A former engineer designs and builds music machines

By Alex de Vore for the Santa Fe REPORTER on November 19, 2015

As we fans toil in confusion and wonder when a catalyst for change might come along, San Diego one-man metal act Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher, mounts his almost accidental metal revolution, and it’s time for the world to recognize...and the impetus behind a growing international fan base of metalheads looking for the next big thing. Good news, you guys—we found it...


Tristan Shone (aka AUTHOR & PUNISHER) is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alum. For more about his work, please visit:

Photo by Robert Kozak is courtesy of Santa Fe REPORTER.

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