The Hellpop II Tour came to Cincinnati, Ohio’s Bogart’s on Sunday night, but there was a little problem. You see, In This Moment had to postpone their show, as Maria Brink has been ill.
With the absence of the tour’s headliner, Bogart’s and the other bands on the Hellpop II Tour decided to make this a free show. Anyone could walk in and check out this event, and judging from the packed house at Bogart’s, many did.
Before the Mourning, All Hail The Yeti, Devout the Day & Butcher Babies took advantage of the situation by electrifying the crowd with their heavy, hair flying metal. The Cincinnati fans loved definitely loved every minute of it. The show had more crowd surfers than I have seen at any local events in quite some time. All of the bands were great, but it was the Butcher Babies who stole their show.
Devour The Day singer, Blake Allison joined in the crowd surfing fun during the band’s set, and The Butcher Babies’ Heidi Sheperd and Carla Harvey got up close and personal singing to the crowd atop the Bogart’s pit barrier, while the security scrambled to hold them up, and manage to deflect the onslaught of crowd surfers that made their way into the pit.
This show could have easily been cancelled, but instead it turned out to be a great night of metal in Cincinnati. In This Moment & Butcher Babies will return to Bogarts on February 3rd, 2014. Don’t miss them!
Wed 1/8 Kansas City, MO The Midland By AMC
Fri 1/10 Arlington Heights, IL HOME Bar
Sat 1/11 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s
Sun 1/12 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Tue 1/14 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Wed 1/15 Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo
Fri 1/17 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Sat 1/18 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
Sun 1/19 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Tue 1/21 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
Wed 1/22 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
Thu 1/24 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Fri 1/25 Cape Coral, FL Dixie Roadhouse
Album Package On Sale January 21, 2014 in North America;
Exclusive Pre-Sale Packages Available Now At CM DISTRO;
DVD Trailer Out Now
“WHORE” Remix EP On-Sale Now At iTunes
THE HELLPOP II Tour To Launch January 3 With
BUTCHER BABIES, DEVOUR THE DAY & ALL HAIL THE YETI
“WHORE” Single #16 At Active Rock Radio
Band To Set Sail On SHIPROCKED Cruise In January
IN THIS MOMENT and Century Media Records are proud to announce the release of ‘BLOOD’ Special Edition, a two-disc set featuring the band’s breakthrough album ‘BLOOD’ and the bonus live DVD ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’. The package is set for a January 21, 2014 release in North America and includes a bonus cover of the NINE INCH NAILS track “Closer” on ‘BLOOD’, and the live DVD featuring a full 100-minute concert shot in Madison, WI, earlier this year, behind the scenes footage and interviews. In Europe, ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ will be released February 17 as a limited edition standalone DVD, and digitally in an audio-only format.
CLICK HERE to watch the official ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ trailer.
In North America, the album will be available in the following formats:
- ‘BLOOD’ Special Edition CD with ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ DVD (on sale January 21)
- ‘BLOOD’ Special Edition CD with ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ BLU-RAY (on sale January 21 exclusively at Best Buy)
- ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ digital audio release (on sale January 21)
- ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ digital video release (on sale February 18)
- ‘BLOOD’ Special Edition CD with ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ DVD pre-sale packages including exclusive merchandise (available only at CM Distro)
“Whore” is the third single from ‘BLOOD’, and continues to climb at radio, where the track currently sits at #16 with a bullet on the Active Rock charts. Released in August 2012 on Century Media Records, the album made the highest debut of the band’s career, entering the Billboard Top 200 at No. 15 and selling more than 20,000 units first week. The record has emerged as one of the best selling rock albums of the past year, recently surpassing 200,000 in sales according to SoundScan.
The video for “Whore” [CLICK HERE to watch] is turning heads with its stark, voyeuristic feel, combining the theatrical aplomb that marks IN THIS MOMENT’s live performances with visuals that are as compelling as they are disturbing. Directed by Robert Kley, who was also at the helm for the band’s “Adrenalize” [CLICK HERE to watch] and “Blood” [CLICK HERE to watch] videos, “Whore” co-stars MOTIONLESS IN WHITE frontman Chris Motionless. “His look is so perfect for the dirty vintage feel of the video, and he was a perfect gentleman while being violated by me,” says ITM frontwoman Maria Brink.
