Following crushing performances at this year’s editions of the Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona and Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas, master sound manipulator/one-man industarial doom conjuror, Tristan Shone, will bring his sonic decompositions know as AUTHOR & PUNISHER to the streets again for a final round of live invasions to close out the year. Set to commence on December 3rd in San Diego, California, Shone will level the stages of ten venues, with the audio punishment coming to a ceremonial conclusion on December 13th in Boise, Idaho.
Shone is in the midst of recording the follow-up to AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s critically-adored Women & Children full-length, released last year via Seventh Rule Recordings. The as-yet-untitled long player, and first for Housecore Records, is being tracked at famed Nodferatu’s Lair in North Shore, Louisiana with Housecore founder Philip H. Anselmo with the tour serving as a short breather between sessions.
Comments Shone, “There are four reasons to come check out this AUTHOR & PUNISHER tour. First, I will be playing mostly new material fresh from the studio with Philip H. Anselmo. Second, this tour will be painful as all hell, as I drag out a combination of both old and new Drone Machines that I literally have to climb over to get in and out of and will likely ruin me and the underpaid slaves I employ. Third, I will have the double LP of the 2010 Drone Machines album [out on Seventh Rule] on hand with me in the flesh with the machines themselves for the first time. Finally, in what has become a staple of an AUTHOR & PUNISHER show, Cutmod [Will Michaelsen] will be flashing his visual wares in full high count lumens as he has with me for the last two years.”
Check out AUTHOR & PUNISHER studio clips below.
AUTHOR & PUNISHER:
12/03/2014 Ths Casbah – San Diego, CA
12/04/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
12/05/2014 Lee Golde – San Luis Obispo, CA
12/06/2014 Press Club – Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 Wow Hall – Eugene, OR
12/09/2014 Tonic Portland, OR
12/10/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
12/12/2014 Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
12/13/2014 Crazy Horse – Boise, ID
AUTHOR & PUNISHER — made up of one Tristan Shone — owes much of his uniqueness to the marriage of art, tech and music. From the early stages of development up to the present there has always been the evil twin of underground metal and dark electronic to temper the straight lines from his design and engineering. With a start in hobbiest tech and robotics competitions early on, Shone found a passion for solving technical problems while at the same time being introduced to the backbone of his interest in music: Sepultura, Melvins, Neurosis, Godflesh and Ministry, bands that served as a soundtrack and palette throughout his life. In employing primarily custom designed and fabricated machines, speakers and various devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics, Shone – who boasts a BS in mechanical engineering and an MFA in visual arts — manages to replicate dejection, desperation and profound sorrow through his musical corrosion with curious poise and beauty. Shone’s fabrication and industrial environment and processes reveal emotions, anxieties, and elements of bliss inherent to the specific human/machine choreography. This interaction involves a certain level of continuous intimacy with material and mechanical motion, where a bond is formed enabling an honest incorporation into a sound device and performance; the core of AUTHOR & PUNISHER.