Author & Punisher

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Author & Punisher
Author & Punisher @ Roadburn Festival 2017 02.jpg
Author & Punisher live at Roadburn Festival 2017
Background information
Birth nameTristan Shone
Born (1977-10-18) October 18, 1977 (age 41)
OriginSan Diego
GenresIndustrial metal, doom metal, drone metal, death industrial
Years active2004–present

Author & Punisher is a one-man industrial doom metal band from San Diego, CA, made up of mechanical engineer and artist Tristan Shone. He started the band in January 2004. Most of the instrumentation and controllers he uses, entitled "Drone Machines" and "Dub Machines", are custom designed and fabricated by Shone from raw materials and open source electronic circuitry.[1][2]

Shone has released eight albums as Author & Punisher; 2015's Melk En Honing[3] (milk and honey/honing), and 2017's Pressure Mine, were released on Phil Anselmo's record label Housecore Records.[4]

His Beastland album was released by Relapse Records on October 5, 2018.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label
2005 The Painted Army A&P Recordings
2007 Warcry A&P Recordings
2010 Drone Machines Heart & Crossbone
2012 Ursus Americanus Seventh Rule Recordings
2013 Women & Children Seventh Rule Recordings
2015 Melk En Honing Housecore Records
2017 Pressure Mine Housecore Records
2018 Beastland Relapse Records


  1. ^ "Wired Magazine Feature". Wired. February 2014. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  2. ^ Tristan Shone (2010). "HEADGEAR MIDI CONTROL - Make your own octo-microphone USB/MIDI controller". Make. Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  3. ^ "Author & Punisher is 'The Art of Noise'; Realized on 'Melk En Honing'".
  4. ^ "Housecore Records news". Housecore Records. Retrieved 2015-02-17.