TONY REED (MOS GENERATOR): “What Was Captured At The Moment Of Creation Had An Energy We May Not Be Able To Recreate”

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Veteran Heavy Rock band Mos Generator are set to release their tenth album entitled Time//Wounds on December 16th. Mos Generator’s frontman Tony Reed took the time to talk with Metal Express Radio about the band’s upcoming album, completing the band’s tenth record, the band’s longevity, and more. Check out the chat below!

Metal Express Radio: Mos Generator’s tenth studio album entitled Time//Wounds is set to be released on December 16th, what can you tell fans about the upcoming release 

Reed: Time//Wounds is a pretty drastic change from our sound on previous albums. It shies away from the heavier elements of our past and brings a more diverse and schizophrenic mood throughout. pulling more from Progressive Rock than Heavy Rock.

MER: How was the writing and recording process having this being the band’s tenth studio album?

Reed: Since we all live across the country from each other we had to gather for 2 writing sessions in the summer of 2021. Each session lasted around a week. We would work from 9am to 5pm every day and the goal was to write and record a song every day. For the most part, we were successful in the concept. After the 2 sessions were over I took months meticulously editing, fine tuning, and adding overdubs to the demos until they sounded pretty much exactly like what I wanted the final product to be. After we listened to the demos for a while we decided that no rerecording was needed. What was captured at the moment of creation had an energy we may not be able to recreate so what you hear on the album is actually demos.

MER: The band has released three singles from Time//Wounds, what kind of feedback have you received?

Reed: So far the reaction has been very positive. Although there is a different sound to this, our listeners are used to us exploring the outer reaches of Hard Rock and I think what we are doing here is refreshing. It pulls from many different influences and many that music lovers like but may not be used to hearing in a Heavy Rock format.

MER: Do you feel like those three songs give fans an idea on what to expect from the full album?

Reed: Absolutely. There are a few more surprises on the full length but the three singles set that up well.

MER: What are the band’s plans after the album release?

Reed: We actually recorded a double albums worth of material so I’m getting started out putting that together for the companion album to Time//Wounds. There are no plans to tour at this moment.

MER: Is there anyone that you hope to tour with that you haven’t yet and why?

Reed: I’d like to go out with Motorpsycho. They are a very diverse band and the fan base are willing to take a journey while experiencing their shows. They only play Europe and never do extensive tours though.

MER: What have been some of your favorite releases of 2022?

Reed: I’m mostly into reissues and box sets of bands I’ve been into for years. A few really cool box sets came out this year. Celtic Frost, Voivod, Rush.

MER: Having 10 albums out is quite an accomplishment, how does it feel to have 10 studio albums with the band?

Reed: It helps to see the output over the years. Success, in my definition of it, has eluded me over the years but seeing the wall of releases we’ve done reminds me that the work we’ve done does have worth and the growth I’ve gone through over the years is ultimately my main goal as a musician and songwriter.

MER: What do you see has been the key to the band’s longevity?

Reed: Integrity and dedication to music.

MER: Out of 10 albums from Mos Generator, what is one you would suggest to a new fan and why?

Reed: Other than compilations, I would start at Shadowlands (2018). It is a transitional album that has a bit of all of our sounds on it.


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