A genre-defying alternative metal outfit founded in Santa Barbara, CA, Motograter was formed in 1995 and take their name from a homemade springed/percussion instrument that's made of heavy cable, cranks, and gears. With the release of new single "Dorian", the band is ready to build on its legacy and climb back to the top of the Hard Rock and Metal world. The song is off to the fastest start @ Active Rock Radio in the band's career, with more than 30 stations already playing the song. It is charting Top 30 on both the Billboard Rock Indicator chart and the Under The Radar Active Rock chart. EMP Label Group will release ‘Desolation’ on 8/11/17, Motograter’s 2nd full length album. The LP was produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). 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." The band is widely known for their image, notorious for covering themselves in tribal style body paint. In 2003, the band inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records and released the highly acclaimed. self-titled album, ‘Motograter’, featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch/Ghost Machine) on vocals. The song “Suffocate” was featured on the soundtrack to the film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". The song “Down” is featured on the EA Sports video game Nascar Thunder 2004. They have toured with Ozzy Osbourne and Ozzfest, 5 Finger Death Punch, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Chevelle, Disturbed, Ministry, Nothingface, Anthrax, Mushroomhead, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Voivod, and many more. The "Desolation" tour starts in Septermber.