In This Moment Biography
The story of this Alternative-Metal outfit began in Los Angeles, California USA, when in 2005, an Albany, New York native vocalist, Maria Brink connected with guitarist Chris Howorth. The two immediately realized that they had something special together; this union would soon be rounded out by Blake Bunzel on guitars, Jesse Landry on bass and Jeff Fabb on drums to form In This Moment, who just three years later performed to a sold-out crowd at the renowned Madison Square Garden opening for Ozzy Osbourne.
The quintet issued its debut recording, "Beautiful Tragedy", in March 2007 on Century Media; they spent the majority of that year touring relentlessly across the U.S. alongside Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation and Kittie in support of their debut offering, which was quickly embraced by media worldwide. However, it was in the fall of 2007 where the band proved that they could withstand any obstacle in their path as they embarked on a North American tour as direct support to Megadeth, ultimately garnering a new legion of fans across the country.
In 2008, In This Moment continued to carve out their own unique and exhilarating
chapter in the Hard-Rock genre, laying the foundation for an extremely
bright future; in September the band released its sophomore effort, "The
Dream", which peaked at #73 on The Billboard 200 chart led by the
album's first single, the Active-Rock minor hit "Forever".
The group kicked off 2009 with a bang embarking on a massive North American trek alongside Mudvayne and Nonpoint.
As members of the group prepare themselves to spend their entire summer as part of 2009's Warped Tour line-up, the band returned with a new offering, the two-disc set "The Dream - The Ultra Violet Edition", which featured their cover of the Blondie classic "Call Me".
July 2010 saw the release of "A Star-Crossed Wasteland" which marked the recording debut of new bass player Kyle Konkiel. The CD hit #40 on The Billboard 200 highlighted by the metalcore ballad "The Promise" on which Brink duetted with Otherwise frontman Adrian Patrick, this single reached the #39 position on the Active Rock chart. The album's opener, "The Gun Show", one of their hardest single, achieved slightly less success at Rock radio.
After many changes in the line-up, rhythm guitarist Randy Weitzel replaced Bunzel, bassist Travis Johnson joined as replacement for Konkiel and Tom Hane took over for long-time drummer Jeff Fabb, In This Moment scored an Active Rock top 10 smash with the single titled "Blood", off the band 2012's album of the same name.