MOS GENERATOR: Washington Riff Rockers Issue First Single From Forthcoming New Full-Length, Abyssinia, At Decibel; North American Tour Dates Announced

Photo by Gael Mathieu

Photo by Gael Mathieu

Washington riff rockers, MOS GENERATOR, will release their new full-length, Abyssinia, on July 15th, 2016 in Europe and August 5th, 2016 in North America. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine premieres the first single from Abyssinia in the form of “Wicked Willow.

Issue MOS GENERATOR guitarist/vocalist Tony Reed of the track, “‘Wicked Willow’ shows us consciously moving into new territory. As a songwriter, I have become less concerned with the confines of the genre I write in and more willing to open the floodgates for all of my influences to make their way into the core sound of the band. That makes some songs, like ‘Wicked Willow,’ hard to define. Heavy pop in B tuning with a self-loathing gothic tinge to the lyrics may or may not be the best way to describe it. We will see what the listeners have to say.”

Get down with “Wicked Willow,” currently playing at THIS LOCATION.

Abyssinia Track Listing:

  1. Strangest Times
  2. You’ve Got A Right
  3. Catspaw
  4. Easy Evil
  5. Wicked Willow
  6. As Above So Below
  7. Red Canyons
  8. There’s No Return From Nowhere
  9. Time & Other Thieves
  10. Outlander

In advance of the release of Abyssinia, MOS GENERATOR will embark upon a near-month-long North American tour from June 16th, 2016 through July 9th, 2016. The trek will find the band joined by Year Of The Cobra on select dates and includes an appearance at this year’s Maryland Doom Fest.

6/16/2016 High Water Mark Lounge – Portland, OR
6/17/2016 The Palace – Missoula, MT *
6/18/2016 Crucialfest – Salt Lake City, UT
6/19/2016 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
6/20/2016 Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
6/21/2016 Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD *
6/22/2016 Agharta Records – St. Paul, MN (7:00pm in-store)
6/22/2016 Big V’s – St Paul, MN (night show) *
6/23/2016 State Street Pub – Indianapolis, IN
6/24/2016 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
6/25/2016 Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
6/26/2016 Cafe 611 @ Maryland Doom Fest – Frederick, MD
6/27/2016 Slim’s – Raleigh, NC*
6/28/2016 The Nick – Birmingham, AL *
6/29/2016 Vito’s – Little Rock, AR *
6/30/2016 Holy Mountain Records – Tulsa, OK (7:00pm in-store)
6/30/2016 Downtown Lounge – Tulsa, OK (evening show)*
7/01/2016 The Grotto – Fort Worth, TX*
7/02/2016 The Lost Well – Austin, TX *
7/04/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM *
7/05/2016 Greenroom – Flagstaff, AZ *
7/06/2016 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV *
7/07/2016 Neurolux – Boise, ID *
7/08/2016 The Substation – Seattle, WA *
7/09/2016 SBC – Vancouver, BC *
* w/ Year Of The Cobra

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 six studio albums, a retrospective album, a live album and a plethora of split 7″ and 12″ singles on such labels as Listenable, Roadburn, Small Stone, Ripple, Nasoni, Lay Bare, Hevi Sike, H42, Devil’s Child, and Heavy Psych Sounds.

Tony Reed – guitar, vocals, keyboards, assorted instruments
Sean Booth – bass
Jon Garrett – drums

“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. MOS GENERATOR have tapped into a loud vibe featuring sinister and coarse nuances yet with something revealing far more heart.” – Blabbermouth


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