Motograter is a six-piece nu metal music group from Santa Barbara, California. The band is named after their homemade instrument, designed with industrial cable and guitar pieces. They often paint themselves before concerts as a sort of pre-concert ritual. The band is currently on hiatus, as some of the band members are currently working on numerous side-projects.
Motograter was signed to Elektra Records/No Name in 2002. Their self-titled debut album was released on June 24, 2003, just shortly before their first major tour began. This side stage gig at Ozzfest 2003 would ultimately lead to the band's struggles with Elektra. Like every other band on the second stage classified as nu metal (others included Twisted Method, Memento, and Unloco), Motograter's record sales did not improve as much as their record company had hoped. Just like the aforementioned bands, Motograter's camp didn't say much regarding their future after the tour had ended. Dates were announced for a tour in January of 2004, but due to it being poorly planned, there was no promotion or tour support from Elektra. The tour was canceled, but things were looking up, as the group hinted at Elektra be...
|years active||1999 – Hiatus|
|origin||Santa Barbara, California|
|music genre||Nu Metal|
|current members|| Ivan (Ghost)|
Chris Binns (Crispy)
Joey Krzywonski (Smur)
Bruce Butler (Grater)