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Motograter hits Billboard Chart for first time in 14 years with their new album ‘Desolation’!


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The highly anticipated sophomore album from Motograter entitled ‘Desolation’ is out Friday, August 11th, 2017via EMP Label Group. The band recently released the single “Dorian” which has been continuously moving up the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart, reaching #24 this week.

Guitarist Matthew “Nuke” Nunes states: “We are all really fucking proud of this new material. Proud and grateful for the opportunity to finally see the second official MOTOGRATER record comes to light!”

‘Desolation’ was 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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‘Desolation’ is available in select stores, online, and at

‘Motograter have released the official music video for their latest single “Dorian” directed and produced by Christopher Davis (Human Twelve) who has also produced videos for bands like Dope and Angelspit. The track is taken from their sophomore album ‘Desolation’ released on Friday, August 11th, 2017 via EMP Label Group. “Dorian” has been continuously moving up the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart, reaching #24 this week.

The official music video for “Dorian” can be viewed here:

The music video for “Dorian” was recently filmed at the famous Ohio State Reformatory. The historic prison was built between 1886 and 1910 and remained in operation until 1990, when a United States Federal Court ruling (the ‘Boyd Consent Decree’) ordered the facility to be closed. While this facility was used in a number of films, TV shows and music videos, it was made famous by the film The Shawshank Redemption (1994) when it was used for the majority of the movie.

Motograter front man James Legion states, “This song is the first real single the band has released in many years. For it to be doing so well is really awesome. It was very interesting and fun to get to shoot the video for it in the Ohio State Reformatory. That place has so much character. We are very thankful to the staff for letting us stay all night and work.”

MOTOGRATER recently traveled to Mansfield Ohio to perform Ink in the Clink 2017, on the prison grounds, alongside Three Days Grace, Theory of a Dead Man, Gemini Syndrome, Starset, 10 Years, 40 Below Summer and many more. During the festival the band met up WITH Davis and shot the video for “Dorian” inside the creepy prison.

The band has made a documentary video of the experience which is included in the Motograter Tour Chronicles – Part 23 which can be viewed here:

The band is set to embark on a massive U.S. tour this fall ‘THE DESOLATION TOUR’ in support of their latest release:

  • 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 Fort Worth TX the Rail Club
  • 10/4 Austin TX Grizzly Hall
  • 10/5 Corpus Christi TX House of Rock
  • 10/6 Lake Charles LA the Center stage
  • 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
  • 10/22 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
  • 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
  • 11/7 Sioux Falls SD Big’s
  • 11/8 Minneapolis MN Whiskey Junction
  • 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

‘Desolation’ is available in stores, online, and at

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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