FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Frontman IVAN MOODY Reunites With Former Band MOTOGRATER; Photos
June 10, 2016, 6 years ago
Ivan Moody, of Five Finger Death Punch fame, was in attendance at Whisky A Go-Go last night for the American Head Charge/Motograter show. Moody could be seen reuniting with various members; including guitarist, Matthew "Nuke" Nunes, for the first time since his abrupt exit from Motograter in 2006.
In 2005, Motograter announced their hiatus to give time for side projects. However, the band played a one time reunion show in 2006 at the Delicious Rox Festival. Ivan Moody announced onstage that it would be the last time he would perform with the band.
The unlikely reunion comes just days after Motograter announced the details for their sophomore album, Desolation, due out near the end of 2016.
Providing the artwork is 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. Shearon also worked on album sleeve artwork and merchandise designs for: Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.
Producing the new album is Ahrue Luster, current guitar player for Ill Nino and former guitar player for Machine Head. Mixing the album is Joshua Wickman (King 810, Within The Ruins).
Samples and electronics will be provided by Phil Western (known for his work with Skinny Puppy / Nine Inch Nails) among other collaborators not yet announced. Jon Berrier will also be lending additional engineering / production skills to the project.
Desolation is Motograter's first full-length album since the 2003 Elektra/No Name self-titled release featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) on vocals. Now fronting the band is James Anthony Legion (Deadform, The Breathing Process).
Motograter is currently on a full North American tour with American Head Charge, remaining dates are as listed:
10 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
11 - Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV
12 - Boardwalk - Sacramento, CA
13 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
14 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
15 - The Palomino - Spokane, WA
16 - Pub Station - Billings, MT
17 - Herman’s Hideaway - Denver, CO
18 - Aftershock - Merriam, KS
19 - The Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
20 - The Loft - St Joseph, MO
21 - Firebird - St Louis, MO
22 - The Reverb - Waterloo, IA
23 - Lookout Lounge - Omaha, NE
24 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
25 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN