In This Moment Lose Bassist; ‘He Wanted to Fly Planes’
Female-fronted California metalcore outfit In This Moment have parted ways with original bassist Jesse Landry, according to a new video interview with vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth.
"We didn't want to make a big scene out of it," Howorth says of Landry's departure. "After [last summer's] Warped Tour, he decided he didn't want to tour anymore, and he didn't want to do the music life. It can be hard. He wanted to fly planes and thought it over for a while. He's still part of our family."
Taking over for Landry is Kyle Konkiel, who will make his debut as the band's official bassist this summer, during In This Moment's stint on this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Others set to appear on this summer's installment of the tour include Korn, Lamb of God, Norma Jean, Shadows Fall and Five Finger Death Punch.
In This Moment recently wrapped tracking of their forthcoming album, 'A Star Crossed Wasteland,' and the record is slated for release July 13. 'Wasteland,' which will be the band's third studio effort, was recorded at The Wolves Den studio in Las Vegas with producer Kevin Churko, who helmed Ozzy Osbourne's forthcoming LP 'Scream' and In This Moment's 2008 offering 'The Dream.' That disc sold more than 8,000 copies during its first week of commercial release, opening at 70 on the Billboard Top 200..