Seventh Rule Recordings are 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 on April 24, 2012.
AUTHOR & PUNISHER can be described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” but of course, is much more 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 – “the mechanised, harsh racket of machines running and crashing recalls Godflesh and ‘Filth Pig’ era Ministry jamming with Swans” as Mark Hunt-Bryden mentions when he reviewed 2010’s ‘Drone Machine’s’, the full review for which you can read HERE and you can also listen to an audio interview Mark did with Tristan, also from 2010, HERE.
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 and check out this fascinating video of Tristan, shot by Augie Arredondo, in his practice studio below.
Source: Catharsis PR