[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRpnq-ZvKB0&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]Aside from Maria Brink being the face (and body, let’s be honest) of In This Moment, guitarist Chris Howorth is most often seen alongside her. Well now they’re the only two original members of the band, as rhythm guitarist Blake Bunzel and drummer Jeff Fabb have defected to American Idol ‘metal’ contestant James Durbin’s band.
It’s not apparent when the two left, but Durbin told Noisecreep last week that the two were now in his band, and footage of Bunzel, Fabb, and the rest of Durbin’s band can be seen online. His first solo album,
Beautiful Tragedy Memories of a Beautiful Disaster, will be released on November 21 on Wind-Up. In This Moment claim that they’re in the process of writing a new album for a 2012 release. An e-mail to management asking about possible replacements hadn’t been returned at this point. Durbin can be seen above singing with Judas Priest on the American Idol finale back in May.