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Evanescence's Amy Lee: 'It’s been too long since our last album' [Sep. 29th, 2011|12:24 pm]
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Lee also tells NME how she 'pushed herself' for their forthcoming third record


Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has spoken to NME about the band’s self-titled third album, which is set for release October 10.

Lee explained that after the band got into the studio, she wanted the album to come out as soon as possible. The LP is the band’s first in five years and the follow-up to their 2006 effort 'The Open Door'. She said:

“We really wanted it to be out this year. It’s been too long. I was like, ‘I’m not waiting until 2012, we have to push this through and make it happen this fall!

Lee also revealed that it took her a whole month just to record the vocals. When asked by NME about how the recording process for the album worked, Lee explained:

(It’s) band members first, pianos and stuff next and then vocals for a really long time… It was, like, a month of just singing. The songs are hard! I really pushed myself vocally.


She also explained that producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters), helped her to work out when the album was finished. She said: “Nick is an awesome producer. He really helped me get the plan and have confidence in the decisions that we made. For me, I have a lot of ideas and sometimes it just comes down to ‘ok, everything that I’m doing I have two options!’”

“He’s awesome, because as I’m doing these things I’m asking him from the vocal booth or the piano room or whatever, ‘which one of these should I do?’ He’s good at helping me make a quick decision. I really trust his opinion because he makes great records.”

Evanescence tour the UK in November, their first in four years, playing a run of seven shows which begins with the first of two nights at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on November 4 and ends on November 13, when the band play Birmingham's O2 Academy.
http://www.nme.com/news/evanescence/59404
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(no subject) [Sep. 23rd, 2011|01:27 pm]
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Hear the entire song, The Other Side!

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Made of Stone [Sep. 16th, 2011|02:01 pm]
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RS review [Sep. 14th, 2011|12:34 pm]
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Evanescence
'What You Want'
September 14, 2011 | By Matthew Perpetua

"Hello, hello, remember me?," Amy Lee sings in the hook of Evanescence's first single in five years, as if anyone could forget the sound of her wailing voice and her band's overwhelmingly baroque metal chops. "What You Want" isn't any kind of retread, though – as much as the song sticks to the band's strengths, their heaviness is less top-heavy this time around. They've never sounded so brisk and dynamic.
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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2011|01:38 pm]
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Backbeat: Amy Lee Attends EMI Canada's Evanescence Listening Party [Sep. 1st, 2011|01:16 pm]
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By Karen Bliss, Toronto

Amy Lee was on hand for an invitation-only playback of five new Evanescence songs at Toronto's Liberty Studios on August 22. Hosted by EMI Music Canada, and attended by about 30 people, mainly label staff and media, radio and retail, Paul Shaver, EMI's vice-president, marketing and promotion, gave a small intro, before playing "What You Want," "The Change," "The Other Side," "My Heart Is Broken" and "Lost In Paradise."

"This is a great opportunity: we have an artist show up and want to present their music to ourselves, the industry," said Shaver. "It doesn't happen that much anymore. A lot of pride and love went into this record. A few of us had the privilege of going to Vancouver a few weeks ago [to The Warehouse] and Amy played us a few tracks in the studio when she was mixing and it was just fantastic. It made us want to recreate it here in Toronto."

The self-titled album, the first since 2006's The Open Door, due Oct. 11. It was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush) and mixed by Randy Staub (Metallica, Nickelback, Bon Jovi).



Evanescence's Amy Lee meets noted broadcaster/writer Alan Cross, creator/host of documentary radio series The Ongoing History of New Music, at Toronto's Liberty Studios.



Amy Lee with Neil Morrison (CFOX - Vancouver) at Liberty Studios.



Amy Lee and EMI Music Canada staff (L-R: Ken Witt, Greg Malta, Amy Lee, Fraser Currie, Warren Stewart, Paul White, Andrew D'Abreu).


Said Paul Shaver, VP, marketing and promotions, EMI Music Canada, before introducing Lee and beginning the playback: "This is a great opportunity. We have an artist show up and want to present their music to ourselves, the industry. It doesn't happen that much anymore and a lot of pride and love went into this record. A few of us had the privilege of going to Vancouver a few weeks ago [to The Warehouse] and Amy played us a few tracks in the studio when she was mixing and it was just fantastic. It made us want to recreate it here in Toronto."


Amy Lee attends playback of five Evanescence songs at Toronto's Liberty Studios August 22, hosted by EMI Music Canada. (Back row L-R: Ricardo Martinez, DMDS; Ken Witt, EMI Music Canada; Tracey McNamara, Telus; Alan Mamaril, HMV. Middle row L-R: Amy Lee; Karen Bliss, Billboard; Alan Cross, broadcaster; Neil Morrison, CFOX. Front row: Sean Plummer, freelance writer.) Photo by Jeff Thistle.
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/backbeat-amy-lee-attends-emi-canada-s-evanescence-1005329822.story
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Rolling Stone: Amy Lee Previews New Evanescence Songs [Aug. 23rd, 2011|12:52 pm]
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Evanescence fans have been waiting five years for the band to release a new album – so it's no surprise that lead singer Amy Lee is obsessed with getting their third release right. Before heading to Toronto's Liberty Studios last night for a playback session of five fully mastered tracks, she spent the morning tweaking songs on Evanescence, which comes out October 11th and was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush).

