Industrial metal visionary Author & Punisher will deliver his sixth full-length recording and Relapse Records debut, ‘Beastland’, on October 5th. In anticipation of its release, the album’s second single, Night Terror, has surfaced today.

Drawing inspiration from his career as a mechanical engineer, Author & Punisher creator / sole artist Tristan Shone 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.

‘Beastland’ 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), mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

Additionally, Author & Punisher will return to Europe in October after the release of ‘Beastland’, including select concerts with Godflesh, Conan, and more. Also, he recently announced the first leg of Fall US tour dates with the Uniform & The Body collaboration. Finally, Author & Punisher will perform at Cold Waves Festival throughout September in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. All confirmed tour dates are available below and more announcements to come in the near future.

‘Beastland’ is due out October 5th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available for pre-order here and Digital Downloads / Streaming here.

‘Beastland’ Tracklist:

1. Pharmacide

2. Nihil Strength

3. Ode to Bedlam

4. The Speaker is Systematically Blown

5. Nazarene

6. Apparition

7. Night Terror

8. Beastland

Author & Punisher, Tour Dates:

Sep 14 New York, NY Cold Waves NY @ Irving Plaza

Sep 22 Chicago, IL Cold Waves VII @ Metro

Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA Cold Waves LA @ 1720

Oct 12 Rotterdam, NL RVLT Festival

Oct 13 Helsinki, FI Blowup Vol. 4

Oct 14 Tallin, EE Sveta Baar

Oct 15 St. Petersburg, RU LES

Oct 16 Moscow, RU Model T

Oct 17 Malmo, SE Plan B #

Oct 18 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset  ^

Oct 19 Oslo, NO Bla

Oct 20 Gothenborg, SE Sticky Fingers ^

Oct 24 Lisbon, PT MusicBox

Oct 25 Porto, PT Maus Habitos

Nov 08 Cambridge, MA Sonia *

Nov 09 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa *

Nov 10 Toronto, ON Baby G *

Nov 11 Detroit, MI El Club *

Nov 12 Oberlin, OH Dionysus Disco *

Nov 13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *

Nov 15 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall *

Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA *

Nov 17 Brooklyn, NY Market Hotel *

# w/ Conan

^ w/ Godflesh

* with The Body & Uniform