Santa Barbara's Heavy Rockers MOTOGRATER to Headline Several Concerts on Their 2018 DESOLATOUR

New Album, Desolation, Out Now via EMP Label Group

California-based, Billboard chart-topping hard rockers MOTOGRATER have a packed May ahead of them, performing several shows in their home state to follow up on the heat generated from their long-awaited second album, 2017's Desolation, which was released on Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson's EMP Label Group.

MOTOGRATER home state shows: 5/7 - Bakersfield, CA @ 1933TICKETS

5/8 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy DiverTICKETS

5/18 - Fresno, CA @ Full Circle BreweryTICKETS

5/19 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Viper RoomTICKETS

5/20 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar - FREE SHOW - Ages 21+ - Doors: 8:00 PM

Stay tuned for the upcoming release of a brand-new music video for the band's second single, "Daggers", directed by Matt Lord Zane in Los Angeles. The band is set to begin writing their third full-length album in the fall.

Last year, MOTOGRATER released the official lyric video for the first single, "Parasite," directed by Brian Cox of Gemini Syndrome and Hollywood Undead. Watch it here:

About MOTOGRATER Forming 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, MOTOGRATERdiscovered North Carolina native James Anthony Legion in 2015, and in early 2016, began recording their latest album, Desolation.

MOTOGRATER Online: https://www.facebook.com/motograter https://twitter.com/motograter1 https://www.instagram.com/motograter

MOTOGRATER is: Matthew "Nuke" Nunes - guitars James Anthony Legion - vocals Jesse Stamper - guitars Jonathan "Zero" Price - percussion/samples Ryan Ramirez - drums Casey Cahill - Motograter

MOTOGRATER Discography: Desolation (2017) LP Pre-Release (2009) EP Motograter (2003) LP

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