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Their latest single “Dorian” is currently #28 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart!

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The band recently shot a music video for “Dorian”, that has yet to be released. The video was flimed at the famous Ohio State Reformatory where Shawshank Redemption was filmed as well as music videos from Godsmack and Lil’ Wayne. Directing and producing the video is Christopher Davis (Human Twelve).

On August 11th, 2017 EMP Label Group will release ‘Desolation’, Motograter’s 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).

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1. Parasite
2. Dorian
3. Victim
4. Paragon
5. Bleeding Through
6. Misanthropical
7. Daggers
8. Portrait of Decay
9. Locust
10. Rise (There Will Be Blood)
11. Shadows

Motograter is:
James Legion – Vocals
Matthew “Nuke” Nunes – Guitar
Jesse Stamper – Guitar
Mylon Guy – Bass
Noah “Shark” Robertson – Drums
Dustin “Skunk” Anderson – Motograter

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Motograter Promo by James Year (R.I.L Photo)


7/13 – OKC, OK – Thunder Alley
7/14 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
7/15 – Mansfield, OH – INK IN THE CLINK
7/18 – Denver, CO – The Roxy

9/9/2017 – Headlining TitanFest in Fife Washington



9/27 San Diego CA Brick By Brick
9/28 Tempe AZ Club Red
9/29 Farmington NM Top Deck
9/30 El Paso TX Rock House
10/1 Odessa TX Far West Event Center
10/2 Lubbock TX Backstage
10/3 Dallas TX The Rail Club
10/4 Austin TX Grizzly Hall
10/5 Corpus Christi TX House of Rock
10/6 Lake Charles LA The Centerstage
10/7 Houston TX BFE
10/8 New Orleans LA Southport Music Hall
10/9 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
11/1 Westland MI The Token Lounge
11/2 Battle Creek MI The Music Factory
11/3 Racine WI Route 20
11/4 Braidwood IL Top Fuel Saloon
11/5 St Louis MO Firebird
11/6 Valparaiso IN Big Shots
11/9 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


Produced by: Ahrue Luster

Mixed by: Joshua Wickman

Additional Production: Jon Berrier, Joshua Wickman, Motograter

Engineered by: Ahrue Luster at Illustrious Productions, Joshua Wickman at Dreadcore Productions, and Jon Berrier at BlackPlate Productions
Additional Guitar Tracking: David Chock

Digital Editing: Ahrue Luster, Mike Blanchard, Jon Berrier
Additional Guitar Editing: Oscar Rangel at Notal Studios

Samples by: Aleksi Oksa
Additional Samples by: Justin Fowler, Ahrue Luster, Jon Berrier

Artwork by: Mister Sam Shearon

Matthew Nunes would like to thank: Sarah Christine Mattson… soulmate… RIP. My magical daughter, Daphne Blue… Mom and Dad, Brian Becerra, Chris Lascola, Chris Vincent, Tony Milano, Marc Cattaneo, Pete Paniagua, Owen and Patricia Eister, Meegan, Lando, Joseph, and Bodhi Casabar, The Jones’, Tom Cussman RIP, The Furness Family, W. Furness, Diego Pina, Dave and Dillon Pope, Ken Thompson, Jesse Hayhearst, Van Curaza, Old School Avila!! The Dirty Nickel, Dusty Musgrave, Derek Sheperd, Preston Scharf, The incomparable Jimbo Brown, Floyd Lavato, Bob Doty, Mike Teves, The Hinkle Family, Ritchie Lavato, Lee Davis, Julie Ogden RIP, Greg Harrison, The brothers Green, Joel Kelly RIP, Tiffany Privett, Tad Rip… All Motograter fans far and wide, American Head Charge, Ahrue Luster, Gene Baker, Justin Abernathy, The Beach Family, Chad Daniel, Manny English, Richard Danielson, Dave and Daniel Richardson, Gary Redd, Andrea Johnson, Kelly Stewart, Kelly Rodgers, Troy Oshann, George Lategola, Joe Young, Angel, Jer, Tyler, Mark Nosler, Jimbo Barton, Brian Mclaughlin, Bill Doty, Kerri Kantor, Shawn Orosco, Joshua Orosco RIP, Casey Cahill, Hed PE, All Moto Family…. Ivan Moody, Bruce Butler, Joey Krzywonski, Chris Binns, Zak Ward, Audrey Warman, Nicole Schwab, Auntie Joey Salazar!! Wonder Twin!!!! The Guys… Mylon, Noah, James, Skunk, and Jesse… Fuck Yeah!!!!!

