Tristan Shone and his “Doom Machines” have been keeping busy. The man and the contraptions that make up the industrial/drone act Author & Punisher have just gotten back from a European tour and already they’re gearing up for the release of the fifth A&P album, Women & Children, which arrives June 11th via Seventh Rule. Shone describes his latest as “a sullen voyage from the beginning to the end of time, from primordial bliss to devastating chaos.” Based on the tracks we’ve heard so far, we’re guessing there’s more chaos than bliss.
As if all that weren’t enough, Shone and his machine menagerie will be going back on the road this August, opening for Phil Anselmo of freakin’ Pantera. Oh, sorry, that’s Philip H. Anselmo, who’s debuting his new solo gig, Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals. Not sure why he’s suddenly gotten all formal with the name, but the music is pure thrashy goodness.
Right now, you can hear two tracks from Women & Children: one debuted, randomly, on NPR Music, and the other is available via Soundcloud. Both sound fucking epic. These machines kills fascists and anyone else who happens to be in the way.
Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, Warbeast, Author & Punisher tour dates:
07/31 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom
08/02 – De Moines, Iowa @ Wooly’s
08/03 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
08/04 – Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
08/06 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
08/07 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection
08/09 – Royal Oak, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/10 – Toronto, Quebec @ Danforth Music Hall
08/11 – Montreal, Quebec @ Heavy MTL Festival
08/13 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
08/14 – Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall
08/16 – New York, N.Y. @ Best Buy Theater
08/17 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Station
08/18 – Silver Springs, Md. @ the Fillmore
08/20 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
–> Pre-order Women & Children from Amazon.com