IN THIS MOMENT’S MARIA BRINK: ‘JUST BEING SEXY WILL GET YOU NOWHERE’

February 25, 2015

In This Moment singer Maria Brink was asked in a new interview with Italy’s Linea Rock how she felt about being consistently named one of the “hottest chicks in hard rock” by magazines and fans. Brink replied, “It’s not just about being a sex symbol, or being sexy to appease everyone. I’m not about that . . . just being sexy will get you nowhere. You could be the sexiest woman in the world, and if you can’t sing, if you’re not an artist and you can’t create a show, you can’t have power in front of a crowd, you’re gonna crash and burn. So if you just try to rely on that, you’re not gonna get very far.”

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Brink explains why she thinks she and In This Moment get accused of just selling sex: “People like to put out a lot of more sexual-looking pictures of me, so if you don’t know who we are and you just look from the surface, you may lean towards that. But I think people who really know us and give us a chance — whether or not you like us or don’t like us — you listen to the diversity of the songs, there’s songs about survival and, you know, rights and power and things that are deep in the spirit. So it’s like, that’s just them looking at the exterior and just all putting these judgments.”

In This Moment’s latest album and first for a major label, Black Widow, arrived this past November.

The disc, the band’s fifth, debuted at Number Eight on the Billboard 200 album chart. It features the singles “Black Widow” and “Big Bad Wolf.”

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “BIG BAD WOLF”:

  • Brink will direct a video for the song “Sex Metal Barbie” in the next few weeks.
  • The band has just unveiled the dates and venues for a U.S. headlining tour that will begin on April 17th in Portland, Maine and continue through late May, with several festival stops along the way.
  • Confirmed In This Moment tour dates (subject to change):
    April 17 – Portland, ME – The State Theatre
    April 18 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre
    April 19 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
    April 21 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
    April 22 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
    April 23 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
    April 25 – Fort Myers, FL – Fort Rock
    April 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
    April 28 – Knoxville, TN – The International
    April 29 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
    May 3 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
    May 5 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
    May 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
    May 8 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
    May 9 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion 2015 
    May 10 – Madison, WI – WJJO MayDay MayLay
    May 12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
    May 14 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
    May 15 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
    May 16 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range 
    May 22 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
    May 23 – Tyler, TX – Clicks
    May 24 – San Antonio, TX – River City RockFest

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