In This Moment Tentatively Planning To Begin The Recording Process For Their New Album In February

In This Moment are tentatively planning to hit the studio in February 2019 to start recording their new album. Guitarist Chris Howorth confirmed the news to Guitar Interactive magazine and also had the following to say about the songwriting process:

“It kind of depends. It could any way. The last two records we’ve done, we kind of went in with nothing — maybe a couple of ideas, or three or four little ideas, but really not much. The whole idea is to create it in the studio, and it’s fresh. And that’s what we did last time. And it does literally start from a little thing Maria [Brink, vocals] has in her head, or a guitar idea that Maria is, like, ‘Oh, I like that. I can sing over that.’ With this next album we’re getting ready to do, we’re actually working on stuff now so that we have more when we go in — just so that there’s a little less pressure. More than we know we like, so we’re not, like, ‘Eh, I don’t like that. Let’s start something else.’ And then there was two weeks that just went down the drain.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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In This Moment’s Maria Brink and Chris Howorth Premiere New Song “The Calling”

In This Moment’s Maria Brink and Chris Howorth are streaming a new song titled “The Calling.” The track was recorded for DC Comics’ “Dark Nights: Metal” soundtrack, which was put together by Tyler Bates and Mike Elizondo. The Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler, Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Mastodon’s Brann Dailor, and more previously contributed music to the series.

Brink commented:

“Being asked to be a part of this project is a dream come true. Ever since Chris and I started working together in In This Moment, we’ve fantasized about working on things like this. We are HUGE comic book/sci-fi/fantasy nerds and love everything about the DC universe. It was such an honor to work with Tyler Bates and Mike Elizondo and to be associated with something so iconic! We hope everyone enjoys the song as much as we do!”

In This Moment Premiere “Roots” Video, Guitarist Chris Howorth Exits Band’s Current Tour Early

In This Moment have premiered a new video for their song “Roots.” This song is from their latest album “Ritual.”

In other news, guitarist Chris Howorth has went home early from tour due to a “family emergency.”

In This Moment’s Chris Howorth Opens Up About Past Opiate Addiction

In This Moment’s Chris Howorth recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with acute arthritis in his neck and shoulders. Now, in a new interview with KBAT 99.9, he has opened up about his struggles with opiate addiction, which came as a result of his pain.

Here’s what he said:

“I went through a period starting in probably 2008 on tour where I started to dabble with opiates, just because of the pain in my neck. I would take one to help me with the pain after the show, and as everyone knows, one turns into two. And I started taking them before the show, ’cause it would make me have a better show. And that went on for probably about three years, and I think I did a lot of overreaching and overdoing it and I was masking, you know, what was going on.

And I’ve been clean now for about two years. And all the reality of what I’ve been doing to it came to a head over this break. And I had to basically go, ‘Oh my God I can’t even turn my head any direction at all. What am I gonna do?’ And went in to specialists and stuff, and I’ve been going through a lot of therapy and medications.

And I actually now have… compared to a normal person, it’s shockingly not a lot of range of movement, but compared to what I was, it’s actually really pretty good. So,I’m in a good spot right now… But I’m never gonna be able to do what I did before, whipping the dreads and cranking my neck. I have to kind of relearn how to perform on stage.”

He also added:

“It’s really dangerous and they’re so addictive and they feel really good, you know? They feel really good. They make you not feel that pain, but the problem is they’re highly addictive and once you take one, you feel better.

After taking one for a few days, one doesn’t make you feel better anymore, and then you need two, and then you need three. And there comes a point when you’re, like, ‘Oh, man. I can’t take this many.’ So you try not to take ’em anymore, and then you get physically sick—you feel like nauseous and your legs ache and you’re in this weird pain.

And the only thing that makes that go away is taking your opiates again. So it’s not even about the pain anymore; it’s about not feeling sick. It’s a horrible thing, man, and a lot of people are dealing with it.

