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‘DESOLATION’ IS UPON US!

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Motograter have released the official music video for their latest single “Dorian” directed and produced by Christopher Davis (Human Twelve) who has also produced videos for bands like Dope and Angelspit. The track is taken from their sophomore album ‘Desolation’ released on Friday, August 11th, 2017 via EMP Label Group. “Dorian” has been continuously moving up the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart, reaching #24 this week.

The official music video for “Dorian” can be viewed here: http://loudwire.com/motograter-dorian-exclusive-video-premiere-interview/

The music video for “Dorian” was recently filmed at the famous Ohio State Reformatory. The historic prison was built between 1886 and 1910 and remained in operation until 1990, when a United States Federal Court ruling (the ‘Boyd Consent Decree’) ordered the facility to be closed. While this facility was used in a number of films, TV shows and music videos, it was made famous by the film The Shawshank Redemption (1994) when it was used for the majority of the movie.

Motograter front man James Legion states, “This song is the first real single the band has released in many years. For it to be doing so well is really awesome. It was very interesting and fun to get to shoot the video for it in the Ohio State Reformatory. That place has so much character. We are very thankful to the staff for letting us stay all night and work.”

MOTOGRATER recently traveled to Mansfield Ohio to perform Ink In The Clink 2017, on the prison grounds, alongside Three Days Grace, Theory of a Dead Man, Gemini Syndrome, Starset, 10 Years, 40 Below Summer and many more. During the festival the band met up WITH Davis and shot the video for “Dorian” inside the creepy prison.

The band has made a documentary video of the experience which is included in the Motograter Tour Chronicles – Part 23 which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/A3_lYflHofI

The band is set to embark on a massive U.S. tour this fall ‘THE DESOLATION TOUR’ in support of their latest release:

9/27 San Diego CA Brick By Brick

9/28 Tempe AZ Club Red

9/29 Farmington NM Top Deck

9/30 El Paso TX Rock House

10/1 Odessa TX Far West Event Center

10/2 Lubbock TX Backstage

10/3 Fort Worth TX The Rail Club

10/4 Austin TX Grizzly Hall

10/5 Corpus Christi TX House of Rock

10/6 Lake Charles LA The Centerstage

10/7 Houston TX BFE

10/8 New Orleans LA Southport Music Hall

10/9 Marietta GA Swayze’s

10/10 Panama City FL The Dungeon Tavern

10/11 Tampa FL The Orpheum

10/12 Margate FL O’Malley’s

10/13 Winter Park FL The Haven

10/14 Jacksonville FL Nighthawks

10/15 Fayetteville NC The Drunk Horse

10/16 Spartanburg SC Ground Zero

10/17 Murfeesboro NC Zakk’s Coffeehouse

10/18 Sevierville TN Club 1341

10/19 Richmond VA Canal Club

10/20 Halthorpe MD Fish Head Cantina

10/21 Clifton NJ Dingbatz

10/22 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon

10/23 Amityville NY Amityville Music Hall

10/24 Providence RI Firehouse 13

10/25 Reading PA Reverb

10/26 Buffalo NY Mohawk Place

10/27 Heath OH Muddy Creek Saloon

10/28 Camp Hill PA The Underground

10/29 Lansing MI The Loft

10/30 Louisville KY Trixie’s Entertainment Complex

10/31 Toledo OH Frankie’s

11/1 Westland MI The Token Lounge

11/2 Battle Creek MI The Music Factory

11/3 Racine WI Route 20

11/4 Braidwood IL Top Fuel Saloon

11/5 St Louis MO Firebird

11/6 Valparaiso IN Big Shots

11/7 Sioux Falls SD Big’s

11/8 Minneapolis MN Whiskey Junction

11/9 Ringle WI Q&Z Expo Center

11/10 Omaha NE The Drinkery

11/11 Merriam KS Aftershock

11/12 Denver CO Herman’s Hideaway

11/15 Las Vegas NV Beauty Bar

11/16 West Hollywood CA The Viper Room

11/17 Pomona CA Characters

11/18 Santa Ana CA Malone’s

‘Desolation’ is available in stores, online, and at www.empmerch.com

Motograter is:

James Legion – Vocals

Matthew “Nuke” Nunes – Guitar

Jesse Stamper – Guitar

Mylon Guy – Bass

Noah “Shark” Robertson – Drums

Dustin “Skunk” Anderson – Motograter

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MOTOGRATER SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘DESOLATION’ OUT AUG. 11TH, 2017 VIA EMP LABEL GROUP

The highly anticipated sophomore album from Motograter entitled ‘Desolation’ is out Friday, August 11th, 2017via EMP Label Group. The band recently released the single “Dorian” which has been continuously moving up the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart, reaching #24 this week.

