AUTHOR & PUNISHER returns to Europe in April
Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER returns to Europe & United Kingdom this April with Lingua Ignota. The tour begins April 2 in Berlin, DE and ends April 27 in Bregenz, AT. All confirmed tour dates are available below.
AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s sixth studio album Beastland is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming AT THIS LOCATION. A full collection of AUTHOR & PUNISHER music videos are available via YouTube HERE.
02/04 DE Berlin @ Kantine Berghain
03/04 SE Malmo @ Plan B
04/04 SE Gothenborg @ Musikens Hus
05/04 DK Aarhus @ Royal Metal Fest
06/04 DK Aalborg @ Studenterhuset
08/04 BE Antwerp @ Trix
09/04 UK London @ Electrowerkz
10/04 UK Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds *
11/04 UK Edinburgh @ Summerhall *
12/04 UK Sheffield @ Record Junkee *
14/04 FR LIlle @ Aeronoef
16/04 FR Bordeaux @ I-Boat
18/04 CH Düdingen @ Bad Bonn
19/04 ITA Milano @ Santeria
20/04 SL Lubjiana @ Menza pri Koritu
22/04 CZ Prague @ Cross Club
23/04 PL Wroclaw @ DK Luksus
24/04 PL Warsaw @ Pogłos
25/04 SK Kosike @ Tabačka Kulturfabrik
26/04 SK Trnava @ Malý Berlín
27/04 AT Bregenz @ Vorarlberg Between *
* Only A&P
A&P’s latest album Beastland (2018) was recorded at K Street in San Diego, CA and engineered by Tristan Shone & John Cota (Death Eyes). Additional recording was done in Las Cruces, NM with Jason Begin (vytear). The album was co-produced with Braden Diotte (Faust, EXO//ENDO, Neurosis, Pinback, Tarantula Hawk), mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Drawing inspiration from his career as a mechanical engineer, Tristan Shone (the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER) 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.