Few individuals throughout this world have the drive to create their own fate in life, resiliently defying all obstacles in their way. IN THIS MOMENT are a group of five people on the path to doing just that, with an eye on carving out their own destiny and refusing to let others deter their sole mission of becoming the biggest band in the world. Their highly acclaimed debut album, Beautiful Tragedy, produced by Eric Rachel (Atreyu, God Forbid), is a dynamic opus that proves they are well beyond their years.
IN THIS MOMENT spent the majority of 2007 touring relentlessly across the U.S. alongside Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Kittie and Walls of Jericho, leading them into a massive European tour with Devildriver to kick off the summer. This overseas run also afforded them the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of new people at some of Europe’s biggest festivals (Download, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park) alongside some of the genre’s most renowned acts as Iron Maiden and Korn, among countless others. IN THIS MOMENT capped off the summer of 2007 on Ozzfest and ultimately emerged as the fest’s most talked about artist.
IN THIS MOMENT have also been creating a buzz at commercial radio with their latest single for the track, “Beautiful Tragedy,” which song is currently Top 40 on the Active Rock charts with big support coming from outlets like Sirius Satellite Radio's "Octane," Seattle's KFNK and Madison's WJJO. The single has gathered over 2,000 commercially monitored spins and over three million in monitored audience.
The Southern California-based unit formed in 2005 when Chris Howorth (guitars) and Maria Brink (vocals) met via mutual friends and immediately realized they had similar interests. The duo quickly wrote five songs and called the project IN THIS MOMENT. Jeff Fabb (drums), who was playing in another band with Howorth, soon joined the fold, and the three of them entered the studio to record their first demo. The new tracks garnered overwhelmingly positive responses on their MySpace page, and the word started to spread. Blake Bunzel (guitars) and Jesse Landry (bass) rounded out the lineup, and soon their new material caught the attention of Century Media Records, who enthusiastically signed them to a worldwide deal.
IN THIS MOMENT quickly became one of the most talked-about artists within their local scene due to the intensity of frontwoman Brink and an undying work ethic. Their organic buzz quickly carried over to the band’s MySpace page, with over 125,000 friends and more than a million plays as of the end of 2006. Their invigorating mixture of metal and hard rock is sure to catch the attention of fans of acts ranging from AFI and My Chemical Romance to Bleeding Through and Atreyu. The diversity and depth of their songwriting is refreshing, and their musical prowess is simply undeniable.