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The Noise Presents In This Moment: Black Widow Tour

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment Present

The Noise Presents In This Moment: Black Widow Tour

3 Pill Morning, 12 Foot Ninja, Starset

Sat, November 8, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Limelight Eventplex

Peoria, IL

$25.00 – $30.00

This event is all ages

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In This Moment

In This Moment

Nature counts the black widow spider amongst its most fascinating and dangerous anomalies. The female arachnid often devours its mate after copulation. It’s both a delicate and dangerous predator. In This Moment isn’t all that different from this enigmatic beast. Led by frontwoman Maria Brink, the Los Angeles hard rock outfit strikes with a seductive metallic bite on their aptly titled fifth full-length album, Black Widow.
“Black Widow is a metaphor for this innocent young girl who gets infected with life, traumas, experiences, and the balance of light and darkness,” explains Maria. “She becomes this poised and powerful creature. That’s the album.”
“We went into this with the title Black Widow,” says lead guitarist Chris Howorth. “It fits the image of Maria as this powerful heroine. If you think of the boys in the audience watching our stage show, she’s like the black widow pulling them all in.”
The record, the first for the band on Atlantic Records, picks up where the group’s 2012 breakthrough, Blood, left off. That album saw In This Moment debut at #15 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest chart position to date, and eventually sold over 250,000 units in the U.S. alone. It also spawned the single “Blood,” which rose to #9 on the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock Songs charts. A sold out headline tour, HELLPOP, followed, as well as appearances at the Uproar Festival and Rock On The Range, and jaunts with Shinedown and Papa Roach. After the whirlwind of Blood subsided, Maria and Chris retreated to Las Vegas in February 2014 to begin working on what would become Black Widow with longtime producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch].
While writing and recording in the studio, Maria and Chris both tapped into the fearless ethos that characterized Blood, inciting their next creative evolution in the process.
“It’s almost like I was growing up in this industry,” Maria admits. “I swear I went from a girl to a woman. I used to hold myself back, and I had all of these fears. I woke up one day and realized it doesn’t matter what anybody thinks. We have to do what we want to do. When I did that, I was freed. We could do this big grandiose show, and we could make the music we wanted. It began with Blood. That’s where we started to come alive and figure out who we really are. We let go of any walls and limitations. Black Widow is us doing what’s in our hearts.”
“Black Widow is a progression from the last record,” Chris affirms. “That opened up the floodgates for us. There were no boundaries. We could just go for it. We weren’t afraid of any ideas. We didn’t worry about anyone’s opinion. We approached the music with that attitude.”
Their boundless approach shines through in album opener “Sex Metal Barbie.” Tempering an industrial crunch and sexually charged synths with gnashing riffs and hauntingly hypnotic vocal delivery, the track instantly transfixes, calling out haters who hide behind keyboards.
“People can be so cruel on the Internet,” she sighs. “I actually don’t read anything negative about me or the band anymore. I don’t let myself get sucked into that. In the end, music comes down to someone’s personal perception of what they love. It’s not meant for everyone. I wanted to empower myself with that online negativity somehow. I literally went on these sites and read mean things and rumors about me. I wrote them down and transformed them into lyrics for the song. I turned it all around.”
“That was the second song we did,” the guitarist recalls. “It came from Maria saying, ‘What about building a metal song around a cool hip-hop beat?’ Everything was constructed piece by piece, and it was very experimental. Once we finished the song, we felt like we had something special. It was a catalyst for more music.”
Meanwhile, “Sick Like Me” begins with an eerie buzz before snapping into muscular distortion and a propulsive guitar gallop. Everything explodes on an anthemic sing-a-long hook.
“It’s about when somebody loves you for everything you are,” she states. “They love you even for what you consider flaws. It’s that vision of people who are super eccentric and twisted, but they’re perfect like that because that’s who they are. They’re meant to be.”
Then there’s “Big Bad Wolf,” which bares its teeth with a bludgeoning riff, keyboard swell, and piercing scream. “It was destined to be a faster song,” adds Chris. “Maria did this choppy, cool Mike Patton-style verse. It became really intense.”
Maria smiles, “I like to say I have the Big Bad Wolf in me and this Little Piggy in me. In my perception, the Big Bad Wolf is the enlightened and loving part of myself, whereas the Little Piggy is the dark side. I have a natural pull towards darker things. It’s the internal struggle of those two animals in me, but I realize both are very necessary for all of us. I need to embrace that fire, be wild and primal. That’s important too.”
In This Moment also teamed up with Shinedown’s Brent Smith for the stunning duet “Sexual Hallucination.” It’s an elegant electronic-infused piece that drips sexuality and darkness.
“We love Brent and Shinedown,” Chris continues. “We didn’t think we’d have a shot at getting him, but he instantly said yes. The song is a little different for him, and he jumped at the chance to do it.”
One of the album’s most powerful moments comes on the piano-driven rumination “The Fighter.” Contrasted with the resounding stark keys, Maria’s voice proves especially potent. She goes on, “It’s embracing and accepting who I am. I used to think something was wrong with me. I’ve come to learn I’m perfect in how fucked up I am. I wouldn’t have these songs to sing or be able to connect with people without that.”
Ultimately, that connection with fans is what drives the band. “Their loyalty is incredible,” declares Maria. “It comes down to us doing this for ourselves and our fans. We owe it all to them, and we’re excited for everybody to experience this. This is who we are, and it’s for them.”
3 Pill Morning