Guitarist Matthew “Nuke” Nunes states: “We are all really fucking proud of this new material. Proud and grateful for the opportunity to finally see the second official MOTOGRATER record come to light!”

‘Desolation’ was produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions.

Art for DESOLATION was created by Mister-Sam Shearon, who has created covers for comic books and graphic novels including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Judge Dredd, The X-Files, Mars Attacks, KISS, and Clive Barker’s Books of Blood as well as artwork for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.

Desolation marks the band’s first full-length album since the 2003 Elektra/No Name self-titled release featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) on vocals. Motograter is now fronted by James Anthony Legion (Deadform/The Breathing Process).

‘Desolation’ is available in select stores, online, and at www.empmerch.com

‘Desolation’ Tracklist:

1. Parasite

2. Dorian

3. Victim

4. Paragon

5. Bleeding Through

6. Misanthropical

7. Daggers

8. Portrait of Decay

9. Locust

10. Rise (There Will Be Blood)

11. Shadows

ALBUM CREDITS:

A&R: Thom Hazaert – EMP Label Group

Produced by: Ahrue Luster

Mixed by: Joshua Wickman

Additional Production: Jon Berrier, Joshua Wickman, Motograter

Engineered by: Ahrue Luster at Illustrious Productions, Joshua Wickman at Dreadcore Productions, and Jon Berrier at BlackPlate Productions

Additional Guitar Tracking: David Chock

Digital Editing: Ahrue Luster, Mike Blanchard, Jon Berrier

Additional Guitar Editing: Oscar Rangel at Notal Studios

Samples by: Aleksi Oksa

Additional Samples by: Justin Fowler, Ahrue Luster, Jon Berrier

Artwork by: Mister Sam Shearon

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DESOLATION ARRIVES 8/11/17

On August 11th, 2017 EMP Label Group will release ‘Desolation’, Motograter’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions.

 

Art for DESOLATION was created by Mister-Sam Shearon, who has created covers for comic books and graphic novels including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Judge Dredd, The X-Files, Mars Attacks, KISS, and Clive Barker’s Books of Blood as well as artwork for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.
Desolation marks the band’s first full-length album since the 2003 Elektra/No Name self-titled release featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) on vocals. Motograter is now fronted by James Anthony Legion (Deadform/The Breathing Process).
Tracklist:

1. Parasite
2. Dorian
3. Victim
4. Paragon
5. Bleeding Through
6. Misanthropical
7. Daggers
8. Portrait of Decay
9. Locust
10. Rise (There Will Be Blood)
11. Shadows
Motograter is:

James Legion – Vocals
Matthew “Nuke” Nunes – Guitar
Jesse Stamper – Guitar
Mylon Guy – Bass
Noah “Shark” Robertson – Drums
Dustin “Skunk” Anderson – Motograter
Pre-order at: www.empmerch.com
More at: www.emplabelgroup.com
www.retargotom.com
Motograter Promo by James Year (R.I.L Photo)

2017 TOUR DATES:

7/13 – OKC, OK – Thunder Alley
7/14 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
7/15 – Mansfield, OH – INK IN THE CLINK
7/18 – Denver, CO – The Roxy

