Metal Hammer magazine recently conducted an interview with EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee. You can now watch the chat below.
The cover artwork for EVANESCENCE‘s forthcoming third, self-titled album can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 11 via Wind-Up Records.
“Evanescence” was recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, VELVET REVOLVER, DEATH ANGEL, TRIVIUM).
Lee began recording an album last year with producer Steve Lillywhite (DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, U2) that leaned heavily in the direction of electronic and dance music, but her label reportedly rejected that project and made her start from scratch on a more traditional EVANESCENCE offering.
“I feel like, not that I’m trying to do what’s important for the music industry, I’m doing what I want — we’re doing what we love,” she told MTV News. “But, at the same time, it’s so refreshing for us to play music that we want to hear. It rocks, and not that there’s nothing going on that does, but less and less; that’s definitely not what’s dominating the airwaves. And it would be so amazing and it’s totally our dream to have that happen for us; not even just for us, but, like, we want to hear rock music again.
“I think that, as a band, we’re really strong,” she continued. “Everybody’s just playing at the top of their game right now, they’re just putting it all in … and it was, like, that mentality the whole time we were working. Like, whatever it takes to make the most amazing thing possible.”
EVANESCENCE played its first concert in almost two years on August 17 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The group performed four new songs from its upcoming self-titled third album, including first single “What You Want”, which opened the show.
A five-year drought ended for EVANESCENCE fans on August 8 when the band performed its “What You Want” live on MTV, with the song also heading to rock radio and iTunes at the same time.
EVANESCENCE will kick off a 15-city North American run on October 10 in Oakland, California.
The current lineup of EVANESCENCE features guitarists Terry Balsamo and Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord and drummer Will Hunt in addition to singer Amy Lee.