Way back in the early 2000s, many of us were falling head first into the flurry of alternative bands on offer, with emo, pop punk and varying shades of metal springing to life and offering a haven away from the bubblegum boy bands and autotune dominating the airwaves. And while there was definitely no shortage of bands primed to capture the imaginations and wardrobes of fans with heavier tastes, one band in particular ricocheted into the rock realms, with the 2003 debut album Fallen from Evanescence proving a landmark moment, while also paving the way for two Grammys, chart domination and a notoriously intense live show.
Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Evanescence has made an impact on people around the world. The group’s 2003 landmark debut album Fallen laid the foundation; spending 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10 and selling more than 17 million copies worldwide. Debut single and global hit Bring Me to Life, reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as marking their first U.K. #1 hit single. The equally popular My Immortal peaked at #7 in the U.S. and U.K. Following multiple worldwide tours, The Open Door came next, which went on to sell more than five million copies followed by the self-titled Evanescence which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. Evanescence lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist Troy McLawhorn, and guitarist Jen Majura, went down both very new and familiar paths for their fourth and most ambitious release to date, Synthesis, in 2017. The symphonic effort scored four Billboard #1s, debuting atop the Independent, Alternative, Rock, and Classical Album Charts. Evanescence launched their worldwide Synthesis Live tour in October 2017 combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra.
Fast-forward to 2021, and following the orchestral wonderland that was 2017's Synthesis, Evanescence are ferociously ready to take over the world once more, with the impending release of a brand new album The Bitter Truth tomorrow. Taking its foundation from the epic, signature sound that has endeared the group worldwide, The Bitter Truth blends through-provoking lyrics, musical sophistication and the expected heavy themes that frontwoman Amy Lee is renowned for. Boasting Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Deftones) on production duties, The Bitter Truth is a dazzling delight of industrial glimmers, immersive arrangements and potent light and shade that will leave fans salivating and lure in those late to the Evanescence party after all these years. The Bitter Truth officially drops tomorrow (via Sony Music Australia in our neck of the woods), and keep an eye out for some live show news in the hopefully not-too-distant future. For more info, head HERE.