In This Moment released their sixth studio [12 track] album titled, 'Ritual' on July 21st 2017; we've reviewed the album below and have included the band's recent updates!
This year the band has released  new music videos in support of the album and they've announced a co-headlined all-female-fronted tour with Halestorm; special guests include New Years Day and Stitched Up Heart.
Commencing April 30th, 2018 in Houston; tour tickets are on sale now at this official link: http://www.inthismomentofficial.com/tour. Scan full tour dates below!
In This Moment band members include Maria Brink (Vocals, Piano), Chris Howorth (Lead Guitar), Randy Weitzel (Rhythm Guitar), Travis Johnson (Bass) and Kent Diimmel (Drums).
Breaking! The new music video from the album dropped April 27th, 2018 for [Track #03] "Black Wedding" featuring a duet with Judas Priest vocalist, Rob Halford.
Additionally, the full team kicked off the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards performing "Black Wedding" live.
MV Review | We thoroughly enjoyed the immaculate attention to detail setting the scene for the video at a cathedral; Maria Brink stuns with an all black gown and veil; Rob Halford acting as a priest. The lyrics here are key to the sacred satire:
Maria: "Priest are you there can you hear my voice; Do you hear my prayers are you out there; Forgive me priest for I have sinned; I know not what I do -"
Rob: "Mother I am here; I can hear your song; I can feel your fear; He’s done you wrong; Temptation fed his own desires; in the ring of fire; in my ring of fire tonight-"
Gif | "Black Wedding" MV
Live Review | Shockingly parallel production value to the music video, the elaborate scenery, make-up and costume translated well to the live stage. The striking addition here is the outburst interaction of the audience and the energy of the occult-dressed instrumentalists and masked back-up dancers in the midst of fog.
Gif | "Witching Hour"
According to Blabbermouth; vocalist Brink exclaimed that inviting Halford [Judas Priest] as a guest on 'Ritual'  was "an honor."
Adding, "It's common nowadays for musicians to collaborate on records without being in the studio together;" referencing when Brent Smith [Shinedown] was also a cross-national guest vocalist for the In This Moment album 'Black Widow' .
Additional Music Videos:
Track 02 | "Oh, Lord" | 05.12.17 : Opening the single as if speaking through a decrepit tape recorder, Brink begins, "Oh Lord, won't you save me - Save me from my soul; Oh Lord, won't you forgive me - For I have lost control." Visually, we embark into a broken down asylum; Brink sings in an all white veil and gown, holding a rosary; band members perform in a wooden shed with light breaking through. An additional scene includes Brink levitating from her bed! Gif Below:
Gif | "Oh, Lord" MV
Track 04 | "In The Air Tonight" (Phil Collins Cover) | 06.17.17: The iconic  Phil Collins original is linked here for reference; this cover by In This Moment is gritty and soulful, with a electric-goth take on the lyrics. The end of the song hits hardest! Enjoy our favorite YouTube comments by selected fans below:
Track 06 | "River of Fire" | 02.09.18: This is a promotional live video which starts with an introductory interview where Brink confides, "the whole album, 'Ritual' ['17] is this independent journey that I needed to go on in my life - if you went deep in the woods and left all technology, people and things behind - who do you find within yourself? It's about me wanting this storm to come to give me energy and new beginning through a cycle." Afterwards, colorful live-performance footage kicks in.
Track 11 | "Roots" | 04.02.18 | Live Video: The interview of Brink adds, "Family is everything to me; I'm a mother; My whole light is my son; and my mother. I have two mothers - they are sacred to me. Everything I do, it's them - for them, about them." We get to view a beautiful live-image of Brink with her son.
Track 11 | "Roots" | 11.31.17 | MV: Visit the HRTV Archives Linked Here:
"In This Moment Drop Video for "Roots" (on Halloween!) by Camran Ferrier.
In press of the tour, Brink expressed, "I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour. It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn't be more perfect. Lzzy [Halestorm] and I are already discussing the possibility of more tours like this in the future. Let the Amazons rise!"
Visit: http://www.inthismomentofficial.com/tour for tickets:
5/7 | Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE;
5/8 | Indianapolis, IN — Lawn At White River State Park;
5/10 | Reading, PA — Santander Performing Arts Center;
5/11 | Lowell, MA — Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell;
5/12 | Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony Summer Stage;
5/14 | Huntington, WV — Big Sandy Superstore Arena;
5/15 | Grand Rapids, MI — DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center;
5/16 | Rockford, IL — BMO Harris Bank Center.
July & August 2018
7.27 | Kansas City, MO - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena;
7.29 | Toledo, OH - Centennial Terrace and Quarry;
7.31 | Baltimore, MD - UMBC Event Center;
8.02 | Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena;
8.03 | Albany, NY - Albany Cap Center;
8.04 | Portland, ME - Maine State Pier;
8.06 | Buffalo, NY - Artpark;
8.07 | Columbus, OH - Express LIVE;
8.10 | Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove;
8.14 | Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewing Company Amp.;
8.16 | Spokane, WA - Star Theater at Spokane Arena;
8.17 | Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater;
8.18 | Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater;
8.20 | Medford, OR - BiMart Amphitheater:
(At The Expo, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Oregon);
8.21 | Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort and Casino;
8.23 | San Francisco, CA - The Warfield;
8.24 | Funner, CA - Harrah's Resort Southern California.