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Interview with In This Moment vocalist Maria Brink

5 August 2011 4 Comments

By: Andrew

In This Moment Band Photo 2011

Miss Maria Brink and In This Moment

A Star-Crossed Wasteland was arguably one of the best albums released in 2010 and certainly the strongest of In This Moment’s career. Century Media’s budget for the record aside, it should have done better. “World In Flames” should have been their crossover hit. The beauty of this record lies in its pacing. It’s a solid album, bookended by an absolute slamming opening track and closed out by a beautiful piano ballad.

Tom Pestock

Maria Brink's current man Tom Pestock

We were originally scheduled to record this on Wednesday, July 20th, but In This Moment’s bus broke down somewhere in New Mexico. Therefore, the audio was recorded two days later on Friday, July 22nd, the day they kicked off their run on the 2011 All Star Tour. I have to admit, when they announced this tour, I went crazy with excitement. In all my years, I’ve never seen a lineup so powerful.

I wasn’t too happy with this spot. I expected it to be much better. So, there’s a lot of typical rock radio questions, and really nothing is said here that hasn’t been said a million times before. I’m glad to hear they’re going to have a much larger budget for their fourth record. Hopefully, those extra funds will go towards the marketing of quality songs. I think it will be tough to top A Star-Crossed Wasteland, but we’ll see.

We also talked about Maria’s boyfriend, Arizona Cardinals guard Tom Pestock. Let me clarify some of the comments I made during the show. I’m from New York City, and over the years, I’ve watched it become a concrete jungle version of Los Angeles. The men here are tiny. The men here are whiny. They’re not guys. 99% of them are in pants so ridiculously tight I have no clue how blood is flowing to their feet. I miss the days where New York City was a feared entity. Now, it’s just another, “Like, Oh My God, I am like soo going out to be buh-ombed tonight,” type place and it’s disgusting. So, anytime a woman is dating a man of size, I support it.

What are you waiting for? TheAll Stars Tour! Killer metal! Get your tickets now.

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  • ALL KNOWING FORCE: Andrew Bilach (author) said:

    It has just come to my attention that comments made on this article as well as the Bury Your Dead article, and maybe one or two more, we caught in our site’s spam filter.

    This will all be fixed shortly and your comments will post soon.

    Some of them were vicious. But, hey, freedom of speech.

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  • Elephant Sleeper said:

    In all my years of reading online sites, I’ve never seen anyone slam their own interview like this guy slams his. Counterproductive to say the least.

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  • ArchedIsisByleveling said:

    Elephant Sleeper,

    You’re right. Most people wouldn’t dare put down their own work – or a work they’re involved in – on their own site. It’s not “counterproductive” – it’s honest. My gripe with AKF is that the content is few and infrequent but I come back time and time again because of the brutal honesty expressed. It’s refreshing.

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  • wes said:

    They outdid themselves on this last CD. They keep getting better

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