West Coast-based AUTHOR & PUNISHER, the long-running, one-man industrial doom infused dub project propagated by iconic sound contortionist Tristan Shone, is set to hit the UK this week for the very first time in support of his new album ‘Women & Children‘ which is being released via Seventh Rule Recordings.
Tristan will not only be dragging his Drone Machines to this grim isle, but he’ll also be supported, on selected dates, by the UK’s very own chameleons of sound GNOD with dub duo NECRO DEATHMORT stepping in for the London date on the 12th, the full tour schedule is as follows:
Weds 8th May – Milk And Lead Gallery, London (Author & Punisher Only) *
Thurs 9th May – Roadhouse, Manchester w/ Gnod & Ore [info]
Fri 10th May – 13th Note, Glasgow w/ Gnod [info]
Sat 11th May – Wagon & Horses, Birmingham w/ Gnod & Ore [info]
Sun 12th May – Birthdays, London w/ Necro Deathmort *
* = No Gnod
Iconoclastic in the truest sense of the word, Tristan Shone inverts the tenets of doom metal completely, relying on cold steel and soulless machinery to sonically replicate the despondency of life. Described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” 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/she with the plodding doom-influenced sounds that are created. AUTHOR & PUNISHER has performed with and shown these machines extensively at festivals and exhibitions in the United States and this week we can finally witness this extravaganza in the UK with a tour that is set to devastate venues across the country.