James Legion would like to thank: Sara Robinson for all her love, Rhonda Sumners for being a great mother, Prentice and Faye Williams, Scott Williams, David Oakley, Tammy Morales, Ame Deaton, Michael Stewart, Jon Berrier, Garrett Barefoot, John Parker, Jaime Andrews, Tim Fisher, Doug and Toni, Griffin and Michelle, Sid Menon, Micah Moses, Wyatt Parish, Gary hall, Andrew Hairr, Derek Davis, Rick Ace, Brian Douglas, Will Peck and The Crew at Gumby’s

Mylon Guy would like to thank: Matthew Dean Guy, Martin Dean Guy, Shy-Anne Elizabeth Guy, Larry Dean Guy, Josephine Guy, Ozzy Ozzwald Cobblepot Guy, Clifford Lee Guy, Epifanio Zuniga, Nicole Schwab, Donna Schwab, Tim Schwab, Matthew Schwab, Tiffany Spell, Clayton Gheza, Weston Gheza, Jenny Noaks, Matt Williams, Dustin Musgrave, Brian Becerra, Marijuana, PBR, Well Whiskey

Noah Robertson would like to thank: My mom for always supporting my musical endeavors, My brothers Zac, Travis, and Josh and the rest of my family for your understanding, fans and friends – this album wouldn’t be possible without you, Torry and the rest of my Xcel Drumsticks family, my amazing Dream Cymbals family, Tama Drums, Brian Becerra for everything, Michael Boodagh, and everyone else that has helped me along the way…

Jesse Stamper would like to thank: Brit for always sticking by me throughout all the crazy in this life. I would like to thank my parents Jackie and Tim. I love you. Eric Davidson and Seth Peters for believing in me and encouraging me to take the leap of faith, pack up my life, and pursue my passion and dream and join Moto, Monty Scott, ESP Guitars. All my friends new and old, present and future. Last but not least my brothers in Motograter. I fucking love you! That’s what’s up…

Dustin Anderson would like to thank: My immediate family Rick Goar, Teresa Anderson, Zach Anderson and Amelia Anderson for the constant support. I’d also like to thank Tony Deal, Jessica Hall, Kevin Eh and Dustin Zannotto and the rest of my metal family for believing in me and for the kind words of encouragement. And finally much love for my Siskyou metal family. Skiss skiss bitch…


Motograter would like to thank:

EMP Label Group, David Ellefson, Thom Hazaert, Mister Sam Shearon, AMPED Distribution, Jason Spiewak, JLS Artist Management, Daniel Hillman, John Finberg, First Row Talent, Ahrue Luster, Joshua Wickman, Jon Berrier, Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, BlackPlate Productions, Justin Fowler, Hunter Brauer, Tama Drums, Schecter Guitars, Dream Cymbals, Xcel Drumsticks, MEE Audio, Wacken Foundation, Ernie Ball, Ahead Drumsticks, Steve Richards, No Name Recordings, Dick Blick, Brian Cox, Gene Baker, Zak “The Waz” Ward, Ivan “Ghost” Moody, Michael “Angel” Woodruff, Neil Godfrey, J.R. Swartz, Ty Fury, Aaron “A-Bomb” Abalos, Tyler Hole, Kery “Venom” Glennon, Bruce “Grater” Butler, Mark Nosler, Michael “The Kidd” Stewart, Chris “Crispy” Binns, Jeremy “Twitch” Scheller, Joey “Smur” Krzywonski, Joey “Vice” Vice, Eric Gonzales, Casey “KC Kaos” Cahill, Joey Vice, Nicole Schwab, Audrey Warman, Kelly Rogers, Brian Becerra, 3000psi, Michael Boodagh II, David Chock, Laura Jackson,



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