Into the Moat

into_the_moatInto the Moat is an American death metal/technical death metal band from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The band got its start in 2001 as Matthew Gossman’s one-man project, who recruited singer Brett Slutsky. Gossman played guitar, bass, and drums on the first demo. Slutsky soon left the band, which became a quartet with the addition of Kit Wray on bass, Steve Walbroehl (since departed) on guitar, Earl Ruwell on vocals, and Gossman on drums.

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. 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. The 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.

Other Information

  • Origin: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  • Genres: Death metal, Technical death metal
  • Years active: 2001-present
  • Labels: Lovelost Records, Metal Blade Records
  • Associated acts: All That’s Left
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Earl Ruwell IV – vocals
  2. Kit Wray – guitar
  3. Matthew Gossman – drums
  4. Nick “The Greek” Ziros – bass


  • “2 Song Demo” (2002) – Demo
  • “3 Song Demo” (2003) – Demo
  • Means By Which The End Is Justified (2003) – EP
  • The Design (2005)
  • The Campaign (2009)



~ by molco on June 1, 2009.

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