California-based, Billboard chart-topping hard rockers MOTOGRATER recently announced their upcoming spring and summer “Desolatour” dates, set to begin on May 6 in Las Vegas, NV. The tour will run through July 7 when the band performs at Mosh Out to the Masses festival in Muncie, IN. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
In advance of the tour, MOTOGRATER is pleased to reveal a music video for their hard-hitting, melodic anthem “Daggers”. The track can be heard on the band’s 2017 full-length release, Desolation, released via Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group. Watch the video, directed by Matt Lord Zane in Los Angeles,now via Loudwire: http://loudwire.com/motograter-daggers-exclusive-video-premiere/
Guitarist Matthew “Nuke” Nunes says, “Firstly, we would have never been able to pull this off without the support of Mikey Doling at JaxxRock Ent and Angel Chavez at DW Drums. Shooting the “Daggers” video was a great experience all around. We are very proud of what we were able to accomplish. The director Matt Lord Zane and crew – especially the amazing Laney Chantal (makeup/paint) – were nothing short of incredible to work with. We would be remiss to not give a huge shout out to Mike Tempesta at Jackson EVH for loaning us the awesome amps and heads. MOTOGRATER is truly excited to show the world something we feel is a true piece of art. See you on the road soon!”
MOTOGRATER Desolatour dates:
5/6 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
5/7 – Bakersfield, CA @ 1933
5/8 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
5/9 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
5/10 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/12 – Idaho Falls, ID @ The Gem
5/13 – Kennewick, WA @ Eagles Lodge 2491
5/14 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
5/15 – Lewiston, ID @ 3rd Wheel
5/16 – Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall
5/18 – Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewery
5/19 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room
5/20 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
6/2 – Pipestem, WV @ Metal In The Mountains
6/16 – Danville, IL @ Slang Metal Fest @ Shovelhead Saloon
7/7 – Muncie, IN @ Mosh Out The Masses @ The Water Bowl
Formed in Santa Barbara, California the mid-90s, MOTOGRATER honed its creative industrial/tribal sounds and samples through playing and recording, and signed with Sever Records, founded by Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber and DevilDriver. MOTOGRATER evolved further thanks to dark, groove-oriented guitars, and in 2003, the band inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records, and put out its self-titled major-label debut to critical and fan acclaim.
2003’s acclaimed Motograter (Elektra Records) album launched a fiercely unique heavy rock band that was a breed apart from the nu metal masses, thanks to tribal body paint and the Motograter itself-a hand-made instrument created from industrial cable and guitar pieces that creates a singular bass sound. The 2003/4 radio singles “Down,” “Suffocate” and “No Name” put the band-then fronted by Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)–on the map. “Suffocate” landed in the film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; “Down” cracked the Top 3 Billboard Mainstream charts; and Motograter toured on Ozzfest 2003, as well as sharing stages with Korn, Marilyn Manson, Cradle of Filth, and many more.
After going on hiatus in 2005. They reformed in 2008 with a new lineup, putting out the Pre-Release EP in 2009, while their The Damned Holiday Tour thrilled old fans and made new ones. After touring and performing for the next few years with artists such as Pop Evil, Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Danzig, Anthrax, and more, MOTOGRATER discovered North Carolina native James Anthony Legion in 2015, and in early 2016, began recording their latest album, Desolation.
James Anthony Legion – vocals
Matthew “Nuke” Nunes – guitars
Jesse Stamper – guitars
Aeon Cruz – bass
Jonathan “Zero” Price – percussion/samples
Casey Cahill – Motograter
Ryan Ramirez – drums
Desolation (2017) LP
Pre-Release (2009) EP
Motograter (2003) LP