Author & Punisher Share "Night Terror" Off Forthcoming Album

Author & Punisher will deliver his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut Beastland on October 5th. In anticipation of its release, the album’s second single, “Night Terror” has surfaced today. Drawing inspiration from his career as a mechanical engineer, Author & Punisher creator / sole artist Tristan Shone forged a relationship with design, sound, and fabrication that ultimately yielded his hand-built “Drone Machines” which mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made “precision machinery.” A robotic experimentation in industrial metal, noise, doom and drone, Author & Punisher recalls Nine Inch Nails channeling Godflesh, traversing through dark, uncompromising, and often disturbing soundscapes with occasional detours into rich melodies and splinters of light. Armed with newly built “Drone Machines” and a new label, Beastland is Author & Punisher’s career-defining statement and a powerful listening experience that further blurs the line between man and machine.


Beastland Tracklist:
1. Pharmacide
2. Nihil Strength
3. Ode to Bedlam
4. The Speaker is Systematically Blown
5. Nazarene
6. Apparition
7. Night Terror
8. Beastland
Author & Punisher, Tour Dates:
Sep 14 New York, NY Cold Waves NY @ Irving Plaza
Sep 22 Chicago, IL Cold Waves VII @ Metro
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA Cold Waves LA @ 1720
Oct 12 Rotterdam, NL RVLT Festival
Oct 13 Helsinki, FI Blowup Vol. 4
Oct 14 Tallin, EE Sveta Baar
Oct 15 St. Petersburg, RU LES
Oct 16 Moscow, RU Model T
Oct 17 Malmo, SE Plan B #
Oct 18 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset  ^
Oct 19 Oslo, NO Bla
Oct 20 Gothenborg, SE Sticky Fingers ^
Oct 24 Lisbon, PT MusicBox
Oct 25 Porto, PT Maus Habitos
Nov 08 Cambridge, MA Sonia *
Nov 09 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa *
Nov 10 Toronto, ON Baby G *
Nov 11 Detroit, MI El Club *
Nov 12 Oberlin, OH Dionysus Disco *
Nov 13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *
Nov 15 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall *
Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA *
Nov 17 Brooklyn, NY Market Hotel *
# w/ Conan
^ w/ Godflesh
* with The Body & Uniform