Oct01

Use code SYNTHESIS to get Evanescence tickets

You can now use code SYNTHESIS to get tickets for Evanescence’s upcoming European tour now! [Evanescence]

Sep29

Inside Synthesis: Episode 2 “Imperfection”

In this second episode of “Inside Synthesis”,  you can explore the making of Evanescence’s new single, “Imperfection”! [Pre-order]

Sep25

Pre-order Evanescence’s new album, Synthesis, on @iTunes

Don’t forget to pre-order Synthesis and get “Imperfection” & “Bring Me To Life (Synthesis)” instantly!

Sep24

Reflection – A look back at fan sites

Reflection from Justin

In 2004 I started my first blog which featured a lot of my favorite hobbies. Soon I joined MSN Groups because a lot of people were creating fan groups on it. I was impressed with all that could be done and started to create my own. Evanescence were one of my first fan groups I created on there and I slowly learned how to design website graphics. After about a year or so I started to look into how to get a domain name so I could have my own website and have the freedom of doing anything I wanted.

It took me about another year to actually buy a domain name and at first I just had the domain name point to one of my msn group page about Amy Lee but I knew that I really wanted to get my own website but was to inexperienced to do it at the time. It wasn’t until 2007 that I applied to have my very own website at fan-sites.org and was thrilled to actually get accepted. I opened up an Evanescence fansite called Evmortal and kept it for a few years. I had a ton of help from other webmasters who taught me how to code and how to work with photoshop which greatly improved my websites.  I was sad to see that msn groups were closing down and that all my first fan groups would be gone but this caused me to learn even more coding.

At the time there were hundreds of fansites dedicated to Amy Lee and Evanescence. Everyone who owned a fan site were so creative with them and had tons of different fan art and fun contest to do. It really was a fun time for me. I adopted an Amy Lee website from another fansite webmaster and helped her with the website but sadly the domain expired and I did not own it so I had to shut it down which is where it led me to make my own Amy Lee website called Amy-l.net. Amy Lee Net stayed open for 4 years before shutting down.

After six years of making websites I got a little but restless with what I was doing. Then I had a couple personal issues with family members who had died and financial difficulties that I finally could not afford to keep anymore of my websites open. About a year and half ago I started looking for some fansites for information on Amy Lee and was really sad to see that not many where opened anymore, this made me decide that I wanted to re-open my fansite. I had to buy a new domain because my old host had shut down and they owned the domain and I also had to find a new affordable host which I was very fortunate to find one. I started to import all the data that I had on my computer from the original site but also had to create new content that needed updated. In conclusion I am very fortunate for all the memories I have had from created fansites and would not trade it for the world and I sincerely hope you enjoy all the content I try to provide.

Sep22

Evanescence bring their orchestra to the UK in 2018

After disappearing off the radar six years ago, Evanescence are ready to make their comeback this year. Following the upcoming November release of their album “Synthesis”, they will be embarking on a huge tour in 2018.

“Synthesis World Tour”

Just a month ago, Evanescence shared a remastered version of their iconic song “Bring Me To Life”, setting the tone for the rest of their album. With the help of producer Will Hunt and composer David Campbell who previously worked on “Fallen” and “The Open Door”, their classics will be brought back to life thanks to an orchestral and electronic backing. The band has promised an upgraded version of their songs.

And they have one more gift for their fans. “Synthesis” will also feature two exclusive songs. We can’t wait to discover the outcome of this ambitious project which will be available on 10th November. 

Following the release of their opus, Evanescence will embark on a huge tour to present their album to fans. After a stop in America and France, they will bring their full orchestra to the UK in March and April 2018. You will find all the relevant information down below.

Ticket Information

Evanescence Concerts
30/03/2018 and 31/03/2018: London (GB) – Royal Festival Hall
02/04/2018: Manchester (GB) – O2 Apollo Manchester
03/04/2018: Nottingham (GB) – Motorpoint Arena
05/04/2018: Glasgow (GB) – SEC Amarillo
06/04/2018: Sheffield (GB) – Sheffield City Hall

Sep20

Making Of ‘Synthesis’ Album Part One

The first in a series of webisodes featuring footage from the making of EVANESCENCE’s next album, “Synthesis”, can be seen below.

In the first episode of “Inside Synthesis”, we get introduced to the new disc from EVANESCENCE and gain some insight into the process.

“Synthesis” is due on November 10. The effort features full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds, with help from arranger and composer David Campbell.

“Synthesis” will contain two new EVANESCENCE songs in addition to fan favorites re-recorded with a live orchestra and electronica. The album includes guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling on “Hi-Lo”, one of the two new tracks on the album.

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee described the inspiration behind the other new song, “Imperfection”: “For me, this is the most important song on the album. I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice. It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I’m singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It’s a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don’t give in to the fear — I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect. We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences. Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.”

The “Synthesis Live” tour will launch on October 14 on the West Coast. Like the album, “Synthesis Live” will feature a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE’s best-loved songs with the spotlight on full orchestra, electronics combined with the band and Lee’s virtuoso piano and voice.

“This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars,” explained Lee. “I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation.

“This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I’m so excited to perform this way — really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we’ve built over the years. I’m also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack.”

Lee told Graspop.be about “Synthesis”: “It’s different in a way that it’s still coming from the roots of what EVANESCENCE was conceived to be,. It’s really a beautiful project. A lot of our old songs are getting a whole new life in a way where we’re getting to experience the focus being this beautiful, full orchestra. It’s also a lot of electronic, cool elements — parts that have always been part of our music. It hasn’t been full orchestra before — it’s just been mainly strings — but just taking it to very beautiful, classical and epic and groovy place. Oh, it feels so good. There’s some new stuff on it too, but it’s mostly old stuff [reimagined].”