9/9/2017 – Headlining TitanFest in Fife Washington

THE DESOLATION TOUR

9/27 San Diego CA Brick By Brick
9/28 Tempe AZ Club Red
9/29 Farmington NM Top Deck
9/30 El Paso TX Rock House
10/1 Odessa TX Far West Event Center
10/2 Lubbock TX Backstage
10/3 Fort Worth TX The Rail Club
10/4 Austin TX Grizzly Hall
10/5 Corpus Christi TX House of Rock
10/6 Lake Charles LA The Centerstage
10/7 Houston TX BFE
10/8 New Orleans LA Southport Music Hall
10/9 Marietta GA Swayze’s
10/10 Panama City FL The Dungeon Tavern
10/11 Tampa FL The Orpheum
10/12 Margate FL O’Malley’s
10/13 Winter Park FL The Haven
10/14 Jacksonville FL Nighthawks
10/15 Fayetteville NC The Drunk Horse
10/16 Spartanburg SC Ground Zero
10/17 Murfeesboro NC Zakk’s Coffeehouse
10/18 Sevierville TN Club 1341
10/19 Richmond VA Canal Club
10/20 Halthorpe MD Fish Head Cantina
10/21 Clifton NJ Dingbatz
10/22 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
10/23 Amityville NY Amityville Music Hall
10/24 Providence RI Firehouse 13
10/25 Reading PA Reverb
10/26 Buffalo NY Mohawk Place
10/27 Heath OH Muddy Creek Saloon
10/28 Camp Hill PA The Underground
10/29 Lansing MI The Loft
10/30 Louisville KY Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
10/31 Toledo OH Frankie’s
11/1 Westland MI The Token Lounge
11/2 Battle Creek MI The Music Factory
11/3 Racine WI Route 20
11/4 Braidwood IL Top Fuel Saloon
11/5 St Louis MO Firebird
11/6 Valparaiso IN Big Shots
11/9 Ringle WI Q&Z Expo Center
11/10 Omaha NE The Drinkery
11/11 Merriam KS Aftershock
11/12 Denver CO Herman’s Hideaway
11/15 Las Vegas NV Beauty Bar
11/16 West Hollywood CA The Viper Room
11/17 Pomona CA Characters
11/18 Santa Ana CA Malone’s

ALBUM CREDITS:

Produced by: Ahrue Luster

 

Mixed by: Joshua Wickman

 

Additional Production: Jon Berrier, Joshua Wickman, Motograter

 

Engineered by: Ahrue Luster at Illustrious Productions, Joshua Wickman at Dreadcore Productions, and Jon Berrier at BlackPlate Productions

Additional Guitar Tracking: David Chock

 

Digital Editing: Ahrue Luster, Mike Blanchard, Jon Berrier

Additional Guitar Editing: Oscar Rangel at Notal Studios

 

Samples by: Aleksi Oksa

Additional Samples by: Justin Fowler, Ahrue Luster, Jon Berrier

 

Artwork by: Mister Sam Shearon

 

Matthew Nunes would like to thank: Sarah Christine Mattson… soulmate… RIP. My magical daughter, Daphne Blue… Mom and Dad, Brian Becerra, Chris Lascola, Chris Vincent, Tony Milano, Marc Cattaneo, Pete Paniagua, Owen and Patricia Eister, Meegan, Lando, Joseph, and Bodhi Casabar, The Jones’, Tom Cussman RIP, The Furness Family, W. Furness, Diego Pina,  Dave and Dillon Pope, Ken Thompson, Jesse Hayhearst, Van Curaza, Old School Avila!! The Dirty Nickel, Dusty Musgrave, Derek Sheperd, Preston Scharf, The incomparable Jimbo Brown, Floyd Lavato, Bob Doty, Mike Teves, The Hinkle Family, Ritchie Lavato, Lee Davis, Julie Ogden RIP, Greg Harrison, The brothers Green, Joel Kelly RIP, Tiffany Privett, Tad Rip… All Motograter fans far and wide, American Head Charge, Ahrue Luster, Gene Baker, Justin Abernathy, The Beach Family, Chad Daniel, Manny English, Richard Danielson, Dave and Daniel Richardson, Gary Redd, Andrea Johnson, Kelly Stewart, Kelly Rodgers, Troy Oshann, George Lategola, Joe Young, Angel, Jer, Tyler, Mark Nosler, Jimbo Barton, Brian Mclaughlin, Bill Doty, Kerri Kantor, Shawn Orosco, Joshua Orosco RIP, Casey Cahill, Hed PE, All Moto Family…. Ivan Moody, Bruce Butler, Joey Krzywonski, Chris Binns, Zak Ward, Audrey Warman, Nicole Schwab, Auntie Joey Salazar!! Wonder Twin!!!! The Guys… Mylon, Noah, James, Skunk, and Jesse… Fuck Yeah!!!!!

