Story by Scotty J
Photos by Ambler Irby
There can be NO DOUBT that the American heavy metal band, Motograter, is one of the most theatrical and intense bands on the scene today. Although they are a bit of an enigma, having only produced two full length albums in over 20 years, their status in the heavy metal world is undeniable. While Ivan Moody may be the most widely recognized frontman for the band, it’s Michael Woodruff (Angel) who’s back at the helm and more passionate than ever. There is talk of a 2019 tour. A follow up from ‘Desolation’ is in the works. All that said, frontman Michael Woodruff is keeping his pipes well polished with a brainchild of his own.
Whether it’s Motogrator or Woodruff’s other project, The Alpha Complex, metalheads worldwide will be entertained! Motograter does represent themselves as a rather intimidating entity with their full body paint. When Angel takes off that paint, he showcases a whole new persona and vocal sound with The Alpha Complex. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet, you’ve got to check this out!:
THE ALPHA COMPLEX – TIL THE END LYRIC VIDEO – Playlist
Woodruff: “One thing that always stuck with me. Somebody once told me, and I wish I remember who? You’re only as good as your last great thing. So if you go away from that in the public eye, that becomes pretty haunting when you leave a band like Motograter and you’re trying to get another band going. You quickly see how far how far it is down (hand gesturing). It doesn’t matter what band you’re in. If you put time into it, and the industry has put time into it, that band is going to be up here (hand gesturing) and you’re going to be down here (hand gesturing). Now if your fans and your friends and the industry allows you, you will come back up rather fast.”
See the full conversation below:
Michael Angel Woodruff is pulling double duty with Motograter and The Alpha Complex
Now that Motograter has reunited with Angel, there’s no doubt great things lay ahead for those guys. At the same time, if you haven’t checked out ‘The Alpha Complex‘, this is an absolute must!
he Alpha Complex – Til The End Official Music Video
Motograter photo gallery – Photos by “Out With Ambler”