- “Whore” (album version)
- “Whore (Nikka Bling Remix)”
- “Blood (Sluggo Remix)”
- “Adrenalize (Mr. Kane Remix)”
- “The Blood Legion (Mitch Marlow Remix)”
IN THIS MOMENT are kicking off 2014 with THE HELLPOP TOUR II. Set to launch January 3 in Seattle, WA, the month-long tour wraps January 25 in Cape Coral, FL, where the band will then make a return engagement on the SHIPROCKED cruise January 26-30, which sets sail out of Miami, FL, to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. For more information, visit www.shiprocked.com. Joining IN THIS MOMENT on HELLPOP II are BUTCHER BABIES in direct support, DEVOUR THE DAY and ALL HAIL THE YETI.
Two Crowd Surge fan packages are available for the January run, one with a ticket and pre-show meet-and-greet, and the other including a ticket, t-shirt and meet-and-greet. For more details on fan club packages, please visit the official In This Moment Facebook page. Tickets for all shows are available now, and complete dates are listed below.
IN THIS MOMENT HELLPOP TOUR
(BUTCHER BABIES, DEVOUR THE DAY & ALL HAIL THE YETI in support):
07: Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
08: Kansas City, MO – The Midland By AMC
10: Arlington Heights, IL – HOME Bar
11: Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
12: Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
14: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
15: Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo
17: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
18: Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
19: Huntington, NY – The Paramount
21: Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
22: Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
24: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
25: Cape Coral, FL – Dixie Roadhouse
(featuring FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, SEVENDUST, TREMONTI, BUTCHER BABIES, CANDLEBOX and more)
26-30: Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
IN THIS MOMENT online:
IN THIS MOMENT is:
MARIA BRINK – vocals
CHRIS HOWORTH – lead guitar
TRAVIS JOHNSON – bass
RANDY WEITZEL – rhythm guitar
TOM HANE – drums
DEVOUR THE DAY (@devourtheday)–featuring former Egypt Central members Joey “Chicago” Walser (bass, backing vocals, songwriter) and Blake Allison (lead vocals, guitars, drums, producer, co-songwriter)–released their highly anticipated debut album, TIME & PRESSURE, today on Fat Lady Music. It’s now streaming in its entirety on Revolver magazine’s website, which can be found here: http://bit.ly/12bXBSj. Lyric videos for “Good Man” as well as “Handshakes To Fistfights” can be found on the band’s YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/devourtheday.
The first single, “Good Man,” has already sold close to 10,000 singles online, and has been heating up the Active Rock radio airwaves since its release last month, and as a result, it’s currently bulleted at #29 on the Mediabase Active Rock chart and is bulleted at #32 on Billboard‘s Active Rock Tracks chart. It’s getting spins SiriusXM’s “Octane” channel (where it was the #2 most played song last week and is currently #13 and climbing on the weekly “Big Uns” countdown), WIYY (Baltimore), WJJO (Madison), WIIL (Chicago), WBUZ (Nashville), KILO (Colorado Springs), WBYR (Fort Wayne), WQBK (Albany), WWBN (Flint) and others. Program Directors at stations around the country have been chiming in about their excitement about the new music:
“’Good Man’ is a stand out song from the first listen. Egypt Central was a big band for 98Rock, and the early signs are this could be bigger! I wanna be a ‘Good Man!’”
— Steve Huber – WIYY/98Rock (Baltimore MD)
“’Good Man’ is already Top 5 phones! This song sticks out and sounds awesome on the air.”
— Tony LaBrie – WWBN/Banana 101.5 (Flint, MI)
“Awesome song! Already getting good research. It’s nice to get a solid record like this to play, and I feel it’s going to be a big hit in Colorado Springs.”- Jack Mehoff, KILO (Colorado Springs, CO)
Iconvsicon.com described the album as a “…powerful wall of sound,” while Metalholic.com noted, “TIME & PRESSURE does justice to their reputation for crafting great rocks songs with an empowering message” and Ampkicker raved, “This is a brutally good record.” And Emurg.com agrees: “TIME & PRESSURE is an album filled with in-your-face lyrics, guitar driven tracks, and an energy that keeps the listener on their toes throughout the entire duration of the album.”
In touring news, DEVOUR THE DAY will perform their first-ever concert in Flint, MI on Saturday, May 11 at the Machine Shop, followed by shows with Buckcherry and Hinder, as well as a trek with Sevendust and Otherwise. Joining Allison and Walser on the road will be Bury Your Dead/Walls of Jericho drummer Dustin Schoenhofer and former Egypt Central guitarist Jeff James.