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Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, has already released several huge jaw-dropping bands and film events for this year’s lineup.
The event features the Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of the surviving cast members of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, including “Leatherface” himself, Gunnar Hansen; a TXCM 2 reunion with the cast including Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley; and a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance by the legendary Glenn Danzig of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain.
Now, they’ve returned for their biggest announcement yet, the return of Philip Anselmo’s legendary band, Superjoint. More...
Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, already released a slew of jaw-dropping additions to this year's lineup, and have now returned with an even bigger announcement.
They are very proud to welcome on board the legendary Glenn Danzig, who will treat fans to a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain! More...
The promoters of Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event. Behold: Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front!
On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the U.S. will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson.
Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year's gathering, the three main night's events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night's after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.
Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing Neurosis, lords of decimating drone Sunn O))), and riff rock kingpins Goatsnake.
The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with Pelican, -16-, The Body, Eagle Twin, Baptists, Author & Punisher, The Fucking Wrath, Primitive Man, Blackqueen, Night Demon, Obliterations, North, TOAD, Secrets Of The Sky, Godhunter, Sex Prisoner, Sorxe, Twingiant, Spiritual Shepherd, Windmill of Corpses, and Conqueror Worm.
Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on Southwest Terror Fest III will be released in the coming weeks. More...
Philip Anselmo, guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and drummer Jose Manuel "Blue" Gonzalez will hit the road this Friday. Playing intimate rock clubs, the band will be joined by Author & Punisher and Hymns. A new teaser trailer is available below, and dates are as follows:
1/10 Warehouse Live/Studio Room, Houston, TX
1/11 Riverside Warehouse, Shreveport, LA
1/13 Pop's Nightclub, St. Louis, MO
1/14 Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
1/15 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
1/17 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
1/18 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
1/20 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
1/22 Metal Masters, Los Angeles, CA
1/24 Pub Rock, Scottsdale, AZ
1/25 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
1/27 Backstage Live, San Antonio, TX
1/28 Trees, Dallas, TX More...
Following a run of live takeovers last summer supporting Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, Author & Punisher sound manipulator Tristan Shone is pleased to pack up his steel and unite with Anselmo and company for another mutinous round of sonic abrasions.
Just in time to ring in the New Year, the second leg of the Technicians Of Distortion Tour will commence on January 10th in Houston, Texas and head westward, trampling through over a dozen cities with additional support provided by Hymns.
Comments Shone: "West Coast: I will be unveiling a new set of electromechanical vocal manipulation masks and devices, never before used during a tour as well as some new and old tracks."
As a precursor to the Technicians Of Distortion trek, Author & Punisher will join the audio antagonists in Corrections House for two special performances in Los Angeles and San Diego. See confirmed live actions below. More...
Today the crypt keepers at Cvlt Nation unearth the second installment of twisted live visuals from Author & Punisher.
Captured during a recent excursion supporting "Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals," The Technicians Of Distortion Tour marked the first time Author & Punisher draftsman Tristan Shone combined abstract film footage with his soul-swallowing slabs of mechanical doom.
The videos merge actual projections from A&P's performance at The Fillmore in Silver Springs, Maryland with additional found footage, effects, and a live feed from three separate cameras mounted in and around the setup for provocative audio/visual experience.
Gouge out your eyeballs with the cinematic trauma in the player below, courtesy of Cvlt Nation.
Tristan Shone is now returning to the stage with another live run of industrialized ear lashings. Dates are available after the jump. More...
In just one week Author & Punisher – one Tristan Shone -- will embark upon a 19-date North American trek supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. Fittingly dubbed the Technicians Of Distortion Tour, the long-anticipated journey will commence July 31st in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additional support will be provided by Warbeast.
Comments Shone of the upcoming adventure: “I knew I had to step it up when Phil asked me to join this tour...the result is my most ambitious live undertaking. I have worked myself to a bloody pulp soldering, rewiring, building, to make things stronger, louder and more devastating. I also am bringing a small team along with me as well to help with live video streaming, cameras etc. This will for sure be a raucous affair not to be missed...."
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 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
8/05/2013 Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN*
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 Opera House – Toronto, ON
8/11/2013 The Monkey House – Winooski, VT*
8/13/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/14 /2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/15/2013 Radio, Somerville, MA*
8/16/2013 Highline Ballroom – 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
8/25/2013 The Complex – Glendale, CA*
* Author & Punisher only More...
Author & Punisher's "Women & Children" full-length wreaks its cold, apocalyptic havoc upon unsuspecting masses today. Check it out at Revolver Magazine here or in the player below.
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.
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 20th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Additional support will be provided by Warbeast. More...
Philip H. Anselmo will take to the road for his first-ever solo tour, "Technicians of Distortion," which will kick off July 31st in Tulsa, OK.
