Motograter, Toxic Zombie, American Wrecking Co. 945, Vial... Experiment, Sweater For An Astronaut

May 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

On Wednesday, May 16, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes Motorgrater, Toxic Zombie, American Wrecking Co. 945, Vial…experiment and Sweater for An Astronaut.

Motograter was formed in 1995 and is most well known for their namesake instrument the “Motograter”, a mysterious contraption designed with industrial cable, guitar pieces and other components to create a unique, low, distorted bass sound.  The band is widely known for their image, notorious for covering themselves in tribal style body paint.  

The early stages of Motograter’s career consisted of heavy experimentation with industrial sounds, samples and tribal drums. The band released two EP’s, Hugh Chardon and Indy, and in 2001 were signed to Sever Records (founded by Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber).  The band’s sound continued to evolve, eventually incorporating a dark, groove-oriented guitar style that broadened the band’s appeal and reached a wider audience.

In 2003, Motorgrater inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records and released a highly acclaimed self-titled album featuring Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch/Ghost Machine) on vocals. The song “Suffocate” was featured on the soundtrack to the film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  The song “Down” is featured on the EA Sports video game Nascar Thunder 2004.

Motograter toured on Ozzfest 2003.  They have toured with Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Chevelle, Disturbed, Ministry, Nothingface, Kittie, Mushroomhead, Cradle of Filth, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, Voivod, and many more.


Embalmed with the foundation of American Rock N Roll and rejuvenated with decades of iconic influences, Toxic Zombie has been reborn from the slowly rotting corpse of modern music to bring back the undead drive of straight-forward brain eating rock!

Toxic Zombie has self-produced two full length Albums (Poison The Airwave; Live Toxic, Die Toxic) one E.P (intoxicated), three Music Videos (Gypsy, Run For Your Life, Embrace The Horror) and a lyric video for the most recent single (Liar).   The Portland-based is currently working on a follow up to Live Toxic, Die Toxic entitled Going Viral and will be releasing singles along the way for fans to enjoy and possibly help guide development.  New music videos and lots of live shows throughout the Pacific Northwest will continue to increase.

Being completely self-funded independent artists enables Toxic Zombie to bring the fans what the fans want.  Versus the laboratory concocted monsters that just stumble around for a while then fall down, Toxic Zombie represents the undying spirit that embodies Rock N Roll culture of all genres and stand by the statement: “Rock N Roll is UnDead!”



Tacoma’s American Wrecking Company is a fusion of many influences -- metal, punk, rock and everything in between.  With camaraderie and mutual love for making music, AWC lays down infectious rhythms, choruses and face-pounding verses.  The music combined with a stage presence seldom matched.  American Wrecking Company leaves fans with an insatiable appetite for more.

Band members are TJ Cornelius (vocals), Randy Bebich (guitar), Ben Reynard (guitar), Jeff Bloomfield (bass) and Dylan Hickey (drums).


Vial...experiment is a hard rock/metal band hailing from Eugene with a live show that brings both excitement and energy to any stage or venue they play.  Formed in 2007 by Kevin Wayne "Kevlar" Richardson guitar/vocals, with a few lineup changes along the way, Mike Nelson/guitar, F.A./bass, Tim Benton/drums round out the lineup.

Vial...experiment is a powerhouse musical juggernaut with an imminent album release and tour dates coming soon.  Collectively the band notes its influences as Alice In Chains, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Elvis, CCR, Pantera, Sepultura, Tool, Black Label Society, Mudvayne, Hellyeah and so many more...



Colton Williams and Chris Phillips are two founding members of the band Northwest Royale.  This is their new creation: Sweater For An Astronaut.

Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 day of show.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 7:30.







Door Time: 
May 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
$14 Advance, $16 Day of Show