AUTHOR & PUNISHER: New Full-Length Streaming In Its Entirety Courtesy Of Revolver Magazine

Behold! AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s Women & Children full-length wreaks its cold, apocalyptic havoc upon unsuspecting masses today! Called “heavy and disturbing like a nightmare you suddenly wake from but aren’t quite sure you fully escaped,” by Metal Injection and described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” AUTHOR & PUNISHER is a one-man project led by the twisted ingenuity of engineer/former robotics major Tristan Shone. By employing primarily custom designed and fabricated machines, speakers and various devices that draw heavily upon aspects of industrial automation and robotics, Shone paints an unsettling yet wholly captivating soundscape of a diseased planet.

In celebration of its end time takeover, Revolver Magazine is currently streaming the album it its entirety. Experience the true essence of uncompromising audio decomposition at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, AUTHOR & PUNISHER will embark upon a North American tour run this Summer supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals! Set to commence July 31st in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Technicians Of Distortion Tour will charge its way through 15 cities, coming to a sweltering close on August 22nd in New Orleans, Louisiana. Additional support will be provided by Warbeast. Said MetalSucks of the AUTHOR & PUNISHER live encounter, “the music was extremely loud, bass-heavy, powerful and industrial, calling to mind Godflesh-gone-‘roidal.” See confirmed dates below.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER – Technicians of Distortion Tour 2013
w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast
7/31/2013 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
8/02/2013 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
8/03/2013 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
8/04/2013 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
8/06/2013 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
8/07/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
8/09/2013 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
8/10/2013 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ONT
8/13/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/14 /2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/16/2013 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
8/17/2013 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
8/18/2013 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
8/20/2013 The Masquerade – Heaven Stage – Atlanta, GA
8/22/2013 Tipitinas – New Orleans, LA

Women & Children is currently available via Seventh Rule Recordings. Order your copy at

“Bloated, muddled beats hang in the air like zeppelins until Shone’s steel-toed boot of a chorus comes crashing down. The structure is something like Nine Inch Nails’ strongest songs: the build, the climax, then the chaos. The last minute of ‘Melee’ sounds like a death march led by a million-strong war cry. The machines have taken over. You have 20 seconds to comply.” – NPR on the track “”Melee.”

“Shone’s apocalyptic noise blends elements of industrial, doom, and dubstep, and contorts that mass into some chilling, unrecognizable form…” – Stereogum

“It’s the kind of music that renders the listener helpless but to listen again and again.” – Steel For Brains

“Once again the envelope has been pushed, the box stepped outside of and the tenants of doom and industrial have been refracted through the prism of the mind of a true innovator and they sound all the better for it.”–The Sleeping Shaman

“…an all-consuming trip into the realm of mental destruction that amazes with its potent use of musical machinery… Both greatly daring and innovative, the record is destined to be one of the most coveted underground releases of the year.” – Sputnik Music

Tristan Shone has made me a believer. Metal contributes the persistent growl of the droning guitar, which is the heart of most of AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s material. Industrial brings foreboding atmospheres, earsplitting percussion and the harrowed vocals. Shone blends these elements to create a brilliant cacophony of textures while maintaining melody and harsh beats.” – Echoes And Dust

“…a remarkably bleak and sinister record that explores the depressive and psychedelic in entirely new ways.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy
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