In This Moment have announced their new album, titled “Ritual,” arrives everywhere July 21.
In This Moment’s sixth studio album will be released by Atlantic Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records and is available for pre-order now.
All pre-orders include an instant download of the album’s first single, “Oh Lord,” with additional instant downloads becoming available in the weeks leading up to the album’s release. Exclusive pre-order bundles, which include custom In This Moment branded rosary beads, are available now at the band’s website.
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.
The album includes a dramatic reimagination of Phil Collins’ classic “In The Air Tonight” as well as “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 via press release. “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,” added 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.”
In This Moment will support “Ritual” on a major North American tour, beginning June 20 at Peoria, Ill.’s Limelight and featuring support from Motionless In White, Vimic, Little Miss Nasty, and Starset. For complete details and ticket information, please visit here.
In This Moment made a stunning top 10 chart debut with 2015’s acclaimed “Black Widow.” The band’s fifth full-length release arrived at #8 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200, while also entering Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” tally at #3 – both marking In This Moment’s highest chart placement to date.
RITUAL TRACK LISTING
Black Wedding (Feat. Rob Halford)
In The Air Tonight
Joan of Arc
River of Fire
Half God Half Devil
No Me Importa
Lay Your Gun Down