Dec 112019

Evanescence will begin recording a new album early next year, according to lead singer Amy Lee. Ahead of the outfit’s canceled Knotfest Mexico performance Nov. 30, the musician revealed the band’s studio plans for 2020. Evanescence last released “Synthesis” in 2017 and a self-titled effort in 2011.

Asked by Summa Inferno what’s next for Evanescence, Lee spilled the beans to the rock and metal outlet — watch the interview toward the bottom of this post. The chat took place preceding what was to be the group’s Saturday night set at Mexico City’s Knotfest Meets Forcefest late last month. Unfortunately, safety issues caused the cancellation, and a group of riotous fans subsequently set fire to Evanescence‘s equipment onstage.

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Nov 292017

Evanescence singer Amy Lee recently talked to about her band’s latest album, “Synthesis”. You can watch the chat below.

Speaking about the lyrical message behind Evanescence‘s latest single, ‘Imperfection’, one of the two new songs featured on “Synthesis”Lee said: “‘Imperfection’ has several meanings, and one of them is definitely about loss and the sadness that we all feel and the struggle of getting through it is undeniable. And I think that we need to connect, and the point is expressing that and connecting to each other, that’s hard to sum up. But another part of it is accepting our flaws and our differences and not seeing them so much as flaws as the thing about us that makes us us. So when the song talks about ‘imperfection,’ it’s really describing… just your you, your uniqueness, that thing. And if could all maybe look at our imperfections a little bit less like imperfections and a little bit more like our uniqueness — I don’t know — maybe that would be a good thing. I still struggle with it.” Continue reading »

Oct 082017

Evanescence singer Amy Lee took part in a question-and-answer session and one-song live performance Tuesday night (October 3) at the Steinway Hall in New York City. Watch the video below.

Evanescence‘s new album, “Synthesis”, is due on November 10. The effort features full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds, with help from arranger and composer David Campbell.

“Synthesis” will contain two new Evanescence songs in addition to fan favorites re-recorded with a live orchestra and electronica. The album includes guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling on ‘Hi-Lo’, one of the two new tracks on the album. Continue reading »

Jun 202017

Evanescence singer Amy Lee joined Ugly Kid Joe on stage last weekend (Sunday, June 18) at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium to perform a cover version of Harry Chapin‘s 1974 folk rock song ‘Cat’s In the Cradle’. Professionally filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below.

Evanescence is working on an album called “Synthesis”, which will reimagine some of the band’s past catalog with full orchestration and electronic backing.

In support of “Synthesis”Evanescence will embark on a special tour this fall which will see the band performing with a “full orchestra.”  Continue reading »

Jun 132017

Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has finally revealed the details of the unique project which the band has been working on for the past few months. Due this fall, the album, titled “Synthesis”, will be called that “because it is a synthesis — the combination, the contrast, the synergy between the organic and the synthetic, and also the past and the present,” the singer said in a video message announcing the record.

According to Amy“Synthesis” will be different from all previous Evanescence albums in that it will be “about orchestra and electronica. We’re taking our music, stripping out the big distorted guitars, stripping out the rock drums and replacing it with full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds. We’ve gone through our entire catalog of music and picked out the songs that are made to be heard in this way, and we’re sewing them together from the ground up,” she explained.

Clarifying that “Synthesis” is not a collection of remixed versions of existing Evanescence songs, Amy said that the album’s creation involved rebuilding the material “from the ground up, with different tempos, with different parts, with intros and outros and segues and new pieces, and putting this all together like one big piece of music, like one big classical piece, or sort of like a soundtrack. Actually, in a lot of ways, it sounds a lot like the soundtrack of my life. [Laughs]” Continue reading »