And I’m here to say you can stop, and you can stop on your own; you don’t have to go into rehab. You just have to get real with yourself and do it. I know it’s really hard, so I’m not trying to make it seem easy. It’s been hard for me.”

“I mean every time we’d go on tour, I’d have to figure out a way to get enough pills to able to do the tour. And it’s a horrible way to live. It’s much better now. It’s a bummer that I did so much damage over the years and it caught up with me in this way and affected my band and our career a little bit here. It’s just a lesson, you know?”

In This Moment’s Chris Howorth Reveals That He Has Acute Arthritis In His Neck & Shoulders

In This Moment’s Chris Howorth has revealed that he has been diagnosed With acute arthritis in his neck and shoulders. He is undergoing treatment for the condition, and has offered the following update on Instagram:

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THANK YOU so much to all my friends and fans for all the supportive messages and concern over my injury. To give you a quick explanation of what happened I woke up 3 weeks ago in severe pain and unable to move my head in any direction, it felt like my neck was fused. I must have unknowingly injured it working the day before in our band storage unit. I immediately sought medical attention and now after 4 weeks of therapy and meds I am getting some mobility back. Unfortunately I have been diagnosed with acute arthritis in my neck and shoulders…It's something I'm going to have to live with from now on but I'm determined to continue writing and performing with my band. I am gutted that this affected our European tour but I am truly grateful for your support and understanding. We hope to make it up to you as soon as we can. I'm looking forward to seeing friends and fans this summer in the States. Chris

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In This Moment Cancel European Tour Due To Chris Howorth’s Injury

In This Moment have been forced to cancel their European tour. This decision was made due to a neck injury sustained by Chris Howorth.

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Howorth said the following:

“The people closest to me already know, but sadly, now it’s time for the world to know. I have injured my neck and am unable to move my head more than an inch or two in any direction & I now have the burden of making some pretty weighty decisions for myself. In order to continue performing live, I am aggressively seeking treatment & must remain at home in Los Angeles.

I am devastated that our European shows are affected by this but in order to keep moving forward with the band, it’s imperative to work on getting better. I cannot express how appreciative I am that we have such amazing fans & loving support from all over the world. I feel as if I’m letting you down & it breaks my heart. I truly hope to see you all again in the near future.”

Maria Brink added:

“It is so heartbreaking to me that we have to cancel this tour. The last time we were in Europe, I felt such fire & magic at the shows- I have been absolutely dying to get back. It’s a raw, rare energy that left a serious impact on us. It’s probably easy for everyone to think “why don’t you just go without Chris,” but the truth is, he is my partner, brother & one of my closest friends.

Throughout the years, Chris has stood strong by my side through everything- he’s never left me behind. I can’t bring myself to do this tour without him, it simply would not be In This Moment. Our fans would not be getting a true ITM show without him. We take this very seriously & are so deeply sorry to have to do this. We have unconditional LOVE our Europe fans. Chris is on top of taking care of himself & I firmly believe he can be back to playing soon. Blood Legion Forever.”

In This Moment Reveal Cover Art For New Greatest Hits Album

In This Moment have revealed the artwork for their new greatest hits CD/DVD, Rise Of The Blood Legion-Greatest Hits (Chapter 1). The album will officially be released on May 5.

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Maria Brink said the following about the compilation:

“Rise of the Blood Legion – Greatest Hits (Chapter 1) is a tribute dedicated to everyone who has risen with us through the blood, the sweat, the thick and the thin. We are honored to have such a beautiful connection with our Blood Legion family, It’s amazing that Century Media Records is releasing this compilation so everyone can hear our personal favorites over the last ten years. We love you all and the journey has just begun, Stay the course with us “We are immortal , We rise from the wraith, We are eternal, You are my blood legion My faith. This is for you.”

Chris Howorth added:

“This compilation is for the “Blood Legion” our die hard fans, We wouldn’t be doing any of this without our fans, this album is for them. The songs were hand picked by Maria and myself and we feel they show the growth of our band over the last 10 years, I hope everyone enjoys this. Thanks again for joining us on this incredible journey!”