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Star Parallel
3/6/2007

Finding A Voice In The Dark
7/26/2005
 
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This Moment Post Music Video Online
March 21, 2007
This Moment have posted their Darren Doane (As I Lay Dying, Deftones) directed music video for the track "Beatific Vision" online, you can watch the video here. The song comes from the band's album 'Star Parallel', which was released earlier this month through Uprising Records.

In other news, the band has lined up new tour dates with Underminded and Bloodlined Calligraphy. Here is the band's current tour schedule:

w/ Underminded, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Cassius
3/26 Palmdale, CA @ Palmdale Veteran's Hall
3/27 Corona, CA @Showcase Theatre
3/29 Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza
4/01 Ogden, UT @ Country Club Theater
4/02 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Animosity
4/03 Topeka, KS @ Static Bar w/ Animosity
4/04 Sauget, IL - Pop's
4/05 Springfield, MO - Remmington's Downtown

w/ Underminded, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Fjord
4/06 Mokena, IL - Soundlab
4/07 Fort Wayne, IN - Anchor Basement
4/08 Roseville, MI - Myspace Internet Cafe
4/09 Pittsburgh, PA - Lawrenceville Moose Lodge
4/10 Lakewood, OH - The Hi-Fi Club
4/12 Virginia Beach, VA - Gill's Bar & Grill

w/ Underminded, Fjord
4/15 Danville, VA - Plan B
4/16 Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
4/19 Corpus Christi, TX - The Underground
4/20 Lewisville, TX - Fat Daddy's Sound Shack
4/21 El Paso, TX - Chic's
4/22 Albuquerque, NM - The Coumpound
 
 
 
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This Moment Make Two New Tracks Available
February 28, 2007
This Moment have posted the tracks “Watercolor Vocabulary” and “Cobblestone Sanskrit” online, you can check out the tracks here. The songs come from the band’s album ‘Star Parallel’, which hits stores March 6th through Uprising Records. The band is set to kick off touring in support of the album in March with Bloodlined Calligraphy, Cassius, and Of Hearts And Shadows. Following that run, the band will head out again with Bloodlined Calligraphy and Underminded.
 
 
 
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Bloodlined Calligraphy, Cassius, This Moment, and Of Hearts
February 27, 2007
Dates for the upcoming Bloodlined Calligraphy, Cassius, This Moment, Of Hearts And Shadows tour have been revealed. Here is the confirmed list of dates:
3/07 Amityville, NY – The Village Pub South
3/08 Altoona, PA – The Lion’s Den
3/09 Glendale, WV – Glendale Firehall
3/10 Newark, OH – Maennerchor
3/11 St. Louis, MO – The Underground
3/12 Nashville, TN – The Muse
3/13 Lewisville, TX – Fat Daddy’s
3/14 San Antonio, TX – The Sanctuary
3/15 Corpus Christi, TX – The Underground
3/16 Austin, TX – Cheers
3/17 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/18 Austin, TX – SXSW
3/19 El Paso, TX – Chic’s
3/20 Albuquerque, NM – The Compound
 
 
 
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This Moment: New Song and Tour Dates Posted
January 18, 2007
This Moment have posted the track “Oxygen For The Weary Traveler” from their upcoming album ‘Star Parallel’ online, you can listen to the song here. ‘Star Parallel’ is set to hit stores March 6th through Uprising Records.

In other news, the band will be hitting the road in February with Phoenix Mourning and Of Hearts And Shadows. Here are the confirmed dates for the tour:
2/08 Tifton, GA - The Lamplighter
2/09 Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
2/10 Danville, VA - Plan B
2/12 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
2/13 Allentown, PA - The Sterling Hotel
2/14 Danbury, CT - The Empress Ballroom
2/15 West Seneca, NY - Chugger’s
2/17 Roseville, MI - Myspace Internet Café
2/18 La Crosse, WI - Warehouse
2/21 Iowa City, IA - The Picador
2/22 Springfield, MO - Rincon Latino
2/23 Fayetteville, AR - The Dart Room
2/24 Lewisville, TX - Fat Daddy’s
2/26 St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
2/28 Marietta, GA - Swayze’s
 
 
 
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This Moment Post Track From Upcoming Album Online
November 28, 2006
This Moment has posted the track "Bullet Trains and Pensions" online, you can listen to the track on their MySpace page located here. The track comes from the band's upcoming album 'Star Parallel', which is now set for a March 6th release through Uprising Records.

The band recently shot a video for the track "Beatific Vision" with director Darren Doane (Deftones, As I Lay Dying); a short clip from the video shoot can be seen on the band's MySpace page.

Upcoming This Moment shows:
12/17 Hollywood, CA – Tempest
12/18 Hollywood, CA – Knitting Factory (w/ Divide The Day)
12/23 Ventura, CA – Alpine
12/29 Ventura, CA – Alpine (w/ Dear Life)
1/05 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry's Pizza (w/ Cold War, Contra)
1/11 Portland, OR – The Satyricon (w/ Cold War, Contra)
1/17 Westlake, CA – Kung Foo Corner (w/ Cold War, Contra)
1/19 Phoenix, AZ – Metal Devastation 2 (w/ Cold War, Contra)
1/20 Ventura, CA – Alpine (w/ Cold War, Contra)
1/21 San Marcos, CA – Jumping Turtle (w/ Contra)
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2001
HOME TOWN: Ventura, CA
MEMBERS:
Kevin van Ouwekerk (vocals)
Matt Lafferty (guitar)
Steve Hur (bass)
Nate Freedman(drums)

“I can’t stand people perpetrating negativity” claims This Moment guitarist Matt Lafferty.  When reminded that most of his brethren in the metal-core scene are not known for their abundance of positivity, he simply says “so, shining a little light in a dark place can only help.”  This Moment like their moniker is about living in the here and now and embracing each moment.  Their music is just as immediate with brutal sonics meshing metal abrasion with more melodic moments.  Lafferty claims that it doesn’t matter if each song sounds different as long as it has a positive message.  The band’s new album Star Parallel is an ambitious concept album that at first glance may be hard pressed to find the positive in.

Based on the true story of lovers who backpack through Europe where one of them meets a tragic end after falling through a window to his death.  The story follows the woman through her grief, search for meaning and eventually the theme of love enduring past death and the idea of eternal life.  Commenting on the title Lafferty says “As opposed of the idea of Star Crossed lovers that Shakespeare wrote of, these are Parallel lovers who continue to move in the same direction through life and death though they are not together.”  Produced by Paul Miner who has done seminal work with such acts as Atreyu, Thrice and Death By Stereo the music is as epic as the subject matter.  This Moment formed right after high school and includes Lafferty, Kevin van Ouwekerk (vocals), Steve Hur (bass) and Nathan Freedman (drums).  Coming from Ventura County, CA the band developed their sound over time and a following.  Gaining a buzz, California label, Uprising approached This Moment and released their first proper album Finding A Voice In The Dark (2005).  The album landed squarely on the ears of press including Outburn Magazine, who said that the band have a “well honed knack for writing moodily melodic yet passionately brutal songs.”  National tours followed with artists such as Red Knife Lottery, Red Death and Countdown To Life as well as shows with My Chemical Romance, He Is Legend and Silverstein.  Taking their knocks shows ranged from amazing to a show in Texas where Lafferty claims “I knew we were in trouble when we set up our merch next to a sign that read Live Nude Girls and a metal pole.”