Southern California's female-fronted rock act IN THIS MOMENT will enter the studio mid-February with producer Kevin Churko (who worked with the band on 2008's "The Dream") to begin recording its third album for a tentative June release via Century Media Records. Guitarist Chris Howorth states, "As I write this, we are furiously working on new songs for our upcoming CD, due out this summer.
"We made a decision early on that this was gonna be a darker/heavier album than its predecessor, 'The Dream', and we are so stoked on the new ideas we have been coming up with. Some of these songs are pure groove metal — it's so heavy — and the best part is that Maria Brink [vocals] and I are actually agreeing on a lot of this heavy stuff, where in the past there was a lot of clashing between us.
"We can't wait to unleash the new material on our fans and everyone else around the world."
IN THIS MOMENT has been confirmed for this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, which is scheduled to kick off on July 10 in San Bernardino, California. Also scheduled to appear on the Mayhem Festival Stage are ATREYU, NORMA JEAN and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD.
States Howorth: "I can't even begin to tell you how honored and excited we are to be part of the Mayhem Festival this year. It's pretty mind-blowing that we were asked to be on yet another huge summer touring festival in the U.S. We owe Kevin Lyman a huge thank you for putting us on the Warped Tour last summer and now Mayhem in 2010.
"Mayhem is gonna be huge this year. The lineup is fucking killer, with KORN, LAMB OF GOD, ROB ZOMBIE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and HATEBREED, among others. It's a great mix of rock and metal.
"We are really excited to play some of our new, heavy songs and really make an impact on the Mayhem crowd. We are also the only female-fronted band on the tour and it should help us really stick out from the all the other acts, but it's our responsibility to throw down for the ladies (haha, I can't believe I just said that).
"It's shaping up to be a huge year for IN THIS MOMENT, and again, we are honored and so grateful for the opportunity to be on Mayhem 2010."
IN THIS MOMENT's sophomore album, "The Dream", sold more than 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 70 on The Billboard 200 chart.
IN THIS MOMENT video for the single "Forever" can be viewed below. The clip was directed and shot in Los Angeles, California by David Brodsky (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, OPIATE FOR THE MASSES) of MyGoodEye.
"Forever" was the first single off "The Dream", which was released on September 30, 2008 via Century Media Records.
IN THIS MOMENT is represented by Mercenary Management, which is headed up by OZZY OSBOURNE/ex-ROB ZOMBIE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson.