Industrial metal visionary Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher delivers his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut Beastland on October 5th. Watch the full “Nihil Strength” video, directed by Augie Arredondo below.

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 is co-produced with Braden Diotte (Faust, EXO//ENDO, Neurosis, Tarantula Hawk), mixed by Kurt Ballou  at God City and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Album art by Juha Arvid Helminen (!!)

Tristan Shone commented of the upcoming record:

“I built new machines for this album to make more aggressive and dynamic music. These devices are compact and powerful, made from robotic components, intended for high energy repetition. I, as do many others, feel rage against the Beasts of our era: those who horde, who poison, or who discriminate. We need aggressive music to make an aggressive statement.

Beastland is an introspection of who we are as a human race. At a time when we have the tools, the intellect, and the history to remind us how to treat each other and the earth, we go far out of our way to feast on the less fortunate and vulnerable, disregarding the atrocities and lessons of the past.”

Author & Punisher returns 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.

Tour dates :

14 – New York, NY – Cold Waves NY @ Irving Plaza
22 – Chicago, IL – Cold Waves VII @ Metro
27 – Los Angeles, CA – Cold Waves LA @ 1720

12 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – RVLT Festival
13 – Helsinki, Finland – Blowup Vol. 4
14 – Tallinn, Estonia – Sveta Baar
15 – St. Petersburg, Russia – LES
16 – Moscow, Russia – Model T
17 – Malmo, Sweden – Plan B (w/ Conan)
18 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset (w/ Godflesh)
19 – Oslo, Norway – Bla
20 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers (w/ Godflesh)
24 – Lisbon, Portugal – MusicBox
25 – Porto, Portugal – Maus Habitos

November (with The Body, Uniform)
8 – Cambridge, MA – Sonia
9 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
10 – Toronto, ON – Baby G
11 – Detroit, MI – El Club
12 – Oberlin, OH – Dionysus Disco
13 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
16 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
17 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel

Bandcamp Beastland album:
Head picture credit: 📷 @thelonelyeyelid