In This Moment have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new album. Ritual arrives everywhere on Friday, July 21.
In This Moment’s sixth studio album, Ritual, will be released by Atlantic Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records and is available for pre-order now.
All pre-orders will be joined by an instant grat download of the album’s first single, “Oh Lord,” with additional instant grat 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 webstore.
“Oh Lord” – which is also available now for streaming and individual purchase – arrives today at Rock radio outlets nationwide. The track is joined by a powerful companion video, streaming now.
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” 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. “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.”
In This Moment will herald Ritual on a major North American tour, beginning June 20 at Peoria, IL’s Limelight and featuring support by such like-minded bands as Motionless In White, Vimic, Little Miss Nasty, and Starset.
As if that weren’t enough, In This Moment are also set for two exciting support dates, joining Avenged Sevenfold on June 19 at Mt. Pleasant, MI’s Soaring Eagle Casino and Papa Roach on June 23 at El Paso, TX’s Streetfest.
The upcoming dates follow the just-wrapped “Half God Half Devil Tour,” the nearly sold out trek marking In This Moment’s first full-scale live assault since serving as special guest on last year’s blockbuster “Return of the Dreads Tour” with Korn and Rob Zombie. The band’s own hugely successful “Black Widow” headline tour included a wide range of sold out shows and stage-stealing festival appearances.
Ritual track listing:
02. Oh Lord
03. Black Wedding (Feat. Rob Halford)
04. In The Air Tonight
05. Joan Of Arc
06. River Of Fire
07. Witching Hour
08. Twin Flames
09. Half God Half Devil
10. No Me Importa
12. Lay Your Gun Down
IN THIS MOMENT ON TOUR 2017
19 — Mt Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino *
20 — Peoria, IL — Limelight %
21 — Memphis, TN — Minglewood Hall #
23 — El Paso, TX — Streetfest &
24 — Lubbock, TX — Lonestar Pavilion #
25 — Abilene, TX — Abilene Civic Center #
27 —Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom %
28 — St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
1 — N Myrtle Beach, SC — House Of Blues
2 —Norfolk, VA —The Norva
3 — Lancaster, PA — Freedom Hall %
5 — Portland, ME —State Theatre
7 — Asbury Park, NJ — Asbury Park Convention Hall
11 — Rockford, IL —Coronado Theatre
12 — Cedar Rapids, IA —McGrath Amphitheater
14 — Mansfield, OH — Ink in the Clink
15 — Inwood, WV — Shiley Acres Farm ^
19 — Little Rock, AR — Metroplex %
21 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheatre
22 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom
23 — Midland, TX — La Hacienda Center
25 — Wichita, KS —The Cotillion
26 — Des Moines, IA — 7 Flags Event Center
28 — Madison, WI — Orpheum Theater
29 — Rochester, MN — ayo Civic Auditorium
30 — Fargo, ND —Fargo Civic Auditorium
1 — Bismarck, ND — Bismarck Event Center
3 — Billings, MT — Shrine Auditorium
4 — Sturgis, SD — Ironhorse Saloon
5 — Lincoln, NE — Centennial Mall & M Street
* Supporting Avenged Sevenfold
# w/Starset; Motionless In White Not Appearing
& Supporting Papa Roach
% w/Motionless In White, Vimic, Little Miss Nasty
^ w/Motionless In White; Vimic and Little Miss Nasty Not Appearing
$ w/Motionless In White and Little Miss Nasty; Vimic Not Appearing