Episode 225 of the "Iron City Rocks" podcast (web site) features an interview with guitarist Chris Howorth of Southern California's IN THIS MOMENT. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
IN THIS MOMENT will release "Blood Special Edition", a two-disc set featuring the band's breakthrough album "Blood" and the bonus live DVD "Blood At The Orpheum", on January 21, 2014 in North America via Century Media. The set includes a bonus cover of the NINE INCH NAILS track "Closer" on "Blood", and the live DVD contains a full 100-minute concert shot in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this year, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.
In Europe, "Blood At The Orpheum" will be released on February 17 as a limited-edition standalone DVD, and digitally in an audio-only format.
The official "Blood At The Orpheum" trailer can be seen below
In North America, the album will be available in the following formats:
* "Blood" Special Edition CD with "Blood At The Orpheum" DVD (on sale January 21)
* "Blood" Special Edition CD with "Blood At The Orpheum" Blu-ray (on sale January 21 exclusively at Best Buy)
* "Blood At The Orpheum" digital audio release (on sale January 21)
* "Blood At The Orpheum" digital video release (on sale February 18)
* "Blood" Special Edition CD with "Blood At The Orpheum" DVD pre-sale packages including exclusive merchandise (available only at CM Distro)
Exclusive pre-sale bundles, including long-sleeve IN THIS MOMENT shirts, a tank dress for women, and seven-inch "Blood" singles are on sale now.
"Blood At The Orpheum" was filmed on May 21, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. IN THIS MOMENT partnered up with longtime supporter, radio station WJJO, as part of their Mayday Maylay concert series. The band had a bunch of surprises in store for this show, including rarely played songs from their catalog and an all-new stage show created specifically for this concert.
IN THIS MOMENT's DVD was directed by Brad Golowin who is known for his work with MISS MAY I and 10 YEARS, to name a few.
IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink told The Pulse Of Radio that before the band had a bigger stage production, she used to go out into the crowd and get the fans to form a pit around her. "I don't have to do it all the time anymore, 'cause now we have so much of a live performance and we're kind of upping theatrical everything onstage," she said. "But once in a while it's such an adrenaline rush. The other day I went out there and the funniest thing — I didn't realize it in the moment, but they told me afterwards that I said as I was walking through the crowd, 'Nobody touch me! I get anxiety!' 'Cause I spread the crowd open and walked through, and I said that! [laughs] And it works! I mean, they part the way!"
IN THIS MOMENT's "The Hellpop Tour II" launched January 2 in Portland, Oregon and will wrap January 25 in Cape Coral, Florida. The band will then make a return engagement on the Shiprocked cruise January 26-30, which sets sail out of Miami, Florida to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Joining IN THIS MOMENT on "Hellpop II" are BUTCHER BABIES in direct support, DEVOUR THE DAY and ALL HAIL THE YETI.