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”


Motograter Announce Fall 2017 Tour

Motograter have announced a fall headlining tour. You can see the dates for that below. The band’s new album “Desolation“ will be released on August 11.

Tour Dates:

09/27 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/28 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
09/29 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
09/30 El Paso, TX – Rock House
10/01 Odessa, TX – Far West Event Center
10/02 Lubbock, TX – Backstage
10/03 Dallas, TX – The Rail Club
10/04 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
10/05 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
10/06 Lake Charles, LA – The Centerstage
10/07 Houston, TX – BFE
10/08 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
10/09 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
10/23 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
11/01 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
11/02 Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
11/03 Racine, WI – Route 20
11/04 Braidwood, IL – Top Fuel Saloon
11/05 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
11/06 Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
11/09 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

Motograter To Officially Release “Desolation” In August

Motograter have announced that their new album “Desolation“ will officially be released on August 11. The cover art and track listing can be found below.


“Desolation” Track Listing:

01. “Parasite”
02. “Dorian”
03. “Victim”
04. “Paragon”
05. “Bleeding Through”
06. “Misanthropical”
07. “Daggers”
08. “Portrait Of Decay”
09. “Locust”
10. “Rise (There Will Be Blood)”
11. “Shadows“

(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”


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.


Here’s the official press release:



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