Maria Brink Poses Nude for New Single "Whore"

Southern California’s female fronted hard rockers, In This Moment, have just launched their latest single “Whore” to radio. The single is from the band’s latest Century Records release Blood. The album was released in August of 2012 where it debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 selling over 20,000 copies the first week. Blood marks the band’s highest chart debut of their career. While “Whore” has been getting traction at radio stations across the country, it was more important for the band to create a message that conveys the true intent behind the use of the word. Singer Maria Brink created the term Women Honoring One another Rising Eternally to give new meaning away from the derogatory connotation of the word.

“I am so proud and excited for the world to hear Whore!!!! This is an honest and raw movement that needs to be heard!!!!!!” exclaims singer Maria Brink. “The message behind this song is taking back control. It is about taking the power from a disgusting and degrading word and turning it back around on the accuser. It's about self empowerment, love, and liberation.”

The imagery the band has created around the release of “Whore” is just as provocative as the word itself, yet all goes back to the important message the band has created. Singer Maria Brink explains, “I decided to pose nude for the visual art for ‘Whore’ to evoke a raw vulnerable emotion. The word WHORE written down my back, and the dunce cap symbolize me placing myself on the stake for those who are suffering and I can only hope to encourage at least one person to find the self worth and love they deserve to transcend out of a painful situation into a beautiful one. It is about finding our power and taking a stand. We are resilient beings and need to realize our incredible strengths. I will not bow down to others perceptions of me; I will only rise in the name of art, love and music. “

Guitarist Chris Howorth adds, “One of the best things about the song ‘Whore’ is all the feelings and thoughts that the word alone provokes and that's great but at the end of the day it's just a word, the only power it really has is the power that we give it. It's really just about taking the power back from the word, and when you get past all the controversy of the word you have a bombastic rock and roll song with crushing guitars and huge drums that will have you screaming whore at the top of your lungs! Listen with your heart!”

In This Moment are returning to headline status this Fall hitting the road on the first-ever HELLPOP Tour. The tour will also feature Motionless in White, Kyng, and All Hail The Yeti, in support. The tour kicks off October 24th in Tempe, AZ at the Marquee and runs through November 27th when it wraps up at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. The 25 city trek will make stops in Houston, TX, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA and Salt Lake City, UT to name a few. In This Moment will also be playing a special Halloween show in Shreveport, LA on October 31st which will be a spectacle not to be missed. The band recently created a teaser video for HellPop which can be seen here: Tickets for all shows are currently on-sale.

In This Moment began in Los Angeles in 2005, when Brink and Howorth met at an open jam. Their debut album, Beautiful Tragedy, landed the band on the 2007 and 2008 editions of Ozzfest. Their first collaboration with Kevin Churko came with the release of 2008’s The Dream – earning them a slot on the 2009 Warped Tour. Their third album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland (2010) was their highest-charting album until the release of their latest album Blood (2012) took the distinction. The album was released last August where it debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 selling over 20,000 copies the first week. Blood marks the band’s highest chart debut of their career. To date, the album has scanned over 185,000 units and has spawned the singles “Blood” and “Adrenalize.”

In This Moment is Maria Brink (vocals), Chris Howorth (lead guitar), Travis Johnson (bass), Randy Weitzel (rhythm guitar) and Tom Hane (drums).

HELLPOP Tour Dates

Oct. 24th Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Oct. 25th Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Oct. 26th Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
Oct. 27th San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
Oct. 29th Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Oct. 30th Abilene, TX The Lucky Mule
Oct 31st Shreveport, LA Margaritaville Resort Casino (A Halloween Evening With)
Nov 2nd Tampa, FL Cuban Club
Nov 3rd Orlando, FL Club at Firestone
Nov 5th Jacksonville, FL Brewsters Megaplex
Nov 6th Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Nov 8th Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
Nov 9th Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Nov 10th New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Nov 11th Boston, MA House of Bluess
Nov 13th Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
Nov 15th South Bend, IN Club Fever
Nov 16th Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Nov 17th La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center Arena
Nov 20th Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Nov 22nd Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Nov 23rd Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Nov 24th Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Nov 26th San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Nov 27th Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia LA

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