Watch Evanescence Singer Amy Lee’s Recent Instagram Live Performance

On March 22, Evanescence’s Amy Lee streamed a live set on Instagram Live in an effort to promote social distancing and raise awareness for the World Health Organization and Global Citizen during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. You can watch that performance below:

Within Temptation & Evanescence Postpone European/UK Tour

Within Temptation and Evanescence have postponed their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now expected to take place in the fall.

Within Temptation’s Sharon Den Adel commented:

“We are sorry to announce that our tour will be postponed. Nevertheless, in the meantime we will continue our preparation for the most kick-ass tour ever and more good news, new WT material will see daylight before the tour starts. We can’t wait to see you when the time comes. In the meantime, take care and be safe.”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee added:

“As many of you have already predicted, it is beyond our control that our upcoming European tour will have to be postponed. The show WILL go on, and we are already busy locking in the new dates for this fall. We are disappointed to make you wait, but fully agree that your health, safety and lives are more important than a concert. We will be releasing the first new music from our new album very soon, and are going to turn our full focus toward that till the show can go on. Stay tuned for new dates and new music. We love you!”

Amy Lee On New Evanescence Music: “It’s Definitely 100% Us, But It’s Also Taking Risks”

During an interview with “Loudwire Nights,” Evanescence’s Amy Lee talked a bit about the band’s new music. According to the singer, the new material is 100% Evanescence, but it also has some “risks.”

Lee said the following:

“This has been something where we are all in there together for most of the time so far.

We’re in there with [producer] Nick Raskulinecz right now, who we’ve worked with before and loved working with before. He produced our self-titled album, which is really our favorite album. He also mixed [EVANESCENCE’s recent cover of the FLEETWOOD MAC song] ‘The Chain’.

We’ve been in there kind of working as a team. The songs came from all different places. They’re not all in the same vein.

We’re working on four songs right now. Originally, we were gonna go in there and just do two. I just wanna kind of do a few songs at a time, keep writing, go in and do a few more, release ’em one by one. But once we opened the can of worms, it kept growing. ‘Oh, we can’t do this one and not do this one. We have to do four.’ So, it’s four. So we’re working double hard to get it all done with the time that we have. But it’s going really great.”

She also added the following about the musical direction:

“It’s a combination of a lot of things. It’s definitely one hundred percent us, but it’s also taking risks. And I think it’s meaningful — it’s deeply meaningful. But at the same time, a lot of it has attitude. I don’t know if I can explain that super well, but some of our music is like that. If you can listen back and think about, especially some of the later music, like ‘What You Want’ or ‘Call Me When You’re Sober’, there’s a track or two in there that is the next step from that in its feeling, I would say.”

Lee also talked about lyrical themes:

“I’ve got a new perspective in my life right now — not just because everything is so awesome and I’m older and I have a kid, but also suffered some serious loss in the past few years; I lost my brother. I definitely have felt like I have one foot on the other side a lot the past two years. So there’s a lot of writing that’s, I guess, in a way, back to my roots in that I’m searching for meaning in things. But it’s not all dark and serious. If you’re gonna sum up your whole self, it’s gonna take a lot of words and a lot of songs. I don’t know if I can do it in one album, but [laughs] I can do my best.”

She continued after being asked about release plans:

“Well, it’s gonna be a song at a time, like I said, so it’s not like we’re gonna drop a 12-song record all of a sudden at any point. I do wanna have our first new song out by the time we go on our April tour, because I wanna be playing it then. That’s the best I can give you.

