Into the Moat

Into the Moat


Chaotic, technical death metalcore.


Started in May 2001 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL by drummer Matthew Gossman, Into the Moat started as a one-man project. Matthew recorded all the instruments for several demo tracks and showed them to friends to complete the band. Into the Moat was eventually pieced together composed of musicians between the ages 18 and 19. Once the line up was complete Into The Moat started playing countless shows working on their live performances, which can only be described as intense and powerful taking full command of the unsuspecting audience. Their style was refined in January of 2002 as then bassist, Kit Wray, moved onto guitar and assumed the main song writing responsibilities. The band released one EP on Lovelost Records in May 2003, which received rave reviews from the underground and gained the attention of Metal Blade Records. "Since this band started three years ago, we have wanted nothing more than to be on Metal Blade Records. They have been around for over 20 years, and we are extremely proud to be a part of something so successful, not to mention being amongst such awesome bands. It is a great feeling to have accomplished what once seemed like an unreachable goal. With MB's help, we are going to be able to take our band much further,” states Matthew

The band has definitely come a long way since their beginnings three years ago and has accomplished more on their own than most other bands that have the help and support of a label. Constantly working on live shows and fine-tuning their sound, Into The Moat have unquestionably proven themselves to be a necessity to a scene lusting for something new, bringing a redefined sense of creativity and talent to the forefronts of metal. From neck snapping blast beats and time changes to catchy and brutal break downs Into The Moat is sure to stand out among the masses of bands in the same genre.

The Design brings heavier and more complex songs from this young 5 piece that are already hitting the road to prepare for the new release. You will be able to catch the band live when they tour with label mates Winter Solstice & The Red Death, Black Market Activities artist PARIA & From A Second Story Window along with The Acacia Strain, Radiation 4, and All Shall Perish. This will not be a tour to miss as Into The Moat puts on a passionate live show that will leave you longing for more! The Design is sure to be an instant hit with any fans of Coalesce and old Dillinger Escape Plan.


Dead Before I Stray

Written By: Into the Moat

end me
but I am righteous
my right alone I honor
I am eternal
send my closest rivals
I am omnipotent
send your greatest Spartan
I suffer
but my strength grows
I plummet
But my dread lessens
Hatred is not infectious to all
where you are sightless
I walk sharp
I am the breath in the storm
I am your conclusion


The Design
(Metal Blade Records, 2005)
Means By Which The End Is Justified EP
(Lovelost Records, 2003)

Set List

about 20-25 minutes, all originals:

century II (intro)
empty shell
a settling of ways
dead before i stray
beyond treachery
none shall pass
battle-spawned lullabies