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As visually provocative and he is sonically crushing, Tristan Shone designs open-source kinetic drone and dub machines to channel ecstatic, unbelievably heavy noisescapes as one-man industrial doom band Author & Punisher.

“Doom metal is combining a feeling of devastation with a moment of emotional inspiration,” Shone told the Reader last November.

“It’s very positive. Either way, you give yourself to this overwhelming sound.”

Shone’s latest submission to sound dropped two days ago in the form of a 7-track LP titled Women & Children.

Stream the full album here – purchase it for $7 here.

Author & Punisher will be opening for Phil Anselmo's (of Pantera and Down) solo outfit Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals on their debut U.S. tour this fall.


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*

*w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast

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