In This Moment debuted their official music video for “Black Wedding” today April 27th. The song is from their album Ritual which came out last July.
While interviewed by DOMKcast, Maria Brink relayed that having Rob Halford in Ritual was “an honor.” She also said that the Rob had recorded and added his vocals after everything else was finished.
“We actually recorded the song first, we had all of our stuff on it, and then he came in afterward and put his parts into it,” says Brink. “But we had already kind of shown him [how we wanted it to sound].”
According to Maria, “it’s pretty common nowadays … artists are always doing something — some of them are on tour. When I did our song on our last album with Brent from Shinedown, it was the same thing — we weren’t in the studio at the same time,” she said. “I wish we could be in the studio at the same time — it feels like it could be more connecting or something like that — but it went down this way. But it doesn’t matter.”
Maria added on that “Black Wedding” is “definitely gonna be a single. And I think that’s gonna be a favorite, for sure, on this album. And we’re honored to have [Rob] be a part of it. He’s a legend. So we’re so excited. We became friends with him, and what an honor to have him be a part of it.”
In This Moment’s guitarist Chris Howorth spoke with Metal Wani during an interview:
“Maria was doing the lyrics — and it’s almost like a duet, but she’s singing to herself with the mother and the priest and we’re, like, ‘Rob Halford is the priest! He would be the coolest dude ever to have on this song.’
“A couple of years ago, he actually expressed interest in our band and came to see us. It blew our minds completely. We became friends with him from that point.
“He’s been super influential to us and when we were doing the song, Maria was, like, ‘I’m going to see if Rob’s interested,’ and he jumped right on it. It’s so cool to have him on this song with us.”
Check out their amazing collaboration with full black magic visuals below!