Author & Punisher

Author & Punisher announces new ‘Pressure Mine’ EP plus UK & European Tour Dates…

Author & Punisher is an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers called Drone/Dub Machines. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of the interaction with machine.

Tristan Shone, mastermind behind the man/machine blurring dichotomy that is Author & Punisher has self-released a new EP, titled ‘Pressure Mine’

Comprised of five brand new dissonant tracks, all written, recorded, mixed and self-released by Shone himself, you can now stream and download the EP at Author & Punisher’s Bandcamp page, whilst vinyl pre-orders are also being taken for dispatch in July.

Pressure Mine EP
1) Enter This
2) Pressure Lover
3) Nazarene
4) New World
5) Black Wand

‘Pressure Mine’ sees the project explore a variety of genres—industrial, shoegaze, noise rock, doom—and is intended as a showcase for the latest machine to join Author & Punisher’s man-made orchestra: GRIDIRON. Shone describes the EP as “dark and heavy, yet harnessed and restrained, with a focus on rhythm and deep full bass textures from all analog sound machines”.

In addition to the EP Shone has announced a partnership with celebrated independent label Relapse Records who are set to release a new full-length album in 2018.

UK & European tour dates:

April 07 Brussels, BE AB
April 09 Utrecht, NL dB’s
April 11 Cologne, DE Underground
April 12 Dresden, DE Chemiefabrik
April 13 Berlin, DE Droneburg
April 14 Hamburg, DE Droneburg
April 15 Manchester, UK Fat Out Fest
April 17 Belfast, UK The Barge
April 18 Dublin, IRL DBD at The Mezz
April 19 London, UK Underworld
April 23 Tilburg, NL Roadburn Festival
April 24 Paris, FR Espace B
April 25 Clermont-Ferrand, FR Raymond Club
April 27 Bologna, IT Freakout Club
April 28 Milano, IT Ligera
April 30 Rome, IT Acrobax

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