Author & Punisher Concert at The Underground in Mesa

Author & Punisher

Industrial Doom Metal at The Underground

The Author & Punisher show last night at The Underground in Mesa was fantastic. It took more than a minute for everything to get set up, with sound check and all, but once it got going it got heavy. 

Author & Punisher is known for gross and metal guitar like synth tones, and as a fan, I’m familiar with his whole catalog, and I was expecting it to be really gross. What surprised me about the live set was that it managed to be even grosser than the records. I use gross as a high compliment here. With everything being computer based, it was nice to hear it stray from perfection. With all his triggers being self designed, and programmed to single notes, the tempo is bound to wobble a bit, and I liked that. It was very cool to see.  He has just an Ableton set, but because of how he plays it, it feels like there’s a full band behind him. 

Being the underground, it’s a tiny venue, and it was particularly interesting to be up close, and watch him piece together his self-made setup before the show began. everything being solid metal, it looked as heavy as his music, and you could feel the weight of it during the set.

The sound was, as expected, a powerful wall of controlled noise. It was well managed for how intense his music is, and with that taxing of a load being pumped through the sound system, I was surprised nothing blew up.

The overall sound engineering was true to the recordings, and well suited the artist, as well as the setting. It was a very good show, except, one thing. One little detail had me just a bit disappointed: Tristan Shone, the one and only face of Author & Punisher, wore a Liverpool jersey. Go Wolves.

Darksiderz IMTelevision Interview in AZ 10-16-2014 IMP-TV Interviews Aaron of the Darksiderz

Correspondent: Jane Joyce

Videography: Adam Messler

Editing/Graphics: Shane Matsumoto

Published on Nov 25, 2014

Darksiderz IMTelevision Interview in AZ 10-16-2014 IMP-TV Interviews Aaron of the Darksiderz

Thu, October 16, 2014 – Aaron of the Darksiderz opened for Combichrist and took some time to talk to IMP-TV with Jane Joyce soon before taking the stage in the Arizona leg of the We Love Tour. Once again, gets the exclusive on the scene!

Dark and thought provoking Davey Suicide, the sly and cunning William Control, and the electro dangerous Darksiderz, Combichrist and friends brought intense energy to New Club Red in Mesa, AZ on October 16th. The crowd was pumped and energetic and many people left talking about what a great performance all the bands put forth. is an expansion and reinvention of – an Arizona lifestyle variety news and reality-TV reporting show produced by Shane “The Brain” Matsumoto featured as a regional paid-programming show weekly on Fox and AZTV for 94 episodes spanning from 2008-2011 and now re-engineered on the web for 2014 and beyond. Look around this YouTube channel for more interviews and check out and for more. The revamped website also features most back-episodes of the original IMP-TV airings uncut with original IMP-TV locally-produced commercials and music videos.

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