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AUTHOR & PUNISHER Announces New Album With TOOL's Rhythm Section As Guests

Eight minutes of disintegration.

Author & Punisher has announced its new album Krüller foe February 11, which features a handful of guest musicians including Tool's Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor. The project is now streaming "Drone Carrying Dread" alongside a beautifully graphic music video directed by Monte Legaspi and featuring illustrations from album cover artist Zlatko Mitev.

"'Drone Carrying Dread' was the first song I wrote on Krüller," said Author & Punisher mastermind Tristian Shone of the album that thematically was inspired by Octavia E. Butler's Parable series. "I had just gotten home from the final tour of the Beastland album cycle and I spent a couple weeks updating my overall tones with a nice balance of sub, saw/synth and tube amp.

"This track was basically the one where it all clicked and I had these chords that resonated just right, shaking the entire warehouse. It's a simple but raw progression that was ripe for the addition of melodic guitars, as well as synthesizer programming from myself and co-producer Jason Begin (Vytear). Lyrically, it's about escape and survival, as the events that were unfolding in 2020 were prophesied by the books I was reading throughout the year."

Pre-orders for Krüller are available here. You can also catch Author & Punisher on tour at one of the dates below.

2/7 Tallin, Estonia Sveta Bar
2/8 Riga, Latvia Melna Piektdiena
2/9 Vilnius, Lithuania XI 20
2/12 Haarlem, Netherlands Complexity
2/13 Antwerp, Belgium Kavka
2/14 Brighton, UK Patterns
2/15 London, UK The Underworld
2/16 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
2/17 Glasgow, UK Stereo
2/18 Newcastle, UK Cluny
2/19 Birmingham, UK Castle and Falcon
2/20 Bristol, UK Fleece
2/21 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute

w/ Perturbator & Health

October 6 Lille, France Aeronef
October 7 Paris, France L’Olympia
October 12 Bordeaux, France Krakatoa
October 13 Toulouse, France Bikini
October 14 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
October 15 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz 2
October 16 Nantes, France Stereolux
October 18 Lyon, France Le Transbordeur
October 19 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie
Oxtober 20 Lausanne, Switzerland Les Docks
October 21 Munich, Germany Freheiz
October 22 Vienna, Austria Arena
October 23 Budapest, Hungary Akvarium Nagyhall
October 25 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music
October 26 Wroclaw, Poland Zaklete Rewiry
October 27 Warsaw, Poland Progresja
October 28 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen
October 29 Goteborg, Sweden Tradgar N
October 30 Stockholm, Sweden Berns
November 1 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia
November 3 Oslo, Norway Vulkan Arena
November 4 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
November 5 Hamburg, Germany Uebel & Gefahrlich
November 6 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli
November 8 Cologne, Germany Kantine
November 9 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxermbourg Rockhall
November 10 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique

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