Maria Brink

Maria Brink, born on December 18, 1977, started as a laundromat attendant but rose to become one of the world’s biggest American metal singers and songwriters. She catapulted to fame after joining her band, In the Moment, as the frontwoman. The band has released seven studio albums and received Grammy Awards, Loudwire Music Awards, and Alternative Press Music nominations. Brink has worked with other bands including Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria, and Red Dragon Cartel. She is a painter by avocation.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Maria Diane Brink


Maria Brink’s Wonderland

Birth date:

December 18, 1977



Zodiac Sign:



5' 5"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$2.2 million

Maria's Social Media:


Maria Brink was born on December 18, 1977, into a troubled family in New York. Her father abandoned the family when she was young. At age 14, Brink fell pregnant and had to drop out of high school. After having her son, Davion, she moved into an apartment and began working at a local laundromat to make both ends meet. In 1995, Brink joined her first band, Pulse, based in Albany, New York. The band mostly opened local shows for bands such as Coal Chamber and Sevendust. But the band members later split up.

In 2002, when she was 25, she moved from California to Los Angeles, looking for her big break. While searching for a band, Brink worked in stores and sang in coffee shops and bars. Two years later, she met now-band member Chris Howorth at an audition. Howorth refused to audition her because she was a woman. But he quickly changed his mind and apologized to her after hearing her sing. Together with drummer Jeff Fabb, they formed the band they called Dying Stars. The band was later joined by guitarist Blake Bunzel and bassist Josh Newell. After two gigs, the band changed its name to In This Moment.

Brink and In This Moment went on to release seven studio albums. Their debut album “Beautiful Tragedy” was released on March 20, 2007. The latest album titled “Mother” came out on March 27, 2020. Their other albums include “The Dream” (September 2008), “A Star-Crossed Wasteland” (July 2010), “Blood” (August 2012), “Black Widow” (November 2014), and “Ritual” (July 2017). She has been given the title “Hottest Chick in Metal” and named one of the “25 Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock & Metal” by “Revolver” Magazine.

Career timeline

Brink Joins Her First Band

Brink joins the Albany, New York-based band called Pulse.

2002 — 2004
She Move to Los Angeles

She moves to Los Angeles and starts searching for a band while working in stores and singing in coffee shops and bars.

The Turning Point

She meets Chris Howorth; together with Jeff Fabb, Blake Bunzel, and Josh Newell, they form the band, In This Moment.

March 20, 2007
The Debut Album

Brink and In This Moment release their first album titled “Beautiful Tragedy.”

2010 — 2015
She is Recognized in the Rock World

“Yell!” magazine recognizes Brink as one of 11 women in heavy metal who matter and she is given the ‘Rock Goddess of the Year’ award at the Annual Loudwire Music Awards twice.

March 27, 2020
The Seventh Album

In This Moment releases its seventh studio album, “Mother.”

Why We Love Maria Brink

  1. She’s an animal activist

    Because Brink is a passionate vegetarian, she’s concerned about animal rights. She is part of the campaign of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to end public support for circus performances that use animals.

  2. She’s multitalented

    Brink is a singer with a powerful voice. She has also proved her talent as an amazing songwriter and artist.

  3. She’s a true music artist

    There is no denying that Brink is one of the hottest women in the field of rock music. Music magazines and awards have recognized her unique talent.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She’s into veggies

    Brink is a devout vegetarian.

  2. She’s an aspiring artist

    Brink also works as an aspiring artist/painter using the alias “Maria Brink’s Wonderland.”

  3. A barista and bartendress

    Brink worked as a barista in coffee shops and a bartendress in bars during her years as an aspiring rock singer.

  4. Songs written for her son

    She wrote the songs ‘He Said Eternity’ and ‘All For You’ while thinking about her son.

  5. Her little dog

    She owns a little chihuahua named Twinkle.

Maria Brink FAQs

What other recognition has In This Moment received?

In This Moment was nominated for its first Grammy award in the ‘Best Metal Performance’ category for the song ‘The In-Between.’’

Does Maria Brink have a husband?

No, Brink is not married but she’s in a relationship with vocalist Joe Cotela of the metal band, Ded.

What’s Maria Brink’s favorite movie?

Brinks’s favorite movie is “Long Live Rock 2019.”

Maria Brink’s birthday dates

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