ndustrial innovator Author & Punisher has announced a UK tour with support from Zetra, ahead of his performance at Complexity Festival in the Netherlands. 


Feb 15: UK Brighton Patterns
Feb 16: UK Birmingham Hare and Hounds 2
Feb 18: UK Leeds The Key Club
Feb 19: UK Newcastle The Cluny 2
Feb 20: UK Glasgow Hug and Pint
Feb 21: UK Manchester Deaf Institute
Feb 22: UK Sheffield Record Junkie
Feb 23: UK Bristol Rough Trade
Feb 24: UK London Oslo

Author & Punisher is touring in support of his highly acclaimed new album, Krüller, out now via Relapse Records.

Author & Punisher mastermind Tristan Shone began work on Krüller after returning from his opening slot with Tool across the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, before being cut short due to the March 2020 lockdowns. “Melody has been and is still a part of my sound,” says Shone“I’ve always bathed them in a lot of reverb, delay, and distortion, though. This time around, I was bothered by the wall of distortion I had created. I wanted a little more clarity. I wanted to refine the sound. I wanted to step back from my own show and analyze it a bit. I had all these competing distortions that I wanted to streamline. I like contrast and wanted the vocals to be immediately noticeable. There’s something about mixing punishing drones and rumble with a mellow thing on top that I really like on Krüller.” 

The singles –  ‘Incinerator‘ ‘Blacksmith‘, ‘Drone Carrying Dread‘ and ‘Maiden Star‘ – have showcased the new avenues Shone is taking his music. Consequence said ‘Drone Carrying Dread’ is “one of the prettiest A&P tracks to date, though no less sonically powerful,”Metal Injection noted the music’s “massive industrial percussion, floating synths and dreamy guitars,” and Revolver succinctly dubbed the collection “emotional machine music.”

On Krüller, Line Of Best Fit described it as “a raging and recoiling sonic purge” and Metal Hammer stated that it’s “inventively bleak industrial metal”.

Part of the Krüller revamp included refining the machines that have become synonymous with Author & Punisher. As a result, Shone is also launching a bespoke audio gear company called Drone Machines to coincide with the release of Krüller. The gear company launch follows nearly two decades of Author & Punisher honing in on his craft – meticulously inventing, machining, experimenting, and creating custom musical instruments for his incredible live performances and recordings.

Krüller is available now ( with the 52-minute collection available on a selection of limited-edition vinyl variants, that tie into the colour palette of the album artwork, CD, cassette and digitally. 

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