1990s boys with their funny equipment are back
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.
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