On this tour, Anselmo will be joined by his back up band The Illegals - guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and Jose Manual Gonzalez on drums. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 23rd.
The Technicians of Distortion tour is in support of Anselmo's upcoming solo release, "Walk Through Exits Only," due out July 16th (Housecore Records/Megaforce) and will take the group to a total of sixteen markets over a three-week period.
Warbeast, which is signed to Anselmo's Housecore Record label and just released new album "Destroy" (produced by Anselmo), along with industrial doom and drone metal one-man band Author and Punisher, will provide support on all dates.
"It is an incredible pleasure to do my first solo tour with my brothers in Warbeast and to introduce the mighty Author and Punisher to the Extreme Music audience properly," said Anselmo. "This is a killer program of insane variety, so come out and support the gigs!"
The confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Propagated by sound manipulator/engineer/former robotics major Tristan Shone, Author & Punisher relentlessly challenges the traditional principals of doom, industrial, and heavy bass music.
His latest ode comes in the form of “Women & Children,” the title track of Author & Punisher’s upcoming fifth full-length, set for detonation this June. In anticipation of its release, Stereogum is offering up an exclusive stream of the tune here (you can also check it out below).
Describes Shone: “‘Women & Children’ is a sullen voyage from the beginning to the end of time, from primordial bliss to devastating chaos. That's how it feels to me anyway." More...
Following a U.S. journey with A Life Once Lost earlier this Spring, Author & Punisher will ship his machinery overseas for a short run of European live dates.
Scheduled to commence on May 4th, Author & Punisher will ravage his way through the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Belgium and Slovenia before bringing the proceedings to a ceremonial close in Czech Republic. Notes Pitchfork of the project's live experience: “…seeing Shone play his music is a much different experience: He renders these songs using massive devices he builds himself to control an onstage laptop. A bit like a cyborg, Shone grapples with and writhes among his machines, making music that’s not necessarily alien with tools that are.”
5/04/2013 MU Design Center - Eindhoven, Netherlands w/Gijs Gieskes, TokTek, Pieterjan Pieters
5/05/2013 Jugendclub Liebig 19 - Berlin, Germany w/ Grime + Effter
5/06/2013 Piatto Forte (Lecture) - Berlin, Germany
5/08/2013 Milk and Lead Gallery - London, UK w/Automageddon + Jose Macabra
5/09/2013 The Roadhous - Manchester, UK w/ Gnod
5/10/2013 13th Note - Glasgow, Scotland w/ Gnod
5/11/2013 The Wagon and Horses - Birmingham, UK w/ Gnod
5/12/2013 Birthdays – London, UK w/ Necro Deathmort
5/18/2013 Scheld'apen - Antwerpen, Belgium w/Sickboy Milkpus
5/19/2013 Kunstlerhaus - Nuremburg, Germany
5/21/2013 Klub Gromka - Ljubljana, Slovenia w/Hexenbrutal
5/22/2013 CP Cross Club - Prague, Czech Republic w/M.A.C. of Mad, Yarrdesh, Ing Kralik
Pitchfork is currently streaming the track “In Remorse” from one-man industrial doom project Author & Punisher. Check out the song at this location.
Proliferated by sound contortionist/engineer Tristan Shone, his latest hymn of mechanical decomposition comes by way of fifth full-length, "Women & Children," set for release via Seventh Rule Recordings on June 11th. The track listing is:
1. Women & Children
2. In Remorse
4. Tame as a Lion
6. Miles from Home
7. Pain Myself More...
West Coast-based Author & Punisher, the long-running, one-man industrial doom project propagated by sound contortionist Tristan Shone, is pleased to announce his fifth and latest creation of audio rebellion. Titled "Women & Children," the follow-up to last year’s "Ursus Americanus: full-length further challenges the traditional confines of extreme music with eight tracks of audio exploration and mechanical decomposition.
Shone elaborates: "Author & Punisher's newest sonic endeavor combines elements of both machines and more traditional apparati to stretch and blur the dynamic palette from doom to industrial, to heavy bass music, and back again."
Adds Seventh Rule Recordings label head Scott Flaster: "The new Author & Punisher? On first listen I was thrown into a grey world where the bleakness of early industrial music layered with a heavier contemporary dirge."
The "Women & Children" album will be released on April 30 via Seventh Rule Recordings. The track listing is as follows:
1. Women & Children
2. In Remorse
4. Tame as a Lion
6. Miles from Home
7. Pain Myself More...
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 "Ursus Americanus" full-length, released last Spring via Seventh Rule Recordings. More...
Seventh Rule Records has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming 2013 releases from Batillus, Atriarch, and more:
"Well hello, 2013. The primary plan is now in effect and it will be another amazing year for Seventh Rule!
