Modified Ghost presents
Mos Generator, Anciients, Waingro, Man the Wolf
254 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P1
Doors 7:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
Watch & Listen
Black Wizard is a heavy metal and hard rock band from Vancouver BC, formed in 2009 between high-school friends. Founding members Adam Grant and Eugene Parkomenko were both working less than desirable construction jobs at the time, cranking the likes of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Witch, or Electric Wizard as loud as possible to get through the days on site. Heavily motivated by Vancouver’s thick and heavy scene, full of bands like Bison and 3 Inches of Blood ruling at the time, “The Wiz” was born. Having always followed a true DIY aesthetic, Black Wizard has independently released two full length LPs and a 7” single, selling over 5000 copies worldwide. In 2015, Black Wizard signed with Listenable Records (France) and released their third LP titled “New Waste”. In the last few years the band has toured extensively across North America and Europe. The past two years alone, Black Wizard has kept busy touring with Volbeat and Killswitch Engage; Brant Bjork and Royal Thunder and started off summer 2017 supporting Weedeater and Serial Hawk.
Through the course of seven years, The Wiz has shared a stage with the likes of Sleep, Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Red Fang, Corrosion of Conformity, The Shrine, Mos Generator, Kylesa, Weedeater, Witch, Black Mountain, Zeke, Black Breath, Yob, Pierced Arrows, Saviours and close friends in Anciients. With another album slated for Listenable release in early 2018, Black Wizard shows no signs of stopping.
"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
Somewhere between sheer, apocalyptic heaviness and precise riffing, lays otherworldly ANCIIENTS—a Vancouver-based rock juggernaut forging crushing heavy metal evocative of veterans High on Fire and contemporary sonic craftsmen, Opeth. ANCIIENTS have combined fuck-off-huge chords with mind-altering riffage that takes you on an unfamiliar trip.
Three-piece heavy rock outfit from Vancouver.
Man the Wolf
3 piece riff rock band consisting of Eric Fortin (Bass and Vocals), Cliff Thiessen (Guitar and Vocals) and Giancarlo Laertini (Drums and Vocals)