MOTIVE ‘Fight The World’ Via Vinyl Release; New Video & Summer U.S. Tour

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Phoenix, Arizona based thrashers MOTIVE are neck-wrecking deep into the 20th anniversary of the band’s existence, having originally formed back in 1999.

In 2018, the current recording incarnation of the band – Mike Niggl (vocals), Steven Buschart (guitar, backing vocals), and Zack Sewell (drums) – released their fourth full-length studio album. Initially issued in CD and digital versions, that album, ‘Fight The World‘, will receive its first-time release on vinyl format from Metal Devastation Records this July 12th.

Featuring ten ferocious tracks of unbridled, aggressive, take-no-prisoners heavy metal, this is the raw sound of the underground in full swing. Flesh shredding guitar riffs and incinerating solos, fierce rhythms, rapid-fire drumming, and hostility laden vocals meld in this chaotic, all-out discharge.


Track list:

01. Thrash Priest – [video]
02. One With The Water
03. Boycott Your Boycott
04. Evil In The Devil
05. Grass Ain’t Greener
06. An Act Of God
07. Goodbye Again
08. Digital Slave
09. Fight The World
10. Headstones And Pictures

To celebrate this upcoming vinyl release, MOTIVE are unleashing a new lyric video for the song “Goodbye Again“. It is streaming below and the band offered the following breakdown on the track:

Heavy driving groove, with some Thrash and Death that takes it to the next level. A song about past/ repeat/ bad relationships, bad habits, bad choices, break free once and for all.”

The manic forward momentum of MOTIVE will continue when the band kicks off their “Summer Fight Tour 2019” in the U.S. the day after the vinyl release. It will consist of 16 dates throughout the southwest and midwest regions; all appearances are listed below. The band’s touring line up will consist of:

Mike Niggl – Vocals
Steven Buschart – Guitar/Vocals
Wyatt Henderson – Drums

We are including a full stream of ‘Fight The World‘ here, with the vinyl edition set to arrive July 12th and available to pre-order HERE. Find other digital streaming and downloads available at the following links:

Spotify  /  CD Baby




– MOTIVE “Summer Fight Tour 2019” –

Jul. 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
Jul. 28 – El Paso, TX – The Rockhouse Bar
Jul. 29 – Amarillo, TX – T’s Bar
Jul. 30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Your Mom’s Place
Jul. 31 – Tulsa, OK – Bad Ass Renee’s
Aug. 01 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
Aug. 02 – St. Louis / St. Charles, MO – Red Fish Blue Fish
Aug. 03 – St. Louis / St. Charles, MO – Red Fish Blue Fish
Aug. 04 – Omaha, NE – Dr. Jack’s
Aug. 05 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Aug. 07 – Colorado Springs, CO – Legends Rock Bar & Grill
Aug. 08 – Denver, CO – Bar Bar
Aug. 09 – Farmington, NM – Studio 18
Aug. 10 – Gallup, NM – Juggernaut
Aug. 11 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Greenroom


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