Author & Punisher's Tristan Shone on his metal roots: "I feel like the cleanest cut metal person"

Tristan Shone was a mechanical engineer before he formed Author & Punisher (due this Wednesday, January 15, at Summit Music Hall). His first album, 2005's The Painted Army, hinted at the sound Shone would later hone five years later on Drone Machines in 2010, after having fully integrated various MIDI controller devices that looked like menacing machinery from metalworking class.

See also: Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals at Summit Music Hall, 1/15/14

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