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 anticipated debut album, Beautiful Tragedy, produced by Eric Rachel (Atreyu, God Forbid), is a dynamic opus that proves they are well beyond their years.
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.
IN THIS MOMENT closed out 2006 with a three-week national tour that saw them play alongside a number of different artists such as 3 Inches of Blood, 36 Crazyfists, Sworn Enemy and labelmates Diecast. The quintet kicked off the New Year with a bang, joining Kittie, Walls of Jericho, Dead To Fall and 36 Crazyfists for a massive U.S. tour.
The organic buzz surrounding the release of Beautiful Tragedy continued to build week’s before the album’s official street date as their track “Daddy’s Falling Angel��? became the most requested song on “The Devil’s Dozen��? countdown on Sirius’ Hard Attack channel. The disc’s captivating title track, “Beautiful Tragedy,��? also reached the top of the charts on “The Pipeline��? countdown on Sirius’ Octane channel, which is a further testament to the diversity and strength of the band’s material and another major accomplishment in their burgeoning career.
In 2007, IN THIS MOMENT begins to write their own unique and exhilarating chapter in the hard rock/metal genre, laying the foundation for an extremely bright future.