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Motograter

Motograter has quite the history for an act with only one full-length album to its name. After forming in 1995, the nu-metal band known for its members’ tribal body paint and its namesake instrument (made with industrial cable and guitar parts, delivering a deep bass sound) released its self-titled album in 2003. After a number of tours, including a stint on the Ozzfest second stage that same year, the band went on an indefinite hiatus.

For a while, it seemed Motograter would be best known as the former band of vocalist Ivan Moody, who went on to join Five Finger Death Punch in 2006. Various incarnations of Motograter reared their heads over the years—the band’s Wikipedia page lists nearly 30 past and present members—but it wasn’t until recently that the lineup solidified to the point where album number two appeared on the horizon.

Signed to David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group, the band now features guitarist Matt “Nuke” Nunes (the only current member who appeared on the first album), bassist Mylon Guy, drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson, vocalist James Anthony Legion, guitarist Jesse Stamper and Dustin “Skunk” Anderson on the Motograter. The new album, Desolation, is due this year, and a lot of touring is planned for 2017.

When the band recently came to the Fish Head Cantina in Halethorpe, Maryland, while supporting Hed PE, Live Metal’s Greg Maki caught up with Legion and Robertson to get the latest on all things Motograter. (more…)

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Motograter

Motograter

California heavy rock veterans Motograter have announced the recording of its currently untitled, long-awaited sophomore album, tentatively slated for production in January 2016. Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino, Terror Universal and Machine Head) will oversee production and handle all engineering duties.

This marks the band’s first official full-length release since its 2003 self-titled album, Motograter, released through Elektra/No Name. Motograter features former vocalist Ivan Moody, who departed from the band in 2006 to front Five Finger Death Punch. The band now features James Anthony Legion, formerly of The Breathing Process and Deadform, on vocals. (more…)

Motograter

Motograter

Named for the bass-like instrument created by Bruce Butler and identified by its members’ trademark tribal body paint, Motograter’s stock steadily rose from its formation in 1995 until snagging a second-stage slot on Ozzfest 2003 and releasing an album the same year through Elektra Records. But by mid-2005, the band was on hiatus and members had gone their separate ways. Frontman Ivan Moody (aka Ghost in his Motograter days) went on to become the singer of Five Finger Death Punch. As of late 2008, the band is back, its new lineup featuring Butler, guitarists Nuke and Tyler, bassist Mylon, drummer Twitch and frontman Angel. They are in the midst of the nationwide Halos and Horns Tour with Darksun and have commenced work on their first album in six years. Live Metal’s Greg Maki caught up with Angel to discuss the band’s reformation, the new album and more. (more…)