Heavy rock power trio MOS GENERATOR has been added to this year’s edition of Hellfest in Clisson, France. The band will occupy the mainstage on June 22nd alongside the likes of Judas Priest, Hollywood Vampires, Europe, Joan Jett, and so many others. Additionally, MOS GENERATOR will play a pair of shows this weekend with Big Business in their home state of Washington. The band is also in the midst of booking a North American fall tour. See all confirmed performances below. The latest batch of dates follow the band’s recently completed, month-long, US tour which included sixteen dates supporting Fu Manchu.
MOS GENERATOR released their Shadowlands full-length in North America last month. Heavy Blog Is Heavy hails an, “appetizing, fun slab of heavy rock songs that should please any fan of the genre,” while Metal Nexus champions an album of, “…power, melody and heart… classic rock, infused with stoner tendencies and superb musicianship.” Shadowlands was recorded in three sessions — June 2017, November 2017 and January 2018 — at the HeavyHead Recording Company in Port Orchard, Washington and comes swathed in the cover art of Adam Burke (Pilgrim, Satan’s Satyrs, Hooded Menace, Artificial Brain et al).
Stream Shadowlands in full below.
6/01/2018 Fawcett Hall – Tacoma, WA w/ Big Business, Kyberox
6/02/2018 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ Big Business, Matriarch
6/15/2018 Dogger’s Bar & Grill – Yelm, WA
6/16/2018 Hi-Fi Lounge – Bremerton, WA
6/22/2018 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
8/09/2018 Lola’s – Fort Worth, TX
8/10/2018 Blue Note – Oklahoma City, OK
8/11/2018 Stoned Meadow Of Doom – Omaha, NE
9/22/2018 Bremerton Raceway – Bremerton, WA
9/27/2018 Coalition – Toronto, ON
9/28/2018 House Of Targ – Ottawa, ON
9/29/2018 Descendants Of Crom Fest – Pittsburgh, PA
10/5/2018 Doomed & Stoned Fest – Indianapolis, IN
10/6/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
10/9/2018 Streets Of London – Denver, CO
10/12/2018 The Alibi – Arcata, CA
MOS GENERATOR formed during the Winter of 2000 in Port Orchard, Washington from the ashes of a decade-long on-again-off-again collaboration between its three members, all of which are long time veterans of the road and studio. The need to strip down to the basics of hard rock was apparent from the start and continues to be the foundation for the band’s recent material.
MOS GENERATOR has released seven studio albums, a retrospective album, a live album, and a plethora of split releases. 2015 brought in a new rhythm section and touring possibilities far beyond the limitations of the original lineup. This new lineup has changed the band into a relentless touring machine, delivering critically-acclaimed performances both states and abroad. “They are so good,” gushed Maximum Volume Music, “you end up wanting to round up a couple of mates, buy a Transit, form a three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band and go on tour.”
“…if ‘Shadowlands’ at the beginning of the album is depression, then surely ‘Gamma Hydra’ is the accompanying mania….From the hard-driving opening salvo of ‘Shadowlands,’ ‘The Destroyer,’ and ‘Drowning In Your Loving Cup,’ down through the frenetic payoff of ‘The Wild & Gentle Dogs,’ MOS GENERATOR prove once again to be a group unto themselves in the quality of their work and the clear-headedness with which they execute their creative will.” — The Obelisk
“The title track is a bluesy, fun rocker, demonstrating exactly why MOS GENERATOR have become a fixture in the underground.” — Decibel
“Shadowlands opts for a heavier direction without losing sight of MOS GENERATOR’s ‘70s rock roots.” — Sputnik Music
“…a fun, energetic album…” — Mxdwn
“There’s something to be said about an album that not only lasts multiple play-throughs, but instills the urge to immediately run it through again…” — Metal Assault
“Never cumbersome as the album falls into a tidy under forty-minute vinyl timeframe, Shadowlands gives listeners another US band unafraid to take Ozzy-era Sabbath and add in that southern/stoner/bluesy charm to make quite a final product that entertains and translates easily live.” — Dead Rhetoric