John Moyer is best known for being the bassist for the heavy metal band, Disturbed . Prior to joining Disturbed, Moyer played in rock bands The Union Underground and Soak, both major label acts hailing from Texas. Having joined Disturbed in 2004, John’s playing can be heard on the band’s third (Ten Thousand Fists), fourth (Indestructible) and fifth (Asylum) studio albums. All three albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and between them they produced eight No. 1 singles on rock radio. John also played on the last Disturbed release, The Lost Children, a collection of B-sides and rarities. Disturbed was also nominated for a Grammy Award for their song “Inside The Fire” off the album, Indestructible. John joined Adrenaline Mob in 2012. As such, his most recent performances can be heard on Adrenaline Mob’s 2013 cover album Coverta and their 2014 record Men of Honor. In 2014 Moyer joined Operation Mindcrime (formally Queensryche) as a part time player before joining on full time in 2015. He can be heard on Operation Mindcrime’s upcoming album.
John is also the owner of Natural Ear Music Rock School in Austin, TX. His award-winning school has a long history in Austin of teaching music and performance skills to young rockers and of turning out a number of professional musicians in the process.
As a producer John works with independent rock and metal bands.
In 2011 John released a bass instructional video titled “Modern Metal Bass” for Rock House Publishing.
John has also penned the score for the video game, Scivelation (previously known as Salvation), a third-person shooter being developed by TopWare Interactive and Ukrainian developer, Black Wing Foundation for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is scheduled to be released in 2014.
John currently plays Spector basses and Hartke amps.
From 2008 to 2013 Moyer had a signature line of basses with BC Rich. He and the company produced his signature BC Rich Havoc. He also has a signature line of speaker cabinets and practice amps with Kustom featuring his own design of a skull engulfed in flames printed on the front.