3 Pill Morning

3 Pill Morning isn’t just another rock band and they’ll leave you with anything but a musical hangover.

Forged in the hard rock proving grounds of Minneapolis, MN in 2004, 3 Pill Morning could be described as trial by fire. Simply put, music was never a question for lead vocalist Jeff Stebbins and failure was never an option. While other musicians were moving from project to project and band to band, Stebbins took a different path, consistently growing and evolving 3 Pill Morning from a rap-rock act, into an anthemic rock band no one can deny.

It took the better part of 5 years, over 500 shows, and a hand full of member changes to finally click. Nothing would stop the evolution of 3 Pill Morning. Early on, Stebbins found a natural chemistry with guitarist Ryan Walch and he quickly became a key member of the band’s core. As the pieces fell into place, the final line up came into focus with the addition of bassist Ryan Lee and drummer Trent Laugerman. The band forged on, hitting the road, solidifying their sound, and cementing their spot as a national touring act sharing the stage with the likes of Hollywood Undead, Sevendust, In This Moment and Trapt. Through 3 Pill Morning’s consistent mile grinding and road warrior focus, the band has built an inspiring fan base with die hard supporters nationwide.

After a chance introduction in a city better known for honky-tonks and banjos than gut-wrenching riffs, the band found a creative match with Nashville based producer Jon King (Augustana, Throwing Gravity, Future Leaders of the World) . They quickly went to work writing, recording, and re-vamping songs and ideas to take that next sonic step. In 2012 the band signed a recording contract with King’s Page 2 Music and New York based A2Z Entertainment. “We were really intentional with everything this time around,” comments Stebbins, “as a band we had a specific vision for what we wanted to do and that really set the tone for everything from the writing process down to the artwork and suits we wear live.”

Two months of all night recording sessions later, the band emerged from the studio with a renewed vigor and a slick concoction of fist pumping riffs, infectious melodies and an energy that can only be described as relentless. 3 Pill Morning’s label debut ‘Black Tie Love Affair’ pegs all the dials and pulls no punches. The band’s lead single ‘Rain’ immediately raced into the top 100 Active Rock songs, the album hit #62 on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart and their sleek video capturing the underdog story ‘Skin’ has lit up YouTube viewers world wide. All signs are positive that this band’s determination and fan-centric demeanor will keep them on the radar for years to come.

Starset

Starset

In the early hours of New Years Day 2013, a radio astronomer at the Allen Telescope Array in northern California discovered a mysterious signal emanating from a star within the Ophiuchus Constellation.

Contained within the signal was a Message–of human origin–foretelling the details of man’s imminent demise. The Message was brought to The Starset Society, who quickly realized the importance of its immediate publication.

Risking extreme danger, The Starset Society commissioned a group of musicians and scientists to assist them in spreading the knowledge to a broader audience. This group became known simply as STARSET.

Please hold. STARSET will begin the TRANSMISSION of the Message to the public shortly.

ignorance : slavery :: knowledge : power

END TRANSMISSION

Venue Information:
Limelight Eventplex
8102 N University Street
Peoria, IL, 61615
http://www.limelighteventplex.com/

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