 

James Legion would like to thank: Sara Robinson for all her love, Rhonda Sumners for being a great mother, Prentice and Faye Williams, Scott Williams, David Oakley, Tammy Morales, Ame Deaton, Michael Stewart, Jon Berrier, Garrett Barefoot, John Parker, Jaime Andrews, Tim Fisher, Doug and Toni, Griffin and Michelle, Sid Menon, Micah Moses, Wyatt Parish, Gary hall, Andrew Hairr, Derek Davis, Rick Ace, Brian Douglas, Will Peck and The Crew at Gumby’s

 

Mylon Guy would like to thank: Matthew Dean Guy, Martin Dean Guy, Shy-Anne Elizabeth Guy, Larry Dean Guy, Josephine Guy, Ozzy Ozzwald Cobblepot Guy, Clifford Lee Guy, Epifanio Zuniga, Nicole Schwab, Donna Schwab, Tim Schwab, Matthew Schwab, Tiffany Spell, Clayton Gheza, Weston Gheza, Jenny Noaks, Matt Williams, Dustin Musgrave, Brian Becerra, Marijuana, PBR, Well Whiskey

 

Noah Robertson would like to thank: My mom for always supporting my musical endeavors, My brothers Zac, Travis, and Josh and the rest of my family for your understanding, fans and friends – this album wouldn’t be possible without you, Torry and the rest of my Xcel Drumsticks family, my amazing Dream Cymbals family, Tama Drums, Brian Becerra for everything, Michael Boodagh, and everyone else that has helped me along the way…

 

Jesse Stamper would like to thank: Brit for always sticking by me throughout all the crazy in this life. I would like to thank my parents Jackie and Tim. I love you. Eric Davidson and Seth Peters for believing in me and encouraging me to take the leap of faith, pack up my life, and pursue my passion and dream and join Moto, Monty Scott, ESP Guitars. All my friends new and old, present and future. Last but not least my brothers in Motograter. I fucking love you! That’s what’s up…

 

Dustin Anderson would like to thank: My immediate family Rick Goar, Teresa Anderson, Zach Anderson and Amelia Anderson for the constant support. I’d also like to thank Tony Deal, Jessica Hall, Kevin Eh and Dustin Zannotto and the rest of my metal family for believing in me and for the kind words of encouragement. And finally much love for my Siskyou metal family. Skiss skiss bitch…

 

Motograter would like to thank:

 

EMP Label Group, David Ellefson, Thom Hazaert, Mister Sam Shearon, AMPED Distribution, Jason Spiewak, JLS Artist Management, Daniel Hillman, John Finberg, First Row Talent, Ahrue Luster, Joshua Wickman, Jon Berrier, Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, BlackPlate Productions, Justin Fowler, Hunter Brauer, Tama Drums, Schecter Guitars, Dream Cymbals, Xcel Drumsticks, MEE Audio, Wacken Foundation, Ernie Ball, Ahead Drumsticks, Steve Richards, No Name Recordings, Dick Blick, Brian Cox, Gene Baker, Zak “The Waz” Ward, Ivan “Ghost” Moody, Michael “Angel” Woodruff, Neil Godfrey, J.R. Swartz, Ty Fury, Aaron “A-Bomb” Abalos, Tyler Hole, Kery “Venom” Glennon, Bruce “Grater” Butler, Mark Nosler, Michael “The Kidd” Stewart, Chris “Crispy” Binns, Jeremy “Twitch” Scheller, Joey “Smur” Krzywonski, Joey “Vice” Vice, Eric Gonzales, Casey “KC Kaos” Cahill, Joey Vice, Nicole Schwab, Audrey Warman, Kelly Rogers, Brian Becerra, 3000psi, Michael Boodagh II, David Chock, Laura Jackson, Merchlive.com

 

Motograter would like to thank our fans and supporters and everyone responsible for making this record a reality, especially: Jesse Decker Scott Raasch Blake Smith Mitchell Johnson Kodi Penrod Jill Colbert Bennie Ellis Aaron Lucas Dustin Miller Lyle Yazzie Michael Hillberry Rhonda Sumners Kim Melvin Mike Zechman Sam Carlino Calvin Sroka Jason Valadao Josh Westcott Joseph Palladino Jeff Pewton Mat Jensen Alisha Jezyk Anthony Mazur Shane Carroll Dawn Lang Austin Berman Stephanie Hanke Audra Robinson Joseph Amodea Mason Seavey Wesley Gabbard Amanda Gordon Jesus Castillo Justin Kroynovich Jonathan Mullins Trevor Ronde David Coss Megan Morris Karen Morris Kevin Hill Alex Duran Toni McCorquodale Kaitlin Andrews Justin Scott Sarah Mast Anissa Cervantes Braxton Gothard Dylan Williams Matt “Josh” Hancher Cecil Coote Andrea Coote Robert Lockhart Christopher Whittaker Larry Sills Derek Guderjan Jaimie Kater Clayton Carrozza Tony Crisel Christopher Matheson Bobby Sithavong Jacob Wright Greg 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‘Desolation’ IS COMING!

