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Author & Punisher: Watch Him Create His Nightmarish Music

Go behind Tristan Shone's process of making industrial doom metal sounds from one-of-a-kind instruments

A daring sonic and visual artist, Tristan Shone creates nightmarish music under the handle Author & Punisher. Shone’s background as a mechanical engineer and sculpture informed his creation of one-of-a-kind musical instruments made out of non-traditional materials. A blend of industrial, doom metal and horror soundtrack-like instrumental passages, Author & Punisher’s latest album, Melk En Honning, was produced by Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down). In this episode of Riffs, we visit Shone’s San Diego machine shop to get a glimpse into his unique musical process.

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