NewsApril 14, 2015 5:08 PM ET1,486 views

Author & Punisher album set for release

Official press release: Author & Punisher, the one man doom outfit that's both man and machine, release Melk En Honing, the outfit's Housecore Records' debut on June 30. As Author & Punisher, Shone builds and manipulates machinery to create music that's otherworldly. A recent Wired Magazine feature, citing the lack of live instruments said, "What you'll find instead is lots and lots of actual metal — a hefty helping of aluminum, steel, and copper, to be precise." Shone started working on what would become Author & Punisher as part of his master's thesis, dubbing his "instruments" the Drone Machines. NPR said of Author & Punisher's live performance, "It's a thrill to watch this musical cyborg at work, as he literally fires on all cylinders and pulls levers like an executioner." 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." Melk En Honing was recorded at Nodeferatu's lair in North Shore, LA.

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