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Echoes From the Void Issue #2

World Evanescence Day

19 years ago Fallen was released. Happy World Evanescence Day!

Amy Says ‘The Bitter Truth’ Saved Her

 

Worlds Collide Tour Postponed to Spring 2022

The Worlds Collide Tour has been postponed to Spring 2022. Check out the new dates below!

How Amy Lee brought her powerful vocals to life

Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has one of the most powerful voices in music. But it took a long time for her to feel comfortable using it.

“I’ve got to be honest, that came after I’d been doing it for a while,” she tells EW. “I was pretty insecure in the beginning; I always felt like I wasn’t that good. I started playing music with people in what eventually turned into a band when I was 13, and I was singing only because it was the vehicle for the poetry I used to write.”

Lee laughs as she reflects on being a “wannabe dramatic 11-, 12-, 13-year-old” who poured all of her emotions into those poems — along with her original dream of becoming the next Mozart. “I wanted to write genius symphonic opuses and impress everyone with my skills that I didn’t have,” she says. “I was kind of halfway down the path of realizing that that would be an extreme challenge when grunge hit and I started playing with boys in bands.”

Yet she credits joining choir in junior high as a major factor in her becoming a singer, a role she initially saw as “blending in” rather than standing out. It wasn’t until she realized how much people liked her voice that she gained the necessary confidence to bare her soul on her own. “The more I did it, the more positive attention I received,” she says, adding with a chuckle, “Ugh that feels so weird and insecure to say it that way! I don’t feel that way now.” [READ MORE]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Better Without You Official Lyrics

18 years of Fallen: The album that made Evanescence superstars

It sold 17 million copies and scooped two GRAMMY awards, but it was the personal impact that Fallen made on the band’s fans that positioned Evanescence above the alt.rock pack, elevating the Arkansas gang to superstardom. On the 18th anniversary of the record’s release, we’ve handed the keys of Kerrang! over to The Noise Cartel publicist Donnay Clancy, to tell just one of those 17 million stories and explain what made Fallen so special… [READ MORE]

“Better Without You” is OUT NOW!

100 Greatest Songs of the Century

The 100 greatest songs of the century so far, and the stories behind them. The new issue of Metal Hammer is on sale tomorrow – starring Evanescence, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Korn, Babymetal, Ghost, System Of A Down, Nightwish, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Within Temptation and many more. Get your copy online tomorrow from tinyurl.com/GetHammer!