James Anthony Legion Announces His Exit From Motograter

Frontman James Anthony Legion has announced his exit from Motograter. Despite this, the band will continue and will soon be out on the road with Orgy.

Legion said the following:

“I have officially left Motograter. I put this announcement off for a couple of days now, but I figured it was best to go ahead and be up front about it. I am greatful for all the experience and opportunity this band has given me, but it’s time for me to move on. Motograter will continue on without me and I am NOT done with music by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, there will be another project announced shortly. Stay tuned.”

This news follows the departures of Jesse Stamper, Noah “Shark” Robertson and Mylon Guy. As The PRP pointed out, the group’s Wikipedia page seems to suggest the reports of a mass exit may be true, considering five out of seven members joined this year, including William Martinez, who is reportedly their new vocalist.

Guitarist Jesse Stamper Confirms His Exit From Motograter

Guitarist Jesse Stamper has officially confirmed that he has left Motograter. He issued two statements via Facebook with the first one saying: “I’m leaving motograter I don’t blame anyone but myself “cough” the truth comes out in the end….night night….” He then followed up with the following: “I would rather clock into a nine to five than clock into a nine to NUKE to nothing…. just saying….”

This news follows the departures of Noah “Shark” Robertson and Mylon Guy.

[via The PRP]

Motograter Deny Reports Of Significant Lineup Change

NuMetal.net recently reported that everyone had exited Motograter except guitarist/vocalist Matt “Nuke” Nunes, but the band have now denied those claims. They said the following:

“Everything is fine, we just completed our headline tour. Something small got blown out of proportion in the media due to a disgruntled ex-member falsely reporting that we broke up and spreading the news to other websites. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We are the strongest we’ve ever been! We have festivals coming up and then the Terror Universal co-headlining tour coming up after that. We are ready to rock!”

The site originally made the report after apparently getting a hold of a text conversation from guitarist Jesse Stamper that said him and all the other members were out. It is unclear if he is the “disgruntled ex-member” or if its former drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson who has connections with the aforementioned site.

[via The PRP]

Terror Universal & Motograter Announce June Dates

Terror Universal and Motograter have announced some June shows together. Here’s the dates:

06/16 Danville, IL – Slang Metal Fest
06/17 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
06/21 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
06/22 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
06/24 Dallas, TX – Trees

Motograter Premiere “Daggers” Music Video

Motograter have premiered a new video for their song “Daggers,” via Loudwire. This track is from the band’s latest album “Desolation.”

Matthew “Nuke” Nunes commented:

“Firstly we would have never been able to pull this off without the support of Mikey Doling at JaxxRock Ent and Angel Chavez at DW Drums. Shooting the ‘Daggers’ video was a great experience all around. We are very proud of what we were able to accomplish. The director Matt Lord Zane and crew – especially the amazing Laney Chantal (makeup/paint) – were nothing short of incredible to work with. We would be remiss to not give a huge shout out to Mike Tempesta at Jackson EVH for loaning us the awesome amps and heads. Motograter is truly excited to show the world something we feel is a true piece of art. See you on the road soon!”

He also added the following about the group’s upcoming dates:

“We are so excited to finally get back on the road! We have a deadly new lineup and are ready to crush the stage every night. C’mon on out and witness the beautiful mayhem we will ensue upon the metal masses!”

Motograter Allegedly Replace Bassist Mylon Guy Without Telling Him

Motograter have apparently fired bassist Mylon Guy without telling him. According to him, he found out he was out of the band after the group made a social media post saying Aeon Cruz had been recruited as his replacement.

[via numetal.net]

Motograter Announce U.S. Tour

Motograter have some spring/summer U.S. dates. You can see those below. The band are also putting together a new video for “Daggers” and are planning to start writing a new album this fall.

Tour Dates:

05/06 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
05/07 Bakersfield, CA – 1933
05/08 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
05/09 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Lounge
05/10 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
05/12 Idaho Falls, ID – The Gem
05/14 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
05/16 Eugene, OR – W.O.W. Hall
05/18 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
05/19 West Hollywood, CA – The Viper Room
05/20 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
06/02 Pipestem, WV – Metal In The Mountains
06/16 Danville, IL – Shovelhead Saloon (‘Slang Metal Fest‘)
07/07 Muncie, IN – The Water Bowl (‘Mosh Out The Masses‘)

Ex-Motograter Drummer Issues New Statement On His Departure, Band Fires Back

Noah “Shark” Robertson has issued a longer statement on his departure from Motograter, blasting the band, especially guitarist Matt “Nuke” Nunes, who Robertson says has issues with drugs, violence, etc. You can read his full statement and a new one from Motograter below.

Robertson:

“I’ve had enough. I tried to go about this diplomatically. I did my best to remain silent, out of respect for the band and the fans. But one can only go so long, when people are out there spreading lies and rumors about you. Fans and friends are turning against me. People are emailing me, texting, and calling – harassing me, threatening me, saying horrible things about my character. Continue reading

Noah “Shark” Robertson Exits Motograter

Noah “Shark” Robertson has announced his departure from Motograter. Considering the drummer made it a point to say that he believes “vile, despicable, greedy, disgusting, horrible, evil people get theirs in the end,” it is probably safe to assume that the split was not amicable.

Here’s Robertson’s full statement:

“It breaks my heart to release this statement. It looks like my time in the band Motograter has come to an abrupt and shocking end. I want to thank all my friends, the fans, and my extended music family for the support over the years. Like I always do, I will persevere in a major way. I truly loved the band, have always been a fan, and am proud of everything I was able to accomplish with the group.

For the past 4 years, I dedicated my life to that project. In that time, the majority of the activity you have seen coming from the Motograter camp was largely orchestrated by me. You won’t find many that will dispute that. When I first joined the band, it was in shambles; a hollow shell of it’s former glory. And so I made it my mission to help build the band back into something admirable and respectable.

Something the old fans would approve of and new fans could appreciate. It was a long, hard road to get there… but we made it happen. The only thing I have to say is I truly believe that vile, despicable, greedy, disgusting, horrible, evil people get theirs in the end… the universal law of Karma is inescapable.

I am currently available for tours, recording, and other music collaborations.

Noah “Shark” Robertson“

[via The PRP]

Motograter Release “Motograter: Past To Present” Documentary

Motograter have released a new career spanning documentary called “Motograter: Past To Present.” The band said the following about that:

“1995 to Present Day – Over 20 years of MOTO MADNESS! The Moto Gears Keep Turning! For a more comprehensive understanding, and perhaps deeper appreciation for the band Motograter, watch this 30 minute documentary that spans the group’s entire history. #motolives #themotoawakens #pesky”