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Throughout history, art rejoices and revels in the wisdom of women.
Within a deck of tarot cards, the High Priestess serves as the guardian of the unconscious. In
Greek mythology, the old oracles celebrate the Mother Goddess. William Shakespeare posited
portentous prescience in the form of MacBeth’s “Three Witches.” On their sixth full-length album
Ritual, In This Moment—Maria Brink [vocals, piano], Chris Howorth [lead guitar], Travis Johnson
[bass], Randy Weitzel [rhythm guitar], and Kent Diimel [drums]—unearth a furious and focused
feminine fire from a cauldron of jagged heavy metal, hypnotic alternative, and smoky voodoo
It’s an evolution. It’s a statement. It’s In This Moment 2017...
“It’s like we’re going into the next realm,” asserts Maria. “I had a conviction of feeling
empowered in my life and with myself. I always write from a personal place, and I needed to
share that sense of strength. I’ve never been afraid to hold back. Sometimes, I can be very
suggestive. However, I wanted to show our fans that this is the most powerful side of myself and
it’s without overt sexuality. It’s that deeper serious fire inside of my heart.”
“What Maria is saying comes from deep inside,” Chris affirms. “This time, we had a bunch of
ideas started before we hit the studio. There was a really clear direction. It’s different.”
The group spent two years supporting their biggest album yet 2014’s Black Widow. Upon
release, it seized their highest position to date on the Billboard Top 200, bowing at #8.
Simultaneously, it clinched #3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and spawned a series of hits
such as “Sick Like Me,” “Big Bad Wolf,” and “Sex Metal Barbie”—all cracking 8 million Spotify
streams each and topping Rock Radio. Meanwhile, the band’s signature smash “Whore”
crossed the 20-million mark.
Furthermore, the title track off In This Moment's 2012 album, Blood, has been certified gold by
the RIAA. A remarkable accomplishment, the companion music video for "Blood" has been
viewed over 27 million times.
Between headline tours, they incinerated stages everywhere from Rock On The Range to
Download Festival. In March 2016, Maria and Chris commenced writing for what would become
the new record with longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer
Kevin Churko [Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne] at his Las Vegas compound.
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