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Submitted by Johan Wippsson on 2017-08-30
Motograter Release Career Spanning Mini-Documentary


Motograter have released a new 30 minute, career-spanning video that chronicles the band's entire history. The band was famously fronted by former member Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) but has since resurrected and made a full comeback with James Anthony Legion at the helm.

The doc can be viewed here:


[Video edited by Noah "Shark" Robertson]

Robertson states, "I wanted to put something together that told the story of Motograter, from the past to the present. The band's history is an epic tale and it's a story that needed to be told. For the new fans and old fans, alike."

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.
 
MOTOGRATER: PAST TO PRESENT

Current:
Heatseekers North West Central #5
Hard Rock Albums #16
Heatseekers Albums #19
Independent Albums #36
Rock Albums #50

The highly anticipated sophomore album from Motograter entitled 'Desolation' is out as of Friday, August 11th, 2017 via EMP Label Group, the new record label from David Ellefson of Megadeth fame.

Motograter recently 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. "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: https://youtu.be/zZ0ULLc-P3U

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.
'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).

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 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

10/22 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

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