German Doom Metallers The Moth published the official video for the first single “Dust” taken from upcoming fourth album “Frost” due out on September 22, 2023 via Exile On Mainstream Records. Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
The Moth 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. Catchy hooklines get stuck in the listener’s heart and mind like a dislodged meat hook, explaining why the band calls their style Doom-Sludge Pop.
Bass player and singer Cecile Ash reveals the touching story behind the single “Dust” in her own words:
“Two years ago I had breast cancer. During that time I discovered the writer Anita Moorjani and her own approach to cancer. After a near-death experience her tumor started regressing and she came out with a super positive, encouraging and empowering attitude. One of the essences of her attitude is rewriting the meaning of the word remission, used to describe the 5-10 years phase after a treatment when signs and symptoms of cancer seem to be fading or completely going away – before doctors would use the word cure. Moorjani reinterprets and sees it as abbreviation for “Remember your Mission” postulating a pledge for asking yourself: What is my mission, what am I here for? First and foremost, she says, it’s about just being yourself. “Dust” is about death holding the sword of Damocles of cancer recurrence over me. It says dagger instead of sword in the song simply because it did fit better with the music. It’s about remembering the mission of being yourself, which seems to be a strong force against a possible conquest and for a serious bye-bye to the ongoing threat.“
Exile On Mainstream presents “Frost,” the colossal fourth LP from German Doom Metal trio The Moth, confirming the album for September 22nd release.
After three albums on the fantastic This Charming Man label, The Moth now presents their label debut on Exile On Mainstream with “Frost.” Having honed their no-nonsense approach to Sludge/Doom metal on numerous tours and gigs, the band’s songs are virtually void of frills, instead opting to turn out hammer Heavy drums and riff-Heavy Rock as brutal as it is bewitching. Since their acclaimed debut “They Fall” in 2013, the Hamburg trio has regularly delivered tracks with a catchiness that is surprising for the genre. Kim Wilde-meets-Bolt Thrower, as they call it themselves, or like a review for the 2017 album “Hysteria” put it: “pop music played with a bulldozer.”
The Moth now takes this approach to new heights with their fourth album, “Frost.” Catchy lines get stuck in the listener’s heart and mind like a dislodged meat hook, explaining why the band calls their style “doom-sludge pop.” Lyrically, however, The Moth shows a new openness and vulnerability under the shell of raw power that the songs initially present. Experiencing and living through strokes of fate runs through the record as a recurring theme – all under a rough shell of distinctive and deliberately raw sound. Bassist/vocalist Cécile Ash, guitarist/vocalist Freden Mohrdiek, and drummer Curry Korr perform the dichotomy with a high recognition value. Boring riff hum and mantric stoner-esque repetition are not their thing. Anyone who experiences The Moth live will automatically find themselves in front of the stage with a biting head nod, a thirst for beer, and a fist clenched at hip height.
“Frost” was recorded live in only 24 hours, recorded and mixed by José Lorenzo at Bombrec Recording, and then mastered by Timo Höcke, at Die Wellenschmiede, and completed with artwork by Sarah Breen and layout by Cécile Ash. Emma Billingham and Emily Yardley provide additional vocals on “In The City.”
Pre-Order the album on bandcamp: https://the-moth.bandcamp.com/album/frost
- Me, Myself & Enemy
- In The City
Cécile Ash / Bass, Vocals
Freden Mohrdiek / Guitar, Vocals
Curry Korr / Drums