In This Moment are heading into the studio to prep for their upcoming fourth album, as well as gearing up to hit the road this spring.

Frontwoman Maria Brink is enthusiastic about the upcoming album, saying, "There are no words to describe how excited we are ... we are on fire with this record. It's by far the most powerful material we have ever written. In This Moment has gone through some big changes.” Brink continues, “I admit sometimes change is scary, especially when facing the unknown, but in this case everything has been perfectly meant to be. It's a brave, dark, hard-hitting album that will make you feel dirty inside, but still wanting more..."

Lead guitarist Chris Howorth also comments on the changes that the band has faced: "Over the last 6 months we have undergone some interesting changes within the band, as a result Maria and I were brought closer together united in our mutual determination to top everything we have previously done with In This Moment.”

Howorth goes on to say, “It's our fourth album and we definitely have something to prove this time. During the writing process Maria, Kevin and I are pushing ourselves to make sure every song is something unique and special. I honestly feel this is the most focused and powerful music we have ever created and I am beyond psyched to get it out there for people to hear."

The changes the members might be referring to are the lineup changes, since the band announced last year that drummer Jeff Fabb and guitarist Blake Bunze would be leaving the band in order to join 'American Idol' alum James Durbin as part of his band. The forthcoming disc will be produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch) and the record is tentatively due out sometime in summer 2012.

In This Moment are also playing some shows in Australia for the Soundwave Festival in the beginning of March and then hitting the States in May. Check out the full list of dates below:

In This Moment Soundwave/Australian Tour Dates for March:

3/2 Melbourne, AUS Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
3/3 Adelaide, AUS Bonython Park Oval
3/4 Perth, AUS Amplifier Bar (Sidewave Show)
3/5 Claremont, AUS Claremont Showground

In This Moment U.S. Tour Dates for May:

5/8 Fayetteville, Ariz. - Arkansas Music Pavilion (The AMP)
5/9 Wichita, Kan. - Cotillion Ballroom
5/11 Odessa, Texas - Dos Amigos
5/12 Lubbock, Texas - Jake's Ballroom
5/13 San Antonio, Texas - The Green Room
5/14 Dallas, Texas -  Trees
5/15 Houston, Texas -  Scout Bar
5/17 Nashville, Tenn. - Exit/In
5/19 Columbus, Ohio - Rock On The Range/Columbus Crew Stadium
5/23 Farmington, N.M. - Top Deck
5/24 Gallup, N.M. - Slopshot Billiard/Rio West Mall
5/25 Scottsdale, Ariz. - Martini Ranch
5/26 Flagstaff, Ariz. - Orpheum Theater