Prior to their last gig of their first UK headline tour in London, Metal Rules caught up with lead guitarist and band co-founder Chris Howorth to talk about life, music, touring and what’s next for In This Moment….
With well over an hour to go to doors at the Koko, there is already a queue forming for In This Moment. Playing in a sold out Koko for the last date of an extensive European tour, this one looks like it has the makings of a corker of a gig! Read the rest of this entry »
IN THIS MOMENT’s New Album In Stores Now, Check In From The Mayhem Festival and
Post New Video Message Online
After months of anticipation, the highly acclaimed new full-length IN THIS MOMENT album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, is now available in stores everywhere. The band kicked off their massive worldwide touring cycle for the new album by taking part in this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Fest, which started this past weekend. Check out a new video message from Maria Brink (vocals) now at the link below. http://bit.ly/c1bcMM
Also, the official video for the new track “The Gun Show” can be viewed now at the link below. http://bit.ly/d8bseP
The new IN THIS MOMENT disc will be exclusively available at the Century Media/Metal Army booth and this is the only place that the group will be doing any signings on the Mayhem Festival tour, so be sure to come say hello and get your disc signed. These signings are always 30 mins after their set, so don’t miss out on this special opportunity.
Chris Howorth (guitars) checks in with the following Mayhem Fest report: “After only two days of Mayhem Fest performances I can confidently say this is the most fun we have ever had on a tour. The crowds are massive and so pumped up for music. The first show in San Bernardino was a hell of a kickoff and there had to be over 10,000 people going ape shit. There were people waving t- shirts that were on fire and some guy was shooting off fireworks in the middle of our mosh pit. It was pure Mayhem indeed. The second show in Mountain View was just as crazy. We were the headliner of the second stage and although we were a bit nervous at first we couldn’t believe how many people stayed to watch us headline and to keep it interesting Maria jumped into the crowd and incited a huge circle pit around the front of house tent. It was certainly a sight to behold.
“We are beyond excited for the rest of the tour. We are doing exclusive signings every day at the Century Media/Metal Army booth and we can’t wait to meet everyone. Mayhem Fest kicks so much ass it’s hard to put it into words, so just come out and let all these bands kick your ass. On a side note our bus buddies Norma Jean turned out to be an outstanding group of guys and we are having a blast hanging out with them every day. Our new CD comes out today and we are really excited for everyone to hear our new stuff. Rock on!”
Just to further wet fans’ voracious appetites for this new material even more, the band has posted the new track, “Just Drive,” on their MySpace and Facebook page, so click on the links below now to check it out.
We are only just a mere few weeks away from the release of the new IN THIS MOMENT album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland (July 13th), and the reaction to the new single “The Gun Show” proves that this is one of the most anticipated metal releases of the year. Just to further wet fan’s voracious appetites for this new material even more, the band has posted the new track, “Just Drive,” on their MySpace and Facebook page, so click on the links below now to check it out. www.myspace.com/inthismoment or http://www.facebook.com/officialinthismoment
Chris Howorth (guitars) checks in with the following report: “As I write this we are currently nine days from the start of the Mayhem Fest. We have been holed up in our rehearsal studio for the last two weeks working on all the new songs and putting together our set list. We have dialed in a pretty brutal set comprised of songs from our first album and our new CD. We can’t wait to unleash these songs on the Mayhem crowd every day. Over the last two days we have also done a live performance for Fuel TV and an acoustic performance/interview for Revolver TV. Both performances went great and we were stoked that our good friend Adrian Patrick from Otherwise flew in to perform the song ‘The Promise’ with us at both events. It was crazy seeing a dude on stage singing with us, but it was also a really cool change from the norm.
“Maria and Adrian are singing this duet together and playing off each other so it’s really dramatic. Also, on a really cool side note, Adrian is planning to follow the Mayhem tour to perform ‘The Promise’ with us each day, so fans will get to see the song performed just like it is on the album all summer. We are releasing a new song called ‘Just Drive’ today and it’s one of Maria’s and my favorite songs from the album. It’s a driving up tempo song with an epic chorus and aggressive guitar work. We can’t wait for fans to hear it. We love you guys and will see you at Mayhem Fest!”
We are only just a mere three weeks away from the release of the new IN THIS MOMENT album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, and the reaction to the new single “The Gun Show” further proves that this is one of the most anticipated metal releases of the year. The band are extremely excited to partner up with Revolver Magazine to exclusively present their new cowboy themed video for “The Gun Show,” which was shot by acclaimed director David Brodsky (As I Lay Dying, Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder). Click on the link below now to check it out. http://www.revolvermag.com/video/detail/exclusive-video-in-this-moment-premiere-the-gun-show/
As the anticipation surrounding the imminent release of the new IN THIS MOMENT album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, continues to build up to epic proportions the group launches an in-depth track by track video commentary with Maria Brink (vocals) and Chris Howorth (guitars).
As the anticipation surrounding the imminent release of the new IN THIS MOMENT album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, continues to build up to epic proportions the group launches a special pre-order package deal where fans can purchase the new album now for $25 which also comes with an exclusive button, sticker, shirt and autographed photo. These materials can only be found in this CMDistro pre-order package bundle and supplies are limited, so be sure to click on the link below to get your order in now before they are gone. The CD can also be pre-ordered separately for the low price of $10.
IN THIS MOMENT also recently launched an eye-popping new MySpace layout along with a new video message from Maria Brink (vocals). The clip also debuts the beautiful album cover art for A Star-Crossed Wasteland, which is set for a July 13th release. Head over towww.myspace.com/inthismoment to check it out.
IN THIS MOMENT are extremely excited to be performing on this summer’s much anticipated Rockstar Mayhem Tour playing on the Mayhem Festival Stage alongside Atreyu, Norma Jean and 3 Inches of Blood. This tour will mark the start of the group’s official, massive worldwide touring schedule for their new full-length album. The group were also hailed by Alternative Press as “One of The Most Anticipated Releases of 2010.” Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/inthismoment to view their entire summer touring itinerary.
(***Transcription by Claudia with extra questions from Mortuai; Wacken Open Air 2005 live pics by Brat)
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