Motorfinger is a grungy hard rock band based in Oslo, Norway. The band has loads of attitude and has one hell of a live performance.
The sound of Motorfinger is like taking an excellent element from each of the legendary grunge bands and forming something entirely new and wholly contemporary. Their charging guitars are sometimes chunky and low-slung like Alice in Chains', sometimes melodic and epic sounding, like Mother Love Bone's, and sometimes simplistic and couched in power chords, like Nirvana's. Their drums are crashy, smashy, groovy, and Grohl-ian. Daniel Garjás' vocals are a cross between Layne Staley, Eddie Vedder, and Phil Anselmo. Their compositions are reminiscent of other great alternative bands of the era as well, such as early Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Tool, Audioslave, Helmet, and Stone Temple Pilots.
Motorfinger have played support for bands like UGLY KID JOE, D-A-D, Truckfighters, Black Debbath and many more.
"They sound rather like the big hit albums of Soundgarden or Alice in Chains, so very powerful and high-quality"
Motorfinger are the 2015 winners of Hard Rock Café's Hard Rock Rising Norway band competition.
Motorfinger was a finalist in Marshall Amps world wide band competition. The finale was held at Marshall Theatre in England and they ended as runner up for the title.
Mobile operator NetCom has used Motorfinger's music in a big campaign for selling the Marshall Stanmore. Motorfinger is scheduled for the RockArt Festival 2015 with acts like Black Debbath, Honningbarna, Lillasyster ++. They are also scheduled for Stena Line's Rock The Boat 2015.
In 2013 Motorfinger recorded the EP Coming In Clear. Produced by Bjarte Lund Rolland from the band Kvelertak. Mix and master by Ronnie Björnström from the band Aeon..
In 2011 Motorfinger released their debut EP Best Of. This is mastered by Dave Collins (Soundgarden, Linkin Park, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath, Motley Crue). Geir Bratland from the band Dimmu Borgir plays the hammond organ on the EP.
Vocalist Maurice Adams has among others played in the band BREED. Guitarist and composer Tommy Fossli have earlier played with among others IHSAHN and MORTIIS.
"Motorfinger sounded american and supertight. And with one hell of a stage presence.
I thought it was fantastic. It was a power display."
Maciej Ofstad (Kvelertak) in the Hard Rock Cafe Live Jury
Motorfinger is inspired by bands such as Tool, Deftones, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters and Audioslave.
"One of Norway's most underrated bands. Can someone please tell my why this band is not signed?"