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Mos Generator / Bio

MOS GENERATOR
"If there's such a thing as fusing some soul into a doom palette, MOS GENERATOR has achieved that. Seldom will you hear an unambiguous merge between the two outside of BLACK SABBATH's "Sabotage". Tony Reed (guitar, vocals), Scooter Haslip (bass) and Shawn Johnson (drums) have tapped into a loud vibe featuring sinister and coarse nuances yet with something revealing far more heart".
Ray Van Horn Jr.- Blabbermouth

Mos Generator formed during the winter of 2000 in Port Orchard, Washington from the ashes of a ten year off & on collaboration between it's three members, all of which are long time veterans of road & studio. The need to strip down to the basics of hard rock was apparent from the start and continues to be the foundation for all the bands recent material. Mos Generator have released 5 studio albums, a retrospective album, and a live album on such labels as Roadburn, Small Stone, Ripple, Nasoni, and Lay Bare. Touring has been just as important to the profile of the band as making records has. Over the years Mos Generator has shared the stage with many great heavy rock bands and in March of 2013 they did a 26 date European tour with Saint Vitus, opening up a whole new fan base to the Mos Generator sound. On stage the band defines the word "chemistry". Revolving their sound around swagger and groove while improvising just enough to keep the songs feeling fresh from night to night...sometimes with interesting results.

Currently Mos Generator are working on a new record to be released in the spring of 2014 on Listenable Records with a European tour to follow in May. So far the new material is stretching the core sound of the band into some new and interesting directions. "We always try and push the heavy rock sound into other areas. Sometimes it's forced and sometimes we are letting natural and honest influences enter the equation. On the new material we are letting ourselves be open to whatever comes along."

"It’s as pure an example of heavy rock as I’ve heard." JJ Koczan - The Obelisk

DISCOGRAPHY ~
MOS GENERATOR/TEEPEE CREEPER ~ Split 7" (Music Abuse Records - April 2014)
MOS GENERATOR ~ ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN MAJESTY CD/LP ~ (Listenable Records - April 2014)
MOS GENERATOR ~ ON STAGE ~ LP (Lay Bare Recordings-July 2013)
MOS GENERATOR/ANCIENT WARLOCKS ~ Split 7" (April 2013)
MOS GENERATOR/SEEDY JEEZUS ~ Split 7" (April 2013)
NOMADS ~ Out October 23th 2012. Cd/LP/Download (ripple music)
MOS GENERATOR ~ Self Titled(10 year re-issue) CD/LP/Download (Ripple Music November 2011)
DESTROY! THE MOS GENERATOR ~ CD/Double LP (RxEvolution Recordings - sept. 2008)
THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH ~ Vinyl Re-issue (Nasoni records - August 2008)
STEP UP/GODHAND IOMMI ~ 7" (RxEvolution Recordings - April 2008)
SONGS FOR FUTURE GODS ~ LP (Roadburn Records - nov. 2007)
SONGS FOR FUTURE GODS ~ CD (Small Stone recordings - Sept. 2007)
MOS GENERATOR/THE HITCH ~ Split 7" (Flotation records – May 2007)
TALES FROM THE VAULT ~ 10" Picture disc (Flotation Records - may 2007)
THE VAULT SESSIONS ~ CD (Music abuse records – December 2006)
THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH ~
*LP - Undersea/Music abuse records – Oct. 2005
*CD – South Spit Records(usa) – March 2006
*CD – Nasoni records(germany)digipack w/poster – April 2006
LIVE AT THE MANETTE ~ CD (Music Abuse Records - March 2004 Limited pressing 100 hand numbered.)
MOS GENERATOR ~ Self Titled CD (Music abuse records – April 2002)

COMPILATIONS ~
Nasoni records Sampler - ‘The Late Great Planet earth’ - Nasoni records 2006
Sucking The 70’s Volume 2 - ‘Garden Road’ - Small Stone Records 2007
The Sound Of the Catacombs - ‘On The Eve’ - Catacomb Records 2008
From The Monkey’s Garage - ‘Silver Olympus’ - 104.9 fm Sampler 2008
Viva La Revolution - ‘Silver Olympus(Rx Mix)’ - RxEvolution Recordings 2008

General Info

Band Members
TONY REED: Guitar/Vocals/Keyboards SHAWN JOHNSON: Drums SCOOTER HASLIP:Bass
Artist Name
Mos Generator
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/mosgenerator
Active Since
11/00
Genres
Rock / Heavy Rock / Melodic Heavy Rock

Contact Info

Location
Port Orchard, WA
Manager
Tony Reed

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