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German doom/sludge metal trio The Moth signs with Exile On Mainstream; new album coming this fall!

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Hamburg, Germany based doom/sludge metal trio The Moth has signed with Exile On Mainstream to release their new album in September 2023.

The band comments: “10 years ago Chris at This Charming Man Records gave our young and totally unknown band the chance of its life and signed us. This kickstart led to great opportunities and unforgettable memories. Forever grateful!!
We now signed to Exile On Mainstream, joining Andreas Kohl and our bros and sisters in Treedeon and Might. Excited for everything that is to come!!”

Courtesy of Earsplit PR:

Exile On Mainstream welcomes fellow Germans The Moth and their groove-heavy brew of doom/sludge metal to the label for their impending LP.

Label owner Andreas Kohl states, “Just as a good friend recently put it: ‘This band, with this lineup and this sound – it was just a question of time until they land at your shores. They just belong to Exile On Mainstream.’ The friend, Germany’s renowned Metal radio icon Jakob Kranz, envisioned what we kinda felt but didn’t know. So did we finally achieve becoming a label that defines through a certain sound? Have we become so predictable? Not at all. I mean come on, The Moth might be a power trio with their sound deeply rooted in sludge, a woman on bass creating the most thundering base a lover of the heavy could wish for, and they might share a certain approach to music and loving what they do with the likes of Treedeon and Might, but it’s not the sound. The Hamburg-based act got here based on the binding element in our universe: friendship.”

“I have said it before: we either are friends, or we become it by working together. So, welcome to the tribe, The Moth! With three albums under their belt, all released by the fantastic brethren at This Charming Man, the members are no newbies and have honed their no-nonsense approach to sludge/metal/doom on numerous tours and gigs. Their songs are virtually void of frills, instead opting to turn out hammer heavy drums and riff ready rock ’n’ roll. As brutal as it is bewitching. With a fourth album in the making, we are thrilled to welcome The Moth.”

The new album by The Moth is under construction now. Expect a release in September 2023, with more details to post over the Summer.

Before the new album is even finished, The Moth has already confirmed a string of release dates including shows with Thronehammer and labelmates Treedeon with more to be posted shortly.

The Moth Record Release Shows:
9/22/2023 Störtebecker – Hamburg, DE w/ Treedeon
10/03/2023 Alte Meierei – Kiel, DE w/ Thronehammer
10/04/2023 Fundbureau – Hamburg, DE w/ Thronehammer
10/05/2023 MTC – Cologne, DE w/ Thronehammer
10/06/2023 Immerhin – Wuerzburg, DE
10/07/2023 Keep It Low Festival – Munich, DE

The Moth is:
Christian Korr Drums
Freden Mohrdiek – Guitar, Vocals
Cécile Ash – Bass, Vocals

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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