Before In This Moment took the stage at Rock on the Range, I had no idea what to expect. I have never seen the band perform live. I knew a lot of their music, and thought they would be one of the heaviest bands on the two day bill at ROTR. The band has played several festivals including Ozzfest and Mayhem, but this is the first time they performed at Rock on the Range.
When the band came out, I didn’t know whether to be terrified or extremely entertained. Once the beautiful Maria Brink and her ghastly band mates took the stage, I knew without question, it would be the latter. With the exception of Maria Brink, all of the members of In This Moment had their faces painted in a dark charcoal color, and masks over the lower part of their faces. In This Moment has a couple of newer members with Tom Hane on drums and Randy Weitzel on rhythm guitar, but face paint aside, you would have never known it.
Maria’s powerful vocals was the driving force behind the tight set the band played at ROTR. In This Moment played a few songs from their up and coming CD Blood. Based on the new songs I heard, In this Moment is going to have a very big year in the hard rock and metal world. Their set was definitely one of the highlights at the 2012 Rock on the Range.
You can check out the title track “Blood” below. Please check out our In This Moment gallery from Rock on the Range as well.