Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
This started as a simple update of tour info and confirmed dates for MOS GENERATOR. Then after a quick chat with Tony Reed, that simple update turned into almost sensory overload. SO MUCH NEWS.
If you’re new to the name MOS GENERATOR, you should pay attention. They’re not new to the heavy rock world. In fact, they’ve been around for about 17 years. Based out of Port Orchard, Washington, with a few member changes since the onset, which we won’t go into here – the ever-present Tony Reed (vocals, guitar, multi-instrumentalist), with Sean Booth (bass), and Jono Garrett (drums) are rather busy gentlemen these days.
The upcoming new release, entitled ‘Shadowlands‘, is completely written, and about two-thirds of the way recorded. With an estimated release date in March/April 2018, ‘Shadowlands‘ is planned to be their last release with the Listenable Records label.
Tony gave a sneak peek at the cover art (hint: it’s breathtaking.), which is by revered artist, Adam Burke of Nightjar Illustration. ‘Shadowlands‘ will be MOS GENERATOR‘s fourth release with album art by Burke and it may surpass all previous, in my opinion.
In the meantime, if you haven’t heard MOS GENERATOR‘s most recent full-length, ‘Abyssinia’, it is its own work of aural art. One of my top albums for 2016 (coincidentally released on my birthday), and it’s streaming in full below.
MOS GENERATOR now has its entire full-length 12″ vinyl release discography available via HeavyHeadSuperStore, along with other formats and goodies. All are free shipping as of this moment, so scoop something up to help fund more Mos Gen tours.
The list also includes the July re-issue of ‘Nomads‘ (2012) in a 2017 version with updated cover art and remastering, and ‘Songs for Future Gods‘ (2007) – a 2017 remastered re-issue with updated cover art with ‘super geek’ liner notes.
Mos Generator – 12″ Discography as of 2017:
Self Titled – 2002
The Late Great Planet Earth – 2005
Songs For Future Gods – 2007
Nomads – 2012
Electric Mountain Majesty – 2014
Live In Concert – 2014
Abyssinia – 2016
The Firmament – 2016
Lies Of Liberty – 2017
Mos Generator and Tony Reed (of HeavyHead Recording Co., as well as Stone Axe band, too) keep releasing and releasing and releasing new material, as well as recording older material they never before released. Most recently, they’ve offered, for a free digital download on Bandcamp, their cover performance of the KISS song “She“, recorded live at Winterland in Bremerton, Washington on June 23rd, 2007.
Mos Generator – September 2017 Tour Dates:
European Tour Saint Vitus / Mos Generator – 2017:
Oct. 01 – London, UK – Underworld (w/Poseidon)
Oct. 02 – Coventry, UK – Phoenix
Oct. 03 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
Oct. 04 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Oct. 05 – Bristol, UK – Exchange
Oct. 06 – Athens, Greece – Lera Odos, Desertfest
Oct. 07 – Pratteln, CH – Z7, Up in Smoke Festival 2017 *(*NO Mos Gen)
Oct. 09 – Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
Oct. 10 – Bologna, Italy – Freakout Club
Oct. 11 – Roma, Italy – Traffic Live
Oct. 12 – Mezaggo, Italy – Bloom
Oct. 14 – Helsinki, Finland – Korjaamo Blowup Vol. 3* (*NO Mos Gen)
Oct. 15 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix, Desertfest 2017
Oct. 16 – Dortmund, GER – Junkyard Club
Oct. 17 – Frankfurt, GER – Zoom
Oct. 18 – Nürnberg, GER – Zentralcafe
Oct. 19 – Chemnitz, GER – Talschock
Oct. 20 – Leeuwarden, NL – Neushoorn, Into The Void Festival
Oct. 21 – Hannover, GER – Glocksee
Oct. 22 – Munich, GER – Feierwerk, Keep it Low Festival
Oct. 23 – Berlin, GER – Lido