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Relapse Records is proud to announce the official signing of one-man industrial metal force Author & Punisher. Formed in 2005 by Tristan Shone, creator and sole artist behind the project, Author & Punisher was named by Noisey as “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music,” having released five full-lengths in a little over a decade.
The project begins a new chapter this year with a self-released EP, "Pressure Mine," which Shone describes as “dark and heavy, yet harnessed and restrained, with a focus on rhythm and deep full bass textures from all analog sound machines." The EP is currently available for streaming in its entirety below.
In addition, Shone has just finished a new arsenal of sound machines called Gridiron, which he will tour with and begin writing his next full-length for Relapse Records, due out in early 2018. The previous full-length album, "Melk En Honing," released in 2015 via Housecore Records, was listed among Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums Of 2015.
Author & Punisher will tour North America and Europe this spring with the new Gridiron creation, including a performance at the prestigious Roadburn Festival. All confirmed tour dates are listed below.
Tristan elaborated on the signing and his new machines: “It’s an honor to join the the label that has been providing the soundtrack to most of my adult life. With a new gear arsenal and the backing of one of the kings of the underground, something special awaits. More...
One-man industrial doom dealer, Tristan Shone, otherwise known as Author & Punisher, will again drag his steel through the highways of North America as direct support for Weedeater.
The latest trek serves as the second leg of a tour that's already trampled its way through seventeen cities. The journey, presented by MetalSucks, kicks off tonight May 6th in Columbia, South Carolina, and will stretch through May 27th. Additional support will be provided by Today Is The Day and Barishi on the US dates and Sierra on the Canadian stops.
5/06/2016 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
5/07/2016 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
5/08/2016 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
5/09/2016 5th Quarter - Indianapolis, IN
5/11/2016 Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI
5/12/2016 The Demo - St Louis, MO
5/13/2016 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
5/14/2016 Rock Island Brewing Co - Rock Island, IL
5/15/2016 Reggies - Chicago, IL
5/17/2016 Outpost - Kent, OH
5/18/2016 Smalls - Detroit, MI
5/19/2016 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON **
5/20/2016 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON **
5/21/2016. Petite Campus - Montreal, QC **
5/22/2016 Once Ballroom - Boston, MA
5/23/2016 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
5/24/2016 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
5/27/2016 Hardywood Brewery - Richmond, VA
** w/ Sierra (No Barishi) More...
Chuck Loesch of 101 X, No Control Radio posted information on the metal bands appearing at South By South West 2016 (SXSW).
Wicked Bad Concerts/ at the Swan Dive FREE w/ RSVP
7:00pm - Smoky Mirror
8:00pm - The Dirty Seeds
9:00pm - Summit
10:00pm - Oddfellows
11:00pm - White Dog
12:00am - Black Tabs
7:30pm - Mountain Rag
8:30pm - Ladykiller
9:30pm - Foxmoor Express
10:30pm - Thunderkief
11:30pm - Orcanaut
7:15pm - Amplified Heat
8:15pm - Greenbeard
9:15pm - R.I.P.
10:15pm - Crypt Trip
11:15pm - Glitter Wizard
12:15am - The Great Electric Quest More...
Notorious southern metal outfit Weedeater has announced the first leg of a two-part North American headlining tour. This first segment begins on March 14th, and travels across the South and Western U.S. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Tristan Shone, the one-man industrial doom strategist responsible for the crushing sounds of Author & Punisher, will drag his iron and steel overseas for a three-week live takeover next month.
Set to commence on January 16th in Rouen, France, Shone's latest expedition will make its way through ten countries, coming to a close on February 4th in Milan, Italy.
1/16/2016 Kalif - Rouen, FR
1/18/2016 Rainbow Cellar - Birmingham, UK
1/20/2016 Underworld - London, UK
1/21/2016 La Mécanique Ondulatoire - Paris, FR
1/22/2016 La Cooperative De Mai - Clermont-Ferrand, FR
1/24/2016 Freakout Club - Bologna, IT
1/25/2016 Rösli - Bern, CH
1/26/2016 Rockwoche - Zürich, CH
1/27/2016 Sonic Ballroom - Cologne, DE
1/28/2016 Neushoorn - Leeuwarden, NL
1/29/2016 Willemeen - Arnheim, NL
1/30/2016 DB's - Ultrecht, NL
1/31/2016 IFZ - Leipzig, DE
2/01/2016 Musik & Frieden - Berlin, DE
2/02/2016 Musikverein - Nürnberg, DE
2/03/2016 Mudam - Luxemburg, LUX
2/04/2016 Circolo Magnolia - Milan, IT More...
