MOTOGRATER is back with a new lineup, including original guitarist Nuke, motograterist Bruce, Twitch on drums, Mylon on bass, Tyler on guitar, and brand new vocalist Angel (real name: Michael E. Woodruff), formerly of RELEVENT.
MOTOGRATER has been locked away in the hills of Sacramento this past year writing a new album. They are now entering the studio to record with MOTOGRATER's original producer, James "Jimbo" Barton.
Maintaining its signature mud-like paint, the band's tribal look lends an organic feel to its burnished industrial sound. Adding technically sound, guitar solos and heavy double-bass to the mix, MOTOGRATER is sick as ever.
What can be expected from the new album? "We are staying true to our roots... catchy melodies, fast paced beats... but we have a more modern, HEAVY sound," says guitarist Nuke.
MOTOGRATER's new album is expected mid-2009. A massive U.S. tour dubbed Halos and Horns — featuring MOTOGRATER and DARKSUN — will start on July 24 in Los Angeles and and end back in California on October 10.
MOTOGRATER 2009 is:
Angel (Michael E. Woodruff) - Vocals
Nuke (Matt Nunes) - Lead Guitar
Tyler Hole - Rhythm Guitar
Mylon Guy - Bass
Twitch (Jeremy Scheller) - Drums
Grater (Bruce Butler) - Motograter
MOTOGRATER was founded in 1995 by Bruce Butler, a.k.a. Grater. The band was originally a tribal group that experimented with hardcore screams and sampling. In 1999, they became more of a rock-styled band and began to use guitar samples before adding a proper guitarist. They released two independent EPs, titled "Hugh Chardon" (1999) and "Indy" (2000), with their original vocalist Zak (The Waz). He was later replaced by Ivan Moody (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), and the band signed with Elektra Records in 2002. The group released its self-titled debut album, "Motograter", on June 24, 2003, just before they toured the U.S. via a second-stage slot at Ozzfest 2003.
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