(hed)p.e. & Motograter Set For 2017 Tour, Flaw Will Not Appear

It was previously announced that (hed)p.e. would be hitting the road with Flaw, but now it seems the band will actually be touring with Motograter instead. Flaw said the following:

“To clarify to our fans that are seeing advertisements with Flaw on a supporting tour with Hed PE, we (Flaw) are not on this tour, most dates are scheduled for February, if you are buying tickets in hopes of seeing us on that tour please don’t. Our booking agent is still working on our 2017 tour schedule.

We are sorry for any confusion to you our fans but we are working diligently to get this issue resolved”

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Tour Dates:

02/03 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
02/04 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
02/06 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
02/07 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
02/08 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Grill
02/09 Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
02/10 Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon
02/11 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
02/12 Fort Wayne, IN – The Hub
02/13 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
02/14 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
02/15 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
02/16 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
02/17 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
02/18 Reading, PA – Reverb
02/19 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
02/20 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar And Music Hall
02/21 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
02/22 Wilmington, NC – Throne Theater
02/23 Clarkesville, TN – The Warehouse
02/24 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
02/25 Tyler, TX – Click’s
02/26 McAllen, TX – Sofies Saloon
02/27 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s

Motograter Sign With EMP Label Group

Motograter have signed a new deal with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson‘s EMP Label Group. The band plan to release their new album, “Desolation,“ through the label.

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Here’s the official press release:

MOTOGRATER SIGNS TO EMP LABEL GROUP AND JLS ARTIST MANAGEMENT, PREPARE RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE LP DESOLATION.

10/6/16

For Immediate Release

Motograter have signed to EMP LABEL GROUP, who will release Desolation, the bands 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), 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 and Flaw. 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
Joey Vice – Smurs/Samples/Vocals

Motograter Reveal Cover Art For New Album “Desolation”

Motograter have revealed the cover art for their new album “Desolation.” The effort is expected to be released later this year.

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The band said the following:

Today, Motograter unveil the cover art and details for their upcoming album, “Desolation”, due out near the end of 2016.

Providing the artwork is Mister Sam Shearon. Shearon 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).