Author & Punisher

Author & Punisher
Birth name Tristan Shone
Born (1977-10-18) October 18, 1977
Origin San Diego
Genres Doom Metal, Industrial Metal, Drone, Breakcore, Power Electronics
Years active 2004–present
Notable instruments
Drone Machines, Doom Machines, Masks, customized microphones

Author & Punisher is a one-man industrial doom metal band from San Diego, CA, made up of mechanical engineer and artist Tristan Shone, started in January 2004. Most of the instrumentation and controllers he uses, entitled "Drone Machines" and "Dub Machines" are custom designed and fabricated by Shone from raw materials and open source electronic circuitry.[1][2]

Shone has released six albums as Author & Punisher, most recently Melk En Honing[3] (milk and honey), his first on Phil Anselmo's record label Housecore Records.[4]


Studio albums
Year Title Label
2005 The Painted Army A&P Recordings
2007 Warcry A&P Recordings
2010 Drone Machines Heart & Crossbone
2012 Ursus Americanus Seventh Rule Recordings
2013 Women & Children Seventh Rule Recordings
2015 Melk En Honing Housecore Records


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