IN THIS MOMENT Frontwoman Fields Marriage Proposals From 'Fans'

Chris Harris and Jon Wiederhorn of report that Maria Brink (MySpace profile) — the full-bosomed, pouty-lipped, heavily inked blond frontwoman for Southern California metallers IN THIS MOMENT — is reminded on an almost daily basis just how striking she is.

"There's definitely a lot of marriage proposals," she confided, before guitarist Chris Howorth, who runs the band's MySpace page, chimed in: "Every day, there's like five or six marriage proposals that come in, and all of her picture comments — there's about a 1,000 posts for each picture — they're all like, 'You're hot,' 'Will you marry me?,' 'You're hot.' It's retarded."

Brink — who sounds like a cross between LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe and EVANESCENCE's Amy Lee — shows a great deal of range on IN THIS MOMENT's inaugural studio outing, which immediately differentiates the band from other female-fronted metal outfits. Lyrically, Brink was inspired by challenges she's faced throughout her life, as well as by her son.

"Whether or not it's the past or something more recent, each song's based on things I've been through in my life," Brink explained. "Some of it's heart-wrenching and torturous for me to sing or scream about. But it was also cathartic for me. I was crying in the studio and fully upset, at moments. I think it helps my performance sound real. You can hear the pain in my voice. One song I wrote about my best friend, who died two years ago. I would pull all of his pictures out, and it helped bring me to that place while I was singing. It's important that people can feel what I'm singing about."



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