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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.

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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

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Motograter Reveal New Album Cover

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