Jen Majura On Getting Fired From Evanescence: “I’m Still In Shock”

During a recent appearance on The Haunted guitarist Ola Englund’s “Coffee With Ola,” Jen Majura further opened up about her departure from Evanescence. The guitarist says she is “still in shock” about the whole situation.

Majura said the following:

“I believe, honestly, it’s three weeks now since I got the news, and I’m still in this blurry, oblivious momentum. I guess I’m still in shock, kind of, because after being married six years, all of a sudden you’re divorced.

You know me, I always try to find the positive in a situation, so every day, step by step — I’m not doing great yet — but every day I find little tiny things that I’m, like, ‘Oh, actually, this is good.'”

She continued when asked how she received the news:

“Honestly, I was cleaning my apartment, and I got the phone call. And first of all, I was, like, ‘Is this a bad joke?’ And I remember, after I got the news, I hung up, and I have this hallway in between my studio and my living room, and I just lay there on the floor, staring at the ceiling, wondering what that was, and literally looking over to my suitcase that I had already started packing, because I was two weeks from going out on the road until pretty much the end of the year.”

She also revealed that she has already been offered roles in other projects:

“I would like to consider [some of these other offers], but not now, not yet. Because I feel like it would be not a nice move if I played the okay person when I’m still processing. I’m not ready to jump into the next marriage right now.

To be really honest, what I wanna do right now is, first of all, focus on me and my music again. Because what I realize is that you, when you… It’s difficult to say… I feel like I lost a little bit of my music inside of me during these past years, because… What I right now do, what I right now want to do is I wanna reconnect with myself and feel and hear and play my music again. And who knows? The plan is, so far — you heard it here first — I’m gonna write my third solo album.”

Majura also added:

“I’m hurt. I’m hurt and still in this blurry confusion of what just happened. I’m getting there. Like I said, it would be wrong of me if I would play the ‘hey, I’m totally okay’ Jen. It’s tough. And like I said, I’m still not great. But I’m getting there every day with tiny little things that make life beautiful.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Jen Majura On Her Departure From Evanescence: “None Of This Was My Decision”

Jen Majura has officially commented on her departure from Evanescence. The guitarist said the following:

“I feel the need to address that none of this was my decision! I have no hard feelings against anybody and I wish Evanescence all the best. I am allowed to carry beautiful memories of these past years, I am grateful.”

Evanescence Part Ways With Guitarist Jen Majura

Evanescence have parted ways with guitarist Jen Majura. The band issued the following statement:

“It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Majura, but we have decided it’s time to go our separate ways. We will always love her and support her, and can’t wait to see what she does next! We are so grateful for the good times and great music we made all around the world together. We are hard at work rehearsing for our upcoming tour and will have some exciting news about the new lineup coming in the next few days, so stay tuned.”

Lindsay Schoolcraft (Ex-Cradle Of Filth) Recruits Eluveitie & Evanescence Members For New Song “New World”

Lindsay Schoolcraft (ex-Cradle Of Filth) has released a new song titled “New World.” The track, which features Fabienne Erni (Eluveitie) and Jen Majura (Evanescence), can be streamed below:

Schoolcraft commented:

“What happens when you take Gothic Metal and fuse it with Folk Metal? You get a duet between Fabienne Erni and myself that includes a killer guitar solo from Jen Majura of Evanescence!

‘New World’ is out now and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The best way you can support me and the team is by heading over to my Bandcamp page and naming your price 🙏✨

I wrote this harp driven, heavy track during my isolation of 2021 about our world’s events. The song’s theme manifested into a dark lullaby with Celtic-fantasy influences.

My intention is that this track sparks hope into the hearts of those who are feeling helpless right now. That we are reminded all good deeds, no matter how big or little, matter and make a difference. That good always prevails over evil and we are stronger than we think. 🕯”

Evanescence, Firewind, & Ex-Dream Theater Members Share Quarantine Cover Of “Got My Mind Set On You”

Jen Majura (Evanescence) recently joined forces with Gus G. (Firewind) and Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater) for a quarantine cover of “Got My Mind Set On You.” That track was originally written by Rudy Clark and later covered by George Harrison.