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Motograter is an American heavy metal band formed in 1995. They are best known for their homemade instrument, the "Motograter", designed with industrial cable and guitar pieces that creates a unique bass sound, and painting themselves in a tribal style body paint for live concerts.Who was the original inventor of the motograter?
Motograter was founded in Santa Barbara, California, in 1995 by Bruce "Grater" Butler, the inventor of the motograter instrument, and percussionist Joey "Smur" Krzwonski. In their early years they experimented with various sounds and instruments.When did Motograter sign to No Name Records?
After a period of inactivity, Motograter was released from Sever Records and later signed on to No Name/Elektra Records in 2002, when guitarist Neil Godfrey introduced label founder Steve Richards to the band.When did James Anthony Legion leave Motograter?
The band performed at Slipknot 's Knotfest the next year. In December 2014, Woodruff left Motograter; he was replaced with James Anthony Legion on December 17, 2014, from which they released their sophomore album, Desolation in 2017.