One-man industrial doom fabricator Tristan Shone (AKA Author & Punisher) will kick off the second leg of his extensive North American tour next week, waging his mechanical deconstruction upon the stages of sixteen venues through twelve states with an included stop at Philip H. Anselmo's annual Housecore Horror gala.
Author & Punisher will again be joined by special guests Muscle And Marrow. Dates are as follows:
11/03/2015 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
11/04/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
11/05/2015 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
11/06/2015 Extravaganza Fest @ Strange Matter - Richmond, VA *
11/07/2015 Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
11/08/2015 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
11/10/2015 Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
11/11/2015 New World Brewery - Tampa, FL
11/12/2015 The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
11/13/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
11/15/2015 Housecore Horror Fest @ The Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
11/17/2015 Sidewinders - Austin, TX
11/18/2015 The Sandbox - El Paso, TX
11/19/2015 Ghost - Santa Fe, NM
11/20/2015 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
11/21/2015 Hideout - San Diego, CA
* no Muscle And Marrow More...
This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!
Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!
And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.
Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."
Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...
Housecore Horror Film Festival has announced another wave of bands. Corrosion of Conformity will be appearing with Pepper Kennan as their front man. Crowbar will make its second appearance at the festival. Agoraphobic Nosebleed will make its second ever live appearance. Also, on the bill are hardcore veterans Negative Approach and Gristnam (formerly known as haarp). More...
Author & Punisher, aka Tristan Shone, the musically-inclined mechanical engineer who has created an intricate set of machines to replicate his unique version of doom, is streaming a new song online.
“Callous and Hoof” comes from the outfit’s Housecore Records’ debut, "Melk En Honing," due out June 30th. Listen in below.
“'Callous and Hoof' is a track that encapsulates the aura of the album for me; the push/pull between urban dystopian fantasy, real fear, and sentiment towards a physical/medieval lifestyle,” explained Shone of the nearly seven minute song. “We are not using our hands and muscles anymore and this track seeks to counter that notion with intensity, speed and unharnessed tumult. Performing this track live really sucks the life out of me, I hope it does the same for some others as well.” More...
Author & Punisher, the one man doom outfit that’s both man and machine, will release "Melk En Honing," the outfit’s Housecore Records’ debut, on June 30th.
The eight-song album was produced by Housecore Records’ Phil Anselmo, who said “Tristan Shone is the epitome of what Housecore Records stands for, and looks for in musical expression: absolute originality and innovation. It is our complete pleasure to facilitate such a fantastic, artistic mind and expression of bombastic works. There is no pigeonholing this man's art.”
The "Melk En Honing" album was recorded at Nodeferatus lair in North Shore, LA. Ahead of the June 30 release, Author & Punisher launches a new U.S. tour, with stops at both Stumpfest and Psycho California, where Shone will provide musical interludes throughout the three-day event. More...
Following crushing performances at this year's editions of the Southwest Terror Fest in Tucson, Arizona and Housecore Horror Film Fest in Austin, Texas, Tristan Shone will bring his sonic decompositions know as Author & Punisher to the streets again for a final round of live incursions to close out the year.
Set to commence on December 3rd in San Diego, California, Shone will level the stages of ten venues, with the audio punishment coming to a ceremonial conclusion on December 13th in Boise, Idaho.
Shone is in the midst of recording the follow-up to Author & Punisher's "Women & Children" full-length, released last year via Seventh Rule Recordings. The as-yet-untitled long player, and first for Housecore Records, is being tracked at Nodferatu's Lair in North Shore, Louisiana with Housecore founder Philip H. Anselmo.
Comments Shone, "There are four reasons to come check out this Author & Punisher tour. First, I will be playing mostly new material fresh from the studio with Philip H. Anselmo. Second, this tour will be painful as all hell, as I drag out a combination of both old and new Drone Machines that I literally have to climb over to get in and out of and will likely ruin me and the underpaid slaves I employ. Third, I will have the double LP of the 2010 Drone Machines album [out on Seventh Rule] on hand with me in the flesh with the machines themselves for the first time. Finally, in what has become a staple of an Author & Punisher show, Cutmod [Will Michaelsen] will be flashing his visual wares in full high count lumens as he has with me for the last two years."
12/03/2014 Ths Casbah - San Diego, CA
12/04/2014 DNA - San Francisco, CA
12/05/2014 Lee Golde - San Luis Obispo, CA
12/06/2014 Press Club - Sacramento, CA
12/08/2014 Wow Hall - Eugene, OR
12/09/2014 Tonic Portland, OR
12/10/2014 Highline - Seattle, WA
12/11/2014 Hindenburg - Vancouver, BC
12/12/2014 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
12/13/2014 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID More...
Michigan psyche doom-death group, Acid Witch opened day two on Midway’s outdoor stage. After a night of barely any sleep, I didn’t arrive in time to catch their set. It’s a shame because they were one of the bands I wanted to see. I heard a burst of guitar notes from tech-death metallers Archspire but only as I pulled into the venue. The first part of this day would be spent around the press tent conducting interviews with Napalm Death and Gwar. This included missing most of the set from Polish death metal veterans Decapitated, whose late coming was the apparent reason for Midway being behind on time. The day before their appearance at Housecore the group had totaled their van. I’m not sure how they made it to Austin, but they were there and played a full set. 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, has just released individual day tickets! On a tight schedule? Dying to see that one special band? Mean old boss won't let you have the whole weekend off? Never fear, HHFF is here for you! It’s all going down at Emo’s in Austin, TX, right before Halloween, between the unhallowed dates of October 23-26, 2014; tickets for each show are now available, as well as the Combo and Music badges. More...
Ever wonder what it would be like to be held hostage in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre house and break bread with the craziest family in horror history? Have you always dreamed of eating in the same room as Leatherface?! Well, the fiendish ghouls from the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival would love to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to make your nightmare a reality!
On Saturday, October 25th, for the first time in 40 years, the entire cast of TXCM will return to the Grand Central Café in Kingsland, Texas, 90 minutes outside of Austin,to spend an afternoon at the actual Texas Chain Saw Massacre house. In addition, they will be joined by the cast of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2,as well as HHFF co-founders heavy metal legend Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell. More...
Master sound conspirator, Tristan Shone, will bring his cacophonous manifestation of cold, mechanical doom known as Author & Punisher to the streets in the coming months for a clobbering run of live takeovers.
Set to commence next Thursday with a special performance and design talk at Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, Shone will levy his punishing sonic decompositions upon several additional music fests including San Diego Music Thing, Cold Waves Festival, Southwest Terror Fest, and Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Fest, with future enactments in December in their plotting stages.
Comments Shone: "After a Summer of retooling and writing music for the upcoming release [stay tuned for details] I am taking to the skies and highways for a collection of special performances and festivals. After laying dormant for several years, the Drone Machines shall return for some of these events that don't involve airplanes due to weight and power."
9/04/2014 Hopscotch Festival - Raleigh, NC (performance and design talk)
9/12/2014 San Diego Music Thing - San Diego, CA w/ Earth, King Dude
9/20/2014 Complex - Los Angeles, CA w/ 3Teeth
9/26/2014 Cold Waves Festival - Chicago, IL w/ Fear Factory, Die Krupps, Youth Code
10/18/2014 Southwest Terror Fest - Tucson, AZ w/ Neurosis, The Body, Sunn O))), Goatsnake
10/23-10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest - Austin, TX w/ Neurosis, Eyehategod, Corrections House, Cattle Decapitation, more
Author & Punisher's latest full-length, "Women & Children," was released last year via Seventh Rule Recordings. More...
We regret to inform everyone that Norwegian black metal legends Satryicon will no longer be able to perform at this year's Housecore™ Horror Film Festival. The band explained via its official Facebook page:
"Dear U.S fans. We regret to inform that Satyricon will not perform at Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA and Horror Fest in Austin, TX in October 2014. The reasons for not being able to perform at these two festivals are both pragmatic ones and entirely different from each other.
"Satyricon will now shift its attention towards the writing of a new album, re-editing the footage from the 'Live at the Opera' live album/DVD and another project that will be announced at a later stage. It is important for the band that the U.S fans understand that you are far from forgotten and that the band look forward to come over for a full scale U.S tour as soon as it is possible. You deserve it." More...
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...