IN THIS MOMENT to Claim Their Throne at ROTR

Upstate New York’s very own Maria Brink and her kick-ass band, In This Moment, returns to Rock on the Range for the second time this Sunday, continuing to support their latest record, Blood.

Forming in 2005, lead vocalist, Maria Brink, and lead guitarist, Chris Howorth, started out with a small group, adding a third member, Jeff Fabb (former drummer), and named the band Dying Star. They eventually changed their music direction and the name to the one we all know, In This Moment, and added two more membersBlake Bunzel (former guitarist) and Josh Newell (former bassist). Later in 2005, Newell was replaced by Pascual Romero after leaving the band, who was immediately replaced by Jesse Landry. In 2009, Landry was replaced by Kyle Konkiel, who was replaced by their current bassist, Travis Johnson in 2010. By 2011, Fabb and Bunzel left the band and both were replaced by the current drummer, Tom Hane, and guitarist, Randy Weitzel.

Their first record, Beautiful Tragedy, was released in 2007 and the following year, their sophomore album, The Dream was dropped. In 2010, A Star-Crossed Wasteland was released with their well known singles, “The Gun Show” and “The Promise” featuring Otherwise’s singer, Adrian Patrick. In the summer of 2012, In This Moment successfully released their fourth album, Blood, with leading singles, “Blood” and “Adrenalize”.

In This Moment has featured in many festivals over the years such as Ozzfest in both 2007 and 2008, Warped Tour in 2009, Download Festival in 2009, Mayhem Festival in 2010, Music as a Weapon V tour in 2011, and Uproar Festival last summer as well as Rock on the Range last year.

It will be New York’s very own dark angel’s scream that will haunt everyone till the end of the festival. Be sure to catch them this Sunday, it will be one not to miss.