"I literally was just refining one last mix while we were getting ready and that’s why I’m 15 minutes late. Up until the very end, it’s like, ‘Wait! One more thing! One more tiny little thing!’" Lee told Rolling Stone.

At Liberty, though, she seemed excited about finally sharing the new music with the crowd of around 30. "We’ve just been working really hard for a long time on this record and we’re totally proud of it and excited to be touring again," she said as the listening session began.

The singer/pianist then went into a small control room and began playing the first single, "What You Want" (which is on radio now). The song opens with Lee's haunting, crystalline voice imploring, "Do what you, what you want, if you all have a dream for better." Lee stood and listened, glass of red wine in hand, rocking her head to the big industrial-strength sound, even mouthing along to some of the words. When the song ended, she let out a "woo-hoo."

Next up: "The Change," which begins with a gentle vibe that grows more insistent, but when it got to the end and the next track, "The Other Side" started right away, Lee griped, "Come on! Cut off the ending?" But she was soon lightly hitting the table with her left fist as the third song, with its more grinding groove, got going.

"My Heart Is Broken" which begins softly with piano and vocals, quickly upped the intensity and Lee went back in the main room to experience the final two songs there. She returned to the control room towards the end of the impassioned ballad "Lost In Paradise," a likely contender for a single. "Man, I wanna hear the whole thing," she exclaimed after all five songs had been played. "One more!"
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EV - On The New Album [Aug. 2nd, 2011|10:12 am]
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(no subject) [Aug. 1st, 2011|04:58 pm]
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Evanescence's 'What You Want' Video: Go Behind The Scenes Now!
MTV News visited the Brooklyn set of the clip, which Amy Lee says shows 'the real us.'

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1668272/evanescence-what-you-want-video.jhtml
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EvTod.com interviewed Terry! [Aug. 1st, 2011|12:01 pm]
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1. Those songs recorded with Steve Lillywhite will be release one day?
Terry: I’m sure when the time is right, Amy is gonna want to share those songs with you, along with the other songs we have recorded with Nick that won’t fit on the album.

2. Are there still ‘electro stuff’ on the new record?
Terry: Yes, there is still going to be a good bit of electronics on the album. Our producer Nick’s thing was “Hey” if were gonna have that then let’s get the baddest dude there is, like a guy that invented the **** like Chris Vrenna from (NIN & others) which made me very happy because since back in the Cold days when I had the pleasure of working with him,we talked sometimes and always hoped timing & things would work out For him to do some Ev stuff one day, so Yes it’s there and better than ever!.

3. What’s your thematic for this new “era” of Evanescence, which is your objetive as a band and the objetive with the fans?
Terry: Our objective this era, well like Amy has mentioned already, making this a band record was a goal, which for me was something I was really excited to see hapen with Ev because from my past experience with other bands, it just makes it much stronger of a record if you write music with everyone feeding off of each other in a room together with our drummer there instead of sitting in front of a computer writing, which Amy,Tim & myself still did but later we still would bring the songs to the rehearsal room and put it together with Will which is always going to give you a much heavier result with the finished product and then when Nick would come in for pre-production and we would then work on the songs again with everyone, then by the time we were ready to record we were so tight and locked in that it really shows when you hear this record which is something no EV record has had yet. We really pushed ourselves hard through all of this because we knew we had a lot to give back to the fans for being so patient.
And we really wanted to give it a shot at filling this empty space in rock, because other than Deftones and Machine head it’s pretty hard to listen to what’s going on for me, everyone is lost.

4. After the release of new album. Would you like to return to South America, based on the experience lived through Chile, Argentina and Brazil?
Terry: Hell yes, we wanna return to S America all of the south America fans keep tweeting us to come play now but were just doing Rock in Rio for now but we love everywhere there so much that I can’t see us not coming back after we get settled in with everything goin on in this quick run through October. We were going everywhere, so give us some time because I keep hearing were going everywhere, so see ya soon.

5. Is true the rumors about “Understanding” will be redo and include it in the new album?
Terry: As for the song 'Understanding' being on the record, yes that is a rumor.

6. What were your influences and how those influences have been made on the disc?
Terry: Our influences are always all over the place and different for each person which I think really works because when you put us together to write you get something that is very different. For me personally on this record I hear a lot of Zeppelin influence in me on some of the riffs that are there but we all listen to so much it’s really hard to say one thing

7. When can we see video for “What You Want”?
Terry: Don’t know the exact date, but you're gonna be seeing WYW video very soon.

Thank you all,
T.
http://evtod.com/en/site/exclusive-interview-with-terry-balsamo/
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