A mere fortnight before their heavily anticipated Fear Inoculum tour kicks off in Perth, prog metal authorities Tool have revealed details of the support act set to join them across all shows in Australia.
Author Punisher is the one-man industrial project of Tristan Shone, a mechanical engineer and artist from San Diego. Shone literally creates his brutal, sheering sounds from actual machines he's designed himself; fabricating 'Drone Machines' and 'Dub Machines' from a range of raw materials and open source electronic circuitry. Check out the music video for his track 'Nihil Strength' below, where Author Punisher literally manipulates machines to create beats and droning textures - I reckon this would be an insane set to see in the flesh.
Here's all the dates for the Fear Inoculum tour below. We're really hoping you've got tickets to these shows, because they're going to be insane.
Tool - Fear Inoculum Australian Tour
w/ Author Punisher
Friday February 14 – RAC Arena, Perth
Monday February 17 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tuesday February 18 - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Thursday February 20 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday February 22 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sunday February 22 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Head to Frontier Touring for more details.