EMP Label Group
July 25th

August 24th, Doll Skin and Next To None will be stopping by Ellefson Coffee Co in Jackson, MN for a Meet and Greet and acoustic performance! Stop on by!

NEXT TO NONE - Pause (Lyric Video)
July 24th

Next To None - PHASES in stores now, or order direct from empmerch.com!

Megadeth Bassist and Adam Green Team Up to Create Ariescope Records - Dread Central
July 24th

Thanks to Dread Central for picking this up!

News | ArieScope Pictures
July 24th

Big news day today!!! EMP Label Group has created a new imprint with horror director/writer/producer/icon Adam Green, ArieScope Records, which will release an upcoming live LP from Adam's band HADDONFIELD, plus musical companion and soundtrack releases to Adam's film projects!!

MOTOGRATER Films Video For Latest Single In Creepy Famous Prison
July 23rd

Thanks to Metal Shock Finland for the Motograter coverage! 'Desolation' drops Aug. 11th! Get your copy at www.empmerch.com

Motograter - "Parasite" Official Music Video
July 22nd

"Parasite" is the first track from 'Desolation' the sophomore album from Motograter! Here is the official music video for the album version of "Parasite" made by Flarelight Films! Order your copy of 'Desolation' from EMP Label Group today! Releases August 11th! www.empmerch.com | www.retargotom.com #EMPire #motolives #desolationisuponus #theendisnigh #teamellefson Direct link to PreOrder: http://empmerch.com/product/motograter-desolation-cd-pre-order/

Motograter Film New Dorian Video In Shawshank Redemption Prison
July 24th

Motograter filmed the video for their latest single "Dorian" in the famous Ohio State Reformatory MRPS where Shawshank Redemption was filmed! "Dorian" moved up from #39 to #30 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts this week! Read about it here:


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July 24th

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Rock And Shock
July 24th

Huge announcement today!! Now only will Adam Green be appearing as a guest at Rock And Shock, but HADDONFIELD will be performing on Saturday with Superjoint, DevilDriver and tons more!! Grab your copy of HADDONFIELD'S upcoming arieScope/EMP release GHOSTS OF SALEM at the show!

Adam Green
July 24th

Huge announcement today from EMP Label Group and Adam Green! Super stoked to announce the formation of ArieScope Records!!!!

Motograter - Ink In The Clink | Dorian Behind the Scenes
July 23rd

Motograter recently filmed the music video for their latest single "Dorian" at the famous Ohio State Reformatory. The historic prison was built between 1886 and 1910 and remained in operation until 1990, when a United States Federal Court ruling (the 'Boyd Consent Decree') ordered the facility to be closed. While this facility was used in a number of films, TV shows and music videos, it was made famous by the film The Shawshank Redemption (1994) when it was used for the majority of the movie. Motograter traveled to Mansfield Ohio last week to perform Ink In The Clink 2017, on the prison grounds, alongside Three Days Grace, Theory of a Dead Man, Gemini Syndrome, Starset, 10 Years, 40 Below Summer and many more. During the festival the band met up with video director Chris Davis (Human Twelve) and shot the video for "Dorian" inside the creepy prison.

The band has made a documentary video of the experience which is included in the Motograter Tour Chronicles - Part 23. If you listen for it, there are several previews of the new album hidden throughout.

Motograter frontman James Legion states, "Recording in the reformatory was fucking awesome. That place has so much character. We are very thankful to the staff for letting us stay all night and work."

The song "Dorian" moved up from #39 to #30 this week on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts and is taken from the upcoming 'Desolation' album. On August 11th, 2017 EMP Label Group will release 'Desolation', Motograter's highly-anticipated sophomore album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions.

Art for DESOLATION was created by Mister-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 as well as artwork for some of the biggest names in rock music, such as Godhead, Ministry, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Powerman 5000, Biohazard, American Head Charge, Rammstein, Fear Factory and Kill Devil Hill.

Desolation marks the band’s first full-length album since the 2003 Elektra/No Name self-titled release featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch) on vocals. Motograter is now fronted by James Anthony Legion (Deadform/The Breathing Process).


1. Parasite

2. Dorian

3. Victim

4. Paragon

5. Bleeding Through

6. Misanthropical

7. Daggers

8. Portrait of Decay

9. Locust

10. Rise (There Will Be Blood)

11. Shadows

Motograter is:

James Legion – Vocals

Matthew "Nuke" Nunes – Guitar

Jesse Stamper – Guitar

Mylon Guy – Bass

Noah "Shark" Robertson – Drums

Dustin "Skunk" Anderson – Motograter

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7/13 - OKC, OK - Thunder Alley

7/14 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird

7/15 - Mansfield, OH - INK IN THE CLINK

7/18 - Denver, CO - The Roxy

9/9/2017 - Headlining TitanFest in Fife Washington


9/27 San Diego CA Brick By Brick

9/28 Tempe AZ Club Red

9/29 Farmington NM Top Deck

9/30 El Paso TX Rock House

10/1 Odessa TX Far West Event Center

10/2 Lubbock TX Backstage

10/3 Dallas TX The Rail Club

10/4 Austin TX Grizzly Hall

10/5 Corpus Christi TX House of Rock

10/6 Lake Charles LA The Centerstage

10/7 Houston TX BFE

10/8 New Orleans LA Southport Music Hall

10/9 Marietta GA Swayze's

10/10 Panama City FL The Dungeon Tavern

10/11 Tampa FL The Orpheum

10/12 Margate FL O'Malley's

10/13 Winter Park FL The Haven

10/14 Jacksonville FL Nighthawks

10/15 Fayetteville NC The Drunk Horse

10/16 Spartanburg SC Ground Zero

10/17 Murfeesboro NC Zakk's Coffeehouse

10/18 Sevierville TN Club 1341

10/19 Richmond VA Canal Club

10/20 Halthorpe MD Fish Head Cantina

10/21 Clifton NJ Dingbatz

10/23 Amityville NY Amityville Music Hall

10/24 Providence RI Firehouse 13

10/25 Reading PA Reverb

10/26 Buffalo NY Mohawk Place

10/27 Heath OH Muddy Creek Saloon

10/28 Camp Hill PA The Underground

10/29 Lansing MI The Loft

10/30 Louisville KY Trixie's Entertainment Complex

10/31 Toledo OH Frankie's

11/1 Westland MI The Token Lounge

11/2 Battle Creek MI The Music Factory

11/3 Racine WI Route 20

11/4 Braidwood IL Top Fuel Saloon

11/5 St Louis MO Firebird

11/6 Valparaiso IN Big Shots

11/9 Ringle WI Q&Z Expo Center

11/10 Omaha NE The Drinkery

11/11 Merriam KS Aftershock

11/12 Denver CO Herman's Hideaway

11/15 Las Vegas NV Beauty Bar

11/16 West Hollywood CA The Viper Room

11/17 Pomona CA Characters

11/18 Santa Ana CA Malone's


Produced by: Ahrue Luster

Mixed by: Joshua Wickman

Additional Production: Jon Berrier, Joshua Wickman, Motograter

Engineered by: Ahrue Luster at Illustrious Productions, Joshua Wickman at Dreadcore Productions, and Jon Berrier at BlackPlate Productions

Additional Guitar Tracking: David Chock

Digital Editing: Ahrue Luster, Mike Blanchard, Jon Berrier

Additional Guitar Editing: Oscar Rangel at Notal Studios

Samples by: Aleksi Oksa

Additional Samples by: Justin Fowler, Ahrue Luster, Jon Berrier

Artwork by: Mister Sam Shearon