Complete List Of In This Moment Band Members

In This Moment Band Members

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In This Moment was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2005. Originally called Dying Star, the band was renamed after a change in musical direction. Led by vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth, they have released seven studio albums, achieving significant commercial success. Their music has climbed the Billboard charts, with albums like Blood and Black Widow reaching the top 15. In This Moment is known for their theatrical live shows.

Maria Brink

Maria Brink, the lead vocalist and pianist, co-founded In This Moment in 2005 and has remained a constant member throughout its evolution. Known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence, Brink has contributed significantly to all of the band’s albums. Her thematic and lyrical inputs, especially on albums like Blood and Ritual, have been central to the band’s identity. Outside of In This Moment, Brink has collaborated with other artists, including a notable appearance on the song “Gravity” by Papa Roach.

Chris Howorth

Chris Howorth, the lead guitarist, also co-founded the band in 2005 with Maria Brink. He has been instrumental in the band’s musical composition and production. Howorth’s guitar work is a backbone of In This Moment’s sound, prominently featured across all their albums. His dedication to evolving the band’s sound is evident in albums like The Dream and A Star-Crossed Wasteland. Howorth has remained with the band since its inception, contributing to its development and success.

Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson joined In This Moment in 2009 as the bassist. Since joining, he has played on albums starting from A Star-Crossed Wasteland through to their latest release. Johnson’s aggressive bass playing complements the band’s heavy sound. Outside of In This Moment, Johnson has worked on various musical projects but remains primarily focused on his role in the band.

Randy Weitzel

Randy Weitzel became the rhythm guitarist for In This Moment in 2011. He has been a part of the lineup for albums such as Blood, Black Widow, and Ritual. Weitzel’s rhythm guitar plays a crucial role in the band’s heavy metal sound, providing a solid harmonic foundation for their songs. He is also known for his energetic live performances, enhancing the visual and auditory experience of their shows.

Kent Diimmel

Kent Diimmel joined the band as the drummer in 2016, making his debut with the album Ritual released in 2017. His drumming brought a fresh dynamic to the band’s rhythm section, evident in tracks like “Oh Lord” and “Black Wedding.” Diimmel’s previous experience includes playing with other bands in the metal and rock scenes, which helped him transition smoothly into In This Moment’s established style.

Former Members

Jeff Fabb

Jeff Fabb was the original drummer for In This Moment, joining at the band’s formation in 2005 and departing in 2011. He played on their first four albums, including Beautiful Tragedy and The Dream. His drumming was pivotal in shaping the band’s early sound. After leaving In This Moment, Fabb joined Black Label Society, continuing his career in the metal music industry.

Blake Bunzel

Blake Bunzel was one of the original guitarists alongside Chris Howorth. He was with the band from its inception until 2011, contributing to the first four albums. Bunzel’s guitar work was crucial in developing In This Moment’s early musical style. After his departure, he pursued other musical projects, including playing for the band Black Label Society for a period.

Josh Newell

Josh Newell briefly played bass during the band’s early years before leaving in 2005. Although his time with the band was short, he contributed to their initial sound and development during their formative stage. After leaving In This Moment, Newell focused on a career in music production and audio engineering.

Jesse Landry

Jesse Landry was the bassist for In This Moment from 2005 to 2009. During his tenure, he played on the albums Beautiful Tragedy and The Dream. Landry’s role contributed to the band’s rhythm section during their early years. Post his stint with the band, Landry stepped away from the limelight and has maintained a low profile in the music industry.

Kyle Konkiel

Kyle Konkiel played bass for In This Moment between 2009 and 2011, featuring on the album A Star-Crossed Wasteland. His aggressive playing style suited the band’s direction at the time. After parting ways with In This Moment, Konkiel joined the band VIMIC and has been active in various other music projects.

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