Author And Punisher Share Intense New Song And Video “Incinerator”
In December 2021, Author & Punisher released “Drone Carrying Dread”an excerpt from his recent album Kruller. One-man band Author & Punisher (created and fronted by musical artist Tristan Shore) have shared their new single alongside a fierce music video. Released via Relapse Records, the final single, “Incinerator” appears on the album, and it was released on February 11.
Watching the “Incinerator” music video is similar to watching a thriller movie. The song is full of powerful drum beats paired with Shore’s heavy metal screams and distorted singing voice. The artist, in addition to being a mechanical engineer, includes robots, haunting shadows, melting faces, and distorted images that make the song spooky and chaotic. The video is absolutely worth watching.
According to Shore, “’Incinerator’ is about outrage and urgency. The world is actually on fire. He adds: “We are facing the extremes of a warming climate, but are facing brutal resistance from those who want to divert our rage towards each other for their own benefit.” He also gives special thanks to “Wallenfang and DP James Rexroad who worked tirelessly to translate this rage into a visual adventure/nightmare”.
About the album, the artist comments: “krüller is an album that reflects on the massive failures of our past/present and tries to imagine how we will descend into a post-societal future where we support and preserve rather than destroy. Author & Punisher started working on krüller after an international tour with Tool, which ended prematurely due to COVID-19 lockdowns, allowing Shone to reflect and refine his voice and melody.
krüller is available now with the 52 minute collection available on a selection of limited edition vinyl variants.
Photo credit: Ekaterina Gorbachev