In a spectacular display of visual and auditory stimulus, gothic metal band In This Moment brought its unforgettable show to the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, opening Halestorm. In addition to the smoke and lights of a traditional concert, In This Moment used set changes, face and body paint, many different masks, costume changes, and a stage covered with multiple crosses to capture the attention of their fans.
During the song “Black Wedding,” In This Moment invited Ash Costello of opening band New Year’s Day to join them onstage to sing the Rob Halford part. “Big Bad Wolf” saw lead singer Maria Brink and two backup dancers dressed in flowing white outfits and donning wolf face masks.
An instrumental version of Metallica’s “Creeping Death” gave the band time to step centerstage and soak up the attention. A truly haunting version of Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” added to the already crazy night of music and theatrics.
The show culminated with the song “Whore.” Frontwoman Maria, wearing a dunce cap with the word “whore” written on it, stood behind a pulpit with SIN seemingly painted in blood on the front. Both backup dancers wore anonymous white masks with “blood” pouring from the eyes and signs around their necks with the word “shame.”
An In This Moment show is one for the ears and the eyes. It is a display of theater that truly captures your attention. And it is a concert that absolutely cannot be missed. See for yourself in these pictures as In This Moment perform at UMBC Events Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore County on July 31, 2018. All photos copyright and courtesy of Chris Smyth.