COMING SPRING 2017! EMP Label Group will release ‘Desolation’, Motograter‘s highly-anticipated sophomore album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions.

Pre-order at: www.empmerch.com
More at: www.emplabelgroup.com

Art for DESOLATION was created by Mister-Sam Shearon, who has created covers for comic books and graphic novels including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Judge Dredd, The X-Files, Mars Attacks, KISS, and Clive Barker’s Books of Blood as well as artwork for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.

Desolation marks the band’s first full-length album since the 2003 Elektra/No Name self-titled release featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) on vocals (Motograter is now fronted by James Anthony Legion (Deadform/The Breathing Process), and signing to EMP LABEL GROUP has brought that excitement full circle, according to label operations manager/A&R Director Thöm Häzäert.

“I was actually in (the late) Steve Richards (No Name Records) office the DAY he signed Motograter. And he was SO excited, going on and on about this amazing new band he just signed, that made their own instrument (The Motograter) etc.. Steve was such a cool and infectious guy, and brought such an amazing energy to everything he did, and to this day, that stuck with me.

And now to be able to come back full circle and put out Desolation on EMP, all these years later, and kinda continue that legacy with the current lineup, is really an amazing middle to the story. These guys have worked SO hard for so long, and it is an honor to sign a band that works as hard as MOTO does. Motograter, literally, should be the blueprint any hard touring independent band should follow.”

MOTOGRATER drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson adds, “We are honored and very proud to be working with David Ellefson, Thom Hazaert, and everyone else at EMP Label Group. We have fought tooth and nail to bring people new Motograter music. We can’t wait to unleash this voracious beast that is ‘Desolation’ upon the masses.”

Additionally, Motograter has signed an exclusive deal with JLS Artist Management, currently the management company of record for Dope. JLS is run by former Rock Ridge Music label president Jason Spiewak. Spiewak says “We are stoked to have this opportunity to work with Motograter. These guys are road dogs, ready to work hard and deliver a great record”.

James Legion – Vocals
Matthew “Nuke” Nunes – Guitar
Jesse Stamper – Guitar
Mylon Guy – Bass
Noah “Shark” Robertson – Drums
Dustin “Skunk” Anderson – Motograter

“Parasite” Music Video

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Motograter are gearing up for the release of Desolation, their highly-anticipated sophomore album. The band has released a powerful new music video for the song “Parasite” produced by Brian Cox of Flarelight Films (Gemini Syndrome/Hollywood Undead). Parasite also features guest keys/samples from Justin Fowler of American Head Charge.
Desolation was produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier and was recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions.
The artwork was provided by Sam Shearon (Mister-Sam) who has created covers for comic books and graphic novels including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Judge Dredd, The X-Files, Mars Attacks, KISS, and Clive Barker’s Books of Blood and album sleeve artwork and merchandise designs for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.
This marks the band’s first full-length album since the 2003 Elektra/No Name self-titled release featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) on vocals. Now fronting the band is James Anthony Legion (Deadform/The Breathing Process).
Motograter is:
James Legion – Vocals
Matthew “Nuke” Nunes – Guitar
Jesse Stamper – Guitar
Mylon Guy – Bass
Noah “Shark” Robertson – Drums
Dustin “Skunk” Anderson – Motograter
Joey Vice – Smurs/Samples/Vocals
The band is set to embark on a North American Tour with Dope and Flaw, beginning on Sept. 13th, 2016:
Sept 13 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Sept 14 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Sept 16 – The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
Sept 17 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Sept 19 – The Falls Venue – Idaho Falls, ID
Sept 20 – Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
Sept 21 – Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
Sept 22 – Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE
Sept 23 – The Firebird – St Louis, MO
Sept 24 – The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
Sept 25 – Lefty’s – Des Moines, IA
Sept 26 – BIGS Sports Bar & Billiards – Sioux Falls, SD
Sept 27 – The Reverb – Waterloo, IA
Sept 28 – Live On Main – Stevens Point, WI
Sept 29 – Every Buddy’s – Chippewa Falls, WI
Sept 30 – Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
Oct 1 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Oct 3 – Realm – Toledo, OH
Oct 4 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Oct 5 – The Agora – Cleveland, OH
Oct 6 – Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
Oct 7 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Oct 8 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
Oct 9 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Oct 13 – Revolution – Amityville, NY
Oct 15 – Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD
Oct 16 – Rock Shop Music Hall – Fayetteville, NC
Oct 17 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct 18 – The Center Stage – Lake Charles, LA
Oct 19 – Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
Oct 20 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Oct 21 – Tree’s – Dallas, TX
Oct 22 – Aftershock – Shawnee, KS
Oct 23 – 89th St Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 24 – Backstage – Lubbock, TX
Oct 25 – The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM
Oct 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
Oct 27 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Oct 28 – Counts Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 29 – City National Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Oct 30 – Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
History:
Motograter was formed in 1995 and is most well known for their namesake instrument the “Motograter”, a mysterious contraption designed with industrial cable, guitar pieces, and other components, to create a unique, low, distorted bass sound. The band is widely known for their image, notorious for covering themselves in tribal style body paint. The early stages of the group’s career consisted of heavy experimentation with industrial sounds, samples, and tribal drums. The band released two EP’s ‘Hugh Chardon’ and ‘Indy’ and in 2001 were signed to Sever Records, founded by Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber. In 2003, the band inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records and released the highly acclaimed, self-titled album ‘Motograter’ featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch/Ghost Machine) on vocals. The song “Suffocate” was featured on the soundtrack to the film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The song “Down” is featured on the EA Sports video game Nascar Thunder 2004. Motograter toured on Ozzfest 2003 and has toured with Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Chevelle, Disturbed, Ministry, Nothingface, Kittie, Mushroomhead, Cradle of Filth, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Voivod, and many more. In the recent past, Motograter performed Knotfest alongside Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, Anthrax, and more; followed by a 2 month, U.S. Headliner in April/May of 2015. Motograter also recently embarked on the Civil Unrest Tour 2015, with ILL Nino, Straight Line Stitch, and more. More recently, Motograter embarked on a U.S. Headlining Tour in February/March 2016 which was well received. Motograter embarked on a North American Tour with American Head Charge (Napalm Records) from May 5th to June 30th, 2016. Tickets are on sale now for the Dope/Flaw/Motograter Tour.

