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

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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/

Killers Confession Masks
July 20th

Fs Kris Fx gives the rundown on the A Killer's Confession "Final" deluxe pre-order mask, and why they are taking so damn long. WHY? Because they are fucking AWESOME. Each one painted, and stitched by hand. Also get your first look at the final finished mask, and find out WHY they are so awesome.

Please note as we get the masks into our warehouse, we will start shipping them with everything else. Thanks so much for your patience. There is still time to grab one at the link below, but please note, again, they will NOT ship until the masks are all finished and in our warehouse.

http://empmerch.com/product/killers-confession-vip-deluxe-pre-order-wmask/

Motograter
July 20th

Congrats #moto!!

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Mark Slaughter, Halfway There
July 19th

Looking to pick up EMP Label Group releases in store? Check out FYE who has many of our releases including Doll Skin, Mark Slaughter, and more, available in select retail locations!

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EMP Label Group
July 18th

Motograter at this year's Ink In The Clink Festival! [Photo by Harry Reese] The new Moto album 'Desolation' drops August 11th! Get yours at www.empmerch.com #EMPire

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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).

Tracklist:

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

Pre-order at: www.empmerch.com

More at: www.emplabelgroup.com

www.retargotom.com

2017 TOUR DATES:

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

THE DESOLATION TOUR

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

ALBUM CREDITS:

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

NEXT TO NONE PHASES PROMO
July 21st

Next To None, new album PHASES in stores now! On tour NOW with Doll Skin!!!

Order direct : http://empmerch.com/product/nexttonone-phases-cd/

NEXT TO NONE - The Apple (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
July 20th

If you haven't seen this, check out the official video for Next To None "The Apple" from the new album "Phases"

https://youtu.be/usnsetwZsxc

https://youtu.be/usnsetwZsxc

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THC Music & EMP Label Group Ink Distribution Deal with Kevin Wood's Wammybox Records
July 20th

Another HUGE announcement, THC : Music and EMP Label Group have inked a distribution deal with Kevin Wood (Devilhead/Malfunkshun guitarist, and brother of late Malfunkshun | Mother Love Bone vocalist Andrew Wood) and wammybox records to distribute releases from Malfunkshun, All Hail the Crown and more.. So excited about another amazing partnership!!!

The first release in stores will be MONUMENT, an amazing reissue of a seminal record featuring new music written by original Malfunkshun members Kevin Wood and Regan Hagar, to original lyrics by Andrew Wood, with vocals by legendary vocalist Shawn Smith (Satchel, Brad)!!

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EMP Label Group
July 19th

Great Doll Skin cover feature in Music Insider Magazine!

http://blog.musicinsidermagazine.com/2017/07/dollskin/

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