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Will Hunt: “Synthesis has done is broadened our horizons, but I’m excited about is the next one”

Will Hunt

“When I’ve gone into all these different projects, I’ve always tried to be the chameleon. I feel like… I’ve actually conformed to the music,” Evanescence‘s longest standing drummer Will Hunt admits, struggling for the right phrase. “Whereas in Evanescence, I’m encouraged to be myself, and be okay with that.” 

He’s talking from the perspective of having played with bands from Black Label Society, to Device and Crossfade. But by the time he joined the group – fronted by iconic vocalist Amy Lee and formed back in 1995 – for third album Evanescence, he was ready to dive into the inherent challenges: complex rhythms, classically-based composition, and Lee’s penchant for originality.

The band’s latest release Synthesis from November, a masterpiece re-configuration of past classics with orchestral and electronic composition, is no different.

Ahead of the quintet’s nearly sold-out Australian tour in four days, Hunt sat down to chat about being thrown into the deep end with these orchestral shows, relating to rhythm guitarist Jen Majura‘s initial struggles after joining in 2015, and embracing his imperfections.

Amy’s described getting to play the Opera House as a dream come true for her. Do you feel the same way?

“It doesn’t matter if you’re from Australia, if you’ve ever been there or it’s something you’ve seen in person. I think as a musician and performer… Even in America, I grew up seeing pictures of that place and knew what it was from a very young age. I remember being in Australia back in 2012, and we were staying across the street from there [the Opera House]… I saw it and was just like, ‘Wow, man! What an incredible-looking building’. 

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Jen Majura: “I’m looking forward to coming and meeting all the Australian fans”

Jen Majura

With just a week to go until Evanescence kick off the Australian leg of their Synthesis: Live world tour, their first visit to our shores in six years, the anticipation of Australian fans has no doubt hit an all-time high. Following some time off after wrapping up the two U.S. Synthesis: Live tours, Overdrive sat down with guitarist, and more recently, theremin player, Jen Majura to chat all things Synthesis.

While the rest of the band (made up of vocalist Amy Lee, guitarist Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord, and drummer Will Hunt) have toured Australia in the past, this will be Jen’s first visit to our shores and she couldn’t be more excited. “Woohoo! I’m so looking forward to that trip. I’ve never been to Australia and I’ve always, always wanted to go and now thanks to Amy and Evanescence I finally get the chance to see Australia – and eat some Vegemite.” This excitement is a feeling mutually shared among the rest of the band, with Jen describing the tour as more like a big vacation-style trip with good friends.

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Amy Lee on The Age: “I was insecure and unsure”

Amy Lee

In 2003 you’d be hard-pressed to find an Australian commercial radio station that wasn’t blasting Evanescence‘s Bring Me To Life.

The band’s frontwoman, Amy Lee, was transformed into a success story practically overnight. Her rock band sold hundreds of thousands of copies of its debut album with its first week alone. Fallen went on to sell more than 17 million copies worldwide, with one of its tracks featuring on the 2003 Daredevil film.

But behind the smokescreen of success, Lee was struggling to cope with fame.

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Amy Lee: “DVD of Synthesis is in production now”


EvanescenceYou have just released a new album after six years. Your fans got crazy about it and it also got really nice comments from the critics. Some of your fans were surprised with the electro-orchestral adaptations and low-down guitars in your new album. How did you decide to make your new album “Synthesis” which includes your older songs with this new sound? What has been changed for Evanescence in six years? Can you tell us the story behind the album?

Well I really wanted to show a lot of these older songs in another light. The symphonic and electronic elements have always been part of our music, but usually spend most of their time in the background, supporting the band. I wanted to show a bigger picture of what Evanescence is, what these songs are to me. These arrangements give the lyrics a new depth to me, and I wanted the challenge of working in a different way, with some classical legitimacy. There was extra freedom with the older songs than there is when we’re putting out a new song, because the point wasn’t to make it a hit, show all sides of it at once. We already did that. So we could just totally run wild with the classical, film score side of the music.

