Goth metal rockers In This Moment have a knack for being outspoken. Add in the stunning good looks of lead vocalist Maria Brink in addition to the band's dazzling theatrics on stage and in their videos and it's impossible to not pay attention.
In the new video for the song "Sex Metal Barbie," In This Moment thanks the haters of the world for inspiring this tune. "'Sex Metal Barbie' is all about rising above hate. I used other people's hatred to create this song and concepts," Maria Brink explained in a new interview with Loudwire. "I really wanted this video to convey that other people's perceptions of us are just their own twisted and warped views. I wanted a sarcastic and delusional visual to bring this video alive. Lastly, I want to thank all the people who feel compelled to express negativity toward us for all the inspiration. I couldn't have done it without them."
Not only is Brink featured, of course, by singing and staring in the video for "Sex Metal Barbie," but she directed it as well. "I am very excited about the release of the 'Sex Metal Barbie' video. Directing it was a liberating experience. When you write music that you are very passionate about, being able to bring the visual aspect of it alive with the music is what ties everything together."
The song "Sex Metal Barbie" is from In This Moment's fifth studio album, Black Widow. Since its release this past November, Black Widow has ranked on the U.S., U.K. and Australian music charts and peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The Black Widow Tour dates began in October of 2014 and are still going strong in a new leg of the tour which began in April and will run into July. For metal lovers who haven't seen In This Moment live in concert just yet, do yourself a favor and get to one of these shows—saying "you'll be glad you did" is the understatement of the century.
Really lucky concert-goers will be able to catch In This Moment at the 2015 Rock on the Range festival. Taking place in Columbus, Ohio in May, Rock on the Range will feature performances by Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Ministry, Anthrax and more.
In This Moment tour
May 9 - Northern Invasion 2015 Somerset, WI
May 10 - WJJO MayDay MayLay Madison, WI
May 12 - The Rave Milwaukee, WI
May 14 - The Paramount Huntington, NY
May 15 - RAPIDS THEATRE Niagara Falls, NY
May 16 - Rock on the Range 2015 Columbus, OH
May 17 - Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
May 19 - iwireless Center Moline, IL
May 20 - Swiftel Center Brookings, SD
May 22 - Rocklahoma 2015 Pryor, OK
May 23 - Clicks Tyler, TX
May 24 - River City Rockfest San Antonio, TX
May 26 - FMX Big Purple Party Lubbock, TX
May 27 - Bell County Expo Center Belton, TX
May 29 - 89.7 The River Rockfest Council Bluffs, IA
May 30 - Rockfest Kansas City, MO
May 31 - KEGL BFD 2015 Dallas, TX
June 2 - Warehouse Live Houston, TX
June 3 - Pharr Entertainment Center Pharr, TX
June 4 - Riverstage Amphitheater San Angelo, TX
June 23 - Livewire Scottsdale, AZ
June 24 - Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
June 26 - Loudwire Music Festival Grand Junction, CO
June 27 - Fillmore Denver, CO
July 8 - Common Ground Music Festival Lansing, MI