Author and Punisher Books 20th Anniversary Mini Tour with Morne and Glassing

Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher has announced a short run of tour dates celebrating 20th Anniversary mini tour. Direct support will come from Morne and Glassing. Shone took his expertise as an electrical engineer and scientist to create his sound and light machines, creating unique Industrial Metal/Drone/Doom soundscapes. His last album was 2022’s acclaimed release Kruller (Relapse Records).Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Author and Punisher – Krüller

Tristan Shone knows a thing or two about wacky, unorthodox percussion, thanks in large part to his expertise in mechanical engineering. With that kind of arsenal at his disposal, Shone ran with it on his latest effort for Author & Punisher, Krüller (Relapse Records), eight tracks packed with diversity, uniqueness, and precision. It’s also his ninth full-length release since 2005, and it superbly stands alone.

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Author and Punisher Shares New Single and Video “Drone Carrying Dread” – New Album Coming Soon

Eclectic electronic Synth-Doom artist Author & Punisher has dropped a new single and video “Drone Carrying Dread!” The solo-project is the brainchild of musician-meets-mechanical engineer Tristan Shone and the track comes off of the highly-anticipated new album, Krüller due out on February 11th, 2021 via Relapse Records. The album features Shone’s upgrades to his hand-crafted machines, now upgraded for the new album, and a handful of guest players including Tool’s Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor. The clip was directed by Monte Legaspi and features illustrations from album cover artist Zlatko Mitev, and you can watch it now!

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Author And Punisher Releases “Live 2020 B.C.” Album

Industrial Metal act Author & Punisher has surprise-released a live album “Live 2020 B.C.” Album. The album was created while the band was direct support for Tool on the Fear Inoculum tour, for which the band was direct support for three months, before the pandemic. We’ve been jamming this out, and it kills! You can purchase and stream the album over at Bandcamp and buy special bundles of merch too! 

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Tool Kicks Off New Tour Dates with Author and Punisher Tonight

Just announced to headline Bonnaroo 2020, Tool will kick off its second US leg of the Fear Inoculum Tour tonight in San Diego at Viejas Arena and ending on February 1st in New Orleans at Smoothie King Center. Direct support will come from Author & Punisher on all dates. The band has shared the list of vaunted visual artists who worked on special posters for each city, often a limited item fans go crazy over. You can see the info in the tweet from the band below.  Tool continues to tour behind their smash album, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional/RCA) which topped two Billboard rock charts and sold the most physical copies of an album by any artist in 2019, earning a global #1 album. It was also fourth in Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year Countdown. See our review of last fall’s Tool tour and if you are going to a show, don’t take your phone out until the last song, or risk being tossed out! Continue reading

Audio:Cattle Decapitation Stream New Song Mammals In Babylon

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Cattle Decapitation has released a new song today, ‘Mammals In Babylon’, from their forthcoming new album The Anthropocene Extinction due for release from Metal Blade on August 7th. You can stream the track at this link.



The Anthropocene Extinction is the followup to the critically acclaimed and beloved by death metal fans Monolith of Inhumanity. The Anthropocene Extinction was produced by frequent collaborator Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, and includes guest appearances from the Philip H. Anselmo, Tristan Shone/Author & Punisher and Bethlehem’s Mr. Jurgen Bartsch.

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Cattle Decapitations’s artwork for cattle decapitation ‘The Anthropocene Extinction’

Cattle Decapitation will appear on this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour with Arch Enemy, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Obscura and more. 


In conjunction with the Summer Slaughter Tour, the band has announce a special Halfway To Slaughter contest! To enter go to the Summer Slaughter Tour’s FaceBook page and share the streaming single post to enter: One random fan on FaceBook will be selected on July 6thto win prizes courtesy of Indie Merch and Metal Blade Records. The mega prize pack will include:


The Anthropocene Extinction T-shirt
– 30″ x 60″ full-color custom album art beach towel
– Aluminum water bottle with gold band logo print
– 4′ x 2′ full-color album art tapestry
– 4-count button pack with custom hangcard
– 5″ square full-color album art sticker
– 5″ embroidered patch with gold band logo
– Cassette copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
– CD copy of The Anthropocene Extinction
– Double LP copy of The Anthropocene Extinction


Prize package is expected to ship around August 3rd, 2015. Prize pack details and image are available at

Author And Punisher Stream New Album In Full, New Video Debuts

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Author & Punisher the avant-garde audio and visual powerhouse for artist Tristan Shone, is on the cusp of releasing their new album next week. Melk En Honing from Phil Anselmo’s Housecore label is streaming in full at this link:


There is also a new video for the song ‘Shame’, as seen at this link or below:

Shone commented on the release of Melk En Honing:

Melk En Honing is a deeply personal album, in the same way that Drone Machines was, where each song has really etched itself into my being. Listening, each track pulls at some internal sentiment and it’s powerful. I think it’s probably the closest representation of live Author & Punisher that you will hear and I hope it’s enjoyed across genres.”

Phil Anselmo also commented on the album he produced at his home studio, Nodferatu’s Lair

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.”

Author And Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author And Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

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On The Road… with Author And Punisher

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One-man sonic doom armada Tristan Shone a.k.a. Author & Punisher is out on the road, handing out an aural beatdown to fans everywhere. Starting off the tour in Portland at the 5th annual Stumpfest and ending this coming weekend at Psycho California, Tristan has crisscrossed the country once again bringing a one-of-a-kind musical and visual experience to fans. All of this touring is a warm up for the release of the new Author and Punisher album on Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Records, title and release date to be announced soon. Produced by Phil at his Nodferatu’s Lair studio, this promises to be one of the most talked about releases of 2015. The accompanying photo set comes to us from O’Brien’s in Boston MA, with support from Beneath Oblivion, shot by Emma Parsons Photography.

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Author & Punisher, by Emma Parsons Photography

Beneath Oblivion - by Emma Parsons Photography

Beneath Oblivion – by Emma Parsons Photography

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