There is a common question on your fans’ heads; are you going to release anything new that couldn’t make it on to the album in the near future? Like “Weight of the World” that you have been playing at the live shows recently. Continue reading

Amy Lee: “It’s always good for me to make what I want to make, in the moment, because it means I’ll stretch a different muscle next time around”

Headliner Magazine

In this interview with Amy Lee she talks about the band’s latest record, and the musical evolution.

Read the interview here

‘Blind’ Soundtrack: Score by Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer out January 26


Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Blind, available digitally on Friday, January 26.

The album features music and performances by Amy Lee(Evanescence), Dave EggarSasha LazardChuck PalmerPhillip PhillipsAnn Hampton CallawayCindy MorganEverett BradleyJohnny FarroJake Baine, and Matt Rocker and the Constituents.

Soundtrack produced by Sasha Lazard with Dave EggarChuck Palmer, Michael Mailer and Al Risi.  See track list below.

Vertical Entertainment presents BLIND, available now on VOD (rent it on iTunes or Amazon).

About Blind
A long-ago car crash that killed his wife and left him unable to see still exacts an emotional toll on Bill Oakland (Alec Baldwin). He was a hugely successful novelist, but stopped writing after the accident. Suzanne Dutchman (Demi Moore) is found guilty by association when her husband is indicted for insider trading. She is sentenced to three years community service and assigned to help Bill. Their worlds intertwine and a passionate love affair ensues. Then Suzanne’s husband is unexpectedly acquitted and she is forced to choose between the man she loves and the man she married.

Blind – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

  1. Blind Opening Theme – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  2. Bird in A Cage – Sasha Lazard and Jake Baine
  3. Bill’s Wife Theme (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  4. Mark’s theme (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  5. Pourquoi – Ann Hampton Callaway
  6. Dream of Ice (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  7. Through Your Eyes – Amy Lee
  8. Shaving (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  9. Honeypot (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  10. The Sexiest Mistake – Sasha Lazard
  11. First Kiss (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  12. Just a Little Love, A Little Kiss – Johnny Farro
  13. Beacon for the Blind (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  14. The Final Leap – Amy Lee
  15. Lumiere Remix – Sasha Lazard
  16. Without You – Matt Rocker and the Constituents

Buy and stream the album iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify

Source: Film Music Daily

Preview of Live Synthesis DVD


A small preview of the Live Synthesis DVD can be seen in this promotional video of the shows in Australia.

We can also see Amy Lee promoting the shows in this video from TEG Live Facebook page.

Amy Lee: “I said goodbye to my irreplaceable little brother, Robby”


During the night of January 11, Amy Lee, published a heartbreaking message of farewell for the death of his brother Robby, who died at only 24 years old on January 5 as indicated by some media. Here Amy’s message to her beloved brother and friend Robby.

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The Best Moments from 2017


Is that time of the year where we rewind the best moments from 2017, so here we have 7 favs moments we consider are important for us and the band history.

1. South American Tour

What was your best moment of 2017?. For me, without a doubt is the tour of the band through South America!. The band visited some countries of South America last year beginning with Brazil (Brasilia) on April 20 ending in Chile (Santiago) on May 4.

SHOWS 2017

20/04/2017 – Net Live @ Brasilia, Brazil (Tickets)

22/04/2017 – Vivo Rio @ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Tickets)

23/04/2017 – Espaço das Americas @ Sao Paulo, Brazil (Tickets)

27/04/2017 – Agora Casa de la Cultura @ Quito, Ecuador (Tickets)

29/04/2017 – Festival Vivo El Rock @ Lima, Perú (Tickets)

02/05/2017 – Tecnopolis @ Buenos Aires, Argentina (Tickets)

04/05/2017 – Movistar Arena @ Santiago, Chile (Tickets)

Here some of the most memorable moments of the tour:

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Evanescence News: Episode 5 and 6 – “Track by Track” (CC English)


In these two new episodes of “Evanescence News” we talk again about Track by Track by Amy Lee. This time is the opportunity for the songs “Bring Me To Life”, “Unraveling”, “Lacrymosa” and “The End Of The Dream”.

Watch it (english and portuguese subtitles can be activated), share it and don’t forget to subscribe 

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Lovely Amy
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