Drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson Parts Ways With Motograter

Motograter drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson has announced his departure from the group and it doesn’t seem like his exit was entirely amicable. His statement on the matter can be read below:

“It breaks my heart to release this statement. It looks like my time in the band Motograter has come to an abrupt and shocking end. I want to thank all my friends, the fans, and my extended music family for the support over the years. Like I always do, I will persevere in a major way. I truly loved the band, have always been a fan, and am proud of everything I was able to accomplish with the group.

For the past 4 years, I dedicated my life to that project. In that time, the majority of the activity you have seen coming from the Motograter camp was largely orchestrated by me. You won’t find many that will dispute that. When I first joined the band, it was in shambles; a hollow shell of it’s former glory. And so I made it my mission to help build the band back into something admirable and respectable.

Something the old fans would approve of and new fans could appreciate. It was a long, hard road to get there… but we made it happen. The only thing I have to say is I truly believe that vile, despicable, greedy, disgusting, horrible, evil people get theirs in the end… the universal law of Karma is inescapable.

I am currently available for tours, recording, and other music collaborations.

Noah “Shark” Robertson“

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Corrosion Streaming New Single “Prone To Dreams”

Corrosion – the multinational metal group formed by ex-Trivium drummer Nick Augusto and featuring vocalist/bassist Tommy Hjelm (Insense, Beaten To Death) and guitarists Christopher Cussell (Before The Mourning) and Martin Rygge (Insense, Beaten To Death) – will release a self-titled debut EP on March 27th via Mas-Kina Recordings.

This 3-track release was recorded by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios and Phil Pluskota at Redbeard Studios, and was then mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Studios in Sweden.

Today, Corrosion has teamed up with New Noise Magazine to premiere a second single off the EP. Check out “Prone To Dreams” below.

About this project Augusto stated: “It’s just four friends playing what makes us feel good and I really hope you all enjoy it. Really looking forward to making a full length and seeing everyone on tour soon. The idea for this project came together right after me and Trivium parted ways… All of us in Corrosion were friends already so it just felt right to start it up. I was an Insense fan, so going for a long shot them being all the way in Norway and I wanted to play in a band with them. We talked through emails and made it happen.

“We just wrote three songs and felt like it was a good introduction and a full length will come eventually. What you hear on this EP is just what we felt at the time and that’s what came out and it felt pretty damn good and clicked right away.”

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Nick Augusto Announces New Band Corrosion

A little less than a year after parting ways with Trivium, drummer Nick Augusto now returns with a brand new band called Corrosion, which also features members of Insense and Before the Mourning.

The group, with a line-up rounded out by vocalist/bassist Tommy Hjelm and guitarists Christopher Cussell and Martin Rygge, has already recorded three songs and will release them soon as a digital EP via Mas-Kina Recordings.

Today, the four-piece has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to stream the “Machine Says No” single. Give it a listen below.

Augusto also had this to say: “It’s just four friends playing what makes us feel good and I really hope you all enjoy it. Really looking forward to making a full length and seeing everyone on tour soon. The idea for this project came together right after me and Trivium parted ways… All of us in Corrosion were friends already so it just felt right to start it up. I was an Insense fan, so going for a long shot them being all the way in Norway and I wanted to play in a band with them. We talked through emails and made it happen. We just wrote three songs and felt like it was a good introduction and a full length will come eventually. What you hear on this EP is just what we felt at the time and that’s what came out and it felt pretty damn good and clicked right away.”

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Seven Year Storm Posts “Dyatlov” Video

Seven Year Storm, the Vancouver-based instrumental progressive metal band created by drummer Sean Lang with added support from guitarist Dean Lamb (Archspire), has teamed up with Exclaim! Magazine to premiere the video for “Dyatlov” online.

“Dyatlov” is taken from the upcoming EP “Aion I,” due out on February 24th as the first of two EPs set for release in 2015. Sean Lang comments:

“Inspired by the bizarre otherworldly events of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, this track (as well as the EP, ‘Aion I’) was never really meant to be released…until people heard it, demanded its release, and made it happen with a crowdfunding campaign. This instrumental track packs a punch, thanks to Archspire’s masterful guitar wizard Dean Lamb, who is featured throughout Aion I.”

1. Morphogenesis 4:58
2. Dyatlov 4:28
3. Virtue 4:30
4. Nazca Lines 5:23
5. Blue Car Syndrome 6:47

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Insurrection Reveals New Album, Streaming “Checkmate” Track

Insurrection has posted the new song “Checkmate” online, which can be heard in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band’s coming new album:

“Gatineau, QC death metal band Insurrection has blended its calculated technicality to create a signature mixture of merciless death metal that has emerged from the prominent Canadian scene.

“Growing, modulating and mutating into a machine of an aural onslaught since their conception in 2003 by founding members Martin Samson and Stef Jomphe, the band is officially unleashing their first crowd funded and third full length album ‘Prototype’ produced by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) on October 15th via Canadian label Galy Records. The album is the follow up to 2010’s ‘Fracture’, a dark prophecy of unforgivable times and a brutal soundtrack to the fall of man and 2009’s ‘Prologue’, which gave first life to the band’s monstrosity.”

Vocalist Stef Jomphe comments: “We’re really proud to finally bring Prototype to the masses. It represents the next step for Insurrection, trying out different ways to present our own sound, exploring different angles and methods! This is the result of several years of hard work along with amazing support from our fans and friends whom without, none of this would’ve been possible! Enjoy Prototype, you made it happen!”

1. Overprocessed (Intro)
2. Abattoir
3. The Chronophobes
4. Checkmate
5. Sueurs Froides
6. Hellfire
7. Trois Minutes de Carnage
8. Archetype
9. Prototype
10. They Rise
11. Bruits Sans Fin

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