AUTHOR & PUNISHER: The Man Machine Tour 2013 Announced

San Diego’s AUTHOR & PUNISHER, the long-running, one-man industrial doom project propagated by sound exhibitionist Tristan Shone, will bring his fascinating sonic defiance to the road this Spring alongside A Life Once Lost (on select dates). Dubbed The Man Machine Tour 2013, the live rituals will commence on March 15th in Tucson, Arizona and work its way through 14 cities with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

Shone will be touring in support of the critically-lauded Ursus Americanus full-length, released last Spring via Seventh Rule Recordings. Called a “one man musical symbiosis of metal and flesh,” by The Sleeping Shaman who commended the record’s “progressive atmospheric tension,” Ursus Americanus continues to raise eyebrows with its subversive audio cacophony. The offering reaped the #30 position on Decibel Magazine’s coveted Top 40 Albums Of 2012 list, the esteemed publication noting that “it’s impossible to hear Tristan Shone’s fourth album as AUTHOR & PUNISHER without feeling an essential part of yourself being destroyed and remade in some gloriously awful way.” MSN Metal likened the quaking sounds of AUTHOR & PUNISHER to a Frankensteined merge of Godflesh and The Bug meets Flying Lotus while the San Diego Reader predicted Ursus Americanus will “more than likely be remembered as a landmark of AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s burgeoning reign in the charred goat skin chronicles of heavy metal nobility.”

AUTHOR & PUNISHER March Tour 2012:
3/15/2013 Solar Culture – Tucson, AZ, Solar Culture w/ Not Breathing
3/16/2013 High Mayhem Studios – Santa Fe, NM w/ We Drew Lightning

AUTHOR & PUNISHER w/ A Life Once Lost: The Man Machine Tour 2013:
3/17/2013 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
3/18/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
3/19/2013 Jenny Wiley Convention Center – Prestonburg, KY w/ Encrust
3/20/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Encrust
3/21/2013 Mickey Finn’s – Toledo, OH w/ Encrust
3/22/2013 Broadway Joes – Buffalo, NY
3/23/2013 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
3/24/2013 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY

3/25/2013 Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN w/ Coffinworm
3/26/2013 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE
3/27/2013 Rhinoceropolis – Denver, CO
3/28/2013 Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT
3/29/2013 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

Iconoclastic in the truest sense of the word, Tristan Shone inverts the tenets of doom metal completely, relying on cold steel and soulless machinery to bring despondency to life. Described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” this one-man project utilizes primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers, devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics and focus upon the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines are designed to require significant force from the performer, aligning he/she with the plodding doom-influenced sounds that are created. AUTHOR & PUNISHER has performed with and shown these machines extensively at festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad.
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