Aug 222012

In March of this year, BadWolf introduced us to Author and Punisher via this post about the artist and his new album Ursus Americanus, which was released in April by Seventh Rule Records (and is available for streaming and purchase here). For those who missed that, Author and Punisher is the industrial solo project of one Tristan Shone, who has become something of a geek hero by creating his own bizarre machine instruments.

To quote BadWolf: “Author and Punisher pulls influences from the more drone/groove oriented Industrial of Godflesh, as opposed to the thrashier (and poppier) Ministry school. . . . The songs on Ursus Americanus roll over the listener with heft and weight sorely lacking in most modern Industrial music. . . . I wager Tristan Shone could make a decent living off science fiction and horror film composing if he weren’t an employee at the National Center for Microscopy. . . . During my second run-through, I closed my eyes and imagined technological carnage unfolding against the movie screen that is the inside of my eyelids.”

Well, BadWolf doesn’t have to rely solely on his imagination any more. Thanks to the awesome DECIBLOG, I discovered this morning that Author and Punishment has released a new music video for a song from the latest album called “Terrorbirds”. BadWolf streamed a live version of the song with his March review, but this new video provides a horror story to go with the music. It was directed by Augustine Arredondo and stars Rob Crow (Pinback, Goblin Cock), and it’s delicious. Now we know what a Terrorbird is.

Watch it after the jump.



  1. dude, did the Terrorbird do the Gaos scream there?

  2. My favorite part was the grand bukakke finale.

  3. BOOOOORING. Hoever, this reminded me of a project called GGFH (kninda similar dark techno style, but less of a three or so notes repeated all over kind of thing) and I think it might deserve a small retrospective on your blog, maybe? On the other hand it baffles me beyond reason why almost everyone calls some electro stuff industrial. Even ‘metal’ bends using samples are called ‘industrial metal’, which is really just metal with electro samples. If all those bands want to be called industrial and still use sampled stuff, why don’t they just use samples of, say, car engines, sledge hammers, REAL industrial sounds, then maybe the ‘industrial’ tag will have any sense, not making them sound like doped versions of Depeche Mode.

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