California heavy rock veterans MOTOGRATER have announced the recording of their currently untitled and long-awaited sophomore album, tentatively slated for production in January of 2016. Ahrue Luster of Ill Nino, Terror Universal, and Machine Head will be overseeing production and handling all engineering duties.
This marks the band’s first official full-length release since their 2003 self-titled album, Motograter, released through Elektra/No Name. Motograter features former vocalist Ivan Moody, who departed from the band in 2006 to front Five Finger Death Punch. The band now features James Anthony Legion on vocals, formerly ofThe Breathing Process and Deadform.
In an official video statement, Ahrue Luster has announced his upcoming production duties. Watch here:
“As a producer, I plan to help them make the best record of their careers, something they’ll be proud of for the rest of their lives, and something that will bring them to the next level,” states Luster.
Guitarist Matthew “Nuke” Nunes states, “We are all really fucking proud of this new material… proud and grateful for the opportunity to finally see the second official Motograter record come to light.”
MOTOGRATER have announced a $10,000 crowdfunding campaign through GoFundMe.com, as part of anonline pre-order, which can be found here: www.gofundme.com/motograter
The band has released a video along with the campaign here:
MOTOGRATER recently released a new demo song entitled, “Portrait of Decay”, and have also released a music video for the song via Revolver Magazine. View the premiere here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/motograter-premiere.html
Matthew “Nuke” Nunes (Guitar)
Mylon Guy (Bass)
Joey Vice (Smur Drums/Samples/Backing Vocals)
Noah “Shark” Robertson (Drums)
The band has yet to reveal who is currently playing the Motograter instrument…