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‘Desolation’ Album Details/Artwork

Motograter have unveiled the cover art and details for their upcoming album, Desolation, due out near the end of 2016.
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Providing the artwork is Mister Sam Shearon who has created covers for comic books and graphic novels including Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER, Judge Dredd, The X-Files, Mars Attacks, KISS, and Clive Barker’s Books of Blood and album sleeve artwork and merchandise designs for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.

Producing the new album is Ahrue Luster, current guitar player for Ill Nino and former guitar player for Machine Head. Mixing the album is Joshua Wickman (King 810, Within The Ruins). Samples/Electronics will be provided by Phil Western (known for his work with Skinny Puppy/Nine Inch Nails) among other collaborators not yet announced. Jon Berrier will also be lending additional engineering/production skills to the project.

This marks the bands first full-length album since the 2003 Elektra/No Name self-titled release featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) on vocals. Now fronting the band is James Anthony Legion (Deadform/The Breathing Process). Motograter is currently on a full North American tour with American Head Charge (Napalm Records).

Tour Dates (w/ American Head Charge):

05/12 – The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI
05/13 – Hipps Pub N Grub – Eau Claire, WI
05/14 – Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
05/15 – Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL
05/16 – Realm – Toledo, OH
05/17 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
05/18 – The Summit – Columbus, OH
05/19 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
05/20 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
05/21 – Jewel – Manchester, NH
05/22 – Revolution – Amityville, NY
05/24 – Firehouse 13 – Providence, RI
05/25 – Fishhead Cantina – Baltimore, MD
05/26 – Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
05/27 – Heaven @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
05/28 – The Haven – Orlando, FL
05/29 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
05/31 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
06/01 – Fitzgerald’s – San Antonio, TX
06/02 – Trees – Dallas, TX
06/03 – Silo – Abilene, TX
06/04 – Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
06/05 – 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
06/07 – The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM
06/08 – The Rogue Bar – Phoenix, AZ
06/09 – The Whiskey A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
06/10 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
06/11 – Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
06/12 – Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
06/13 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
06/14 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
06/15 – The Palomino – Spokane, WA
06/16 – Pub Station – Billings, MT
06/17 – Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
06/18 – Aftershock – Merriam, KS
06/19 – The Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
06/20 – The Loft – St Joseph, MO
06/21 – Firebird – St Louis, MO
06/22 – The Reverb – Waterloo, IA
06/23 – Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
06/24 – Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
06/25 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/motograter

http://puregrainaudio.com/news/motograter-to-release-new-album-desolation-near-end-of-2016-reveal-cover-artwork-and-details

Motograter Reveal New Album Cover

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