Motograter, American Wrecking Co., Toxic Zombie, Sweater For An Astronaut
May 16 • 7:00 pm• $14 - $16
Motograter was formed in 1995 and is most well known for their namesake instrument the “Motograter”, a mysterious contraption designed with industrial cable, guitar pieces and other components to create a unique, low, distorted bass sound. The band is widely known for their image, notorious for covering themselves in tribal style body paint. The early stages of Motograter’s career consisted of heavy experimentation with industrial sounds, samples and tribal drums. The band released two EP’s, Hugh Chardon and Indy, and in 2001 were signed to Sever Records (founded by Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber). The band’s sound continued to evolve, eventually incorporating a dark, groove-oriented guitar style that broadened the band’s appeal and reached a wider audience. In 2003, Motorgrater inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records and released a highly acclaimed self-titled album 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. Motograter toured on Ozzfest 2003. They have toured with Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Chevelle, Disturbed, Ministry, Nothingface, Kittie, Mushroomhead, Cradle of Filth, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Voivod, and many more.