Elder is the definition of a work in progress, as the group continues to meld the familiar sounds of Sleep‘s colossal riffage with their ever-evolving vision of soaring melodies and sonic soundscapes. Listeners will find themselves locked into the trio’s lengthy epics, which toe the line between the chasms of classic stoner metal and mindblowing psychedelia.
Since the release of 2010′s Dead Roots Stirring, their second full-length record for MeteorCity Records, Elder has continued to push their sound in more dynamic and inspiring directions, while still holding true to their original methodology: all heavy, no filler.
“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”.
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 7 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. 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 including extensive tours with Saint Vitus, FU Manchu, Elder, Spirit Caravan and Atomic Bitchwax, opening up a whole new fan base to the Mos Generator sound. after 18 years of making music Mos Generator show no signs of slowing down. ~ Let’s Rock ‘n’ Roll!!!
“It’s as pure an example of heavy rock as I’ve heard.” JJ Koczan – The Obelisk
Tony Reed: Guitar / Vocals / Keyboards
Jono Garrett: Drums
Sean Booth: Bass
Of Wolves are masters of overt catharsis. On Balance, their long-awaited sophomore full length, this caustic crew delivers a devastatingly intense blend of crusty punk, sludge, post-hardcore, gritty stoner doom, and enough noise rock experimentation to keep the listener perpetually on their toes. Their raw approach demonstrates an omnivorous application of genre, and every sound contained herein is employed as a vehicle for release. Nominally for fans of Melvins, High on Fire, Unsane, 16, and Gojira, Balance will, frankly, sit quite well with any fan of extreme music who needs a soundtrack to facilitate the release of their pent-up frustration and rage.
What was once an outlet for humorous expression, now has become a vehicle to condemn listeners to a damn good time. Bloodletter conjures images of hellish punishment for those who have sinned and salvation for those who bend their knee to the dark lord. The expression “like a bat out of hell” has never been more appropriate. Combining pulsing drums, thundering bass, face shredding guitars and ghastly vocals, Chicago’s own, Bloodletter is unleashing a sonic assault of hellish music for all to hear.
Combining elements of speedy thrash, death, black, power metal and hardcore punk, along with a stage show that will make those faint of heart shiver and shake, Bloodletter is on a campaign to not only become super villains of the Chicago metal scene, but to teach lowly sinners a lesson through spreading their bombastic brand of metal upon all who listen.