"We are starting quickly with our first two releases dropping in Feb being a vinyl reissue of Thergothon's funeral doom classic 'Stream From the Heavens' and the debut album from Portland's Eight Bells.
"March will bring us a new crushing release from Batillus, April brings us the psychedelic noise trance from Megaton Leviathan and May will bring a new sonic masterpiece from Author & Punisher. We will also be handling the vinyl version of Atriach's 'Ritual Of Passing' which will hit the shelves in the early part of the year.
"There are some surprises still to come for the last 1/2 of the year including reissues of out of print Srule vinyl in the form of Coffinworm and Indian gems! Thanks as always for your support and make sure your ears are ready for the sonic attack."
In support of the "Ursus Americanus" release through Seventh Rule Recordings, Author & Punisher will make three very special appearances for the project's sole East Coast trip of 2012. The shows are as follows:
10/31 Brooklyn, NY@ The Acheron
11/1 Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan University | Music House
11/3 Providence, RI @ Halloween Industrial Fest, Club Gallery More...
Author & Punisher is kicking off a new string of tour dates tonight in California, with full details on the run available below. The band has also released a video clip for "Terrorbird," which comes off the band's "Ursus Americanus" album released by Seventh Rule Recordings. Check out the video after the jump.
8/27 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Blue Lagoon w/ Kayo Dot
8/28 San Francisco @ Elbo Room w/ Kayo Dot
8/30 Portland, OR @ Rotture w/ The Body + Hot Victory + Taurus
8/31 Seattle, WA @ The Comet w/ The Family Curse
9/1 Arcata, CA @ The Alibi w/ Vektor
9/2 Alameda, CA @ Lucky 13 w/ Abstractor More...
Nightmarish electronic/doom mindfuck Author & Punisher is hitting the road for a string of live performances later this month. West Coast noise addicts, take note!
Tristan Shone, the man behind the madness, will be flying solo, tearing through California, Washington, and Oregon in support of his forthcoming Seventh Rule Recordings debut, "Ursus Americanus" (due out in digital and digipak CD on April 24th, 2012). He'll be desecrating stages with the likes of Helms Alee, Kowloon Walled City, and plenty more along the way.
Dates are as follows:
April 19 Los Angeles, CA @ M Bar w/ AxxOnn + Mawdryn
April 21 Oakland, CA @ Eli's Mile High Club w/ Kowloon Walled City + Taurus + Hornss
April 23 Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda
April 24 Tacoma, WA @ New Fronter w/ Helms Alee + Taurus
April 25 Seattle, WA @ The Comet w/ A Story of Rats + Taurus + Gogothan Sunrise
April 26 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown w/ Lozen + Taurus
April 27 Portland, OR @ Plan B w/ Ephemeros + Taurus + Ninth Moon Black
April 29 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock w/ Badr Vogu + Prizehog + Apocryphon
American Aftermath has just posted an interview with Tristan Shone, the man behind nightmarish electronic/doom mindfuck Author & Punisher. The site is also hosting an exclusive stream of "Flesh Ants," a brand-new song off the project's forthcoming Seventh Rule Recordings debut. Check out the interview and stream here, or listen to the song in the player below.
"Ursus Americanus" is due out as digipack CD on April 24, 2012, and will be unleashed upon the public via a West Coast tour (dates to be announced soon!). Seventh Rule Records commented on the band:
"Author & Punisher can be described most succinctly as 'industrial doom,' but of course, is much than a mere genre tag. 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 or she with the plodding doom influenced sounds that are created - 'Like Godflesh meets The Bug meets Flying Lotus,' according to MSN Metal's Adrien Begrand." More...
Seventh Rule has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Author & Punisher:
"Seventh Rule Recordings is proud to announce the latest signing to their eclectic roster, San Diego's AUTHOR & PUNISHER. Iconoclastic in the truest sense of the word, Tristan Shone, the sole propagator behind this haunting, claustrophobic cacophony inverts the tenets of doom metal completely, relying on cold steel and soulless machinery to bring despondency to life. His new record, entitled 'Ursus Americanus', will be his first release on Seventh Rule, and is due out as digipack CD and other digital formats on April 24, 2012.
"AUTHOR & PUNISHER can be described most succinctly as 'industrial doom,' but of course, is much than a mere genre tag. 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 or she with the plodding doom influenced sounds that are created - 'Like Godflesh meets The Bug meets Flying Lotus,' according to MSN Metal's Adrien Begrand.
"AUTHOR & PUNISHER has performed with and shown these machines extensively at festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and has more live actions planned for 2012."
Check out songs from the band's "Drone Machines" release in the player below. More...