AUTHOR & PUNISHER Reveals ‘Beastland’ Details; Official Video + Tour Dates

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

The one-man musical monstrosity that is AUTHOR & PUNISHER (aka Tristan Shone) has revealed details of an upcoming sixth album release, “Beastland“.

It is set to arrive on October 5th from Relapse Records. Today, we have the album artwork, tracklist, and a première of an official video for the track “Nihil Strength“. Recording for the album took place across multiple sessions, with Converge‘s Kurt Ballou handling the mixing sessions.


‘Beastland’ Tracklist:

01. Pharmacide
02. Nihil Strength
03. Ode To Bedlam
04. The Speaker Is Systematically Blown
05. Nazarene
06. Apparition
07. Night Terror
08. Beastland

Shone shared the following about the album:

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.”

Pre-order for ‘Beastland‘ from AUTHOR & PUNISHER is now active HERE and you can find a detailed listing of upcoming live appearances below the video.



09/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (Cold Waves)
09/22 Chicago, IL – Metro (Cold Waves)
09/27 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (Cold Waves)

10/12 Rotterdam, NET – RVLT Festival
10/13 Helsinki, FIN – Blowup Vol. 4
10/14 Tallinn, EST – Sveta Baar
10/15 St. Petersburg, RUS – LES
10/16 Moscow, RUS – Model T
10/17 Malmo, SWE – Plan B (feat. Conan)
10/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset (feat. Godflesh)
10/19 Oslo, NOR – Bla
10/20 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers (feat. Godflesh)
10/24 Lisbon, POR – MusicBox
10/25 Porto, POR – Maus Habitos


11/08 Cambridge, MA – Sonia (no Intensive Care)
11/09 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
11/10 Toronto, ON – Baby G
11/11 Detroit, MI – El Club
11/12 Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
11/13 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
11/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
11/16 Philadelphia, PA – Philamoca
11/17 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel

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