Into the Moat

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Into the Moat
Origin Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Genres Mathcore
Years active 2001–present
Labels Lovelost Records, Metal Blade Records
Associated acts All That's Left, Meridian Dawn
Members Earl Ruwell IV
Kit Wray
Matthew Gossman
Nick "The Greek" Ziros
Past members Johannes "Hon-Hon" Naranjo
Josh Thiel
Rob Shaffer
Steve Walbroehl
Jose Escobar
Travis LeVrier

Into the Moat is an American mathcore[1][2] band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It first achieved national acclaim when profiled in Alternative Press (AP) Magazine (November, 2003). The band has signed with Metal Blade Records, which released both their full-length albums, and has completed four national tours during 2004 and 2005.

Band history[edit]

The band got its start in 2001 as Matthew Gossman's one-man project. Gossman played guitar, bass, and drums on the first demo In January 2002 Johannes Naranjo (since departed) joined on bass while Wray moved to guitar.

Within a year, the group had recorded their debut 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.[citation needed] With only an informal agreement, Lovelost Records released the EP in May 2003. The EP and subsequent brief promotional tours for let the band to be signed by metal label Metal Blade, which released their first full-length album, The Design in March 2005, produced at Mana Recording Studios by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal; Morbid Angel). Rob Shaffer retired from the band the same year. He is now 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, and was released in March 2009 to positive reviews.[1][2]

Current lineup[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Johannes "Hon-Hon" Naranjo - bass
  • Josh Thiel - bass (retired 2005)
  • Rob Shaffer - guitar (retired 2005)
  • Steve Walbroehl - guitar
  • Jose Escobar - bass
  • Travis LeVrier - guitar



  1. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "Rev. of Into the Moat, The Campaign". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ a b Falzon, Denise. "Rev. of Into the Moat, Design". Recently Reviewed. Exclaim. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 


  • Bowar, C (No. 29). "Into the Moat: The Design". Outburn p 81.
  • Burgess, Aaron (V. 19 No. 200, March 2005). "100 Bands You Need To Know In 2005: Into the Moat". Alternative Press Magazine p 114.
  • Burgess, Aaron (V.19 No. 202, May 2005). "Into the Moat". Alternative Press Magazine p 144.
  • Dick, Chris (August 2005). "Into the Moat-Review". Metal Maniacs p 60.
  • Fletcher, Andrew (No. 18, 2005). "Into the Moat". Explicitly Intense p 10.
  • Glasper, Ian (No. 130, April 2005). "Into the Moat: The Design". Terrorizer p 76.
  • "Low Profile"(feature auth not ident) (No. 184, Nov 2003). "6 More to Watch: Into the Moat". Alternative Press Magazine p 28.
  • Mick, S (April–May 2005). "Into the Moat". AMP Magazine p 219.
  • Szpirko, Andrew (No. 6, 2005). "Interview with Matt Gossman-Into the Moat". Violence Magazine pp 22–23.

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