Lee also talked in more detail about the making of “Synthesis”, explaining: “As far as the conception, basically, you work in demo land first and just create the arrangements of songs. I went through all the master sessions of, say, ‘Bring Me To Life’, and [I would] pull out all the stuff and listen to it and then chop it up and decide, ‘Oh, maybe this part needs to be longer. Maybe this part at the beginning will be just strings and piano.’ Just figure out what you’re gonna do and build a map. And working with David Campbell, who has done all the string arrangements for EVANESCENCE for all three albums now doing full orchestra, just going back and forth with him and our producer Will and then each other, just throwing ideas in a Dropbox and basically just playing tennis back and forth for months. We finally recorded the orchestra. It sounds just gorgeous. I can’t wait to finish the thing.”

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Sep19

Evanescence Vocalist Amy Lee Explains ‘Imperfection’

Evanescence is gearing up to release “Synthesis,” an album featuring re-imagined songs from the group’s discography with electronics and a full orchestra. The set will arrive on Nov. 10. In addition to the reworked songs, the album will feature two new tracks. One of those new songs, “Imperfection,” has a distinct electro-pop vibe. Listen to “Imperfection” via the YouTube player below.

“Imperfection” and the previously unleashed “Synthesis” version of “Bring Me to Life” are both available for download via the typical digital platforms. Lee explains in an official statement that “Imperfection” is “for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression.”

“For me, this is the most important song on the album,” Lee said. “I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable.”

“We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences,” she added. “Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.”

The other new song on “Synthesis” is called “Hi-Lo.” That song features famed Internet sensation and violinist Lindsey Stirling.

In other news, Evanescence is scheduled to headline a North American tour to promote “Synthesis” starting Nov. 14 in Las Vegas.

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Sep15

Hear Evanescence’s Operatic New Song, ‘Imperfection’

Evanescence achieve electronic-symphonic symmetry on their lush new single, “Imperfection.” Singer Amy Lee commands the track with a swaggering cadence along with her signature belting. “You know you can’t deny it,” she sings. “The world’s a little more fucked up every day.”
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“Imperfection” is one of two newly written songs on Evanescence’s upcoming LP, Synthesis, out November 10th. Lee recruited producer Will Hunt and composer David Campbell to revamp older songs (including breakout hit “Bring Me to Life”) with an orchestra.

In a statement, Lee felt “Imperfection” was the most important song on the new album. The lyrics, she said, were written from the perspective of someone “left behind” after a suicide or loss.

“I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough,” Lee said. “When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice. It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I’m singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It’s a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don’t give into the fear – I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect. We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences. Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.”

Lee will perform the retooled Evanescence tracks with a full orchestra on the Synthesis tour, which launches October 14th in Las Vegas.

“This will be our first time touring with an orchestra, and I’m so excited to perform this way – really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we’ve built over the years,” Lee said.

Aug18

Hear Evanescence’s Orchestral Reworking of ‘Bring Me to Life’

This fall, Evanescence will release their fourth full-length album, Synthesis. The album features orchestral reworkings of various tracks from their back catalog, as well as two new songs, one of which will debut next month. Ahead of the release, the band is streaming a cinematic take on their biggest hit, “Bring Me to Life,” premiering here.

Singer Amy Lee soars above an arrangement by composer (and Beck’s father) David Campbell. The big, dramatic track feels a bit more stripped down without the heavy guitars and drums it famously featured in its original version, released on Evanescence’s 2003 debut, Fallen.

“‘Bring Me to Life’ is new to me again after 15 years,” Lee tells Rolling Stone of the orchestral version, which is now available for download and streaming. “It’s difficult to explain how good that makes me feel. Having the chance to incorporate things I’ve heard in my head throughout that long period of time, nuances from the way I sing it live, just pouring the weight and perspective of the life I’ve lived now back into that root – it’s pure satisfaction.”

Following the release of their self-titled 2011 album, Evanescence went on hiatus. The band re-emerged in 2015 and slowly began performing live and touring internationally; Synthesis is the band’s first full-length album since their return. The Synthesis Live tour will take the group around North American theaters from October through December of this year.

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Aug14

Evanescence Announce Orchestral New LP ‘Synthesis,’ Fall Tour

Evanescence will re-imagine some of their best-known songs with a full orchestra on the band’s upcoming new album Synthesis, due out this fall. The album is Evanescence’s first since their 2011 self-titled LP.

For the project, Amy Lee teamed with producer Will Hunt and composer David Campbell – Beck’s father – to re-record songs like “Bring Me to Life” as well as two new tracks.

“This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music underneath the huge drums and guitars,” Lee said in a statement.

“I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation,” Lee said.

Lee and a full orchestra will bring the reworked versions on the road this fall on the Synthesis Live tour, which kicks off October 14th in Las Vegas.

“This will be our first time touring with an orchestra and I’m so excited to perform this way – really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we’ve built over the years,” Lee said. “I’m also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack.”

Tickets for the Synthesis Live tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, with each ticket accompanied by a free download of Synthesis. Additionally, each ticket buyer will also receive an instant download of the Synthesis version of “Bring Me to Life.”

Evanescence Tour Dates

October 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater
October 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
October 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
October 20 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
October 22 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
October 23 – New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theater
October 25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
October 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
October 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
October 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
October 31 – Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
November 2 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
November 3 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
November 5 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
November 7 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
November 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre
November 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
November 30 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
December 2 – Carmel, IN @ The Palladium
December 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
December 6 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
December 8 – Toronto, ON @ Canada Sony Centre for Performing Arts
December 9 – Windsor, ON @ Canada Caesar’s Windsor
December 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Music Hall
December 13 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
December 15 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
December 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
December 19 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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