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Motograter is an American nu metal band formed in 1995. They are best known for their homemade instrument, the "Motograter", designed with industrial cable and guitar pieces that creates a unique bass sound. The band is also known for painting themselves in a tribal style body paint for live concerts. Under the band's original line-up, they released two EPs, Hugh Chardon and Indy. Original singer, Zak Ward left the band in 2002, replacing him with Ivan "Ghost" Moody and released their so-far only studio album, Motograter in 2003. The band went under hiatus in 2005, disbanded after playing a one-time reunion show in 2006, until permanently reforming under a new line-up in 2008 featuring singer Michael "Angel" Woodruff. They released the EP, Pre-Release in 2009, and toured until the band's second split up in 2011. The band reunited again in early 2014.