I wanna do one at a time for a couple of reasons. One, it’s just fun for us to do it that way. But I kind of wanna give each one its own moment. And that’s the way I digest music anyway — usually a piece at a time. And I don’t think that’s that weird; I think a lot of people are that way. So I think it would be really fun for us all to be able to kind of go on a journey together simultaneously as people that follow this band or like this band… We’ll probably do that for, like, five or six songs and then drop the rest of it together in the end.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Evanescence’s Amy Lee Opens Up About Her Political Beliefs: “I Can’t Stand By And Keep My Mouth Shut While My Country’s Freedom Is Taken Away”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee has taken to social media to open up about her political beliefs for the first time, saying that she “can’t stand by and keep [her] mouth shut while [her] country’s freedom is taken away.” The singer’s comments seem to be a response to the Senate’s vote to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.

Here’s Lee’s full statement:

“I have never spoken publicly about my political views. I can respect things that I don’t agree with and I have always wanted my music to be a free place where people of all beliefs, all colors, all genders can come together and have something in common.

But I can’t stand by and keep my mouth shut while my country’s freedom is taken away. It isn’t about one story, one side, or one party vs. another. It is simply about right and wrong, what is acceptable and what’s not. This isn’t good enough for me and it isn’t good enough for any of us. We deserve better.

I do not accept lying, cheating or bullying from my government.

Our inheritance is a free country, but the voices of many are being twisted and drowned out by the few in power.

I will never bow down to a dictator.

It’s very hard to believe that it’s gotten to this point because as an American, I’ve always had the privilege of believing in the shelter of my country, and the idea that if anyone who would abuse his power ever made it to the white House, that we would have the greater power to stand up as a nation and say no. It’s OUR country. We can’t let a few greedy suits steal it from us. We can’t let them tear us apart.

Republicans, Democrats, we are not enemies. We have been intentionally divided so we can be conquered. We are ALL being manipulated and used, and the only way to save ourselves is to break the boundaries of partisanship to band together and fight for truth. And we have to seek the truth for ourselves.

Don’t trust someone because they are in power or on TV. Bad people come into power all the time and if lying is allowed, they’ll tell you whatever you want to hear. Liars always try to make something simple seem confusing.

But here’s an easy one: Anyone who refuses to hear witnesses speak is clearly not seeking truth. Accepting this abuse says it’s okay for our leaders to lie to us, cheat on us, make decisions without our input, and silence us when we try to speak up. This isn’t about your policies or beliefs, it’s about our freedom.

Think for yourself. Seek the truth. Use your Voice.

– Amy Lee”

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Evanescence Offer Behind The Scenes Look At The Making Of “The Chain” Video

Evanescence recently released a music video for their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” and have now shared a behind the scenes look at the clip. You can check that out below. The band recorded a full version of “The Chain” after Amy Lee previously lent her voice to the trailer for the latest installment in the “Gears Of War” series, “Gears 5.”

Evanescence, Hatebreed, & Power Trip Members To Guest On New Body Count Album “Carnivore”

Body Count have officially revealed the track listing for their new album “Carnivore.” The record will be released on March 6 and it will feature several guests including: Amy Lee (Evanescence), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), and Riley Gale (Power Trip).

“Carnivore” Track Listing:

01. “Carnivore”
02. “Point The Finger” (feat. Riley Gale)
03. “Bum-Rush”
04. “Ace Of Spades” (Motörhead cover)
05. “Another Level” (feat. Jamey Jasta)
06. “Colors (2020)”
07. “No Remorse”
08. “When I’m Gone” (feat. Amy Lee)
09. “Thee Critical Beatdown”
10. “The Hate Is Real”

If you missed it, you can check out the album’s title track HERE. You can also pre-order the effort HERE.

Evanescence Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”

Evanescence have premiered a new video for their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.” The band recorded a full version of the track after Amy Lee previously lent her voice to the trailer for the latest installment in the “Gears Of War” series, “Gears 5.”

Lee commented:

“The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version.”

Director P.R. Brown added:

“The goal of the video is to show the bond of this band as they deliver a powerful take on a classic song. The tie in with Gears 5 presented an opportunity to combine the game world together with the band performance in a post-apocalyptic setting. The band emerges from the ashes to come together. We wanted to bring these worlds together and feel both the force of the band and the game.”