See One-Man Industrial Band Author & Punisher Perform Brutal New Song | Revolver

See One-Man Industrial Band Author & Punisher Perform Brutal New Song

"Nihil Strength," from act’s upcoming 'Beastland' LP, arrives with intense video featuring musician's handmade mechanical instruments

One-man industrial-metal phenom Tristan Shone — aka Author & Punisher — has signed to Relapse for his sixth full-length Beastland, out October 5th. For the follow-up to 2015's Milk En Honing, the musically inclined mechanical engineer has given his robotic toolbox a serious upgrade, retooling his rig with full-throttle "drone machines," which act as noise-ridden vehicles for his timely sociopolitical commentary.

"At a time when we have the tools, the intellect, and the history to remind us how to treat each other and the earth," he says of the album's themes, "we go far out of our way to feast on the less fortunate and vulnerable, disregarding the atrocities and lessons of the past."

Shone's formidable array of aural weaponry is on frightening, full display in the new music video for "Nihil Strength," Beastland's crushing, Godflesh-flavored first single. Directed by Augie Arredondo and shot in 4K resolution, it combines footage of Shone powering through the track with trippy, animal-inspired composites of the musician's face (ostensibly, a nod to the record's title).

Recorded at K Street in San Diego, CA, Beastland was co-produced by Shone and Braden Diotte (Faust, EXO//ENDO, Neurosis), with mixing from Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou. Pre-orders for the record are live now at this location. Read on for the album artwork and tracklisting.

Author & Punisher is planning an extensive run of dates in support of Beastland, including select concerts with Godflesh, Conan and more. He's also set to support Uniform & the Body's upcoming collaborative tour. Find a full itinerary below.


Author & Punisher - Beastland track listing:

01. "Pharmacide"
02. "Nihil Strength"
03. "Ode to Bedlam"
04. "The Speaker is Systematically Blown"
05. "Nazarene"
06. "Apparition"
07. "Night Terror"
08. "Beastland"

Author & Punisher tour dates:

Sep. 14 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza
Sep. 22 — Chicago, IL — Metro
Sep. 27 — Los Angeles, CA — 1720
Oct. 12 — Rotterdam, Netherlands — RVLT Festival
Oct. 13 — Helsinki, Finland — Blowup Vol. 4
Oct. 14 — Tallin, Estonia — Sveta Baar
Oct. 15 — St. Petersburg, Russia — LES
Oct. 16 — Moscow, Russia — Model T
Oct. 17 — Malmo, Sweden — Plan B #
Oct. 18 — Copenhagen, Denmark — Pumpehuset  ^
Oct. 19 — Oslo, Norway — Bla
Oct. 20 — Gothenborg, Sweden — Sticky Fingers ^
Oct. 24 — Lisbon, Portugal — MusicBox
Oct. 25 — Porto, Portugal — Maus Habitos
Nov. 08 — Cambridge, MA — Sonia *
Nov. 09 — Montreal, Québec — La Sala Rossa *
Nov. 10 — Toronto, Ontario — 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