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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...