Evanescence announce their fourth studio album Synthesis to be released later this year via Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
Synthesis will feature a reimagining of some of Evanescence's best-loved songs with the spotlight on full orchestra, electronics combined with the band and Amy Lee's virtuoso piano and voice. The band released the first taste of the album with a stunning new reworking of the band's biggest hit, -Bring Me To Life'.
Australia holds a huge fan base for Evanescence with the band with having an excess of 700,000 ARIA accredited album sales over their career so far.
The group also announced their 'Synthesis Live" tour in North America which will begin on October 14; combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra, the group will truly deliver a transcendent concert experience.
'This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars," explains Amy Lee of Evanescence. '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."
The two-time, GRAMMY® Award-winning group is currently in the studio finishing the new album with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell. In addition to the re-imagined catalog songs, the forthcoming Synthesis album will feature two new Evanescence songs.
2017 promises to be the biggest year for Evanescence yet.
Formed in the mid-90's, the two-time GRAMMY Award-winning Evanescence has three albums under their belt. The band was integral in establishing a global, critical mass for in rock. The group's 2003 landmark debut album Fallen laid the foundation; spending 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10 the album sold more than 17 million copies worldwide and was certified 7x platinum in the U.S. Debut single and global hit -Bring Me to Life', (feat. guest vocals from Paul McCoy of 12 Stones), reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as marking their first U.K. #1 hit single. The song also became the official theme for WWE No Way Out 2003. The equally popular "My Immortal" peaked at #7 in the U.S. and U.K., and both songs were featured in the soundtrack for the action movie Daredevil. The album produced four singles total including "Going Under" (#5 U.S. Modern Rock, #8 U.K.) and "Everybody's Fool" (#36 U.S. Modern Rock, #23 U.K.). Fallen is one of only eight albums in the history of the chart to spend at least a year on the Billboard Top 50, it spent 104 weeks on the Billboard 200 and is #32 on the 'Greatest of All Time, Billboard 200."
Evanescence has won two Grammy Awards including 'Best New Artist" and 'Best Hard Rock Performance," out of a total of seven career nominations. Following multiple worldwide tours, Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere But Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. Next, the band released their second studio album, The Open Door, which went on to sell more than five million copies. Their self-titled third album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart as well as achieving the #1 slot on the following Billboard charts: Rock Albums, Digital Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums. After touring European festivals and shows in 2016 and early 2017, Evanescence-lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist Jen Majura-will return with their fourth album and most ambitious release to date, Synthesis.