Into the Moat
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|Into the Moat|
|Origin||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA|
|Labels||Lovelost Records, Metal Blade Records|
|Associated acts||All That's Left, Meridian Dawn|
Earl Ruwell IV|
Nick "The Greek" Ziros
Johannes "Hon-Hon" Naranjo|
Into the Moat is an American mathcore band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It achieved national acclaim when profiled in Alternative Press magazine in November 2003. The band signed with Metal Blade Records, which released both of their full-length albums, and completed four national tours during 2004 and 2005.
The band started in 2001 as Matthew Gossman's one-man project. He played guitar, bass guitar and drums on the first demo. In January 2002, Johannes Naranjo (since departed) joined on bass guitar and Wray moved to guitar.
Within a year, the group had recorded their first EP, Means by Which the End is Justified. Engineered by Jeremy Staska at Studio 13, the album was "discovered" by Lovelost Records after a song on the group's website drew their interest. With only an informal agreement, Lovelost Records released the EP in May 2003. The EP and subsequent brief promotional tours led the band to be signed by the metal label Metal Blade, which released their first full-length album, The Design, in March 2005. It was produced at Mana Recording Studios by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel). Rob Shaffer left the band the same year. He is now[when?] a member of Dark Castle.
The Campaign, nearly four years in the making, was again produced and mixed by Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios and mastered by Alan Douches. It was released in March 2009 to positive reviews.
Current line up
- Earl Ruwell IV - vocals
- Kit Wray - guitar
- Matthew Gossman - drums
- Nick "The Greek" Ziros - bass guitar
- Johannes "Hon-Hon" Naranjo - bass guitar
- Josh Thiel - bass guitar (left 2005)
- Rob Shaffer - guitar (left 2005)
- Steve Walbroehl - guitar
- Jose Escobar - bass guitar
- Travis LeVrier - guitar (Entheos, ex-Scale the Summit)
- "2 Song Demo" (2002) (self-released)
- "3 Song Demo" (2003) (self-released)
- Means by Which the End Is Justified (Lovelost, 2003)
- The Design (Metal Blade, 2005)
- The Campaign (Metal Blade, 2009)
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- Szpirko, Andrew (No. 6, 2005). "Interview with Matt Gossman-Into the Moat". Violence magazine pp 22–23.