In This Moment recently headed in to the studio to begin work on their new album, the fourth for longtime label Century Media Records. The southern Californian-based band has once again tapped studio great Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch) to helm the production of the as-of-yet-untitled record, which is slated for a summer 2012 release.

Frontwoman Maria Brink commented, "There are no words to describe how excited we are...we are on fire with this record. It's by far the most powerful material we have ever written. In This Moment has gone through some big changes. I admit sometimes change is scary, especially when facing the unknown, but in this case everything has been perfectly meant to be. It's a brave, dark, hard-hitting album that will make you feel dirty inside, but still wanting more..."

In This Moment are currently taking a short break from the studio to play at the Soundwave Festival in Australia and will return to the studio to resume recording immediately following those dates. Upon completion of the new album and in advance of the summer touring season, the band will head out on a brief run of American tour dates in May including an appearance at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio. Check out all of the band's tour dates below.

In This Moment was formed in 2005 and have released three full length albums to date, selling over a quarter of a million records in the U.S. alone. Singer Maria Brink was recently named Revolver's Hottest Chick in Metal.

In This Moment tour dates:

FEBRUARY (Soundwave/Australia)

28 St. Kilda, AUS The Espy (Sidewave Show)

MARCH (Soundwave/Australia)

2 Melbourne, AUS Royal Melbourne Showgrounds

3 Adelaide, AUS Bonython Park Oval

4 Perth, AUS Amplifier Bar (Sidewave Show)

5 Claremont, AUS Claremont Showground

MAY

8 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas Music Pavilion (The AMP)

9 Wichita, KS Cotillion Ballroom

11 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos

12 Lubbock, TX Jake's Ballroom

13 San Antonio, TX The Green Room

14 Dallas, TX Trees

15 Houston, TX Scout Bar

17 Nashville, TN Exit/In

19 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range/Columbus Crew Stadium

23 Farmington, NM Top Deck

24 Gallup, NM Slopshot Billiard/Rio West Mall

25 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch

26 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater

Watch In This Moment's 'Prayers' Video
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