In This Moment to release ‘Mother’ album in August
In This Moment has set Mother as the title of its new album, tentatively due out in August. Guitarist Chris Howorth told Wisconsin radio station Razor 94.7/104.7, “This is our heaviest record since (2012’s) Blood . . . Now that it’s all done and I’m hearing it as one thing, I’m, like, ‘Damn! This is really heavy.’ So I think a lot of our fans are gonna really like that about it.”
Regarding the inspiration for the title, Howorth added, “It’s Mother in the sense of Maria‘s (Brink, In This Moment singer) a mother, mother Maria, but also Mother Earth. Mother is the key to life.”
Howorth also spoke about the band’s new stage show, which the band premiered earlier this month at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Florida. He explained, “We’ve always been theatrical; we wanted to take it up a notch. And it’s almost like a little Salem village come to life on stage. We have another dancer with us now. There’s three girls in addition to Maria, so there’s four of them up there now, which is really cool — it adds a whole another dimension to the show.”
Maria Brink told us a while back that the stage show has become an integral part of what In This Moment does: “The visual show to me has become so important. The music is the heartbeat of everything and I like the visuals to be just as large and just as big, and we’re really trying to create this show that nobody is bringing — all kinds of cool, really exciting stuff.”
In This Moment has a number of shows scheduled through the rest of the year, including summer festival appearances in the U.S., dates with Disturbed in early fall and a European tour in November.
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- Mother will follow up In This Moment’s 2017 LP, Ritual.
- That disc featured the singles “Oh Lord” and “Roots,” as well as an eerie cover of Phil Collins‘ “In The Air Tonight” and a duet with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford called “Black Wedding.”