As he prepares for the release of his sixth full-length album Beastland on October 5th, Author & Punisher has unveiled the album’s third single, “Ode To Bedlam,” today via Consequence of Sound.
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.
Tonight, Author & Punisher will play Cold Waves festival in Los Angeles.  Following, A&P will return to Europe for select concerts with Godflesh, Conan and more, then will return stateside for tour dates with the Uniform & The Body collaboration — check out all dates below.
Beastland Track listing:
1. Pharmacide
4. The Speaker is Systematically Blown
5. Nazarene
6. Apparition
8. Beastland
Beastland, pre-order:
Author & Punisher, on tour:
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA Cold Waves LA @ 1720
— Headlining European Tour Dates Oct 12 – Oct 25 —
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 (w/ Conan)
Oct 18 Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset (w/ Godflesh)
Oct 19 Oslo, NO @ Bla
Oct 20 Gothenborg, SE @ Sticky Fingers (w/ Godflesh)
Oct 24 Lisbon, PT @ MusicBox
Oct 25 Porto, PT @ Maus Habitos
— All Dates Nov 3 – Nov 5 Author & Punisher Headlining unless noted —
Nov 03 Athens, GA @ Moogfest @ Georgia Theatre
Nov 04 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Nov 05 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
— US Tour Dates Nov 08 – Dec 08 —
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*
Nov 18 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #
Nov 20 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt #
Nov 23 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge #
Nov 24 Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s #
Nov 25 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar #
Nov 26 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
Nov 27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
Nov 28 Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
Nov 30 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
Dec 01 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey ^
Dec 03 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
Dec 04 Fresno, CA @ Strummers ^
Dec 05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
Dec 08 San Diego, CA @ Casbah (Record Release Show)
%with The Body & Uniform
*with The Body & Uniform plus Intensive Care
#with The Body
^with The Body & Uniform plus Street Sects