Motograter Frontman James Anthony Legion Is The Latest To Exit The Band


Unsurprisingly, there’s been some more volatile developments in the lineup of Motograter with frontman James Anthony Legion having exited the group. He addressed his exit via social media, stating:

“I have officially left Motograter. I put this announcement off for a couple of days now, but I figured it was best to go ahead and be up front about it.

I am greatful for all the experience and opportunity this band has given me, but it’s time for me to move on.

Motograter will continue on without me and I am NOT done with music by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, there will be another project announced shortly. Stay tuned.”

His departure comes on a wave of apparent exits from the band. Earlier this year it was revealed that the band had replaced their bassist Mylon Guy with Aeon Cruz without informing him prior, leaving him to find out he was no longer a member via the internet.

Then came a report of a mass exodus of members from the band—a report which the group denied. Less than a month after that guitarist Jesse Stamper confirmed he had left the outfit.

A look at the band’s Wikipedia suggests that the reports of a mass exit may have not been so erroneous with five of the band’s seven members being listed as having joined this year. Percussionist/sampler Jonathan “Zero” Price is listed as having the second longest tenure in the band, having joined in 2017. The only constant has been guitarist Matt “Nukes” Nunes.

Not all of these lineup changes have yet to be verified entirely by the band themselves, but notably William Martinez is listed as apparently being the band’s new frontman.

After being dumped from the band last year, former drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson slammed Motograter guitarist Matt “Nuke” Nunes, alleging drug abuse and violent behavior. Current plans for Motograter include the below tour with Orgy, Brand Of Julez and The Crowned.

08/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
08/18 Greeley, CO – Moxi Theater
08/20 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
08/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
08/22 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/23 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/24 Austin, TX – 3Ten ACL Live
08/25 Laredo, TX – Ethos Live
08/26 McAllen, TX – Yerberia Cultura
08/28 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
08/30 Atlanta, GA – Hell @ The Masquerade
08/31 Sanford, FL – West End Trading Company
09/01 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
09/03 Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/04 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater
09/06 Stanhope, NJ – The Stanhope House
09/07 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
09/08 Amityville, NY – Revolution
09/09 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
09/10 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grill
09/11 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
09/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/13 Highland, IN – The Room
09/14 West Dundee, IL – RocHaus
09/15 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Concert Lounge
09/17 Omaha, NE – Bourbon Saloon
09/18 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
09/19 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
09/21 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
09/22 Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live
09/23 Los Angeles, CA – Club 1720
09/25 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
09/26 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
09/28 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
09/29 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

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