Interview with Chris Howorth (In This Moment)

In This Moment’s sixth studio album “RITUAL” was released through Warner Music on the 21st July. We took time out to speak with guitarist CHRIS HOWORTH about its birth and whats next for IN THIS MOMENT


In This Moment have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated sixth studio album RITUAL, which arrives everywhere July 21 and is available to pre-order now. All pre-orders will be joined by an instant grat download of the album’s first single Oh Lord, which is joined by a powerful companion video.

Produced by longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne), RITUAL sees In This Moment pushing their inimitably dark sound forward with a provocative sense of pervading doom and metallic blues power. Highlights include a dramatic reimagination of Phil Collins’ classic In The Air Tonight along with Black Wedding, a walk down the aisle of musical madness that sees lead singer Maria Brink sharing the mic with legendary Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.

“It’s like we’re going into the next realm,” says Brink. “I had a conviction of feeling empowered in my life and with myself. I always write from a personal place, and I needed to share that sense of strength. I’ve never been afraid to hold back. Sometimes, I can be very suggestive. However, I wanted to show our fans that this is the most powerful side of myself and it’s without overt sexuality. It’s that deeper serious fire inside of my heart.”

“When fans hear this, I want them to feel the music, whether they take away sadness, anger, or happiness,” adds lead guitarist Chris Howorth. “As a kid, I remember listening to records and putting them on repeat over and over again. I’d love for the world to listen and absorb this as a piece of work.”

Known worldwide for their dramatic live performances, In This Moment have received rapturous praise in a range of national outlets. “One of the most unique, diverse and theatrical live acts you could witness in heavy music today,” raved Loudwire. “Not only are they a powerhouse sonically but visually they are beyond captivating. With a bigger label backing them for ‘BLACK WIDOW,’ the production, sound and overall professional level of their concert experience has been elevated.

In This Moment are Maria Brink (Vocals), Chris Howorth (Guitar), Travis Johnson (Bass), Randy Weitzel (Guitar) and Tom Hane (Drums).

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