In This Moment: The Godmode Tour

    In This Moment: The Godmode Tour
    23 May 06:30 PM
    Until 23 May, 11:15 PM 4h 45m

    In This Moment: The Godmode Tour

    place The Wellmont Theater 5 Seymour St, Montclair, NJ 07042 expand_more
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    Prepare to be captivated by the theatrical and powerful performance of In This Moment on THE GODMODE TOUR at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 PM. Led by the dynamic vocalist Maria Brink, In This Moment delivers a unique blend of metal, hard rock, and theatricality that promises an unforgettable live experience. With their mesmerizing stage presence and hard-hitting music, fans can expect a night of high-energy and emotional intensity. From hits like "Whore" to "Blood" and beyond, this is a concert that promises to leave a lasting impression. Don't miss your chance to witness In This Moment's electrifying performance at one of Montclair's premier live music venues.

    With a Grammy nomination (“The In-Between,” 2021), platinum and gold record sales, multiple
    Top 25 entries on the Billboard Top 200 (“Black Widow” and “Ritual”), hits including “Whore,”
    “Blood,” and ”Adrenalize” and career streams of more than 1.3 billion, you’d think In This
    Moment might rest on their laurels. Instead, they’ve created GODMODE, 10 dynamic songs that
    mark a new high for the quintet, further cementing their legacy in the heavy music world. Proof
    positive is in GODMODE’s first single, the industrial-heavy yet ultra-melodic “THE PURGE,” and
    its darkly cinematic video directed by Jensen Noen (Bring Me The Horizon, Demi Lovato). From
    the portentous start of the ‘90s-tinged “GODMODE” with Maria Brink’s powerful primal scream
    to the pitch-perfect cover of Bjork’s 1995 “Army of Me” to the impassioned pain to partnership in

    The L.A.-based band’s eighth album finds vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth
    writing the most powerful songs of their career. “We’re always striving for reinvention and
    growth. It’s been 10 years since our Blood album, and there’s been a lot of transitions
    happening, this year particularly, but it all felt so meant to be,” explains Brink.
    Top talent aided and abetted In this Moment; Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills guests on the
    pointed and pained “DAMAGED,” and several songs were co-written with Tyler Bates, the
    award-winning producer and composer of numerous film, television, and video game scores. In
    fact, the initial collaboration with Bates, the moody, haunting mid-tempo winner “I WOULD DIE
    FOR YOU” ended up both on the John Wick: Chapter 4 soundtrack and as the last cut on

    In This Moment, a touring juggernaut who’ve slayed stages worldwide at Ozzfest, Warped Tour,
    Download, Knotfest and Rocklahoma, put out Mother in 2020, during the pandemic, giving fans
    something to hold on in during that bleak time, and earning “The In-Between” the band’s first
    Grammy nod. It was 2021 when Howorth and Brink first wrote with Bates on “I WOULD DIE
    FOR YOU.” Following that collaboration, the duo were writing organically, for pleasure, not
    focused on the next album. As the pandemic waxed and waned, Howorth learned programming,
    and created music around synthwave sounds, which Brink leaned into. Her lyrical ideas arose
    both from soul-searching and “humanity and so much crisis and so many heart-wrenching
    things in the world. That negativity and darkness is how songs like ‘THE PURGE’’ came about,”
    Brink explains.

    The end result is that when In This Moment went into the studio in January 2023, the easy flow
    had allowed them to compile the most songs they’d ever written at one time, songs the entire
    band loved. Longtime producer Kevin Churko helped shape ITM’s sound starting in 2008, but
    for GODMODE, his son, Kane Churko, was at the helm. “Kane’s got all the strengths that his
    father taught him–everything, all the bells and whistles, but he’s got some new tricks because
    he’s a younger generation, he’s hungry,” says Brink.
    Kane was the perfect match for In This Moment’s inspired songs “During the pandemic, just
    writing versus writing with a pressure that music has to be for an album, allowed us the freedom
    to make the record we made,” says Howorth.

    GODMODE’s songs gained even more strength in the studio, with Kane shaking up the band’s
    usual m.o. even further. “Having some songs by Tyler influenced us as well,” Brink explains. “It
    was scary for the band, but it ended up flowing just so beautifully. We felt very experimental.”
    That flow gave the album its name and theme. GODMODE isn’t religious, rather it’s an
    expression for a triumphant flow state where all comes together seamlessly, coalescing into an
    ultimate form. As Brink sings in “GODMODE,” “You got me feeling so high / You lift me off of my
    feet yeah / You got me feeling like, feeling like / I’m in Godmode.” In video games – Howorth
    plays the game “Destiny” – “God mode” also refers to a code that makes a player invincible.
    “There’s a spontaneity in this album that you can hear. It’s a little more visceral. And that we’re
    not with Kevin, who has done all our albums except for our very first, fans will hear those
    differences too, which is really cool and exciting for us,” Howorth says. “We had all this built-up energy from the last three years, we felt angst, we felt we had a lot to release,” furthers Brink. “And we were letting it loose organically, while also playing with different time signatures and interesting things like that.” “We use an 8-string on the album, which we haven’t done before,” Howorth says. “We did some different tunings, and it can definitely be freeing from guitar standpoint, the way we did things this time. Working with Kane was different and more off the cuff, being in the studio, getting creative and just trying a bunch of different stuff on every song. It was a really good experience.” As fans of Brink’s lyrics know, life in and around In This Moment hasn’t always been easy. As Brink recalls, “When I met Chris, I was just a starry-eyed girl with huge dreams. And he was in a Pantera-like metal band!” She told Howorth she wanted a heavy lineup that could sell platinum and win Grammys. The band had an early manager who told them it would never happen. But his dismissiveness only fueled In This Moment’s fire, energy and fight. “We’re just relentless,” says Brink. “Anything’s possible if you really put your mind and energy into it.”

    For GODMODE, that energy also went into the “THE PURGE” video, where director Noen
    brought his artistry and next-level talent to Brink’s storyboard ideas. The larger-than-life video
    themes and sets have been translated into In This Moment’s live stage show, literally. And
    summer 2023 saw the band on its first arena co-headlining tour with full pyrotechnics. “Our
    whole lives we’ve talked about being in an arena and having fire and a full show,” Brink says.
    “And now we’re doing it and it’s just so beautiful.”

    In this Moment certainly have nothing to prove, the lineup’s authority assured live on record and
    onscreen. Yet, GODMODE’s energy and scope is visceral. “With our new ideas and excitement
    and Kane’s energy of wanting to prove himself to everybody, we were able to show that we’re heavy and just as impactful as every other new band coming out right now,” says Howorth. “We can punch you right in the face, that energy is in there big, time. I think our fans are really gonna like this album, because it’s taken us back a little bit where it began, but it’s also more instinctive, and heavier than anything we’ve done a long time,” concludes Howorth. Brink, a private person, nonetheless gives and takes much strength from ITM’s millions of fans. The healing is on both sides. “It’s amazing if my songs help people feel empowered. When humans share painful things that we went through and how we heal from it, we can help each other and pass that energy on,” she says. “Honestly, the most beautiful thing about being in a band is being able to have that connection with strangers who become kindred spirits. Sure, I have urges to wear ‘masks’ and hide from everything and wear makeup, but I like to share and be honest and vulnerable. The sky’s the limit,” Brink concludes. “You just have to keep dreaming, keep expanding, keep pushing yourself to that next level. I feel like something is shifting right now in the band; this is such a special moment for us with GODMODE.”

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