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Author & Punisher performing at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas

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Author & Punisher performing at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on January 21, 2020, with Tristan Shone.
Author & Punisher, named, “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music,” by Noisey, has just released his first album on Relapse Records entitled “Beastland”. His newest and most intense album recalls Ministry, channeling Godflesh, traversing through dark, uncompromising, and often disturbing soundscapes, with occasional detours into rich melodies and splinters of light.

After leaving a career as 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. 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.”

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 shared the stage with Tool at the Frank Erwin Center. The band continues across the United States and Europe with the last stop at the Void Fest 2020 in Schwandorf, Germany on August 7, 2020.

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