands and muscles anymore and this track seeks to counter that notion with intensity, speed and unharnessed tumult. Performing this track live really sucks the life out of me, I hope it does the same for some others as well.”
Author & Punisher was a highlight of last weekend’s Psycho California, with Shone providing interludes throughout the three-day festival. The OC Weekly said “The industrial/doom metal sound San Diego musician Tristan Shone generates… is a worthy successor to early genre greats like Godflesh,” adding “Shone… designs and plays custom-made robotic instruments that jump out of your worst steampunk-induced nightmares… awe-inspiring, he almost disappears inside his machines.”
Physical pre-orders for the eight-song album, produced by Housecore Records’ Phil Anselmo, are available now (http://www.thehousecorestore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=THCS&Product_Code=PAPB&Category_Code=BNDL). Physical pre-order bundles include t-shirts, vinyl versions of the album and CD.
Anselmo said of Author & Punisher: “Tristan Shone is the epitome of what Housecore Records stands for, and looks for in musical expression: absolute originality and innovation. It is our complete pleasure to facilitate such a fantastic, artistic mind and expression of bombastic works. There is no pigeonholing this man’s art.” Melk En Honing was recorded at Nodeferatus lair in North Shore, LA.